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[Tennessee] Local Lieff Cabraser attorneys hit $27M verdict in Florida tobacco case

The 14 cents tacked onto the award — which included approximately $20.76 million in punitive damages — represented the age at which plaintiff Judith Berger began smoking. By age 16, she had a pack-a-day habit. Berger and her now-deceased twin sister deve
NashvillePost.com
added Sep 20, 2014 13:36
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FEINBERG: New York City Makes History Again

While we celebrate these victories, we are disappointed that the proposed "Tobacco Product Display Restriction" bill, originally introduced with Tobacco 21 and STE, did not move forward. We believe that keeping tobacco products out of sight in retail sto
Huffington Post (blog)
added Oct 31, 2013 13:06
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[Florida] Pasco teachers union not interested in quick talks over tobacco-free campuses

Pasco County school employees union has turned down the administration's request to talk about new rules for making all schools tobacco-free. The issue should wait until the next round of contract talks in the spring, said Lynne Webb, United School Emplo
Tampa Bay (FL) Times
added Oct 30, 2013 15:46
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Oklahoma town bans electronic cigarettes on public property beginning Nov. 20

The amendment to the city of Ada's tobacco ordinance forbids electronic cigarettes on all indoor and outdoor areas owned or operated by the city.
The Oklahoman
added Oct 30, 2013 00:47
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[Arizona] Phoenix FD: faulty e-cigarette likely to blame for fire that injured Vietnam vet

CBS 5 News has told you about two different electronic cigarette-related fires, here in the Valley, during the past six months. In April, an exploding device caused a car fire in Glendale. Then in August, a "Smokin' T" e-cigarette is believed to have
KPHO CBS 5 News (Phoenix, AZ)
added Oct 25, 2013 01:51
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State judge knocks down smoking ban in New York parks

ruled in favor of the group, known as NYC CLASH, saying the state agency needed to receive approval from lawmakers for the ban. While he noted the Legislature had previously passed a ban on indoor smoking, bills banning smoking in parks have stalled in co
New York Journal News
added Oct 11, 2013 18:50
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[Florida] E-cigarettes may be up in smoke in Vero Beach

They don’t smell, they don’t burn and they seem to be the perfect answer to smoking in public. Just the same, the Vero Beach City Council wants to regulate electronic cigarettes.
TCPalm.com
added Oct 9, 2013 12:29
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[Missouri] New CoxHealth policy: No smokers need apply

However, CoxHealth President and CEO Steve Edwards said he is contributing $15,000 of his own money to the newly-created Charlie Fund. It will dole out payments to current employees who quit and are nicotine-free a year later. The fund is named after Edwa
Springfield (MO) News-Leader
added Sep 28, 2013 15:36
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[Indiana] OUR VIEW: Smoking a problem for BSU's neighbors, but there is a solution

Instead, we urge smokers to kick the habit, with help from the university. Smokers' health will improve, they will save money and they won't be forced to walk blocks just to light up. Quitting won't be easy, but there are resources to help smokers get sta
Muncie (IN) Star-Press
added Sep 22, 2013 12:36
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[Florida] Legendary attorney Douglass dies at 83

particularly effective during his stint as Gov. Chiles' attorney. Douglass was the guiding force in making Florida the first state to win a major ($13 billion) settlement against tobacco companies in 1999.
Tallahassee (FL) Democrat
added Sep 18, 2013 07:42
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