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[Florida] JUDGE CARR ORDER in BERGER (PDF) [FULL FREE TEXT]

While reviewing proposals for my initial charge, I noted that plaintiff’s having been addicted “is a core issue in the case, and I'm troubled simply leaving [the jurors] uninstructed on what the law calls 'addiction.'"
Law360
added Nov 8, 2014 20:34
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[Florida] Court Overturns $4.3 Million Tobacco Award

The lawsuit, filed by Aycock's widow, Thelma, alleged that his death stemmed from lung cancer, but R.J. Reynolds disputed the cause. After a trial in federal court in the Middle District of Florida, a judgment for compensatory damages of $4,277,500 was
Lakeland (FL) Ledger
added Oct 17, 2014 16:52
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[Florida] BERMAN/HOKE: The $23 Billion Resentment Against America's Tobacco Industry ($$)

The monumental jury verdict in Florida shows a need for more vigilant regulation of products.
National Law Journal
added Sep 5, 2014 11:12
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[Nevada] ECRM announces dates for 2015 E-Cigarettes, Vapor and E-Cigars event

Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing announced that it would be hosting the second-annual E-Cigarettes, Vapor and E-Cigars event at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas from Feb. 10 -12. The 2014 event sold out as a strong buyer list caught the eye of
Drug Store News
added Sep 4, 2014 11:24
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[District of Columbia] LETTER: D.C. Council should increase tax on non-cigarette tobacco products

Did D.C. Council members really act rashly, as suggested in “Proposed cigar, gym tax riles business owners” ... Tobacco is still the No. 1 cause of preventable death...Taxes on non-cigarette tobacco products have not kept pace with those on cigarettes. T
Washington Post
added Jun 10, 2014 11:39
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[Canada, New York] SPEAR: First Nations Need Tobacco More Than Harper's Law and Order

a more plainly descriptive title for this legislation might be "A Bill to Prevent the Mohawks from Cutting Into Our Business." Contraband tobacco refers to the reserve-based smoke shack industry, which has bloomed in the past decade on the reserves alon
First Perspective (ca)
added Feb 21, 2014 15:10
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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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[Cuba, Florida] Avian Artistry, With Smuggled Cigars

Flying Close to the Law: Duke Riley, a Brooklyn artist, trained 50 homing pigeons to fly from Havana, Cuba, to the Florida Keys carrying illicit cigars and cameras to record the journey.
New York Times
added Oct 17, 2013 17:00
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[Rhode Island] Michael Fine: City's historic tobacco ban helps youth

We are trendsetters in the Tobacco Control Movement. Rhode Island has the second highest cigarette excise tax, the third lowest youth smoking rate and now, our capital city has put Rhode Island on the map once again.
Providence (RI) Journal-Bulletin
added Oct 14, 2013 05:28
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