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[Florida] $23B Verdict Pushes Big Tobacco To Rethink Engle Strategy ($$)

experts say the unprecedented size of the award could still nudge Big Tobacco toward settling cases in Florida. After a four-week trial, a Florida state court jury slammed the tobacco giant Friday with the largest award in any Engle tobacco case in a wro
Law360
added Jul 22, 2014 12:40
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[New Jersey] Slow burn: Smokers likely to see rights extinguished on all Jersey beaches

Because New Jersey’s beaches are a hodge-podge of federal, private, public and quasi-public ownership, the proposed ban wouldn’t make smoking extinct everywhere along the state’s 127 miles of coastline.
NJ.com
added Jul 22, 2014 10:10
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[Florida] After 150 Years of Rolling Them, Tampa Is Close to No Cigars

In Ybor City, a neighborhood in Tampa, history is cloaked in the woody, earthen notes of a cigar, the product that helped define this once-quiet town and propel it well into the 20th century. Today, the 150 cigar factory sites that dotted this historic n
New York Times
added Jul 22, 2014 07:08
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[UK, UK-Wales] Most smokers 'want ban in cars'

Research carried out by Flexed shows 89% of smokers support a complete ban and 96% of non-smokers believe smoking in cars should be outlawed.
BT (British Telecommunications) (uk)
added Jul 22, 2014 06:56
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Poland to appeal against EU ban on flavoured tobacco

Menthol cigarettes, which account for 20% of sales, should be considered a traditional product, says deputy prime minister / Poland is to appeal to the European court of justice over an EU ban on flavoured tobacco products, saying it will be unfairly aff
The Guardian (uk)
added Jul 22, 2014 06:54
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Judge says FDA can't use advisory panel's 2011 report on menthol cigarettes, citing conflicts

While the agency has since conducted an independent review on the public health impact of menthol cigarettes, the ruling could hinder the FDA's ability to defend any future regulation of the minty smokes. U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon in Washin
Columbus (IN) Republic
added Jul 21, 2014 23:21
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[USA] EDITORIAL: Australia shows the impact of stronger cigarette warnings

protecting commercial speech should not mean inhibiting consumers from understanding the true effects of smoking. The tobacco companies should stop their international campaign against measures that protect public health, and the FDA should take critical
The Washington Post
added Jul 21, 2014 22:47
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[Australia, UK] LETTER: It is wrong to suggest plain packaging has worked

As a director of the second largest tobacco company in the UK, I am concerned by some of the misleading statements by tobacco control lobbyists reported in your article “Australia smoking rates tumble after plain-packaging shift”
Financial Times (uk)
added Jul 21, 2014 22:41
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Lorillard Wins Ruling on Tobacco Panel Conflicts

Lorillard Inc. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. (RAI) won a court ruling that members of a U.S. advisory board on tobacco had conflicts of interest, leading the judge to order the panel reconstituted and to bar use of its report on menthol ...Leon said
Bloomberg News
added Jul 21, 2014 20:32
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[Europe] The Tobacco Curse: Why Belarus Smokes And Smuggles Cigarettes

More than 65% of Belarusian university and high school students smoke... Belarus offers perhaps the cheapest cigarettes in the EU neighbourhood. They cost about 13 times less than in other European states. For example, in 2012, the price for a pack of Ph
Belarus Digest (by)
added Jul 21, 2014 20:29
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