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[Florida] Big Tobacco Takes a $75 Million Hit

Although plaintiffs have been mostly successful in cases that have gone to trial since the Florida Supreme Court paved the way with an important ruling in 2006, none can match the scope of the victory achieved by plaintiff Marvine Calloway on June 4.
JD Supra, LLC
added Jun 18, 2012 14:29
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[Florida] RJR Slapped With $40M Verdict In Engle Lung Cancer Suit

A Florida jury handed down a $40.5 million verdict against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. on Thursday in an Engle progeny case, awarding the money to a widow who blames the cigarette maker for causing her husband's fatal lung cancer.
Law360
added Feb 19, 2013 17:47
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[Saudi Arabia] Shisha shops not included in under-18 tobacco ban

Shisha shops, cafes and restaurants are not included in a recent ban implemented by the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs prohibiting the sale of tobacco products to anyone under 18, a Ministry of Health official said.
Arab News (sa)
added Jul 2, 2012 12:13
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[Canada, UK] Menthol cigarettes could be WORSE for your health than regular tobacco: Study links them to 'more severe lung problems'

Menthol smokers reported more trips to A&E than non-menthol smokers / Were hospitalised more frequently for worsening of their lung disease / Menthol smokers had a 29% higher risk of being hospitalised / Worsenings might include difficulty breathing or a
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 5, 2014 10:23
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[Canada] Menthol cigarettes ARE more addictive: Teenagers who smoke them get through twice as much tobacco every week

Menthol cigarettes are directly linked to elevated nicotine addiction / The minty flavour gives teenagers the perception they are less harmful / Menthol users three times more likely to continue smoking in the next year
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 24, 2014 12:46
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[Florida] Appeals exhausted, Big Tobacco must pay $15 million to family of dead Volusia smoker

Supreme Court’s decision means tobacco companies must pay about $40 million in the 11 Florida cases within the next 30 days, Gale said. A lot more tobacco litigation is on the way. Gale is handling 60 cases before Circuit Judge Robert K. Rouse Jr. in De
Daytona Beach (FL) News-Journal
added Jun 18, 2014 13:17
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[Canada] E-cigarettes in regulatory grey zone: Are they banned or aren't they?

The problem, say some observers, is that Health Canada is having trouble deciding whether e-cigarettes should be regulated as tobacco products -- even though they contain no tobacco -- or under the Food and Drug Act as medicines. The ECTA says e-cigs sho
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added Apr 22, 2014 13:39
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[Florida] BECK: In Smoking Cases, Interminable Delay Is the Real Due Process Violation

On Monday, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. filed a reply brief in an appeal it brought before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. In Walker v. RJR ... Given that the Engle ruling is now seven years old, this due process issue should have been s
AmericanLawyer.com
added May 23, 2013 03:31
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Japan seeks Zambian tobacco

JAPAN Tobacco (JT), the world’s third largest tobacco manufacturer has signed a contract with 7,000 Zambian tobacco farmers for the supply of raw tobacco to that country. Speaking during a question and answer session when President Sata met Japanese bus
Zambia Daily Mail (zm)
added Oct 13, 2012 16:27
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[Florida] Big Tobacco Trumps Plaintiffs Bar By Using This Technicality

Ward lost his entitlement to fees and costs because he made a flawed settlement offer....The offer of judgment law, Florida Statutes Section 768.79, is intended to encourage settlement ...penalizes lawyers who rate an A- instead of an A in Draftsmanship
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Jul 7, 2014 07:30
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