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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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[Canada] Could Facebook or Twitter help you quit smoking? Using social media to kick the habit means you're 'TWICE as likely to succeed'

After 3 months, 32% of people using social media-based support had quit This was compared to 14% of people given phone-based support Experts said social media sites are a good way of reaching people who may not use more traditional smoking cessation meth
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 11, 2015 14:02
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[Florida] Jury holds Reynolds liable for $25 million

A Florida jury voted Tuesday to make R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. liable for $25 million in punitive damages in a case involving Thomas and Bettye Ryan. The amount was $3.5 million requested by the plaintiffs.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Apr 23, 2015 11:26
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FORM 8-K CURRENT REPORT

On April 17, 2015, Reynolds American Inc. issued an earnings release... • the possibility of being required to pay various adverse judgments in the Engle Progeny cases and/or other litigation; • the substantial payment obligations with respect
Reynolds American (RAI)
added Apr 17, 2015 12:30
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Planned U.S. subsidiary of Imperial Tobacco names new head

The planned U.S. subsidiary of Imperial Tobacco Group Plc is changing its top executive — even before the subsidiary legally exists. The company said Thursday it has named David Taylor, chief financial officer of Lorillard Inc., as chief executive of ITG
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Feb 27, 2015 16:19
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[Canada] Legions, First Nations exempt from new anti-smoking rules

None of the Smoke Free Ontario Act, including smoking inside a restaurant or even an office, applies on First Nations reserves either — although some reserves have passed their own bylaws against smoking.
CBC News (ca)
added Jan 9, 2015 12:45
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