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[Asia-pacific] BOLLYKY: TPP Tobacco Exception Proves the New Rule in Trade

carve-out says a lot about the special role of tobacco in U.S. and international law, but less about investment disputes generally. It is an exception motivated by a unique combination: a widely subscribed treaty binding all other TPP countries, an execu
Council on Foreign Relations
added Feb 5, 2016 21:40
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[California] VIDEO: Health Leaders Call for Tobacco Tax Increase

California and Missouri are the only states in the nation that have not raised tobacco taxes since 1999... Felix says not a single city in Fresno, Kings, or Tulare counties adopted new tobacco control policies in 2015. "It's an opportunity to encourage
KSEE 24 (Fresno, CA)
added Feb 5, 2016 21:37
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8-K Current report filing

ItemĀ 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
Reynolds American (RAI)
added Feb 5, 2016 21:33
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LETTER to Dept. of Justice re: BAT in Africa (PDF)

We request the Department of Justice investigate BAT's alleged bribery to determine whether it violated the terms of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. On November 30, 2015, a British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) documentary 2 revealed that BAT alleged
Corporate Accountability International
added Feb 5, 2016 21:29
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[Africa] EP. DOGGETT AND SEN. BLUMENTHAL LEAD CALL FOR DOJ INVESTIGATION OF BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO

Following multiple reports of widespread and systematic bribery of politicians and policymakers across Central and East Africa by British American Tobacco (BAT), U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) and U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) are calli
Corporate Accountability International
added Feb 5, 2016 21:27
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[Florida] King & Spalding, Paul Weiss See 2015 Revenue Surpass $1B ($$)

King & Spalding LLP and Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP both surpassed the $1 billion mark... clients R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., which was recently hit with a $12.5 million verdict in Florida over a...
Law360
added Feb 5, 2016 21:18
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Many cancer survivors face increased risk of heart disease

Cancer survivors were also slightly more prone to... a history of smoking (33 percent versus 21 percent).
Reuters
added Feb 5, 2016 21:16
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Smoking bans lead to better national health

People living in countries with public smoking bans have lower exposure to secondhand smoke and better health, according to a fresh look at past research from 21 nations. Smoking bans were tied to a decrease in health problems and deaths - especially tho
Reuters
added Feb 5, 2016 21:00
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BRIEF-Imperial Tobacco says changed its name to Imperial Brands

* Imperial Tobacco Group Plc has, with immediate effect, changed its registered name to Imperial Brands Plc
Reuters
added Feb 5, 2016 21:00
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Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) Reports 2015 Results; Provides 2016 Earnings Per Share Forecast

Philip Morris International (ch)
added Feb 5, 2016 20:59
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