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Florida Supreme Court says tobacco giant must pay $18.5M award

In a stinging rebuke of the notion that a financially independent adult child shouldn’t be entitled to millions in damages for the loss of a parent, the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday ordered a cigarette-maker to pay a Delray Beach woman $18.5 million
Palm Beach (FL) Post
added Sep 21, 2018 21:50
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[Florida] GWENDOLYN E. ODOM, etc., Petitioner, vs. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Respondent.

we quash the decision of the Fourth District and remand with instructions to reinstate the final judgment. We also disapprove Webb and Putney to the extent they are inconsistent with this opinion. Finally, we award Odom attorney’s fees for the appeal o
Amazon CloudFront
added Sep 21, 2018 21:50
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Florida High Court Reinstates $20M Tobacco Verdict ($$)

ruling that the state appeals court that overturned it imposed an improper cap on damages awards for adult children of smoking victims in wrongful death suits. In a 5-2 decision, the court reversed the Fourth District Court of Appeal's decision in favor
Law360
added Sep 21, 2018 21:50
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[Florida] Court Backs Adult Child In Lawsuit Over Smoker’s Death

The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday overturned a ruling that would have blocked an adult from collecting millions of dollars in damages in a lawsuit stemming from the smoking-related death of her mother. Justices, in a 5-2 decision, sided with Gwendoly
WUSF (Tampa Bay, FL)
added Sep 21, 2018 21:49
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[UK] Display ban lowers cigarette sales to kids

Removing displays of tobacco products from shops may have reduced the proportion of children buying cigarettes by 17 per cent, according to new research. Imperial College London, which carried out the study, said the findings suggest tobacco display ban
News Interactive Network/News Limited/News.com (au)
added Sep 21, 2018 21:40
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[UK] THE GLOBAL TOBACCO & NICOTINE FORUM 2018 LONDON, U.K. SEPTEMBER 11–14, 2018

When the Global Tobacco Networking Forum launched in 2008, the defining issues shaping the tobacco and nicotine terrain were somewhat different to those of today. GTNF events increasingly feature next generation products such as e-cigarettes and heat-not
GTNF (Global Tobacco and Nicotine Forum) (Tobacco Reporter)
added Sep 21, 2018 21:37
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ARCHIVE: Sinclair Davidson Claims Freedom of Information request shows Australian Government manipulated plain packs data

Following a Freedom of Information request, Sinclair Davidson, Professor of Institutional Economics at RMIT University in Melbourne (Australia), will tell a meeting of the Global Tobacco & Nicotine Forum (‘GTNF’) in Brussels that despite what the Austr
GTNF (Global Tobacco and Nicotine Forum) (Tobacco Reporter)
added Sep 21, 2018 21:35
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Millions of teens are using e-cigarettes to smoke marijuana

A school-based survey shows nearly 1 in 11 US students have used marijuana in electronic cigarettes, heightening health concerns about the new popularity of vaping among teens....many of the battery-powered devices can vaporize other substances, includin
AP - Associated Press
added Sep 21, 2018 21:24
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E-cigarettes are almost certainly better than smoking

one clear conclusion—whether it is harmless or only moderately bad for you, vaping is almost certainly safer than smoking. That is a message which needs spreading. In Britain about a third of smokers say they have not tried vaping because they are worried
The Economist
added Sep 21, 2018 21:22
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[Ohio] POLITICS Toledo-based union relieved after judge blocks North Carolina's Farm Act

President Baldemar Velasquez discusses the working condition differences between documented and undocumented migrants while leading a tour of a tobacco worker's field near Dudley, North Carolina in 2014
Toledo (OH) Blade
added Sep 21, 2018 21:11
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