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August 2002 Archives

Tobacco Industry's Financial Ties

Tobacco Industry Manipulated Ads SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- August 28, 2002 -- Tobacco companies used their close financial ties with drug companies to manipulate the marketing of smoking cessation products such as nicotine patches and gum, according to a University of California study (Journal American Medical Association, Vol. 288 No....

Claims About Tobacco Additives May Be Presented

CA Supreme Court Confirms Right to Sue Tobacco Companies SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- August 16, 2002 -- In two long-awaited opinions, the California Supreme Court confirmed the rights of all Californians injured by tobacco products to bring civil lawsuits for money damages. Claims that tobacco was altered by additives to...

Nevada Court Strikes Down Arbitration Clause

Forced Arbitration Clause in Home Warranty CARSON CITY, NV -- August 9, 2002 -- A mandatory arbitration clause in a home buyer's warranty was unconscionable and could not be enforced, according to a recent Nevada Supreme Court ruling (Burch v. Second Judicial District Court, Case No. 38283, July 17, 2002)....

Tobacco Prevention Programs Needed

States Cutting Funding for Tobacco Prevention WASHINGTON, DC -- August 2, 2002 -- States are cutting already underfunded tobacco prevention programs by $102.3 million or 13.3 percent in the 2003 fiscal year, according to a study issued recently by the American Lung Association, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association and...