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Motley Rice, Venable Attorneys Face Off as Rare Florida Non-Engle Tobacco Trial Opens Against Philip Morris

Capone died of lung cancer in 2006...Finch outlined evidence he said showed a multi-pronged effort throughout much of the latter half of the 20th century to undermine the growing weight of medical evidence on smoking’s dangers. Meanwhile, Finch said, tob
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Dec 8, 2018 20:51
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[Maryland] Baltimore City Council bills aim to cut back on vaping, smoking — including banning flavored vape liquids

The three bills look to broaden the definition of smoking devices and ban the sale of flavored vaping liquids, as well as call for tobacco retailers to post information about smoking risks and cessation and carry nicotine replacement products such as pat
Baltimore (MD) Sun
added Dec 8, 2018 02:53
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[Michigan] Students and community members split on proposed e-cig regulations

Students are split on the necessity of proposed FDA regulations that would affect the sale of Juuls and other e-cigarettes. The proposed regulations follow an FDA probe which revealed possible targeting of minors by e-cigarette companies as well as insta
Western Herald (Western Michigan U.)
added Dec 8, 2018 02:53
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[Florida] CAPONE V. PHILIP MORRIS LIVE Trial 12/07/18 –

In this tobacco litigation, plaintiff claims defendant's concealment of smoking's dangers led to nicotine addiction and smoking-related illness.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Dec 7, 2018 19:45
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Florida Panel Affirms: After Opting Out Of Engle, Plaintiffs’ Claims Untimely ($$)

In a per curiam affirmance issued Dec. 5, Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal left intact a summary judgment that two purported Engle progeny cases are barred by the...
Lexis Nexis
added Dec 7, 2018 19:45
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[Iowa] EDITORIAL: Park smoking limits strike the right balance

We’ve agreed with golfers and others who argued making it illegal to light up on the broad expanse of a golf course fairway, at an out-of-the-way fishing hole or some other wide open outdoor space goes too far.
Cedar Rapids (IA) Gazette
added Dec 7, 2018 18:19
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PACKNETT/POORE: Op-ed: Reports address Indiana’s poor health rankings

. By raising the cigarette tax by $2 and using these funds for the restoration of tobacco prevention and cessation programs, we could advance our efforts toward improving the health of Hoosiers.
Greater Fort Wayne (IN) Business Weekly
added Dec 7, 2018 18:16
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[Michigan] HERMANN: OP: E Cigarette lawsuit: regulation for protection

It’s a good thing that the FDA is cracking down more on e-cigarette manufacturers. I believe in regulation for protection. The health of our country is important and the health of our youth even more so.
Western Herald (Western Michigan U.)
added Dec 7, 2018 06:00
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[Florida] Fla. Justices Stand By Ruling On Expert Testimony Standard

lorida Supreme Court on Thursday denied R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Crane Co.’s bids for a do-over of a closely watched October ruling in which it reinstated an $8 million...
Law360
added Dec 8, 2018 20:51
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RJ Reynolds’ Fraud Trumps Smoker’s Fault in Florida ($$)

Damages for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.’s negligence and strict liability shouldn’t be reduced to reflect a smoker’s own fault, the Florida District Court of Appeal, Fourth District, said Dec. 5. That’s because a jury found the company fraudulently concea
Bloomberg News
added Dec 8, 2018 20:51
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