Daily Archives: May 21, 2010

Big Tobacco’s Many Days in Court

U.S. cigarette makers, led by Altria Group and Reynolds American, have racked up a dismal record in Florida courts, where smokers and their families won 14 of the last 15 trials and were awarded more than $200 million in damages. But plenty of battles remain. That’s because there are still more than 9,000 claims left to be tried.

Dubious Tobacco-Control Regulations Currently pending in the Legislatures

Besides common anti-tobacco regulations, already approved or considered by the governments of many countries, there are other ordinances that rise many questions regarding their efficacy in protecting nonsmokers and cutting the rates of smokers. So, we decided to review the most controversial regulations:

Plain packaging requirement