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[Florida] The Supreme Court Has, Again, Denied A Review of Petitions That Seek to Challenge Individual Damages Verdicts in Tobacco Lawsuits, Parker Waichman Comments

“We are happy to see that the High Court continues to let stand the original verdicts in the ongoing Engle litigation,” said Gary Falkowitz, Managing Attorney at Parker Waichman LLP....The 10 petitions were denied without comment or noted dissents (Order
PR Web
added Jun 13, 2014 15:34

[Pennsylvania] Roll-your-own cigarette shops move to form private smoking clubs

Owners of several tobacco shops that charged customers to use $35,000 cigarette-rolling machines until changes in federal law made the practice illegal are looking to establish private smoking clubs. Like other fraternal organizations, the nonprofit smo
Pittsburgh (PA) Tribune-Review
added Dec 27, 2012 12:31

[Canada] St. John's school bans electronic cigarettes, students still vaping

Waterford Valley High in St. John's says it has zero tolerance for electronic cigarettes, but some students say the new smokes are popular on and off school grounds. "The [vice] principal ... made an announcement that he doesn't want any vaping in school
CBC News (ca)
added Oct 16, 2015 08:04

[Canada] Gasping for a solution to Hamilton's murky smoking bylaws

they are constantly surrounded by their neighbour’s smoke, which seeps up through the floorboards and vents. ... The laws around smoking in multi-unit buildings (both public housing and private properties) are murky and often misunderstood by even the lan
Metro (ca)
added Jul 30, 2014 05:36

[Florida] Lorillard, Reynolds Hit With $3.8M Verdict In Engle Suit ($$)

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Lorillard Tobacco Co. were slapped with $3.8 million in damages Friday in a lawsuit in Florida state court brought by the widow of an attorney who died of lung cancer after decades of smoking. The total verdict was for $5.8
added Sep 23, 2013 20:01

[Canada] E-cigarette retailer could sell to a '10-year-old', wants regulations

An electronic cigarette retailer in Newfoundland and Labrador wants the industry to be regulated, but not as restricted as his counterparts will soon be in other Canadian provinces. Beginning at the end of May, new legislation by the Nova Scotia gover
CBC News (ca)
added May 19, 2015 00:59

[Korea - South] KT&G, BAT Korea release new cigarettes

KT&G said it has produced an apple-scented menthol cigarette named "Esse Sense Apple Mint," . . . BAT Korea released "Dunhilll Fine Cut Slims" in which tobacco leaves are half the size of previous products, increasing the mildness of cigar.
Korea Herald (kr)
added Jul 17, 2012 05:17

[Canada] New e-cigarette industry says regulations off the mark

Despite Bhatnagar's perspective that e-cigarettes are safer, others contend that not enough research has been done on the long-term effects of the practice, known as vaping. Users are called vapers, since the devices emit water vapour, not smoke.
CBC News (ca)
added Apr 9, 2015 21:43

[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

Reynolds loses another “Engle” case in Florida

A Palm Beach County jury awarded $6 million in compensatory damages and $14 million in punitive damages Monday to plaintiff Gwendolyn Odom... Stephen Pope, managing partner for Spotlight Ideas in London, said the remaining tobacco manufacturers’ Engle exp
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jun 25, 2014 16:06
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