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2 exceptions to Nebraska smoking ban struck down

Nebraska Supreme Court has struck down two exceptions to the state's public smoking ban, dealing a blow to cigar bars and tobacco shops, but sparing the exception for some hotel guestrooms that allow smoking.
AP - Associated Press
added Aug 29, 2014 13:14
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[New Zealand, USA, Florida] Widow's $27b win rattles tobacco bosses

"Tobacco use alone costs the world 1 to 2 per cent of its GDP each year," former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark told the UN this month. Global GDP in 2013 was US$75 trillion, with 1 per cent worth US$575 billion -- more than the GDP of all low-in
New Zealand Herald (nz)
added Jul 27, 2014 08:21
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[Virginia] Reducing tobacco use at Langley AFB

nearly 1,300 active duty U.S. Air Force airmen at Langley Air Force Base were documented as tobacco users, according to the Corporate Dental Application U.S. military Dental Data Status. In an attempt to reduce these numbers, using smoke and smokeless p
Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System (DVIDS)
added Mar 17, 2014 14:17
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[Indiana] More women are smoking cigars, but 'feminized' flavors can come with a risk

Angelina Jolie, Demi Moore, Claudia Schiffer and Heidi Klum have been known to puff on stogies. Manufacturers are marketing flavors such as honey and mocha ... Blend Cigar Bar, which opened in September on 82nd Street, was designed by a woman to appeal t
Indianapolis (IN) Star
added Jan 19, 2014 00:43
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[Virginia] This year marks the rise of e-cigarettes

General Assembly to consider sale, tax on ‘disruptive innovation’
Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch
added Dec 26, 2013 11:24
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[Pennsylvania] Electronic cigarettes are not a big hit with teens

Smoke shop owners and school administrators supporting legislation to prohibit the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors acknowledge the devices are not a teenage craze. “I didn't know it was legal to sell to kids,” said Gabrielle Williams, co-owner o
Pittsburgh (PA) Tribune-Review
added Dec 16, 2013 02:24
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[District of Columbia] New FDA rules could impact e-cigarette market

Organizations such as the tobacco association and the Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association, which lobbies for e-cigarette manufacturers, said regulation of electronic cigarettes should be in a different category than that of tobacco cigarettes, sinc
CBS MarketWatch
added Nov 11, 2013 15:51
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[Missouri] CoxHealth: Smokers not wanted

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 Edwards’ la
Springfield (MO) News-Leader
added Sep 29, 2013 21:29
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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Ask High Court To Review Engle Decision ($$)

Tobacco companies have asked the nation's highest court to review the Florida Supreme Court's decision to allow plaintiffs who were members of the landmark Engle class to use findings from that case in their individual suits, arguing that it violates the
Law360
added Aug 16, 2013 01:57
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West Virginia Jury Rejects Most Claims and Punitive Damages in Consolidated Trial

A unanimous West Virginia jury today rejected all but one of the plaintiffs’ claims in a consolidated trial involving approximately 600 individual lawsuits against the major tobacco companies. In reaching its decision, the jury also rejected the plaintif
Altria Group, Inc.
added May 15, 2013 15:17
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