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[Florida] Tobacco Industry Picks Up Tailwind as Smoker Suits Dealt Setback

The appeals court panel in Atlanta said individual smokers, already blocked from suing as a group, must each prove the cigarettes they used were defective, rather than relying on an earlier jury’s findings. That decision adds time, expense and uncertaint
Bloomberg News
added May 22, 2015 11:46
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[Louisiana] Planning panel opposes effort to legalize French Quarter cigar bar

The City Planning Commission voted Tuesday to reject a proposal from the City Council to amend the city’s zoning ordinance to include a definition for cigar bars and make them a conditional use in French Quarter commercial districts.
Baton Rouge (LA) Advocate
added Apr 15, 2015 10:15
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[Cuba, USA, Florida] Philip Morris Aims To Undercut As Engle Plaintiff Rests Case ($$)

countered that Vila's cancer may have been caused by the human papilomarvirus, and has also argued that Vila, who was born in Cuba in 1954 and did not move to the United States until 1989, was not exposed to the advertising and statements that came out of
Law360
added Jan 17, 2015 08:10
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[Texas] Editorial: Thanks for kick-start to ban smoking in Dallas parks

What are these city spaces for, if not promoting good health? Allowing tobacco use in the very places most frequented by the city’s youngest residents sends a dangerous mixed message. So, thanks, Dallas Park and Recreation Board, for voting unanimously
Dallas Morning News
added Nov 16, 2014 22:44
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[District of Columbia] Party Diary: Guys, girls and lots of cigar smoke at the 25th annual ‘Fight Night’

“Everybody sit your asses down right now. That’s how tonight’s gonna go,” shouted sportswriter Jay Glazer, who had the unfortunate task of trying to tame the crowd of more than 1,200, including D.C. mayor-elect Muriel Bowser
Washington Post
added Nov 15, 2014 08:57
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[Minnesota] Fewer high school students smoking

In the steepest decline ever found in Minnesota, the percent of high school students who smoked cigarettes in the past 30 days dropped from 18.1 percent in 2011 to 10.6 percent in 2014... 12.9 percent of high school students used or tried an electronic ci
Minneapolis (MN) Star Tribune
added Nov 10, 2014 13:29
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Melanie Griffith smokes a cigar on girls night out in New York City

Melanie and her pals headed to Little Italy for the Annual Feast of San Gennaro where they enjoyed some snacks and even purchased some cigars. The group were later seen posing outside the shop with their cigars in their mouths as they giggled for the cam
The [London, UK] Express
added Sep 13, 2014 17:29
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[New Jersey] Higher taxes on e-cigarettes approved by Senate committee

Whether you chew, smoke cigars or a pipe, or have traded traditional tobacco products for electronic cigarettes, New Jersey consumers would pay a lot more for their habit under a bill a Senate committee approved Monday. Members of the fast-growing e-cig
Newark (NJ) Star-Ledger
added May 20, 2014 08:11
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[New York] VIDEO: Council Vote Raises Tobacco Buying Age To 21

Retailers are also banned from accepting or offering discounts on tobacco products. The Sensible Tobacco Enforcement bill targets retailers who evade tobacco taxes or sell without a license.
NY1 (Time Warner Cable)
added Oct 31, 2013 13:11
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[New York] City Council to Vote on Raising Cigarette Purchase Age

In the latest move to snuff out smoking in New York, the City Council could vote Wednesday to bar anyone under the age of 21 from buying cigarettes and e-cigarettes. Under federal law, no one under 18 can buy tobacco anywhere in the country, but some s
NBCNew York.com
added Oct 30, 2013 14:39
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