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[New York] Cigarettes are now officially at least $13 a pack …

“For over a decade, NYC has led the nation in policies to improve public health by reducing the number of New Yorkers who smoke,” said Council Health Chair Mark Levine. It is quite remarkable what has been accomplished since 2002 when 21.5% of residents
BKLYNER
added Jun 13, 2018 12:34
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[California] Attorney General Becerra Announces $37.5 Million in State Grants to Combat Illegal Tobacco Use Among Minors

$37.5 million in state grant funding to combat the illegal sale of cigarettes and tobacco products to minors. The grants to 71 local entities throughout the state will fund operations, retailer training programs, the installation of signage, youth outreac
California Attorney General's Office
added Jun 13, 2018 12:14
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[California] Will San Francisco's Ban on Flavored Tobacco Spark a National Trend?

Despite a multimillion dollar campaign by tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds, San Francisco will soon implement the most comprehensive restrictions on e-cigarettes in the country. The move is already sparking other cities to follow. 'What California does, almo
KQED (San Francisco, CA)
added Jun 13, 2018 11:36
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[New York] How Do Actors Mimic Smoking On Stage?

avoiding period dramas is one of the best ways to ensure that you do not have to smoke on stage, but while most audition papers will explain whether or not smoking is required, there are some productions which do opt for alternatives to help actors mimic
Times Square Chronicles
added Jun 13, 2018 05:28
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[California] Different approaches on how to stop smoking

An assistant professor at Loma Linda University School of Public Health, says it’s a matter of conditioning the brain by new ways of thinking and acting. Ernie Medina Jr, DrPH, has been helping smokers break the cycle of addiction for 25 years. He offer
Loma Linda University Health
added Jun 13, 2018 23:25
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The Briefcase: Florida Engle jury awards $20 million in damages

A Florida jury handed down Saturday a total of $12 million in punitive damages against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA in ...
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jun 13, 2018 05:50
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[New York] Anthony Bourdain’s Admirers Leave Heartbreaking Notes At Les Halles

Some mourners left packs of Marlboro Reds, Bourdain’s cigarette of choice.
Huffington Post (blog)
added Jun 13, 2018 05:24
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[New York] Evidence Supports Insurer’s Argument That Decedent Misrepresented Use Of Nicotine ($$)

A New York justice on May 15 denied a motion for summary judgment...after determining that the evidence supports the insurer’s contention that the decedent misrepresented his use of nicotine on his policy application (Global Energy Efficiency Holdings Inc
Lexis Nexis
added Jun 12, 2018 02:59
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New York High Court OKs Pre-Collection Of Cigarette Taxes On Tribal Land ($$)

In a June 7 ruling, the New York Court of Appeals found that enforcement of a law that requires retailers on reservation land to prepay taxes on cigarette sales to patrons who are not members of the Seneca Nation of Indians does not run afoul of Indian L
Lexis Nexis
added Jun 12, 2018 02:57
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Florida Jury Sides With Smoker’s Widower, Awards $20 Million In Damages ($$)

a Florida judge instead found that an initial, inconsistent verdict by jurors in an Engle progeny case and $8 million award for wrongful death could stand; nearly one week later, on the evening of June 8, the jury rendered a punitive damage award of $12
Lexis Nexis
added Jun 12, 2018 02:56
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