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[Florida] Jury Awards $250K to Deceased Smoker's Family in Non-Economic Damages Retrial Against Philip Morris

non-economic damages to the family of a Florida mortician whose 1995 lung cancer death was previously tied to years of smoking Philip Morris cigarettes. Danielson v. Philip Morris, 2007-CA002737.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 11, 2018 16:18
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[Florida] In Retrial, Tobacco Plaintiffs Awarded $250,000 In Noneconomic Damages ($$)

a Florida jury ordered Philip Morris USA Inc. to pay the widow and children of a smoker $250,000 in noneconomic damages, just over one year after an appeals court found that an initial jury award rendered in the case was too low and the result of “advers
Lexis Nexis
added Sep 11, 2018 16:16
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Opinion: Seven reasons Big Tobacco is likely to make a move on the marijuana industry

1. In many ways, the marijuana business is complementary to their existing tobacco business...Tobacco companies will likely provide a big step for marijuana investors to make multimillions. However, investors will need to be patient and be tuned to sourc
MarketWatch (Wall St. Journal)
added Sep 11, 2018 14:41
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[Canada] TOBACCO KING: Indigenous billionaire businessman's lavish lifestyle

Ken Hill ... billionaire Six Nations resident launched the world’s largest private Indigenous-owned corporation, Grand River Enterprises Ltd., in 1992 — selling enormous volumes of cigarettes in Germany, the Bahamas, the U.S. and elsewhere. The company
Toronto (Ont) Sun (ca)
added Sep 11, 2018 14:31
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[UK] England ‘won’t be cigarette free until after 2050’

The research, conducted by Frontier Economics and commissioned by Philip Morris Limited, found major divides in the predicted rate of decline in different parts of the country, but predicts nearly a quarter of England will have stopped smoking before 2030
Metro Café (uk)
added Sep 11, 2018 14:16
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[New York] Class Claims ‘Rosy Statements’ Preceded Massive Philip Morris Stock Price Drop

Philip Morris executives sold off millions of dollars stock while withholding information about the company’s stagnant sales, investors claim in a class action. Fild by lead plaintiff City of Westland Police and Fire Retirement System...on behalf of anyo
Courthouse News
added Sep 11, 2018 07:33
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[Virgin Islands, Florida] Two-Jury Trials Could Light New Way For Fla. Tobacco Cases ($$)

an innovative recent tobacco trial in the U.S. Virgin Islands: two plaintiffs, and two juries, but tried at the same time in the same courtroom, resulting in $113 million in verdicts. Two St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, juries in weeklong trials that began A
Law360
added Sep 11, 2018 01:26
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Tobacco Regulatory Science Research Program at FDA s Center for Tobacco Products: Summary and Highlights (PDF)

This comprehensive plan and sweeping approach to tobacco and nicotine allows FDA to apply the powerful tools given by Congress to achieve a significant public health impact. Public input on these complex issues will help ensure the agency has the prope
FDA - Food and Drug Administration
added Sep 10, 2018 23:41
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Cigarette and smokeless tobacco company smartphone applications

We identified four cigarette and one smokeless tobacco brand-sponsored apps on the Google Play store, but none in the Apple store. The apps sponsored by Grizzly, Newport, Skoal, Camel and Winston used the last four digits of the users’ social security nu
Tobacco Control
added Sep 10, 2018 20:20
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Spotlight on Science — Summer 2018

Even as the agency commits to improving the efficiency, as well as effectiveness, of our tobacco regulatory programs, we are likewise committed to maintaining our rigorous scientific standards. The stringent science that supports each FDA decision on tob
FDA - Food and Drug Administration
added Sep 10, 2018 19:57
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