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[Florida] Fla. Jury Adds $1.3M Punitives To Smoker's Engle Trial Win ($$)

A Florida jury on Friday awarded a woman who developed lung cancer after smoking Philip Morris cigarettes $1.3 million in punitive damages, doubling down on its $1.1 million actual damages verdict in the case.
added May 20, 2017 15:54

RJR Stay Denied In Del. Dispute Over Florida Tobacco Levy ($$)

lost a bid Thursday in Delaware Chancery Court for a hold order on a suit in which ITG Brands LLC is contesting its role and liability in a state-of-Florida action demanding $30 million a year in tobacco settlement payments.
added May 19, 2017 05:30
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[Florida] Agency launches new effort to curb smoking

Tobacco Free Florida has launched a new effort to educate the public on the true cost of smoking, both in terms of dollars spent and the toll on the smoker’s health. The average pack-a-day smoker in Florida will spend over $2,100 in a year just on cigare
Panama City (FL) News-Herald
added May 19, 2017 03:53

Engle Progeny Parties Dispute Significance Of Florida Supreme Court Ruling ($$)

The daughter of man who was awarded $2.75 million in an Engle progeny suit and the tobacco companies that initially appealed the verdict on May 1 filed briefs in the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals disputing the significance of a Florida Supreme Court
Lexis Nexis
added May 18, 2017 16:28

[Florida] No Smoking Anywhere: This Attorney Wants Condo Associations to Completely Ban Cigarettes

There's no smoking allowed in attorney Dennis Eisinger's condominium projects. Not in the units. Not at the pool. Not in the parking garage. And if Eisinger had his way, that would be the case in every Florida condominium. "Smokers are not a protected cl (Daily Business Review)
added May 18, 2017 09:03

[Florida] Cigarette Addiction Drove Trucker to Cancer Death, Atty Says as Trial Opens Against RJR

Attorneys Friday debated what drove a Florida trucker to smoke up to four packs of cigarettes a day for more than 40 years, as trial over his cancer death opened against R.J. Reynolds. Olson v. R.J Reynolds, 2008-CA-000396.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added May 17, 2017 16:07

Florida Jury Awards $6.8 Million To Widow In Tobacco Suit ($$)

Mary Sheffield filed suit in the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court for Orange County against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. pursuant to the findings of Engle v. Liggett Group Inc., 945 So.2d 1246... To view the full article, register now.
Lexis Nexis
added May 16, 2017 14:50

[Delaware, Florida] RJ Reynolds, ITG Spar In Chancery Over Stay, Fla. Claims ($$)

An attorney for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. on Monday denied an ITG Brands LLC claim that Reynolds wants a stay in a Delaware Chancery Court dispute between the two in hopes of advancing a parallel Florida suit over a $30 million a year liability to that st
added May 16, 2017 14:35

[Florida] Community acts to further reduce smoking

Part of the reason for the low statewide rate is because of the work of community coalitions in creating tobacco-free environments and Florida’s Quit Your Way program, which gives state residents the tools they need to quit for free, Romero said. However
Gainesville (FL) Sun
added May 14, 2017 21:04
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Tobacco Free Florida ramps up efforts for Tobacco Free Florida Week

alarming to the organization is the use of E-cigarettes and vape pens as an avenue to quit smoking. Neither E-cigarettes nor vape pens are FDA approved. Tobacco Free Florida says they’re not effective. “Because of the turnaround time for us to find whet
WCTV6 CBS (Tallahassee, FL)
added May 13, 2017 01:44
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