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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 1988
Isn't it about time that adults take responsibility for their own lives? Up to now they either blame their parents or the tobacco companies for their failures . . . both in life and in death! MARJORIE L. SCHWARTZ Los Angeles
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 3, 2003 | Gregg Jones, Times Staff Writer
Praising California's aggressive anti-smoking advertisements as a model for the nation, Gov. Gray Davis condemned two leading tobacco companies Wednesday for filing a federal lawsuit to stop the campaign because it is too nasty. "If big tobacco wants a fight, I say bring it on," Davis said at a Capitol news conference. In their lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Sacramento federal court, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Lorillard Tobacco Co.
BUSINESS
November 6, 2004 | From Associated Press
Tobacco companies lost a court fight to overturn new restrictions on advertising in places where cigarettes are sold in Britain. Justice Richard McCombe of the High Court rejected the companies' argument that the measure was draconian and disproportionate. The restrictions, which come into force Dec. 21, severely limit the number, size, location and content of promotional materials at tobacco "points of sale," including stores, pubs and clubs. Ads must include a prominent health warning.
BUSINESS
April 5, 1990 | From Times wire services
Major American tobacco companies are manipulating trade laws and pressuring U.S. trade agencies in developing countries to ensure that markets for their products remain open, a top U.S. health official said today.
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