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College students believe hookah safer alternative to cigarette smoking

Despite emerging evidence otherwise, many college students consider hookah smoking safer than smoking cigarettes, reports a University of South Florida (USF) College of Public Health study published this month by the Centers for Disease Control and Preve
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Dec 19, 2014 13:06
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[Florida] US college students believe hookah safer than cigarette

Many college students in the US consider hookah smoking safer than smoking cigarettes, despite emerging evidence otherwise, a new study has found. Researchers at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Public Health examined the prevalence of h
Business Standard (in)
added Dec 14, 2014 14:10
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Florida kids less likely to smoke, study says

Florida had a 7.5 percent smoking rate among high school students, according to the study by the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society and the American Lung Association, among other groups.
(Ft. Lauderdale, FL) Sun-Sentinel
added Dec 13, 2014 20:57
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[Florida] National Report: Kentucky Ranks 39th in Protecting Kids from Tobacco

The report challenges states to do more by shining the spotlight on Florida, which has cut its high school smoking rate to a record low 7.5 percent. The report details the lives and health care dollars each state could save if it brought its teen smoking
PR Newswire
added Dec 11, 2014 23:43
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[Florida] Engle Progeny Plaintiffs Fight To Pursue Punitive Damages ($$)

asked the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday to reverse a ruling that determined that Engle progeny plaintiffs are barred from recovering punitive damages on strict liability and negligence claims in their individual suits. John Mills of The Mills Firm PA
Law360
added Dec 5, 2014 17:51
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[Florida] Engle Progeny Plaintiffs Fight To Pursue Punitive Damages

asked the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday to reverse a ruling that determined that Engle progeny plaintiffs are barred from recovering punitive damages on strict liability and negligence claims in their individual suits. John Mills of The Mills Firm PA
Law360
added Dec 5, 2014 17:51
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Florida Supremes Hear Back-To-Back Tobacco Cases

Reynolds came before the Florida Supreme Court Thursday in two back-to-back liability cases. Even though the cases raise different questions, they both spring from a class action suit begun in mid-nineties.
WFSU (Tallahassee FL)
added Dec 4, 2014 20:31
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Central Florida Man Secures $35 Million in Damages From Big Tobacco

Attorneys Scott Schlesinger, Steven Hammer and Jon Gdanski of Schlesinger Law Offices have achieved a $35 million judgment against two tobacco companies on behalf of a smoker who suffered severe health problems from his addiction to cigarettes.
Yahoo Finance (uk)
added Nov 17, 2014 13:06
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Florida leads nation in fewest teenage smokers

Romero said Tobacco Free Alachua enters high school halls through its program Students Working Against Tobacco, which hosts one-on-one interactions with students and works toward eliminating tobacco use in youth. β€œIt’s a way for students to make a diff
The Independent Florida Alligator (University of Florida)
added Nov 13, 2014 15:16
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Jury Awards $35M Damages To Florida Smoker

A former smoker from Polk County – who underwent two lung transplants – was awarded $35 million in damages. Though the jury sided with 61-year-old Richard Boatright on Wednesday, Philip Morris USA and the Liggett Group tobacco companies will probably appe
CBS Local CBS4/TV33
added Nov 13, 2014 15:14
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