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  • 2004-03-31: NY: On 1-year anniversary of New York City's smoking ban, studies find no

adverse financial impact on bars and restaurants. A report from 4 NYC agencies found: Here are the highlights of a report issued by four city agencies (finance, health, small business, and economic development):

    • Employment in NYC's restaurant/bar industry is the highest in over a decade

    • tax receipts in restaurants and bars are up 8.7%

    • Bar permits/licenses are up by 234

    • Bar/restaurant air quality is significantly better (cotinine pollution levels are down 85%)

    • Popularity of the law is higher than that of the New York Yankees

    • Compliance is almost 100%

  • 2004-04-01: SMOKEFREE: CT: Complete smoking ban goes into effect; prohibiting smoking

in previously exempted bar/restaurants with "café" licenses.

  • 2004-04-01: GA: SMOKEFREE: Gwinnett County smoking ban goes into effect, prohibiting

smoking in all public buildings, workplaces and restaurants in unincorporated Guinnett.

  • 2004-04-15: SMOKEFREE: NORWAY scheduled to ban public smoking.

  • 2004-04-27: SMOKEFREE: KY: Lexington's smoking ban goes into effect, prohibiting

smoking in all bars, restaurants, bingo parlors, etc. It is the state's first smoking ban.

  • 2004-05-01: INDIA: Complete ban on tobacco advertsing and promotions goes into effect, as

according to the Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of advertisements and regulation of trade and commerce, production, supply and distribution) Act 2003 which was passed by Parliament in April 2003 and notified in May that year.

  • 2004-05-27: The Health Consequences Of Smoking: A Report of the Surgeon General

  • 2004-06-01: SMOKEFREE: NORWAY's full smoking ban goes into effect.

  • 2004-06-01: SMOKEFREE: CANADA: Phase 3 of Toronto's smoking ban goes into effect,

banning smoking in restaurants and bars.

  • 2004-06-09: LITIGATION: OR: WILLIAMS: Oregon Court of Appeal refuses to reduce the

$79.5 million punitive damages award. Philip Morris's conduct here was extraordinarily reprehensible, by any measure of which we are aware. It put a significant number of victims at profound risk for an extended period of time. The State of Oregon treats such conduct as grounds for a severe criminal sanction, but even that did not dissuade Philip Morris from pursuing its scheme. In summary, Philip Morris, with others, engaged in a massive, continuous, near-half- century scheme to defraud the plaintiff and many others, even when Philip Morris always had reason to suspect -- and for two or more decades absolutely knew -- that the scheme was damaging the health of a very large group of Oregonians -- the smoking public -- and was killing a number of that group. Under such extreme and outrageous circumstances, we conclude that the jury's $79.5 million punitive damage award against Philip Morris comported with due process, as we understand that standard to relate to punitive damage awards.

  • 2004-06-22: UK: Sir Richard Doll finishes 1954 British Doctors study. On the anniversary of

the first results confirming the link between lung cancer and smoking (Published in the BMJ on June 26, 1954), Doll, 91, finds the overall risks of smoking to be much greater than originally suspected. Almost 35,000 doctors were surveyed.

  • 2004-07-30: BUSINESS: RJR, B&W merge. On July 30, 2004, following approval by RJR

shareholders and U.S. and European regulatory authorities, Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) was established as the parent company of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, Lane Limited and R.J. Reynolds Global Products. This followed a transaction that combined the nation's second- and third-largest tobacco companies, R.J. Reynolds and the U.S. operations of Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp., under the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company name. --http://www.rjrt.com/company/profileHistory.aspx


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