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[North Carolina] Officials: Smoking caused fatal fire

A burning cigarette is the cause of a fire that killed a 53-year-old Greenville woman at her apartment on Friday, officials said. Greenville Fire-Rescue was dispatched at 5:01 a.m. to Oak Haven Senior Village at 506 Mattox Road, Battalion Chief Shannon
Greenville (NC) Daily Reflector
added Aug 31, 2012 17:37
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[Maine] Portland committee backs smoking ban in parks

But the committee declined to pursue a ban on smoking in private clubs.
Portland (ME) Press-Herald
added Jul 20, 2012 03:34
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[Missouri] Smoking not allowed

Branson (MO) Tri-Lakes News
added Mar 24, 2012 00:00
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[Minnesota] Vermillion College Students Working Towards a Tobacco Free Campus

KQDS-FOX 21 (Duluth, MN)
added Mar 22, 2012 00:00
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Florida Judge Declares Mistrial In Engle Progeny Lawsuit ($$)

in which a woman claimed that a tobacco company hid the dangers of smoking from her husband, which led to his lung cancer and death, because the judge gave contradictory jury instructions that may confuse the jury (Lorraine Olson v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco
Lexis Nexis
added May 25, 2017 21:11
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New E-Liquid Law Passes in Indiana

Specifically, SEA 1 eliminates the security, clean room, kitchen code requirements, various audit provisions...although the new law will effectively re-open the Indiana e-liquid market once it is signed by the Governor, e-liquid manufacturers are still re
National Law Review
added Apr 27, 2017 15:00
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Florida's Courts 4th on Tort Reformers' 'Judicial Hellholes' List

"Florida’s storied tobacco litigation shows no signs of burning down after 2016’s back-to-back Florida Supreme Court rulings expanding liability," says the report. Since the state high court lowered evidentiary requirements in tobacco lawsuits a decade
Sunshine State News (Tallahassee, FL)
added Dec 20, 2016 22:33
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Tobacco giant Philip Morris to pay $45 million to Arkansas smokers

Arkansas is the first state to successfully settle a class action lawsuit against tobacco giant Philip Morris; now some smokers could get their hands on some of the $45 million settlement. Glenda Wills started smoking back in the 1980's; before the dang
KYTV KY3 (Springfield, MO)
added Sep 21, 2016 01:26
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[Florida] Lung Cancer Suit Time Barred, Defense Argues as Trial Against R.J. Reynolds Opens

A Florida man who died of lung cancer after smoking 2 to 3 packs of cigarettes a day for nearly 50 years developed the disease after the bar date for filing a class action claim against the nation's tobacco companies, an attorney defending R.J. Reynolds
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Aug 2, 2016 13:43
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[Florida] RJR Owes For Woman's Smoking-Related Death, Fla. Jury Told ($$)

The daughter of a police chief's secretary who died of smoking-related lung disease urged a Florida jury Friday to find R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. liable for her death, saying the tobacco company hid the dangers of smoking from her until it was too late.
Law360
added May 28, 2016 16:29
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