Archive - March 2012

Supreme court refuses tobacco firm appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court will not review a USD 28.3 million (EUR 21.3 million) wrongful death verdict against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco, declining to consider legal...

WHO imposes fine on India

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has imposed a "solidarity tobacco tax” on India, for non-compliance of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control...

Dissolvable tobacco found less harmful

A Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel says dissolvable tobacco products could reduce health risks compared with smoking cigarettes but also have...

New health warnings to appear on cigarettes

Effective today, tobacco manufacturers and importers will now be restricted to distributing and selling cigarette and little cigar packages with new health...

UK hikes duties on tobacco and alcohol

Cigarette prices rose 37p to an average GBP 7.46 (EUR 8.94) per pack of 20 under provisions of the 2012 budget announced Wednesday by Chancellor of the...

Bloomberg charity ups anti-smoking funding

Bloomberg Philanthropies will commit another USD 220 million (EUR 166 million) to combat tobacco use, raising the total anti-smoking allocation to nearly USD...

Imperial appeals Scottish display ban

Imperial Tobacco filed an appeal against a proposed retail display ban for cigarettes in Scotland with the UK Supreme Court following rejection by the Court of...

Engle decision favours tobacco companies

A second federal Engle case on culpability in the death of a smoker has been decided in favour of two tobacco companies, Philip Morris USA said in a statement.

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