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US: Court Voids $145 Billion Judgment in Tobacco Case
by Jeremy W. PetersThe New York Times
July 6th, 2006
The Florida Supreme Court upheld today a decision that threw out a $145 billion judgment against the nation's largest tobacco companies.

AUSTRALIA: Government Invests in Philip Morris
NEWS.com.au
June 26th, 2006
The government of New South Wales has made a large investment in the Altria Group, which owns Philip Morris. Critics say the government can't preach health and invest in tobacco simultaneously.

WORLD: WHO charges major tobacco firms for misleading public
Vietnam News Service
June 1st, 2006
The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday accused the tobacco industry of continuing to use misleading labeling such as light, clean, fresh, cool or mild in order to lure millions of people, many of them children, to take up the deadly habit of smoking.

AUSTRALIA: Judge Reopens Investigation of BAT
by Elizabeth SextonThe Age
May 31st, 2006
A Sydney judge has reopened the legal assault on the tobacco industry with a preliminary finding that British American Tobacco's controversial document retention policy was intended to conceal the destruction of legally potent records.

US: Why Big Tobacco Loves Globalization
by Andrew LeonardSalon.com
May 24th, 2006
Tobacco consumption in the developed world is flat or declining, but it is booming worldwide, boosted by the removal of tariffs and other restrictions on trade that have been an integral part of globalization. But, tobacco, as its critics like to point out, is not like most other products it's "the only legal consumer product that kills half of its regular users." So, naturally, governments are wont to regulate it.

US: State sues tobacco company that 'cheated' Florida out of $17 million
by Missy StoddardSouth Florida Sun-Sentinel
May 17th, 2006
One of the country's largest tobacco companies has cheated the state of Florida out of $17 million, according to Attorney General Charlie Crist, and on Wednesday the state filed a lawsuit seeking to get what it's owed.

GERMANY: EU to take Germany to court over tobacco ads
Reuters
April 12th, 2006
Germany could face legal action for failing to implement a ban on advertising tobacco, a European Commissioner was quoted on Wednesday as saying.

UK: Tobacco firms beat ban with 'smoking shelters'
by Glen Owen and Sarah HillsThe Mail (UK)
April 9th, 2006
Tobacco companies are planning to evade next year's smoking ban by giving thousands of pounds to pubs to spend on their outside spaces - so customers can continue to enjoy a cigarette with their drink.

US: For Tobacco, Stealth Marketing Is the Norm
by Julie BosmanNew York Times
March 10th, 2006
Tobacco companies, which are able to vastly outspend antitobacco groups, may still be winning the marketing wars. While tobacco companies have abandoned most conventional advertising, they are using other means to get their point across. Antismoking groups, on the other hand, are now struggling to find the money to maintain even a small-scale campaign.

US: Tobacco Firms' Suit Rejected
Reuters
February 22nd, 2006
The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a free-speech challenge by two tobacco companies over California's anti-smoking ads.

US: Exposed: the secret corporate funding behind health research
by George MonbiotThe Guardian
February 7th, 2006
Three weeks ago, while looking for something else, I came across one of the most extraordinary documents I have ever read. It relates to an organisation called Arise (Associates for Research into the Science of Enjoyment). Though largely forgotten today, in the 1990s it was one of the world's most influential public-health groups.

AUSTRALIA: Big tobacco's filter ploy to beat bans
by Clara PiraniThe Australian
January 28th, 2006
British American Tobacco encouraged hotels to install ventilation air filtration systems, despite knowing they were ineffective at removing tobacco smoke.

GERMANY: Tobacco giant sponsors work on DNA repair
Nature.com
January 25th, 2006

US: Marlboro Smokers' Group Names Philip Morris in Suit
by Melanie WarnerThe New York Times
January 20th, 2006
A group of long-term Marlboro smokers filed an unusual lawsuit yesterday against Philip Morris USA, seeking to require the company to pay for medical tests to detect early-stage lung cancer.

LATIN AMERICA: Big Tobacco Fights Back
by Diego CevallosInter Press Service
January 12th, 2006
According to the non-governmental Corporate Accountability International, based in the northeastern U.S. city of Boston, the tobacco industry is interfering in public health policy in several Latin American countries, and is attempting to block the regulations implemented in compliance with the World Health Organisation's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).

WORLD: Tobacco Companies Keep Profiting Despite Regulation
by Thomas Mulier and Chris BurrittBloomberg News
January 2nd, 2006
Shares of the three biggest companies - Altria Group, British American Tobacco and Japan Tobacco - are surging to record levels.

US: California Supreme Court overturns $14.8 million tobacco fine
by David KravetsAssociated Press
December 22nd, 2005
The California Supreme Court on Thursday overturned a $14.8 million fine the state imposed on R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. for illegally doling out free cigarettes at a beerfest, a biker rally and other public events.

CANADA: Bank of Canada Governor Dodge Testifies at JTI Tobacco Hearing
Bloomberg
December 20th, 2005
JTI-Macdonald Corp., a unit of Japan Tobacco Inc., and other defendants are accused of exporting cigarettes to the U.S. in the 1990s knowing they would be smuggled back into Canada for sale on the black market.

CHINA: Brand-name fix looms for tobacco firms in SAR first
by Mimi LauThe Standard (Hong Kong)
December 20th, 2005
Hong Kong may become the first jurisdiction in the world to force tobacco manufacturers to change the names of their brands, a government official has told legislators.

UGANDA: Ban Tobacco Adverts, Says Health Ministry
by Carol NatukundaNew Vision
December 19th, 2005
The health ministry of Uganda is exploring a ban on adverts and sponsorship by the tobacco industry.