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[Minnesota] Minn. man rolls cigar business into national success

KARE NBC 11 (Minneapolis, MN)
added May 9, 2012 12:07
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[Canada] Supreme Court refuses to hear appeal by cigarette manufacturer

A Quebec law that was adopted to facilitate the recovery of the costs of medical treatment to smokers has stood up to a cigarette manufacturer’s attempts to invalidate it. On Thursday, the Supreme Court of Canada refused to hear an appeal by JTI-MacDon
Montreal Gazette (ca)
added May 6, 2016 19:32
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[Canada] VIDEO: Smoking by-law breath of fresh air for Kamloops residents

The by-law also includes civic facilities like the Sandman Centre, so Blazers fans will need to find an alternative place to smoke. Many people, especially those with kids, are all for it, as are some smokers. The only stipulation they would want is hav
CFJC Today (ca)
added Apr 2, 2016 00:48
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[Canada] City looks to ban smoking in public places

city council approved draft legislation aimed at banning all forms of smoking and use of vaporizers (such as electronic cigarettes, pipes or hookahs) from bus shelters, outdoor sports facilities, vehicles for hire, city-owned or leased facilities, parks a
Prince George (BC) Citizen (ca)
added Sep 2, 2015 10:16
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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, New York] Philip Morris, RJR Say Settlement Bars Fla. Widow's Case ($$)

told a Florida appeals court Tuesday that it should reverse a nearly $2.6 million jury award for a smoker's widow, saying a previous settlement she entered into with Verizon Communications ... barred her claims against them..."agreed not to sue any other
Law360
added Jun 10, 2015 14:55
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Up in Smoke – District Court Vacates $20,760,000 Punitive Damages Verdict in Florida Tobacco Lawsuit

On April 23, 2015, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida vacated a $20,760,000 punitive damages award that had been levied against international tobacco manufacturer Philip Morris USA, Inc. by a Florida jury earlier this year
JD Supra, LLC
added May 9, 2015 11:44
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[Florida] Court Upholds $5M Award To Sick Smoker

A South Florida appeals court Wednesday upheld a verdict that calls for Philip Morris USA to pay $5 million to a man who suffers heart disease caused by smoking --- but it shielded the cigarette maker from potentially paying punitive damages.
WUSF (Tampa Bay, FL)
added May 7, 2015 14:52
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[Florida] $21.5M Award to Couple in COPD Suit Against RJR Tops the Engle Progeny Review for the Week of April 12

Jurors Friday awarded Thomas and Bettye Ryan $21.5 million in compensatory damages, with an award of punitives to come, after finding R.J. Reynolds liable for Ryan’s chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Apr 18, 2015 08:58
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[Florida] Editorial: Don't change law to limit damages for Big Tobacco

The Florida Legislature should beat back the tobacco industry’s latest attempt to avoid taking responsibility for misleading smokers about the dangers of its products....Lawmakers should make sure Floridians' right to a jury trial and to collect punitive
Tampa Bay (FL) Times
added Feb 27, 2015 09:42
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