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[Alaska] Bethel jury decides: Zero dollars to widow of smoker

A major case that started a decade ago between tobacco company Philip Morris and a woman from Marshall, Alaska, ended yesterday afternoon with zero dollars being awarded to Delores Hunter. Hunter’s husband, Benjamin Francis, smoked Marlboro cigarettes,
Must Read Alaska
added Apr 27, 2018 00:34
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[Alaska] LETTER: Smoke-free workplace bill should be passed

To the editor: I was quite confused and very disappointed when I read the editorial on April 18. I think it was full of misinformation. Here are some facts: ... It is time for Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux, R-Anchorage, to stop playing politics with the health
Fairbanks (AK) Daily News-Miner
added Apr 26, 2018 12:18
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[Alaska] Major Tobacco Trial Comes To A Close In Bethel

Marshall resident Dolores Hunter lost her husband to lung cancer over a decade ago, and she has been suing Phillip Morris for damages ever since. She alleges that her husband, Benjamin Francis, was deceived about the health effects of Marlboro Lights cig
KYUK (Bethel, AK)
added Apr 27, 2018 00:35
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[Alaska] Closing arguments finish in tobacco trial in Bethel

Toward the end of their closing arguments, the attorneys started to argue over how much Benjamin Francis’ life was really worth. Don Burmeister, one of Hunter’s attorneys, says that Francis’ family lost well more than a million dollars when he died. Hi
KTOO (Juneau, AK)
added Apr 26, 2018 13:57
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[Alaska] LETTER: Support Senate Bill 63

We have been walking the halls in Juneau this session in support of Senate Bill 63 ...As owners of local bars and restaurants in Fairbanks, we believe that our employees and our customers have the right to breathe smoke-free air. Smokers have been taking
Fairbanks (AK) Daily News-Miner
added Apr 20, 2018 17:26
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Youth e-cigarette ban nears Alaska House vote

The Alaska House of Representatives is preparing for a final vote to prohibit Alaskans 18 and under from buying electronic cigarettes and the liquid used within them. State law already prohibits stores from selling e-cigarettes with nicotine liquids t
Juneau (AK) Empire
added Apr 19, 2018 23:36
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[Alaska] Professor to discuss tobacco and crime links

Morris will talk about the connections between tobacco use for the criminal justice system. Individuals involved in the system suffer a high prevalence of chronic illness, much of which is related to tobacco use, according to Morris. Morris will discuss
Juneau (AK) Empire
added Apr 16, 2018 19:31
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Antismoking bill advances in Alaska House

The chief legislative antagonist of a statewide antismoking bill relaxed her opposition Tuesday evening, and a revised version of the measure now appears bound for a vote of the full House of Representatives... “It says that marijuana and vaping usage ar
Juneau (AK) Empire
added Apr 15, 2018 16:27
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Alaska workplace smoking ban moves toward vote after yearslong stall in House committee

Senate Bill 63, to enact a statewide workplace smoking ban, advanced Tuesday evening at a rare meeting of the House Rules Committee. The legislation had been warehoused in the committee by Anchorage Republican Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux, the committee chair,
Anchorage (AK) Daily News
added Apr 15, 2018 16:25
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[Alaska] Opening statements begin in Bethel tobacco trial

On Wednesday, Dolores Hunter vs. Phillip Morris USA went to trial for the third time in seven years. The trial could have wide-reaching implications for the tobacco company. In their opening statements, the attorneys chose to focus on the legacy of a sin
Alaska Public Media
added Apr 13, 2018 15:25
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