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Florida smoking rates have decreased dramatically, state says

According to Tobacco Free Florida, the smoking rate has decreased from 21 percent in 2006 to 15.8 percent in 2015. Officials with the organization say that's the lowest the rate has ever been, but there's still work to be done. "The tobacco industry is c
WCTV6 CBS (Tallahassee, FL)
added Nov 16, 2016 17:37
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Florida Jury Finds For Defense In Tobacco Suit ($$)

on Nov. 14 found in favor of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in an Engle progeny suit, determining that a woman knew or should have known that she had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) before the cutoff date to file an Engle progeny suit (Patricia Kl
Lexis Nexis
added Nov 15, 2016 22:28
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[Germany] German Glass Pipe Maker Sues Florida Tobacco Store ($$)

A German glass tobacco pipe maker on Nov. 4 sued a Florida tobacco shop in federal court in Florida, claiming that the shop sold counterfeit pipes (Sream Inc. v. Tobacco E. Cigs LLC, No. 0:16-cv-62624, S.D. Fla.).
Lexis Nexis
added Nov 15, 2016 21:42
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Florida adult and teen smoking rates hit record low

Ten years ago this month, Floridians voted overwhelmingly in support of a state constitutional amendment to fund a tobacco education and use prevention program, now known as Tobacco Free Florida. The program has resulted in a significant decrease in smoki
Florida Trend Magazine
added Nov 15, 2016 17:09
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Florida Jury Awards $21.5 Million To Widow Of Smoker In Tobacco Suit ($$)

A Florida jury on Nov. 3 awarded $14 million in punitive damages to a woman whose husband died from cancer caused by smoking, bringing the total amount of damages in the Engle progeny suit to more than $21 million (Barbara Johnston v. R.J. Reynolds Tobac
Lexis Nexis
added Nov 15, 2016 06:26
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Vaporized: Smokeless Tobacco Retailer Totally Wicked Shutting Down

While Totally Wicked operates just six stores in Northeast Florida and one in Youngstown, Ohio, the reason cited for its decision to shut down could also reverberate among an estimated 3,000 other small retail vape locations. Fraser Cropper, managing d
CoStar
added Nov 14, 2016 02:15
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Vaporized: Smokeless Tobacco Retailer Totally Wicked Shutting Down

While Totally Wicked operates just six stores in Northeast Florida and one in Youngstown, Ohio, the reason cited for its decision to shut down could also reverberate among an estimated 3,000 other small retail vape locations. Fraser Cropper, managing d
CoStar
added Nov 14, 2016 00:34
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AUDIO: Florida Tobacco Use At All-Time Low, But Health Advocates Wary Of E-Cig Surge

as Tobacco Free Florida celebrates its 10th anniversary, advocates are wary of kids’ picking up nicotine addictions from e-cigarettes instead. After 10 years of anti-smoking ads, school outreach, and smoking-cessation help, just under 16 in every 100 adu
WJCT Public Broadcasting (Jacksonville, FL)
added Nov 11, 2016 12:51
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[Florida] Secret Lives Of Lawyers: Kelley/Uustal’s Bob Kelley Swims With The Sharks — And Dolphins ($$)

Kelley, who has won a $300 million tobacco verdict, is the founder of a bar association for lawyers who dive. The more time you spend in South Florida, Bob Kelley says, the more you realize just how much there is to do in the water....
Law360
added Nov 9, 2016 22:33
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[Florida, New York] Smoker's Snowbird Status Debated in Trial Against Tobacco Cos. Over Fatal Cancer

smoking killed a New York native who spent her winters in Florida, attorneys debated what fueled the woman's half-century of smoking and whether she was a sunshine state resident for purposes of a massive tobacco class action
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 8, 2016 23:55
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