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The Food and Drug Administration is being sued by seven public health groups and several pediatricians for delaying regulation of e-cigarettes and some tobacco products. more

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Philip Morris (New Zealand) is suing British American Tobacco (New Zealand) in the Auckland High Court, alleging that BAT is breaching the Commerce Act in the way it ties up retailers. more

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A Florida appellate court upheld the dismissal of more than 70 lawsuits against tobacco companies and refused to allow attorneys to amend the complaints because the clients had died before the cases were filed. more

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Cities of Amsterdam and Utrecht say they will support a lawsuit filed against the tobacco industry on behalf of multiple hospitals, lung cancer patients, a cancer association, and addiction centers. more

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A Florida federal court fines two personal injury law firms a combined US$9.16 million for pursuing 1,250 Engle progeny lawsuits against US tobacco manufacturers that were determined to be frivolous complaints. more

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From the Associate editor

Marketing 101

There is no industry more regulated than the tobacco industry, and this extends to its marketing. But, do basic marketing concepts differ much between tobacco and any other product?

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