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Tobacco settlement coughs up $4M to fight smoking in Oregon

Oregon is getting a $4 million boost from the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement to fight youth smoking, the first time funds from the settlement are actually being used in the state to fight tobacco use.
The Business Journal Portland (OR)
added Sep 10, 2013 13:16
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[Florida] Punitive damages upheld in Miami-Dade County smoker case

Pointing to decades of efforts by the tobacco industry to mislead the public, a state appeals court Wednesday upheld a $25 million punitive-damages award against Lorillard Tobacco Co. The 3rd District Court of Appeal also said Lorillard should pay $8 mil
Palm Beach (FL) Post
added Sep 5, 2013 06:56
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[Oklahoma] Man killed in explosion due to smoking around his oxygen tank

Jones was smoking a cigarette at the time. His family tells us he has had three prior explosions at his home for the same reason, but this one was different because it killed him.
The Oklahoman
added Jul 28, 2013 21:10
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[North Dakota] As Minnesota cigarette tax spikes, Moorhead retailers feel the burn

at Brady’s Service Center located off Interstate 94 here jumped to $6.50 on Monday, the first day of a new per-pack tax increase in Minnesota. Just a few miles away at Fargo’s Gateway Service Center-Cenex along Main Avenue, that same pack of Pall Malls w
Fargo (ND) InForum
added Jul 3, 2013 11:18
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[Louisiana] Your Mail: Cigars are unhealthy, too

Yet, the public health protection this law provides from the deceitful tactics of the tobacco industry is now being threatened by a new effort in the U.S. House of Representatives to exempt many cigars from regulation. Cigars cause disease and death and,
Alexandria (LA) Town Talk
added Mar 24, 2013 17:07
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[Florida] PHILIP MORRIS USA INC. v. COHEN - September 12, 2012.

We approve of the amount of punitive damages awarded by the jury; therefore, the only issue to be decided on remand is appellee's entitlement to the award, which will be resolved when the jury determines whether Nathan reasonably relied on statements or o
Leagle
added Feb 18, 2013 05:57
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[Minnesota] Freaky coaster ad targets MN youth smoking ...

The grizzled gravedigger in a prior quit-smoking ad by ClearWay Minnesota is back, this time in a freaky roller-coaster ad designed to scare kids and teens about the addictive dangers of smoking. The ad hits the airwaves today.
Minneapolis (MN) Star Tribune
added Nov 12, 2012 17:10
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[North Carolina] LONGEST: Secondhand smoke would be prevented by ban

the smoking ban is a good move. It respects the freedom of smokers to enjoy a cigarette in private while doing more to protect the right everyone has to a safer environment, cleaner air and a healthier life.
Daily Tar Heel (UNC)
added Sep 26, 2012 12:18
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[Cuba, New York] Board Calls for Disbarment of Cigar-Smuggling Lawyer

The Illinois attorney ethics board has recommended the disbarment of an attorney convicted of smuggling trunkloads of Cuban cigars into the country during the 1990s.
New York Law Journal
added Aug 17, 2012 03:07
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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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