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[Florida] Cigar shop owners take action on possible regulations

With the law not specific yet on cigar regulations, the cigar industry wants Congress to protect premium brands from standards imposed on cigarettes, such as requiring new health-warning labels, banning certain flavors and limiting the sizes and shapes o
Ft. Lauderdale (FL) Sun-Sentinel
added Jul 2, 2012 00:45
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[Florida] Fort Lauderdale Law Firm Wins $15 Million Tobacco Verdict for Smokers Widow; Attorney: Hillsboro County Jurys $12 Million in Punitive Damages Signals Disgust for Deceptive Practices

Jurors found that Johnny Lima, who was 60 when he died in 1994, was addicted to R.J. Reynolds’ cigarettes containing nicotine. Lima left behind his wife, a son and three daughters, grandchildren, and a great-grandchild. “Mr. Lima’s story is another in t
KPLC-TV Channel 7 - NBC (Lake Charles, LA)
added Apr 26, 2017 17:00
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[Florida] Will This Supreme Court Decision Cost Altria Group Much More Than $25 Million?

Sweda talked to Altria CEO Marty Barrington... Barrington responded to Sweda's comments by acknowledging the risk but defending Altria's track record. "The company has done quite a good job of managing those risks," the CEO said, and "we could go down the
Motley Fool
added May 20, 2016 15:28
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[Burma/Myanmar] Cigarette packs to carry graphic health warnings

Starting September 1, health warnings and graphic pictures illustrating the dangers of tobacco will appear on all brands of cigarette and other tobacco products available in Myanmar, the government said yesterday.
Myanmar Times (mm)
added Mar 1, 2016 10:05
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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Bending Rules In Engle Case, 11th Circ. Told ($$)

The widower of a smoker embroiled in Engle progeny litigation with R.J. Reynolds and other tobacco companies shot back Tuesday at the companies’ request that the Eleventh Circuit rethink a due process issue, saying it’s an attempt to improperly sway the p
Law360
added Feb 17, 2016 23:59
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[Florida] Jurors Award $240K, Find Smoker 98% Responsible for COPD in Trial Against Tobacco Giants

Jurors found James “J.R.” Ewing’s nicotine addiction caused his chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, but determined the disease did not cause Ewing’s death in 2009. And while jurors concluded R.J. Reynolds cigarettes were responsible for Ewing
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jan 30, 2016 06:02
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[Canada] Strata heads to B.C. Supreme Court to get senior smoker to butt out

A strata council’s fight to force a cigarette-addicted army veteran to quit lighting up in his condo opened Tuesday in B.C. Supreme Court. The council is seeking a court order against Langley senior Paul Aradi, claiming he’s been warned numerous times to
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added Jan 13, 2016 06:43
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[Canada] VIDEO: Ottawa eyes hookah smoking ban in Toronto

With a large number of hookah bars here, there are a lot of nervous people tonight wondering what this means for their businesses. Smoking tobacco in hookah bars has been banned for some time in Ontario, under the ‘Smoke Free Ontario’ Act but now Toronto
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added Nov 7, 2015 16:24
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[New York] Muni Tobacco Bonds Rally Most Since January on N.Y. Settlement

High-yield municipal tobacco bonds rallied by the most since January after New York reached a settlement with cigarette companies that freed up $550 million of funds, fueling speculation that other states will follow suit.
Bloomberg News
added Oct 21, 2015 15:10
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[Florida] Trio of Tobacco Companies Cleared in $15M Lung Cancer and COPD Suit

Jurors answered “no” to the initial questions of whether Fannie Collar, a smoker for 50 years according to her attorneys, was addicted to nicotine and whether that addiction caused her lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Collar, 81, w
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Aug 1, 2015 20:03
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