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[Florida] Decades-long Smoker Couldn't Know Cigs' Danger, Jury Hears ($$)

A woman who died from chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder after smoking Winstons for decades should not be held responsible for decades of smoking in which she had no way of knowing the danger she was putting herself in, a lawyer told a Florida jury T
Law360
added Feb 8, 2017 16:19
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Cast Doubt On Dangers Of Smoking, Jury Told ($$)

A World War II hero who died of lung disease never knew how bad smoking was for him because R.J. Reynolds and other tobacco companies sowed doubt around many scientific findings about the dangers of cigarettes, his family's lawyer told a Florida jury Tues
Law360
added Feb 8, 2017 03:06
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State of Florida Awards $16 Million In Research Funding To Develop Cures For Cancer, Tobacco Diseases

Governor Rick Scott announced that over $16 million in research funding was awarded to 16 different projects through the Bankhead-Coley Cancer Research Program...to improve prevention, diagnosis, treatment and to develop cures for cancer and tobacco-rela
Space Coast Daily
added Feb 6, 2017 18:04
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Norris to lead Altadis USA premium cigars

Tabacalera USA has appointed Rob Norris as general manager of its Altadis USA premium cigar division. He will be based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and report to Javier Estades, the head of Tabacalera USA.
Tobacco Reporter
added Feb 4, 2017 17:54
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Rubio Renews Support for Bipartisan Bill to Protect Florida Cigar Workers’ Jobs

“There is virtually no corner of Florida that is not being affected by the FDA’s excessive and overly burdensome regulations on local cigar makers, and we must stop federal bureaucrats from putting these small manufacturers out of business and threatenin
US Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL)
added Feb 4, 2017 17:02
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[Florida] Engle Widower Assails Cigarette Ad Blitz As Trial Opens ($$)

The widower of a Florida woman who died of lung cancer told a jury on Thursday that she was lured to smoking by a cigarette industry whose $250 billion in advertising spending over 65 years drowned out messages about smoking's dangers.
Law360
added Feb 3, 2017 13:44
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[Florida] Students, businesses partner to curb secondhand smoke

Members of Washington County's student-led Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) organization, along with the Florida Department of Health in Washington County, are celebrating local business partners and progress made in reducing exposure to secondhand
Chipley Paper.com (Holmes County (FL) Times-Advertiser / Washington County News)
added Feb 1, 2017 13:53
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[Florida] RJR Responsible For Smoker's Death, Jury Told ($$)

Family members of a woman who died from chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder after smoking Winstons for decades urged a Florida jury to hold R.J. Reynolds responsible Friday, emphasizing the company's longtime knowledge of smoking's risks — and its conc
Law360
added Jan 29, 2017 17:18
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[Florida] Attorneys Battle Over RJR's Role in Woman's Fatal Respiratory Disease, as Trial Against Tobacco Giant Begins

over what caused a Florida woman to smoke for six decades and continue smoking even as she needed supplemental oxygen for her respiratory disease, as trial opened against R.J. Reynolds over its role in the woman’s death. Durrance v. R.J. Reynolds, 11-26-
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jan 28, 2017 21:22
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Florida receives failing grades on tobacco report

The association issued grades in five categories, and Florida failed in four of them. The F’s were in tobacco prevention and cessation funding, which means money dedicated to helping people quit, access to those services, tobacco taxes, and tobacco usag
WESH NewsChannel 2 (Orlando, FL)
added Jan 25, 2017 21:41
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