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PHILIP: We need health equity for a tobacco-free Florida

However, when it comes to tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke there are still many geographic and demographic inequalities across our state. Nearly 2.5 million Florida adults, or 15.5 percent, still smoke cigarettes. There are large populations
Tallahassee (FL) Democrat
added Apr 12, 2018 19:14
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[Florida] AUDIO: Initiative To Address Health Disparities Among Smokers

The 2018 observance marks the tenth anniversary of the Florida Department of Health’s Tobacco Free Florida Week. This year the campaign is focused on curbing smoking in certain populations and features the launch of a new initiative called Achieving Hea
WUWF (Pensacola, FL)
added Apr 5, 2018 19:27
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RJR Prevails at Trial Over Florida Woman's Death, As Jury Rejects Link Between Its Cigs and Her COPD

needed about nine hours to conclude that while Vivian Gay was addicted to cigarettes, Reynolds' cigarettes did not cause her death from complications related to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Mar 31, 2018 20:33
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Florida Jury Awards $13.5 Million To Widow Of Addicted Smoker ($$)

awarded $13.5 million to the widow of a man who died from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) after finding that he was addicted to cigarettes that were made by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. (Margaret Brown v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., No. 2017 3000
Lexis Nexis
added Mar 30, 2018 02:26
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[Florida] Justices Set Arguments On Damages In Smoker’s Death

The Florida Supreme Court will hear arguments in June in a case that focuses on the amount of damages an adult child should be able to receive in the smoking-related death of her mother. Justices issued an order Wednesday that scheduled arguments June 6
WLRN-Miami Herald
added Mar 30, 2018 01:25
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The Tobacco Cases

a series of lawsuits beginning in the 1980s have succeeded in holding Big Tobacco companies accountable for their dangerous products and in making them change some of their practices...CIPOLLONE CASE / MASTER SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT / FLORIDA CASES
American Museum of Tort Law
added Mar 30, 2018 01:17
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Florida Jury Finds For Tobacco Company In Engle Progeny Suit ($$)

found in favor of a tobacco company in an Engle progeny suit brought by a widower who claimed that his deceased wife died from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (Alvin Gay v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., No. 07-CA-014649, Fla. 13th Jud. Cir., Hil
Lexis Nexis
added Mar 29, 2018 18:09
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Florida Supreme Court sets arguments in Delray woman’s tobacco case

will hear arguments in June in a case that focuses on the amount of damages an adult child should be able to receive in the smoking-related death of her mother. Justices issued an order Wednesday that scheduled arguments for June 6 in the Palm Beach Coun
Palm Beach (FL) Post
added Mar 29, 2018 14:23
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[Florida] Fla. Jury Awards Smoker's Family $13.5M In Reynolds Case ($$)

awarded $13.5 million on Friday to the family of a man who died after smoking Viceroy cigarettes for decades, made by a company whose U.S. business was later bought by R.J. Reynolds. The jury in DeLand, Florida, about 40 miles north of Orlando, awarded $
Law360
added Mar 28, 2018 04:40
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[Florida] BROWN, Plaintiff, V. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Defendant: VERDICT (PDF)

We, the Jury, return the following verdict: Was Arthur Brown addicted to cigarettes containing nicotine and, if so, was such addiction a legal cause of his COPD/emphysema? YES/NO Was Arthur Brown a citizen or resident of Florida when his COPD/emphys
Amazon CloudFront
added Mar 28, 2018 04:37
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