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Tag Archives: Tobacco Industry Liability

D.C. Circuit Says Big Tobacco Is Still a Threat

(Courthouse News Service) The tobacco industry still is regulated by an injunction born out of a 13-year-old federal lawsuit that bars tobacco companies from misleading consumers about the risks of smoking, the D.C. Circuit ruled. “In this latest round in the government’s heavyweight bout against the tobacco industry, the defendant cigarette manufacturers challenge the district… Read the full article >

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Appeals Court Upholds Philip Morris Sanctions

(Reuters) – A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a ruling banning tobacco company Philip Morris USA, a unit of Altria Group Inc, from making false or deceptive statements about cigarettes. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia upheld a 2009 injunction banning the company, which sells Marlboro and other cigarettes, from… Read the full article >

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Tobacco Industry Reports on Revenues

Clearly, even though it kills over 5 million people per year,  tobacco remains a very lucrative business.  Quoting Warren Buffet:  “I’ll tell you why I like the cigarette business. It cost a penny to make. Sell it for a dollar. It’s addictive. And there’s a fantastic brand loyalty.”  According to the recently released Tobacco Atlas,… Read the full article >

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Reynolds American Inc. in 2012: U.S. Supreme Court Leaves Company with “Massive Liability”

(PHAI Blog) Three key issues were taken up at the 2012 Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) Annual Shareholders Meeting in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on May 3rd. First, the issue drawing the most public attention was the company’s dealings with groups representing farm workers who toil under dangerous conditions and provide the tobacco that brings prosperity to… Read the full article >

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WHA Adoption of Targets

The world must stay make clear commitments to reduce the tobacco caused epidemic. As Dr Chan, Director General of the WHO says, “what gets measured gets done”. The governments of the world have agreed to achieve a meaningful target during the World Health Assembly (WHA), the governing body of the World Health Organization.    The adopted… Read the full article >

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Costing Tools

Tobacco use has been determined to be very costly to society as you can see in this  Harvard- World Economic Forum publication  http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_Harvard_HE_GlobalEconomicBurdenNonCommunicableDiseases_2011.pdf. According to a recent American Cancer Society and World Lung Foundation report the annual economic burden of tobacco related illnesses exceeds total annual health expenditures in low and middle income countries. On… Read the full article >

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Bloomberg’s Support on Tobacco Control

We applaud New York City Mayor and philanthropist Michael R. Bloomberg, for his unwavering commitment to public health by announcing his continued support of US $220 million to the global fight against tobacco use, bringing his total support to over US $600 million.  We encourage other philanthropists to follow his lead.  Tobacco will kill one… Read the full article >

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ASH Applauds Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Commitment to the Global Fight Against Tobacco

WASHINGTON, DC (March 23, 2012) Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) applauds New York City Mayor and philanthropist Michael R. Bloomberg, for his unwavering commitment to public health by announcing his continued support of US $220 million to the global fight against tobacco use, bringing his total support to over US $600 million. The announcement… Read the full article >

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