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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
Tobacco lawsuit sent back to state court


AUSTIN (AP) — A federal appeals court ruling Monday pushed Texas Attorney General John Cornyn a step closer to being able to question the five lawyers who negotiated the state's $17.3 billion tobacco settlement.

In a 19-page ruling, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans reversed a lower court's ruling that Cornyn did not have a constitutional right to question the lawyers through state district court about alleged malfeasance in the tobacco case. In addition to reversing U.S. District Judge David Folsom's ruling, the court also ordered him to send the case to state court in Harris County, where Cornyn had wanted to question the lawyers. “I have consistently maintained that the federal courts have no authority to supervise the state's investigation into the ethical conduct of the state's outside tobacco lawyers,” Cornyn said in a statement. Cornyn, a Republican, is attempting to investigate malfeasance allegations related to the hiring of private attorneys by Cornyn's Democratic predecessor, Dan Morales. The trial lawyers are receiving $3.3 billion in attorney's fees for the tobacco case. The lawyers — Walter Umphrey and Wayne Reaud of Beaumont, John O'Quinn and John Eddie Williams of Houston and Harold Nix of Daingerfield — have denied wrongdoing. They wanted any questioning to be under Folsom's oversight, where the tobacco lawsuit was settled. In an August ruling, Folsom, based in Texarkana, wrote that Cornyn was “generally undermining” the state's settlement and if he were to prevail against the lawyers, damages the state received “conceivably would upset ... the settlement scheme.” The federal appeals court ruled Monday that federal courts cannot stop a state from investigating potential claims in Texas courts “unless and until such investigation poses an actual threat to the settlement agreement,” the court wrote. “Private counsel's claim that such a threat exists is premature.” Michael Tigar, the lawyer for the attorneys, was still reviewing the case and could not immediately comment, his spokesman Patrick Woodson said.

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