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EDITORIAL: Big Tobacco in Florida: Bill Would Cap Punitive Damages

these plaintiffs who continued to fight after the Florida Supreme Court's ruling — who amount to a sliver of what the industry could be fighting today — deserve their day in court, however that might turn out, either for them or for the industry.
Lakeland (FL) Ledger
added Mar 3, 2015 08:38
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[Canada, UK] Should doctors be allowed to 'Google' their patients? Yes... but only in 10 scenarios, say medical experts as they call for new guidelines to cater for the digital age

'You have a patient wanting to adopt healthy lifestyles, and the doctor helps him on a course of exercise and non-smoking,' Baker explained. 'But the doctor 'Googles' him and sees pictures he posted on Facebook smoking a cigar.'
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 16, 2015 15:46
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[Canada] Vancouver city council looking at putting restrictions on e-cigarettes

Many smokers in Vancouver have gotten away with lighting up in public places by using electronic cigarettes, but that could change soon. Currently, there is no by-law restricting electronic, or e-cigarettes, in Vancouver but next week city council will
GlobalTV (ca)
added Sep 29, 2014 21:53
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More Engel cases dropped in Florida, including at least 11 involving Reynolds

A federal judge in Florida approved on Wednesday the dismissal of 12 Engle progeny cases and the removal of 12 abandoned cases. At least 11 cases involved R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., including at least 10 of those abandoned. The rulings were made by Willi
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jun 5, 2015 06:05
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[Florida] Lorillard Sheds 36 Engle Claims, Philip Morris Ends 2 [FREE FULL TEXT]

A Florida federal judge on Friday signed off on the release of Lorillard Tobacco Co. from 36 of the Engle cases over smoking-related injuries, while Philip Morris USA Inc. shed two suits, according to court documents. The parties had previously asked th
Law360
added Apr 15, 2015 18:15
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[Canada] VIDEO: Alberta’s new tobacco law targets flavoured tobacco, but exempts menthol

WATCH: The Alberta government is cracking down on flavoured tobacco, but opponents say the health minister has caved to Big Tobacco.
GlobalTV (ca)
added Nov 14, 2014 16:56
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[Florida] Philip Morris USA Remains Committed to Defending Engle Cases Following U.S. Supreme Court Decision

“Although we are disappointed by the decision, we will continue to challenge the constitutionality of these trials as appropriate,” added Garnick. “Even under the current rulings, we have demonstrated our ability to manage these cases over the last five
Business Wire
added Oct 8, 2013 04:13
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[Canada] Among New Smokers, Teen Boys More Likely to Quit Than Girls: Study

Teen boys who recently started smoking are more likely to quit than teen girls. And, both boys and girls who are frightened by cigarette warning labels or play team sports are more likely to quit...study included 620 boys and girls in Montreal
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jun 3, 2014 12:14
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[Solomon Islands] WE’VE REACHED CRISIS POINT

“Second-hand smoke has now reached crisis point in Solomon Islands,” Dr Geoff Kenilorea of the Ministry of Health, warned. “This is a big issue and one that we must address.
Solomon Star Newspaper (sb)
added Jan 20, 2014 00:52
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Starbucks Smoking Ban Starts Today: Customers To Boycott Starbucks, First Chain To Say No To Smokers on Patio [VIDEO]

Starbucks' smoking ban begins today, and several customers have shown their resistance to the Starbucks' ban on smoking by boycotting the store and its products.
KpopStarz.com
added Jun 2, 2013 11:10
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