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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
EU court to rule on tobacco smuggling case Jan 15


BRUSSELS, Jan 6 (Reuters) - Philip Morris, R.J. Reynolds and Japan Tobacco will learn next week if their court bid to stop the European Commission suing them for cigarette smuggling has succeeded, officials said on Monday.

The European Court of First Instance will rule on January 15 on the firms' challenge, in which they said the EU executive overstepped its powers by taking them to a U.S. court. The Commission launched three actions against the companies in a New York district court between November 2000 and January 2002, accusing them of involvement in money laundering and smuggling, and demanding damages and lost taxes. The New York court dismissed the Commission's actions, saying U.S. courts could not enforce a foreign tax claim such as in the allegation of smuggling. The Commission said last March it would appeal in a U.S. federal court, saying U.S. firms' involvement in tobacco smuggling cost the EU several hundred million euros in customs and tax revenue every year. In October it also launched a separate civil action for money laundering against R.J. Reynolds, and refused to rule out launching similar cases against other companies in future. The Commission has also pursued a campaign against smoking in the 15-nation bloc, where more than half a million people die of tobacco-related diseases each year. Last month, it landed a blow when the EU's highest court backed a crackdown on tobacco advertising, including tough rules on labelling and composition of tobacco and bans on terms such as "mild" and "light". That ruling came a week after health ministers banned tobacco advertising on radio, in newspapers and on the Internet. The crackdown brought criticism from organisers of Formula One motor racing, who threatened to move races out of the EU in protest against the ban on tobacco sponsorship.

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