A landmark tobacco case with up to $27 billion at stake has begun in a Montreal courtroom. Canada’s three largest tobacco companies are squaring off against a group of Quebec smokers. The smokers are claiming in a class-action lawsuit they were duped for years by big tobacco companies — as they became addicted to cigarettes [...]
..Some of the concerns the author raises are the lack of FDA safety data regarding the liquid nicotine, and the little clinical data on the safety and efficacy of electronic cigarettes as part of a smoking cessation program..
Five tobacco companies have sued the FDA over a new law that would force them to place graphic health warnings on their cigarette packages (covering the top half of the front and back sides of cigarette packages and 20% of the printed advertising) starting September 2012. The companies argued that the new labels would illegally force them [...]
Breaking news from CBC July 19, 2011. Full article can be found here: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2011/07/29/pol-scoc-tobacco.html#accessibilitylinks%23accessibilitylinks The Supreme Court of Canada delivered decisions in two cases Friday related to the federal government’s role in lawsuits against tobacco companies. The decision is a victory for the federal government as it could have been on the hook to help [...]