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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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Call for tobacco to be dealt with the same way as meth

March 9th, 2010 Posted in General tobacco Tags:

The prospect of a black market springing up to fill the void of legal tobacco sales if the product is banned has been dismissed at a parliamentary inquiry.
Many people and organisations have asked the Maori affairs select committee’s inquiry into tobacco to support an eventual prohibition on tobacco. Read more

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Smoking has Immediate, Adverse Effects on the Body

March 9th, 2010 Posted in General tobacco Tags:

The World Health Organization calls tobacco the leading cause of preventable death in the world. In December, the WHO launched a campaign against cigarette smoking in Africa, saying a rapidly growing population is creating “larger and more accessible markets” on the continent for tobacco companies. Read more

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