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American cigarette manufacturers have filed a lawsuit against the FDA.
The largest US tobacco companies filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for the District of Columbia against the Federal Office of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
read more ...05/04/15
Interesting facts about cigarettes, countries - tobacco leaders.
Every minute in the world are sold about 8-10 million cigarettes and daily 13-15 billion cigarettes.
read more ...04/01/15
Anti-smoking campaigns run to extremes.
It is strange to what can bring the foolishness of anti-smoking crusaders in their attempts to impose all the rules of a healthy lifestyle, even if they lead to a violation of all norms, artistic freedom and civil society.
read more ...03/03/15
$82.5M Lawyers' Fees Said Fair


CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - An $82.5 million fee awarded to lawyers representing South Carolina against big tobacco was ``fair and reasonable'', two panelists who set the amount said.

But a third member of the Tobacco Fee Arbitration Panel, which ruled on the fees following a $2.6 billion settlement, said the award was ``grossly excessive.'' Under a $206 billion settlement between 46 states and big tobacco over health care costs, South Carolina will receive $2.3 billion over 25 years as well as $357 million in economic aid to tobacco growers. Panel chairman John Calhoun Wells and member Harry Huge praised the eight law firms involved in the 1997 case, saying they had been ``torchbearers for not just the South Carolina tobacco farmers but the tobacco farmers in all the states.'' But dissenting panelist Charles Renfrew, a former U.S. district judge appointed by the tobacco industry, said he was ``baffled by the size of the award'' and called it ``a windfall to South Carolina outside counsel.'' The panel's decision was released Monday. Massive legal fees have become commonplace in big tobacco settlements. In the last few years, five Texas firms received $3.3 billion from a $17.3 billion settlement; attorneys in Arkansas demanded $243 million in fees from a $1.6 billion settlement; and three Wisconsin firms billed a total of $840 million for their work on a case which ended in a $5.9 billion settlement.

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