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[Florida] Philip: True cost of smoking too high

this year’s theme for Tobacco Free Florida Week (through Saturday) is “The Cost of Smoking.” We are educating Floridians on how costly tobacco addiction is – financially and physically – and encouraging them to use Tobacco Free Florida’s free tools and se
Tallahassee (FL) Democrat
added May 9, 2017 20:54

[Florida] 10 facts to know about cost of smoking cigarettes

A pack-a-day smoker in Florida can spend more than than $10,500 in just five years. The Tobacco Free Florida estimate doesn't account for the expenses related to healthcare for the smoker or secondhand smoke.
WPLG Ch. 10 (Miami, FL)
added May 9, 2017 20:11

[Florida] What's the True Cost of Smoking?

Governor Rick Scott has proclaimed May 7-13 as Tobacco Free Florida Week. This year, the theme for the Florida Department of Health’s Tobacco Free Florida Week is The Cost of Smoking, which focuses on what smoking costs Floridians — both physically and fi
Florida Department of Health
added May 8, 2017 20:52

[Florida] LETTER: RE: Graham v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., No. 13-14590 (PDF)

Dear Mr. Smith:...The Florida Supreme Court’s decision in R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. v. Marotta has no bearing on any live issue before this Court...Marotta rejected the preemption theory that Appellants abandoned here and adds nothing to the due process c
Amazon CloudFront
added May 3, 2017 20:13

[Florida] Fla. Court Ruling Doesn't Affect Tobacco Case, 11th Circ. Told ($$)

A widower whose wife died of smoking-related lung cancer told the Eleventh Circuit on Monday that a recent Florida Supreme Court ruling that federal law does not preempt Engle progeny plaintiffs' strict liability and negligence claims against tobacco comp
added May 3, 2017 11:41

Echo Lake Apartments Recognized as Gold Certified

The Florida Apartment Association has recognized Echo Lake Apartments at Lakewood Ranch as a Gold Certified Smoke-Free Multifamily property. This certification signifies that there is no smoking throughout the entire community.
added May 2, 2017 19:11

[Florida] Jury Awards Nothing to Smoker's Widow in Trial Against RJR, Despite Finding Cigarettes Caused Smoker's Death

Jurors this week found a Florida smoker's cancer and death were caused by R.J. Reynolds cigarettes, but shut out the smoker’s widow on her claim for damages against the tobacco company. Shadd v. R.J. Reynolds
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added May 1, 2017 13:12

RJR's Deception Caused Florida Farm Owner's Fatal Cancer, Atty Says as Trial Opens

Attorneys argued over the role R.J. Reynolds may have played in the fatal cancer that struck a Florida farm owner who smoked for more than half his life, as trial opened against the tobacco company Thursday. Lawrence v. R.J. Reynolds, 2009-CA-000178.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added May 1, 2017 13:11

[Florida] $3M, Plus Potential Punitives, Handed Down Against RJR for Smoker's Illness; Philip Morris Cleared of Responsibility

A state court jury Thursday awarded $3 million in compensatory damages to a Florida smoker’s widow, and found punitives potentially warranted for the role R.J. Reynolds played in his smoking-related illness. But, it absolved the tobacco giant of his death
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Apr 21, 2017 18:27

[Florida, Nevada] Naples man injured by possible e-cig explosion

Hildreth is a Las Vegas burn unit, barely able to move. He should be home in Florida with his kids. Over the weekend his life changed in an instant. "To turn around and see that happening is your worst nightmare... There's nothing that can prepare yours
WBBH NBC2 (Tallahassee, FL)
added Apr 17, 2017 17:33
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