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[Florida] Attorneys Debate Link Between Cigarettes and Woman's Cancer in Openings of Trial Against RJR

Reynolds and a tobacco industry scheme to hook young smokers to cigarettes played a central role in the cancer death of 42-year-old Florida woman, an attorney for the woman’s daughter told jurors Wednesday, as trial began against the tobacco giant. Adamso
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 10, 2017 18:22
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[North Carolina] Tobacco manufacturers, 26 states finalize MSA escrow settlement

A final Master Settlement Agreement has been executed on the escrow dispute between North Carolina and 25 other states and the nation’s largest tobacco manufacturers, the N.C. attorney general said Thursday.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Nov 10, 2017 18:22
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[Louisiana] BUNKIE ASKED TO CONSIDER SMOKING BAN ORDINANCE

A group supporting a smoke-free environment has asked Bunkie officials to consider banning smoking in and around most businesses in the municipality. Mayor Mike Robertson said he has not decided if he will present a no-smoking ordinance to the City Counc
Avoyelles (LA) Journal
added Nov 10, 2017 17:24
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[Illinois] Several Rockford businesses in violation of tobacco laws

49 out of 164 businesses inspected were found to be in violation including... 29 businesses selling tobacco without a license. The city says these inspections help strengthen their ordinances and make our streets safer.
23 WIFR CBS (Rockford, IL)
added Nov 11, 2017 21:02
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[Massachusetts] Middleboro board keeps tobacco-buying age at 18

Middleboro selectmen, acting as the Board of Health, have voted 3-2 to maintain the town’s current tobacco regulations and keep the current legal age to purchase cigarettes at 18 and not 21.
Brockton (MA) Enterprise
added Nov 11, 2017 21:02
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[Florida] Marine Corps, Not Tobacco Messaging, Swayed Vet to Smoke, Defense Says in Cancer Trial Against RJR

Attorneys Wednesday sparred over whether a Marine Corps vet was duped by tobacco marketing into a decades-long cigarette addiction that led to his lung cancer death, as trial opened against R.J. Reynolds, makers of the cigarettes the Florida man smoked. Q
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 10, 2017 18:22
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[Washington] MultiCare Tacoma General hosts exhibit highlighting dangers of cigarettes

MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital will an exhibit called the “Evolving Cigarette” in the week leading up to this year’s Great American Smokeout on Nov. 16. The exhibit explores tactics used by the tobacco industry over time to create more customers – fr
The Suburban Times (Lakewood, WA)
added Nov 10, 2017 17:20
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[Massachusetts, Pennsylvania] Cigar Category Skirts Regulation

the cigar segment has been relatively immune to federal lawmakers’ sharpest knives. That’s good news for many convenience retailers that are often busy fending off local and state legislation. One example of how cigar sales are at risk is last year’s swe
Convenience Store Decisions
added Nov 10, 2017 17:02
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Florida Appeals Panel Vacates $10.5 Million In Tobacco Suit ($$)

found that the U.S. Surgeon’s report was hearsay and should not have been admitted to evidence and remanded the suit to the trial court for a new trial (R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al. v. John McCoy, No. 4D16-259, Fla. App. 4th Dist.).
Lexis Nexis
added Nov 10, 2017 15:03
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Florida Appeals Panel Vacates $10.5 Million Verdict In Tobacco Suit ($$)

und that a U.S. surgeon general’s report that was admitted to the jury during an Engle progeny suit was hearsay and should not have been admitted as evidence and remanded the suit to the trial court for a new trial
Lexis Nexis
added Nov 10, 2017 14:59
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