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[Florida] Editorial: Promising downward trend in smoking

much of the credit in declining cigarette use goes to public smoking bans. In January, the University of South Florida joined at least 20 Florida colleges and universities in banning all tobacco use on campus, a commendable effort to keep young people fro
Tampa Bay (FL) Times
added May 28, 2016 00:41
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[Florida] Supreme Court To Take Up Tobacco Damages Dispute

Florida Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to take up a case in which an appeals court rejected a $30 million punitive-damages award against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co, according to an online docket....filed by the widow of late smoker James Schoeff, is part
WUSF (Tampa Bay, FL)
added May 27, 2016 17:19
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[Florida] Law Firms Defend Use Of Engle Tobacco Findings At 11th Circ. ($$)

The lawyers representing Engle progeny plaintiffs in Florida state courts told the Eleventh Circuit it shouldn't consider R.J. Reynolds' assertions that reliance on the landmark case's jury findings violates the cigarette maker's due process rights becaus
Law360
added May 25, 2016 04:09
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[Florida] WellCare Recognizes World No Tobacco Day on May 31, 2016

Watson has now been smoke-free for nearly two months, and in recognition of World No Tobacco Day, wants to encourage others to do the same. With more than 10,000 children in Florida alone becoming daily smokers each year, Watson knows his message is impor
PR Newswire
added May 23, 2016 19:14
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[Florida] GRAHAM v. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO. et al.: BRIEF OF THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, THE AMERICAN TORT REFORM ASSOCIATION...(PDF) (42pp)

The Walker panel and the district court in this case authorized the use of Florida’s unique preclusion doctrine as a blunt weapon, with serious implications for American businesses. If left undisturbed, these rulings would potentially authorize the use of
Amazon CloudFront
added May 23, 2016 17:09
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[Florida] Philip Morris Appeals Smoker's $3.75M Verdict To 11th Circ. ($$)

told a Florida federal judge that it’s asking the Eleventh Circuit to weigh in on a jury’s award of $3.75 million in an Engle progeny case, as well as the judge’s recent decision preserving two of the smoker’s claims....
Law360
added May 19, 2016 21:44
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[Florida] Attorneys for Smoker's Family Receive Record $29M Award

A team of South Florida lawyers won what they believe to be Palm Beach County's largest-ever tobacco verdict for the family of a Delray Beach family lawyer who died of lung cancer at 52. The late Thomas Purdo started smoking in 1958 as a high school fres
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added May 19, 2016 16:32
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[Ohio] VIDEO: Police: Man busted with E-cigarette cartridges laced with marijuana

A Florida man is busted over the weekend with E-cigarette cartridges and Pinellas Park Police said the suspect planned to sell them. When it comes to E-cigarettes, everyone is vaping, but be cautious drug dealers have found a way to lace them.
nbc4i (Dublin, OH)
added May 18, 2016 19:17
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Owes $12M For Airman's Death, Jury Told ($$)

Attorney Brent R. Bigger of Bigger Law PA told jurors in Polk County, Florida, that Marlene Nally was left a widow late in life after many decades of marriage to Joseph Nally. "Those golden years, those are the years where you really need each other the
Law360
added May 17, 2016 16:32
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[Florida] FRENTZ: Secondhand smoke harmful for children and adults

But for too many Floridians, especially our most vulnerable, smoking continues openly in the home and workplace. Non-smokers in those settings accept this as a fact of life. That’s why this year’s Secondhand Smoke Exposed Tobacco Free Florida Week, whic
Tallahassee (FL) Democrat
added May 16, 2016 14:46
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