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VIDEO: Trading with the Enemy: Homing Pigeons with Cigars Challenge U.S. Embargo, Fly from Cuba to Florida

For his project called "Trading with the Enemy," Duke Riley spent four years planning and eight months breeding and homing a kit of 50 pigeons in Key West, Florida. His goal was to prove that pigeons could make the 90-mile flight from Havana back to Key W
Democracy Now!
added Aug 13, 2015 10:55
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Atlanta Lawyers Persuade Florida Jury to Award $11M to Smoker [VIDEO]

won an $11 million verdict for a Florida smoker against cigarette maker Philip Morris. The Duval County, Florida, jury on July 31 came back with the plaintiff's verdict after a three-week trial, finding that plaintiff Elaine Jordan has suffered $7.8 mill
Daily Report
added Aug 8, 2015 14:06
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Report: Florida's cancer-fighting laws fall short

Florida lawmakers have not done their part in the battle to prevent cancer, even as the disease kills tens of thousands...high-school smoking rate dropped to 8.6 percent in 2013...room for improvement, especially when it comes to spending on tobacco preve
Tampa Bay (FL) Times
added Aug 6, 2015 11:57
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[Minnesota] U doctor allegedly misled jury in Florida cancer case

Biel...denied that he had been hired by the tobacco corporation to testify in their favor and called being an expert witness a responsibility similar to serving on a jury. “If they don’t, then someone who’s not an expert fills that space, and you don’t
Minnesota Daily (UMN)
added Aug 5, 2015 20:09
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AUDIO: CLERMONT TOBACCO FARMER KEEPING PIECE OF FLORIDA HISTORY ALIVE

Once the leaves are cured they’re shipped to factories in Nicaragua or the Dominican Republic where the cigars are made, then reimported and sold. What Borysiewicz gets back will be blended with tobacco from other regions to come up with different flavor
WMFE 90.7 FM (Orlando, FL)
added Aug 5, 2015 14:22
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[Florida] Fla. Court Could Curb Engle Claims In Tort Liability Ruling ($$)

An Eleventh Circuit decision ruling that federal law preempts tort liability against tobacco companies could make it harder for the hundreds of Engle progeny plaintiffs in Florida state court to prove their claims if a state appeals court looking at the m
Law360
added Aug 3, 2015 15:43
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[Florida] Philip Morris Owes Ex-Smoker $8M Plus Punitives, Jury Finds ($$)

The $7.8 million verdict marked the end of the first phase of the Engle progeny trial in Jacksonville, Florida, and set the stage for a punitive damages phase to begin on Monday. Elaine Jordan has suffered with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, a d
Law360
added Aug 3, 2015 15:39
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[Florida] Distress, race/ethnicity and smoking cessation in treatment-seekers: implications for disparity elimination

Among smokers in Florida, USA, racial/ethnic differences in distress before starting cognitive–behavioral therapy for smoking cessation were eliminated at the end of treatment, driven by improvements among African Americans and Hispanics. High levels of
Addiction
added Aug 2, 2015 21:20
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Watch an Expert's Ill-Advised Comparison Scuttle a Key Products Liability Trial | Florida Trial Video Vault

In Morse v. R.J. Reynolds, an expert’s reference...Miller answered "(A)bout 430,000 people die of smoking each year. It's the equivalent of about three World trade Centers."... a mistrial based on the possibility that the statement may have been calculate
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Aug 1, 2015 20:06
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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Win Over Jury In Ex-Smoker's $15M Trial ($$)

won a defense jury verdict in a $15 million lawsuit brought by an ex-smoker who lost a lung to cancer, with the Florida jurors finding that nicotine addiction didn't legally cause her disease. The verdict in Vero Beach, Florida, comes after a more than t
Law360
added Jul 30, 2015 19:28
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