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[Florida] Philip Morris, RJ Reynolds Hit With $3M Punitive Verdict ($$)

ordered each of the companies to pay $1.5 million in punitive damages in the suit brought by Rose Pollari after slapping them earlier this week with $10 million in compensatory damages in the case. The jury had found that Pollari's husband Paul Pollari
Law360
added Mar 27, 2015 00:21
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[Florida] Fla. House Panel Delays Vote On Capping Tobacco Damages ($$)

The Florida House Civil Justice Subcommittee ended its meeting Tuesday without considering H.B. 1067, which was introduced last month by state Rep. David Santiago, R-Deltona, seeking to expand the scope of a 1999 state measure to limit punitive damages
Law360
added Mar 27, 2015 00:19
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[Ukraine] Abromavicius faces big test in fighting tobacco industry ($$)

Ukraine has been a suspiciously strong voice in campaigning for pro-tobacco legislation in the international trade arena, finding partnership with an industry whose products kill millions yearly.
Kyiv Post (ua)
added Mar 27, 2015 00:13
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[Kentucky] EDITORIAL: Ky. Senate harmful to health, economy; killers of smoking ban from sickest region

Stivers...and Robinson...together represent four of the nation's deadliest counties...explanation Stivers offers for blocking a statewide smoking ban is to avoid interfering with private enterprise...Showing up on a list of the unhealthiest places in Amer
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
added Mar 27, 2015 00:02
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[Massachusetts] EDITORIAL: Quincy, Hull right to consider limits on smoking

We commend Quincy and Hull for acting responsibly and respectfully before imposing new restrictions on smoking. By weighing all sides and seeking the opinions of the people who would be most affected – tenants and residents – each community has demonstra
Quincy (MA) Patriot Ledger
added Mar 26, 2015 23:59
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CDC Unveils New Anti-Smoking Ads Featuring Real Smokers

real smokers who are living with the long-term health effects of smoking and secondhand smoke exposure. The "Tips From Former Smokers" campaign... The CDC posted videos featuring 27 real people on their website. "I smoked and got macular degeneration," a
KMBZ 98.1 fm (Kansas City, MO)
added Mar 26, 2015 23:58
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Illinois bill proposes fines for drivers who smoke with kids in the car

Illinois Sen. Ira Silverstein has sponsored Senate Bill 0729, which would allow police to ticket drivers, with fines up to $100, for smoking while a minor is in the car. Adams County Health Department Health Educator Chaundra Bishop says any bill that
WGEM-TV (Quincy, IL)
added Mar 26, 2015 23:54
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[Massachusetts] Lexington Town Meeting gives Board of Health full authority over tobacco regs

The Board of Health plans to regulate the sale of e-cigarettes, and increase the minimum age to buy sale blunt wraps and all tobacco to 21.
Wicked Local (MA)
added Mar 26, 2015 23:53
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[Australia, USA] The TPP is so bad even the US congress is shocked

“This is really troubling,” said Senator Charles E. Schumer of New York, the Senate’s No. 3 Democrat. “It seems to indicate that savvy, deep-pocketed foreign conglomerates could challenge a broad range of laws we pass at every level of government, such a
MacroBusiness (au)
added Mar 26, 2015 23:48
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GRAHAM: What you don't know about the Transpacific Partnership

Lawmakers have voiced their fears. “This is really troubling,” said Senator Charles E. Schumer of New York, the Senate’s number three Democrat. “It seems to indicate that savvy, deep-pocketed foreign conglomerates could challenge a broad range of laws we
DigitalJournal.com (blog)
added Mar 26, 2015 23:45
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