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[Kentucky] WITHROW: City needs smoke-free ordinance ($$)

I can still hear the shock and fear in her voice when I told her the diagnosis.
Paducah (KY) Sun
added Dec 15, 2017 03:15
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[Indiana] New smoking rules get initial OK

City council voted 4-3 on first read Monday night to ban smoking from gatherings of 50 or more people on public property such as streets, parking lots and parks. Another amendment bans the use of electronic smoking devices such as e-cigarettes and vape p
Seymour (IN) Daily Tribune
added Dec 15, 2017 03:15
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[Missouri] Prison smoking ban starts next year

After a victory in a court case brought about by an inmate in the Missouri Department of Corrections who suffered health effects from secondhand smoke, the department will ban smoking in designated smoking areas around prisons next year.
Jefferson City (MO) News Tribune
added Dec 15, 2017 03:14
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[Missouri] Free help to quit smoking, HUD rule makes public housing smoke-free by July 31

In advance of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s smoke-free housing rule requiring all public housing to be smoke-free by July 31, 2018, the American Lung Association in Missouri, with support from the Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Fou
St. Louis American Newspaper
added Dec 15, 2017 03:14
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Oklahoma's health rankings improve based on smoking, infant health

Oklahoma is no longer one of the five least-healthy states in the country. The state is still in the bottom 10, but decreases in the rates of smoking and low birth weight moved it up three spots, to 43rd. Only Utah and Florida had a larger positive chang
The Oklahoman
added Dec 15, 2017 03:05
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Spokane pursues raising tobacco age limit in Washington to 21

The Spokane Regional Health District board has thrown its weight behind a three-year-old campaign to raise the state’s tobacco age limit to 21. The board, which is made up of a bipartisan group of elected officials from around Spokane County, unanimousl
The Spokesman-Review
added Dec 14, 2017 16:51
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds, Philip Morris Nab New Trials In Fla. Suits ($$)

appeals court Wednesday reversed nearly $47 million in damages awards against R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris and ordered new trials in two Engle progeny suits against the tobacco companies.
Law360
added Dec 15, 2017 23:39
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[Florida] PHILIP MORRIS USA INC., Appellant, v. BERNICE MCCALL, individually and as Personal Representative of the Estate of MARTIN MCCALL, Appellee. No. 4D16-2016 (PDF)

In sum, we conclude that the warning label instruction was improperly given in this case. Accordingly, we are compelled to reverse and remand for a new trial. As outlined in the direct appeal analysis section, on
Amazon CloudFront
added Dec 15, 2017 23:39
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[Florida] R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Appellant, v. BETTYE RYAN, et. al., Appellees: Appeal and cross-appeal from the Circuit Court for the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit (PDF)

Overall, the [Surgeon General] Reports were presented as authoritative and conclusive evidence that nicotine exposure essentially rewires the brain and removes an individual’s choice to continue smoking and that nicotine addiction is the fundamental reaso
Amazon CloudFront
added Dec 15, 2017 23:34
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[California] SANTEE PARKS COULD SOON BE SMOKE-FREE

Santee is the last city in San Diego County to still allow smoking in public parks. But that could soon change. On Thursday, December 14th at 6:30 p.m., the Santee Parks and Recreation Committee will consider a smoke-free ordinance and recommendation to
East County (CA) Magazine (Heartland Foundation)
added Dec 15, 2017 03:14
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