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[Florida] Ruling won’t snuff out tobacco suits, lawyer says

“Their defense is that anything, even moon dust, causes these illnesses — anything but cigarettes,” said attorney James Gustafson Jr. “The law allows them to bring those defenses, and I’ll gladly hear the argument that alcohol causes lung cancer.”
Panama City (FL) News-Herald
added Oct 20, 2014 04:28
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[Florida] Court Overturns $4.3 Million Tobacco Award

The lawsuit, filed by Aycock's widow, Thelma, alleged that his death stemmed from lung cancer, but R.J. Reynolds disputed the cause. After a trial in federal court in the Middle District of Florida, a judgment for compensatory damages of $4,277,500 was
Lakeland (FL) Ledger
added Oct 17, 2014 16:52
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[UK-Scotland] Whisky and cigar firm snapped up

And new owner Stephen Johnstone immediately set his sights on doubling its store portfolio to ten across the UK in the next three to five years. The company, which was established in Glasgow in 1874, has its flagship store in the city's West George Stre
Herald Scotland (The Herald and Sunday Herald) (uk)
added Oct 17, 2014 16:34
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[Florida] 11th Circ. Tosses $6M Engle Verdict Over Alcohol Evidence ($$)

unanimous three-judge panel ruled a lower court was wrong to grant a pretrial motion in allowing a request by plaintiff Thelma Aycock to keep the jury from hearing testimony about her deceased husband's alcohol use, saying the decision improperly shifted
Law360
added Oct 17, 2014 13:28
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[Florida] Court Ejects $6M Smoker Verdict Against Reynolds

A $5.9 million jury verdict in favor of a chain smoker's widow was reversed and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. was granted a new trial Thursday because the trial judge suppressed evidence of the smoker's alcoholism....the verdict favoring Thelma Aycock
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Oct 17, 2014 13:25
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[UK] Smoking bans and alcohol taxes: do they work?

Do 'nanny state' measures such as smoking bans and alcohol taxes really reduce the harms...While smoking bans reduce various illnesses in the short term, the longer term goal is reducing the uptake of smoking and encouraging smokers to quit. The evidence
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Oct 15, 2014 13:29
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[Missouri] Americans drink less when cigarettes cost more

In the U.S., higher cigarette taxes and strict smoke-free policies not only curb smoking but also lower alcohol consumption, a new study shows.
Washington University in St. Louis (MO)
added Oct 6, 2014 18:31
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[Turkey] Inflation falls below 9 percent on back of tobacco and food prices

A nearly 1 percent drop in tobacco products, an important indicator in the country’s inflation calculation basket, in addition to a 3.5 percent fall in wine, played a role in the downward move. The food prices in general terms supported the fall. The co
Hurriyet (tr)
added Oct 3, 2014 22:04
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Association between tobacco and alcohol use among young adult bar patrons: a cross-sectional study in three cities (PDF) [FREE FULL TEXT]

While smoke-free bar policies were negatively associated with regular smoking, these policies alone may not be enough to influence the association between smoking and drinking, particularly if tobacco marketing continues in these venues, or in the absence
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Sep 24, 2014 18:16
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Anti-Smoking Policies May Also Curtail Drinking

Cigarette tax hikes and smoke-free policies have not only cut tobacco use in the United States, they may have led to a noticeable drop in alcohol consumption, according to a new study. Consumption of beer and hard liquor -- but not wine -- declined in s
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Sep 24, 2014 11:01
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