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[Florida] Jury Adds $3.2M Punitive Damages To Philip Morris Verdict ($$)

awarding a total of $11 million to the family of an ex-smoker who had two lung transplants after decades of smoking....The award was significantly less than the $22 million Laura Shamp, attorney for plaintiff Elaine Jordan, had asked for during closing ar
Law360
added Aug 4, 2015 14:20
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[Florida] Amid FDA talks, e-cigarette industry braces for change

The FDA also could move forward with tougher regulations involving advertising practices — or even a requirement that companies only market new tobacco products after FDA review, as was considered in the agency's 2014 proposal. Analysts say a measure lik
Tampa Bay (FL) Times
added Aug 4, 2015 11:43
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[California] EDITORIAL: An ugly process, but worthy bills on tobacco

Six tobacco-related bills were shifted last month from the Legislature’s regular session to the special session on health care...If these bills can help reduce the problem, and they can, they deserve passage.
San Diego (CA) Union-Tribune
added Aug 4, 2015 11:38
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[North Carolina] Hoping to strike just the right balance / Reynolds takes its time with plans for Newport

Now that Newport cigarettes have become a Reynolds American brand, the company is taking its time to decide how to proceed so it can make the most of its latest investment.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Aug 4, 2015 10:23
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More Than 1,500 Anti-Drug Leaders And Youth Meet This Week In Indianapolis To Learn How To Reduce Substance Abuse In Their Communities

WHY: The week-long training will teach participants how to address one of our nation's biggest public health challenges, youth drug use. Specifically, courses will focus on medicine abuse, as well how to create tobacco-free environments,
PR Newswire
added Aug 4, 2015 10:20
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[California] DAMAN: Vapor products aren’t the same as cigarettes

several pieces of legislation to be debated in a special session this month, which again will seek to equate vapor products and e-cigarettes with tobacco...Californians may not realize the full economic, public health and societal benefits from vapor prod
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added Aug 4, 2015 10:16
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[Connecticut] UPDATE: Raids Crack Down on Zig-Zag Counterfeiting

After the court issued a temporary restraining order and asset restraining order North Atlantic was seeking, Mango coordinated the raid logistics with the U.S. Marshals’ Office. These seizure orders are part of North Atlantic's strategy of zero toleranc
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Aug 4, 2015 09:33
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[Massachusetts] HEROUX: It's Time to Protect Little Lungs

An Act To Protect Little Lungs is a bill that I filed in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. The idea behind this bill would be to make it illegal for anyone to smoke while a child is in the car in a car seat. Penalty would be a $100 fine, which
Huffington Post (blog)
added Aug 3, 2015 21:07
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[Michigan] JABAR: Pro-health: Potential ordinance for smoke-free city parks is good news

Eliminating smoking from Dearborn parks is a “pro-health” position that aligns perfectly with ACCESS’ goal of promoting healthy lifestyles among Arab Americans and the community at-large.
Southgate (MI) Press & Guide
added Aug 3, 2015 21:07
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[California] A Baseball Habit Begins to Feel the Pinch

“It will turn into an inevitability,” Myers said in a phone interview. “This is going to happen. The only question is, will it happen in enough cities so that baseball is tobacco-free by next year? Or will it take one more year?” Details of how the ordi
New York Times
added Aug 3, 2015 15:47
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