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  • 2005-06-10: LITIGATION: DOJ Lawsuit: Closing arguments end.

  • 2005-06-20: LITIGATION: DOJ Lawsuit: Tobacco CEOs meet with DOJ and Judge Kessler

to discuss a settlement.

  • 2005-06-27: LITIGATION: DOJ Lawsuit: In a filing, DOJ sets forth in detail the remedies

that it seeks.

  • 2005-06-29: LITIGATION: DOJ Lawsuit: 6 Public Health Organizations led by the Tobacco-

Free Kids Action Fund file a request to intervene in regards to remedies.

  • 2005-06-30: SMOKEFREE: SCOTLAND approves full smoking ban. The Smoking, Health

and Social Care (Scotland) Bill is approved 97 to 17. The bill, once it receives royal assent, is goes into effect March 26, 2006, bans smoking in bars, restaurants, offices, theaters, bingo halls and public bathrooms. The only exceptions are prison cells and residential care centers.

  • 2005-07-01: SMOKEFREE: GA: Smoking ban goes into effect. Prohibits smoking in all bars

and restaurants that admit minors.

  • 2005-07-01: SMOKEFREE: CA: Statewide smoking ban in prisons goes into effect.

  • 2005-07-01: SMOKEFREE: CO: Smoking ban in all bars and restaurants takes effect in

Steamboat Springs.

  • 2005-07-01: SMOKEFREE: WI: Appleton smoking ban goes into effect.

  • 2005-07-01: SMOKEFREE: CANADA: Alberta cities Edmonton and St. Albert go smokefree

in bars, bingo halls and casinos.

  • 2005-07-01: TAXES: NH: Tax Hike goes into effect. Tax is raised 28 cents to 80 cents per


  • 2005-07-01: TAXES: OH: Tax Hike goes into effect. Tax is raised 70 cents to $1.25 per pack.

  • 2005-07-01: TAXES: WA: Tax Hike goes into effect. Tax is raised 60 cents to $2.025 per


  • 2005-07-01: TAXES: VA: Tax Hike goes into effect. Tax is raised 10 cents to 30 cents per


  • 2005-07-01: TAXES: Average state tax is now 89.8 cents per pack.

  • 2005-07-07: SMOKEFREE: AR: Pine Bluff smoking ban goes into effect; smoking is banned

in workplaces and restaurants; exempt are standalone bars and tobacco shops.

  • 2005-07-24: Sir Richard Doll dies at 92. The British epidemiologist's pioneering studies in the

50s of the link between smoking and lung cancer saved millions of lives. He finally concluded his study of 40,000 British doctors in 2004, finding that smokers lost an average of 10 years of life.

  • 2005-07-26: SPORTS: Formula 1 faces a European ban. Only Renault (Mild Seven), Ferrari

(Marlboro), BAR (Lucky Strike) and Jordan (Benson & Hedges and Sobranie) have tobacco sponsors; Germany's West brand will be replaced this weekend on McLaren’s cars. Marlboro is Formula One’s biggest spender, spending £40 million a year on Ferrari.

  • 2005-07-31: UK: The final phase of the UK’s Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Act also

into effect, banning tobacco sponsorship of sports, such as Formula 1. http://www.hmso.gov.uk/si/si2003/20030077.htm

  • 2005-08-01: SMOKEFREE: VT: Bar smoking ban goes into effect. Vermont's restaurants

have been smokefree since 1993.

  • 2005-08-01: UK: Brandsharing Regulations come into effect. They are part of the 2002

Tobacco Advertising and Promotion Act. Tobacco companies may no longer feature their name, logo, or branding on clothes and merchandise.

  • 2005-08-01: EUROPE: Promtion and sponsorship ban goes into effect. Formula 1 teams are

not longer able to feature cigarette brands.

  • 2005-08-07: ABC News anchor Peter Jennings dies of lung cancer, sparking a renewed

interest in the disease and its link to smoking.


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