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Call for lighter tax regime

March 15th, 2010 Posted in Tobacco industry Tags:

It is as familiar a springtime ritual as the Cheltenham Festival and gridlocked Easter traffic, but this year the tobacco industry is hoping that its annual appeal for leniency from the Chancellor in his Budget may, for once, not fall on deaf ears. Read more

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Vermont Court Holds R.J. Reynolds Accountable for Misleading Ads

Big Tobacco suffered a big loss as Vermont Superior Court Judge Dennis Pearson found that R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company’s advertising claims of a “reduced risk” cigarette were deceptive and misleading, in violation of Vermont’s Consumer Fraud Act and a 1998 settlement agreement and court order. Read more

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Tobacco cleans up deadly pond scum

March 12th, 2010 Posted in Tobacco news Tags:

Tobacco can save lives, scientists at St. George’s Hospital in London have found.
Researchers have created a strain of tobacco that sucks up deadly pond scum that poisons water used for drinking, swimming and bathing. Read more

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