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[Florida, Michigan] PHILIP MORRIS USA INC., and R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Defendants/Appellants, vs. MARY HOWLES, Plaintiff/Appellee: APPELLEE’S ANSWER BRIEF (PDF)

A. Defendants Seriously Misstate and Ignore the Evidence Which Supported the Jury’s Compensatory Damage Award. PM and RJR state the compensatory damage award in this case is “grossly excessive” because it was more than “necessary” to compensate M
Fourth District Court of Appeal / State of Florida
added Mar 7, 2018 04:21

[Florida] Michigan Law Bars Smoker's $10M Award, Fla. Judges Hear

Two tobacco companies appealing a $10 million jury award...the trial judge erred in allowing the jury to award more than just compensatory damages since Michigan law, the state where Howles lived and smoked for most of her life, applies and doesn't allow
added Mar 7, 2018 04:12

[Texas] Smoking in Fort Worth bars and bingo parlors ends soon. Are city parks next?

In December, the City Council updated the city's smoking ordinance to include bars and bingo parlors. The new law goes into effect March 12. Organizations pushing for a smoke-free city pursued the change, saying the city has not kept pace with public sen
Fort Worth (TX) Star-Telegram
added Mar 7, 2018 04:08

[Canada] Hampstead introduces sweeping smoking ban

Montreal suburb would be 1st Canadian town to ban smoking in all public outdoor spaces — even on sidewalks
CBC News (ca)
added Mar 7, 2018 04:07

[Canada] Hampstead moves to butt out smoking in public areas

City council has tabled a bill that would ban smoking on all streets, sidewalks and public parks, citing a concern over the danger of second-hand smoke. Residents and visitors would still be able to smoke on their property or in their homes or cars if t
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added Mar 7, 2018 04:07

VIDEO: Teens inhale cancer-causing chemicals in e-cigarettes

Smoking e-cigarettes delivers cancer-causing chemicals that get into the body — and popular fruity flavors appear to be the worst, researchers reported Monday. They said teenagers who try vaping may be poisoning themselves with many of the same chemical
NBC News
added Mar 7, 2018 04:06

[Canada] Hoteliers want city to tweak patio smoking ban

A city-wide smoking ban on patios at Winnipeg restaurants and bars is one step away from becoming a realization this spring. The city’s Standing Policy Committee for Protection, Community Services and Parks voted 2-to-1 in favour of the ban, which is s
Winnipeg (Manitoba) Sun (ca)
added Mar 7, 2018 04:05

Will NRA follow the path of Big Tobacco?

A big industry defended by powerful lobbyists. A product popular with grassroots supporters but reviled by critics as lethal. A nationwide debate that touches on deep aspects of American culture. Guns in 2018? No, tobacco in 1998.
Christian Science Monitor
added Mar 7, 2018 04:04

[Canada] Hampstead moves to ban smoking on city property, including streets and sidewalks

And 'Once marijuana becomes legal, smoking it will also be banned in public spaces'
Montreal Gazette (ca)
added Mar 7, 2018 04:02

[Canada] The Town of Hampstead Drafts By-law Respecting the Use of Tobacco Products and other Substances

"Second hand smoke is dangerous, especially for the elderly, people with lung diseases and children," stated William Steinberg, Mayor of Hampstead. "That is why we are banning smoking in public in Hampstead. Once marijuana becomes legal, smoking it will
Canada Newswire (CNW) (ca)
added Mar 7, 2018 04:01
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