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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.
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.
June 27, 1988
The awarding of $400,000 to the Cipollone estate by the Liggett Group Inc. is wrong. The estate deserves nothing. There were thousands of people--nay, millions--who read the same cigarette ads, watched the same programs on TV and chose not to smoke. At the proms I attended at Temple University, there were platters, piled high with cigarettes, free for the taking, all gifts of tobacco companies. Did I take any? No. I have never smoked a cigarette in my life. The decision to smoke or not rests ultimately with the individual.
October 3, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
India banned smoking in public places, leaving public health officials with a tough task: getting the nation's estimated 120 million smokers to stub out their cigarettes. As more countries have clamped down on smoking in recent years, Indians have freely puffed away at playgrounds, railway stations, sidewalk cafes and even hospitals. No more; and a violator will get a $5 fine. For years, anti-smoking laws in the nation of nearly 1.2 billion people have been widely ignored. And tobacco companies have fought the government to keep warnings off boxes.
With overwhelming bipartisan approval, the Assembly on Thursday helped clear a path to the courthouse door for California to recoup from tobacco companies the hundreds of millions of dollars it spends on treating smokers' illnesses. A bill by Speaker Cruz Bustamante (D-Fresno) proposing to amend the state's product liability law to allow state and local government to sue cigarette makers was sent to the state Senate on a 59-11 vote. Upon final passage and signing by Gov.
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