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[Florida] Cheap cigarette-cigars enticing adolescents

Dr. Barry Hummel warns filtered "cigar cigarettes" -- most of them fruit flavored -- are a rapidly increasing problem among local teenagers. In fact, he said, they are being used to introduce young people to smoking. Hummel represented the Tobacco Preve
Sebring (FL) News-Sun
added Jan 23, 2013 12:24
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[Louisiana] Shreveport tobacco business reinvents itself in wake of federal law

Because we can't offer the machines in a retail environment, we start a nonprofit smokers association. It's a federal association not unlike the United Way, but you've got local chapters." Rollers 20 offers roll-your-own cigarette machines that can be us
Shreveport (LA) Times
added Jan 16, 2013 06:45
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[Florida] $39M verdict against tobacco co. reversed in Fla.

A three-judge panel of the 4th District Court of Appeal in West Palm Beach ruled Wednesday that a Broward County jury was unduly swayed by Cindy Naugle's poor health and the refusal of Philip Morris USA to admit past wrongdoing. The panel reversed its
AP - Associated Press
added Dec 13, 2012 08:38
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[Florida] High Court Won't Hear Tobacco Cos.' Engle Challenge ($$)

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Liggett Group LLC's call to review a $20 million judgment against them in an Engle progeny case, despite the companies' argument that their due process rights have been violated.
Law360
added Nov 26, 2012 16:25
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[China] Chinese Researchers Suggest Drinking Green Tea to Quit Smoking Habit

Above are the findings of a recently performed study named as `A Revolutionary Approach for the Cessation of Smoking`, which is published in Science China Life Sciences, a peer-reviewed open-access journal.
TopNews
added Aug 26, 2012 05:26
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[Indonesia] Crisis looms as industry lights up Asia

The west is winning the smoking war, but in our region, the fight has just begun.
The Age (au)
added Aug 25, 2012 23:33
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[New Zealand] Hiding cigarettes in supermarkets 'PC-madness'

Cigarette smokers are being made to feel "dirty" as one of our biggest supermarket chains takes the fight against tobacco to a new level. . . . "Being handed a pack of cigarettes hidden in a bag makes me feel dirty," said one New World customer, a smoke
New Zealand Herald (nz)
added Aug 21, 2012 02:02
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[UK] Town declares parks smoke-free

A number of parks in a town are to be declared "designated smokefree sites". Signs will go up at entrances to 13 parks and playing fields in Blackpool, Lancashire, to warn visitors that children need protecting from smoking in open air.
Ashbourne News Telegraph (uk)
added Aug 14, 2012 22:01
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Atlanta Curbs Smoking, Part of Wave of Southern Bans

The South may still lead the nation in cigarette use, but the number of places where smokers are embraced with Southern hospitality is shrinking rapidly. More than 200 cities, large and small, across the Deep South have outlawed smoking in bars, restaura
New York Times
added Jul 21, 2012 05:42
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[New York] Haverstraw village agrees to repeal tobacco display law

The village of Haverstraw Board of Trustees has approved the settlement with the plaintiffs who filed a federal lawsuit against the village, challenging the village's local law restricting tobacco-product displays in stores.
Politics on the Hudson (The Journal News blog)
added Jul 17, 2012 19:49
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