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Smoking rate declining in Georgia, says CDC

The state’s rate of adult cigarette smoking fell from 21.2 percent in 2011 to 20.4 in 2012, then fell to 18.8 percent in 2013. Georgia’s smoking percentage is lower than other Southern states except for Florida, at 16.8 percent, and Texas, at 15.9 percen
Athens (GA) Banner-Herald
added May 22, 2015 22:26
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Smoking rate declining in Georgia, says CDC

The state’s rate of adult cigarette smoking fell from 21.2 percent in 2011 to 20.4 in 2012, then fell to 18.8 percent in 2013. Georgia’s smoking percentage is lower than other Southern states except for Florida, at 16.8 percent, and Texas, at 15.9 percen
Athens (GA) Banner-Herald
added May 22, 2015 22:26
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Florida appeals court won’t toss $12.5 million verdict over closing remarks

Florida appeals court has affirmed a $12.5 million verdict favoring a smoker with heart disease after concluding that his counsel’s closing remarks were not so prejudicial that defendant Philip Morris USA Inc. was denied a fair trial.
Reuters
added May 19, 2015 19:33
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Asks Fla. Court To Flip $41M Engle Jury Award ($$)

asked a Florida appeals court Tuesday to overturn a $40.5 million judgment for a widow who blames the tobacco company for causing her husband's fatal lung cancer, arguing the "excessive" judgment is the largest damages award that has not been set aside.
Law360
added May 19, 2015 19:32
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Hits Back At Engle Smoker's Bid For New Trial ($$)

objected Wednesday to an Engle progeny plaintiff’s request for a new trial, claiming she essentially asked a Florida federal judge to act as “a tenth juror” and ignore a February jury verdict that found her 100 percent responsible for her respiratory dise
Law360
added May 15, 2015 12:22
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Results: dateadded / ucsf:20150507 / collection:"rj reynolds"

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 17TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA. IN RE: ENGLE PROGENY CASES TOBACCO LITIGATION. PERTAINS TO: DALE MOYER. CASE NO. 08-026337. VOLUME ONE. DEPOSITION / CAMEL SNUS WEBSITE. PRINT VERSION / URGENT - SYMPOS
Legacy Tobacco Documents Library
added May 13, 2015 20:11
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Undefeated Florida Lawyer Highlights Engle Trading Card Tuesday

This week's featured attorney: Is undefeated through four verdicts. Had his first win reversed on appeal, then nearly tripled the original verdict on the case’s retrial. Carries an average jury award of more than $5 million. 2015_GUESS_WHO_ENGLE_CARD_we
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added May 13, 2015 14:21
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[Florida] How David Boies Became the Best Friend and Worst Enemy of Big Business

Boies himself argued before the Florida Supreme Court on behalf of cigarette companies …his daughter Caryl… died in 2010 of lung cancer at the age of 48. She had been a smoker. Asked how he squares this terrible loss with his continuing labors for tobacco
Bloomberg News
added May 13, 2015 10:04
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[Florida] University of Miami to study the health effects of e-cigarettes

was awarded a $1.95 million grant this week from the Florida Department of Health to conduct the study, which UM said is the first of its kind, to determine whether e-cigarettes create any potential pulmonary health risks and are as safe as they are marke
Miami (FL) Herald
added May 9, 2015 14:17
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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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