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Big Tobacco loses in Florida high court

Polston concluded tobacco companies had all the notice and opportunity they needed to defend all theories of liability. The Engle jury heard more than 150 witnesses and received thousands of pages of documents and exhibits, he noted. "We decline the def
Daily Report
added Mar 19, 2013 02:16
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FLORIDA NEWS AT A GLANCE: U.S. Supreme court considers Fla. tobacco cases

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected this week to decide whether to take up challenges by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. to rulings that have bolstered thousands of Florida lawsuits against cigarette makers.
Palm Beach (FL) Post
added Jun 4, 2014 19:41
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[Canada] BELCHETZ: The Unadvertised Health Risks of E-Cigarettes

So when no evidence exists to show that e-cigarettes are safe for long-term use by humans, when laboratory studies demonstrate worrisome potential physiological risks, and when strong evidence is mounting that e-cigarettes are leading our youth to consid
Huffington Post (blog)
added Mar 9, 2015 10:07
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[Washington] Roll your own cigarette store find loophole to open back up

President Obama signed a part of the Highway Transportation Bill . . . So Alexander and other owners across the country found a loophole with the help of lawyers, changing the store fronts from retail locations to Private Member Only Clubs.
KNDO-TV (Yakima, WA)
added Sep 14, 2012 07:40
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[Canada] Richmond Hill youth among those urging smoke-free movies at TIFF

As part of an initiative called “Directors Cut” by the Canadian Cancer Society, the aim is to promote the idea that all movies in Ontario rated for children and teens (G, PG, and 14A) should be smoke free.
York Region (ca)
added Sep 9, 2014 23:40
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[Florida] 11th Circ. Asked To Revive Dead Smokers' Engle Suits

Tobacco plaintiffs told the Eleventh Circuit on Wednesday that a Florida federal court improperly dumped more than 500 Engle progeny suits mistakenly filed as personal injury suits naming deceased former smokers as plaintiffs without allowing them to be a
Law360
added Apr 29, 2013 18:38
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85% of Oral Cancer Cases in Sudan Caused by Chewing Tobacco, Study Shows

A recent study has revealed that 8-9 million Sudanese people chew tobacco and indicated that 82% of oral cancer cases are attributed to this. The report further said that 92% of lung cancer cases are caused by smoking while 5% of Sudanese women carry g
Sudan Vision (sd)
added Jun 10, 2013 11:36
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[Florida] Fla. Smoker's $37M Win Against Philip Morris Upheld ($$)

A Florida appeals court has upheld a $37 million judgment against Philip Morris USA Inc. in an Engle progeny case brought by a smoker who claimed cigarettes caused her emphysema, saying a trial judge properly refused to overturn a jury's verdict against t
Law360
added Jul 3, 2012 01:44
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[Canada] Quebec tables bill to crack down on e-cigarettes

"You won't be able to smoke anywhere you smoke a real cigarette. You won't be able to smoke in a restaurant. You'll have to be nine metres from the door...All the laws that are there for regular cigarettes, you're going to have to respect that," said Luc
CBC News (ca)
added May 11, 2015 14:48
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[Canada] Taxation key to smokers butting out in favour of E-cig: University of Ottawa professor

Sweanor presented his thesis in the New England Journal of Medicine, suggesting "sharply-increased taxes on combustible (cigarettes)" while reducing or eliminating excise taxes on smokeless alternatives like e-cigarettes, which remain unsanctioned in Can
Ottawa (Ont) Sun
added Aug 20, 2015 14:44
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