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[Florida] Tobacco Settlement Eases Industry Litigation Concern

The settlement of more than 400 lawsuits in U.S. federal courts filed by Florida smokers, the Engle Progeny cases, resolves some uncertainty in extensive litigation pending against the major cigarette companies
Fitch Ratings
added Feb 25, 2015 16:51
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[Florida] Fla. Judge Keeps Philip Morris Suit On Jury Track ($$)

Philip Morris, a subsidiary of Altria Group Inc., brought its motions for directed verdict on the grounds that Vila failed to prove his case on fraud and concealment claims, on his punitive damages claim, on Vila's class membership status and on the comp
Law360
added Jan 20, 2015 23:35
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[Florida] State high court seeks new circuit judge position

Florida Supreme Court has called on state lawmakers to fund three circuit judge positions...Particularly draining have been what the Supreme Court called “tobacco cases.” Those are civil cases against tobacco companies that have sprung from a 2006 court r
Northwest Florida News
added Dec 23, 2014 03:25
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[Florida] Engle Progeny Review for the Week of November 24

An $18.6M Total Damage Award Highlights Our Week in Review
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 28, 2014 12:17
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Biomarkers of Exposure among U.S. Cigar Smokers: An Analysis of 1999–2012 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) Data

Conclusions: Cigar smokers have higher concentrations of several toxic and carcinogenic substances than nontobacco users. Impact: Our results are consistent with epidemiologic evidence demonstrating cigar smoking as a cause of disease and premature deat
Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
added Nov 7, 2014 11:41
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HHS Releases 13th Report on Carcinogens

Four substances have been added ...cumene, used to make phenol and acetone, and also found in fuel products and tobacco smoke...ortho-Toluidine Known to be a human carcinogen... found in tobacco smoke
Environmental Health Perspectives (NIEHS)
added Oct 3, 2014 02:00
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ARCHIVE: Was the U.S. Justice Department Sold to the Highest Bidder

The law firm that fronted for Big Tobacco for four decades, Covington & Burling, has its former lawyers ensconced in three of the top slots ... Both Eric Holder, the U.S. Attorney General, and Lanny Breuer...Dan Suleiman, who also worked at Covington and
WallStreetOnParade.com (blog)
added Sep 28, 2014 07:09
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Gurkha Creates Private Label Cigar That Garners $30,000 At Auction To Benefit The Eric Trump Foundation & St. Jude Children's Hospital

For the sixth year in a row, Gurkha Cigars, makers of the world's finest and most expensive cigars, have partnered with The Eric Trump Foundation to raise money and awareness for children battling life-threatening diseases at St. Jude Children's Research
PR Newswire
added Sep 18, 2014 15:25
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Canadians deserve a new approach to health policy on tobacco - Imperial Tobacco Canada invites governments to adopt a progressive approach to public health policy

On World No Tobacco Day 2014 (May 31), Imperial Tobacco Canada calls on Health Canada and government across the country to adopt a policy of tobacco harm reduction as a more progressive approach to tobacco regulation.
Canada Newswire (CNW) (ca)
added May 30, 2014 03:55
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E-cigarette use slowing infiltrates campus

Both referenced a certain enjoyable aspect of smoking with friends that is lost with e-cigarette use. This may contribute to the subtlety of the e-cigarettes’s rise to popularity. Little research has been done to determine their prevalence, particularly
Old Gold and Black (Wake Forest University)
added Oct 31, 2013 02:21
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