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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
Federal Appeals Court Dismisses Suits by Insurers, Labor Funds for Recovery of Tobacco-Related Health Care Costs


NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 15, 1999-- The U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals today dismissed lawsuits brought by two labor health funds and six statewide Blue Cross and Blue Shield insurers seeking money from the tobacco industry to pay for allege

The unanimous decision dismissing the cases in their entirety is the fourth federal appellate court to rule that the so-called ``third-party payor'' lawsuits have no basis in law and must be dismissed. No other federal appeals court has reached a different conclusion. The appeals court repudiated a decision by U.S. District Judge Jack Weinstein of the Eastern District of New York to allow a Blue Cross-Blue Shield case against the tobacco industry to proceed to trial next spring. Writing for the three-judge panel, U.S. Circuit Judge Frank Easterbrook said Weinstein's ruling ``is a thinly-disguised refusal to accept and follow'' the Second Circuit's guidance in a similar union health fund case. The Seventh Circuit opinion reverses the decision by a federal judge to allow a case brought by the insurance companies against the tobacco industry to proceed, and affirms an earlier dismissal by the trial court in two Illinois labor health fund cases. ``Today's decision, combined with those from the Second, Third and Ninth circuit appellate courts in similar cost recovery cases, should sound the death knell for these specious health care reimbursement lawsuits spawned by plaintiffs' lawyers,'' said Steven B. Rissman, assistant general counsel for Philip Morris. Rissman said it is clear, based on the rulings issued by four federal appellate courts, that ``these cases have no merit and it's now time to end this mockery of what the Seventh Circuit today called 'me-too' suits against the tobacco industry.''

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