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[Florida] Bill Curbing E-Cigarette Sales Is On The Move

A House bill to stop minors from buying e-cigarettes, widely popular in the Florida Legislature, is moving forward without a restriction that would have prevented local governments from imposing stronger rules. The American heart and lung associations a
Lakeland (FL) Ledger
added Apr 23, 2014 22:41
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[Florida] EDITORIAL: Our Take: Tobacco trickery

The Florida Senate passed its own ban without the objectionable House language. The House bill is scheduled to come up for debate on the floor today. If members in the lower chamber want to protect kids, and not just do the bidding of Big Tobacco, they'
Orlando (FL) Sentinel
added Apr 21, 2014 20:43
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EDITORIAL: Florida E-Cigarette Bill: Include Home Rule

The ban on local regulations, known as pre-emption, would mean counties could no longer take steps such as requiring tobacco products to be sold behind the counter. Supporters claim the pre-emption measure is simply a way to have uniform regulations acro
Lakeland (FL) Ledger
added Apr 19, 2014 13:12
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[Florida] Barry Hummel: Don't let tobacco industry win here

Big Tobacco is back in Tallahassee, pulling strings behind the scenes to make sure that kids in Florida will have easier access to tobacco....Reach out to your representative and to the House leadership and voice your opposition to HB 169. We need to mak
Tallahassee (FL) Democrat
added Apr 19, 2014 12:13
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Guest column: Big Tobacco should butt out of trying to make laws in Florida

Big Tobacco is clearly behind House Bill 169 in the Florida House of Representatives. It would prevent local communities from deciding for themselves how to prevent youth from being exposed to tobacco products. If House Bill 169 is passed, all control
Florida Times-Union
added Apr 14, 2014 20:06
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[Florida] Health Groups Oppose Bill Banning E-Cigarettes to Minors, Calling It a Stealth Favor to Big Tobacco

"The bill is another attempt by big tobacco to weaken protections that we all seek to keep electronic devices out of the hands of our children," Brenda Olsen, chief operating officer of the American Lung Association in Florida, said during a news confere
FlaglerLive
added Apr 8, 2014 23:01
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[Florida] Fabiola Santiago: E-cigarettes bring threat of new addiction for kids

an amendment has been added to the bill working its way through the Florida Legislature that’s nothing short of a betrayal of the local governments that acted quickly to protect the youth in their turf. “We’re not trying to ban them, just trying to keep
Miami (FL) Herald
added Apr 8, 2014 23:00
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[Florida] Health Groups Seek To Snuff Out E-Cigarette Bill

The American Lung Association of Florida, the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, local officials and Students Working Against Tobacco have found themselves fighting the measure (HB 169) that would prevent youths under 18 from buying e
CBS Local CBS4/TV33
added Apr 8, 2014 22:20
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[Florida] Cigarette Makers Launch New Bid to End Engle Woes ($$)

Tobacco companies facing thousands of smoker lawsuits in Florida filed their ninth batch of U.S. Supreme Court petitions last week, claiming that the Florida courts are trampling on their constitutional rights in the so-called Engle progeny litigation.
Litigation Daily
added Apr 7, 2014 14:37
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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Fight Engle Suits At US Supreme Court ($$)

members of the landmark class action were allowed to use findings from that case in their individual suits... filed 10 separate petitions for writs of certiorari in the cases that stemmed from the Florida Supreme Court's 2006 decision in Engle v. Liggett
Law360
added Apr 3, 2014 13:26
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