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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
Jury Can Hear of Tobacco Cos. Loans


MIAMI (AP) -- In a setback for the tobacco industry, a judge ruled Wednesday that the jury considering punitive damages for sick Florida smokers can hear evidence about the industry's borrowing power.

``Among the assets is its ability to borrow money,'' Circuit Judge Robert Kaye said. ``I don't know why you can't talk about that.'' The nation's five biggest cigarette makers didn't want the jury to consider anything beyond their present value because of the potential for inflating a multibillion-dollar damage award. The jury already has ruled against the industry and awarded $12.7 million in compensatory damages to three smokers representing the state's 300,000 to 500,000 smokers. The two sides are far apart on the industry's ability to pay. The industry is asking for no award at all, but plaintiffs contend cigarette makers can raise money to pay an award by raising prices. With the jury out of the courtroom, a Philip Morris attorney said industry assets are less than $20 billion, the first time a number has been offered by the industry. David Adelman, a tobacco analyst with Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, said he doesn't think the stock market is ``going to be very excited or agitated'' about Kaye's decision or any others in the case because he is convinced the case will be overturned on appeal. It is the nation's first class-action by smokers to go to trial. The defendants are Philip Morris, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp., Lorillard Tobacco Co., Liggett and the industry's defunct Council for Tobacco Research and Tobacco Institute.

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