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HTMLBig Tobacco Companies to Publish Corrective Statements on the Dangers of Smoking
Brayton Purcell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 16, 2014, previously published on January 13, 2014
For decades, the American public has been misled about the dangers of smoking tobacco products. Prior to January 11, 1964, no surgeon general warning--or warning of any kind--was included on the packs of cigarettes as billions of individuals picked up the habit. Marketing advertisements for tobacco...


HTMLChicago Mayor Accepts Award for Cigarette Regulation Legislation
James P. Nevin; Brayton Purcell, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 17, 2013, previously published on December 13, 2013
Chicago Mayor Rahn Emanuel accepted an award from an Oakland, California based anti-tobacco group for his cigarette regulation efforts.


HTML"Vaping" in the Workplace: Anywhere I Want?
Jim Baker; Barley Snyder;
Legal Alert/Article
December 16, 2013, previously published on December 9, 2013
I have received several inquiries in the past few weeks about Vaping in the workplace. Vaping is a term used to describe the use of Electronic cigarettes, or “e-cigarettes”.


HTMLThe Dangers of E-Cigarettes and Asbestos Exposure
Katie Nealon; Brayton Purcell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 3, 2013, previously published on December 2, 2013
If you have been the victim of asbestos exposure in the past, you might be avoiding cigarettes today. It is a known fact that asbestos and cigarette smoke do not mix. When combined, these two factors can affect the progression of different respiratory diseases, such as lung cancer and asbestosis.


HTMLVerdict Against Cigarette Manufacturer for Asbestos Exposure
DeHay Elliston L.L.P.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 1, 2013, previously published on October 28, 2013
Many of the asbestos-related verdicts that are covered in the news relate to workers who used materials and products alleged to contain asbestos, when those workers were performing their jobs in mechanical or industrial settings. Recently, a Florida jury ordered a defendant to pay $3.5 million in...


HTMLProvidence’s Tobacco Ordinances: Historic Ruling Upholds City’s Ban on Coupons and Discounts
Motley Rice;
Legal Alert/Article
October 16, 2013, previously published on October 14, 2013
In an opinion issued on Sept. 30, 2013, the First Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court’s ruling and upheld the legality of two of Providence, R.I.’s city tobacco control ordinances which prohibit coupons and multi-pack discounts on tobacco products. The case was National Association...


HTMLUp in Smoke (or Vapor, as the Case May Be)
David B. Clissold; Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
September 24, 2013, previously published on September 22, 2013
Last week, House Democrats and a consortium of public health organizations turned up the heat on FDA to issue “deeming” regulations that would bring electronic cigarettes and other types of tobacco products under the Agency’s jurisdiction. The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco...


HTMLLorillard Tobacco Company First to Cross the Substantial Equivalence Finish Line
David B. Clissold; Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 2, 2013, previously published on June 27, 2013
Earlier this week, FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products ("CTP") released its first determinations regarding the marketing of new tobacco products through the substantial equivalence (SE) pathway. CTP authorized the marketing of two new tobacco products and denied the marketing of four...


HTMLHouse Appropriations Committee Report Expresses Concerns About FDA; Would Require a Slew of New Action Deadlines
Kurt R. Karst; Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 14, 2013, previously published on June 12, 2013
A Draft Committee Report made available by the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations that would, once finalized, accompany the Fiscal Year 2014 Agriculture/FDA Apprropriations bill (currently available as a Full Committee Draft), lays out a laundry list of concerns and new...


HTMLKentucky: Out-Of-State, Out Of Mind - Taxpayers May Be Exempt from Personal Property Taxes on Property to Be Shipped Out-Of-State
David M. Kall, Susan Millradt McGlone, Jeremy J. Schirra; McDonald Hopkins LLC;
Legal Alert/Article
May 27, 2013, previously published on May 23, 2013
In Pinkerton Tobacco Company LP v. Department of Revenue, File No. K11-R-20, Order No. K25033 (March 27, 2013), the Kentucky Board of Tax Appeals (Board) ruled on whether inventory stored at a Kentucky warehouse qualified for the state property tax exemption for inventory-in-transit as set forth in...


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