Latest Tobacco politics Stories

2014-06-12 23:01:13

The High Court continues to refuse review of petitions challenging individual tobacco damages verdicts, doing so with no comment and no noted dissents. Port Washington, New York (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 National law firm Parker Waichman comments on a Supreme Court denial of 10 recently brought petitions that sought to challenge tobacco damages verdicts. The 10 petitions totaled more than $64 million and represent part of an ongoing legal fight that continues between Florida smokers, or their...

2012-01-06 15:54:38

A new UCSF analysis of tobacco industry documents shows that Philip Morris USA manipulated data on the effects of additives in cigarettes, including menthol, obscuring actual toxicity levels and increasing the risk of heart, cancer and other diseases for smokers. Tobacco industry information can´t be taken at face value, the researchers conclude. They say their work provides evidence that hundreds of additives, including menthol, should be eliminated from cigarettes on public health...

2011-06-28 05:20:00

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal by the nation's major tobacco companies to spend $242 million on a Louisiana smoking cessation program. Philip Morris USA Inc., a Reynolds American Inc. unit, a Lorillard Inc. unit and British American Tobacco Plc's Brown & Williamson unit argued that the lower court had improperly allowed the case to proceed as a class action on behalf of more than 500,000 smokers. At issue in the Louisiana case was whether several tobacco companies committed...

2011-06-17 10:35:00

Amendment Would Cripple Efforts to Protect Kids from Tobacco Statement of Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Heart Association and American Lung Association WASHINGTON, June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday rejected an amendment offered to an appropriations bill by U.S. Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL) that would have given a $392 million gift to the tobacco industry and crippled efforts to...

2011-05-27 08:00:00

SAO PAULO, May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The judge of the 19th Civil Court of Sao Paulo denied the claims for indemnification brought by the Association for the Defence of the Health of Smokers (ADESF) in a class action suit filed against cigarette manufacturers Souza Cruz (the Brazilian branch of British American Tobacco Group - BAT, Amex: BTI) (Bovespa: CRUZ3) and Philip Morris Brasil that, according to the plaintiff, was evaluated at more than R$ 30 billion (US$ 18.4 billion). This was...

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