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JUST IN: Florida Supreme Court says tobacco giant must pay $18.5M award to Delray woman

A jury returned to a Palm Beach County courtroom to decide how much to punish R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. for the 1993 lung cancer death of a Boynton Beach woman. When it on Friday awarded Odom $6 million for losing her 58-year-old mother, Juanita Thurston
Palm Beach (FL) Post
added Sep 20, 2018 22:14
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[Indiana] Smoking rates drop, but habit still costly: Impact on households $1,000 per year

Smoking rates in Bartholomew County are dropping, but Indiana’s statewide rate continues to be a costly challenge to Hoosiers’ health, quality of life and community economic development. In Indiana, 21 percent of Hoosiers are smokers, ranking the state
Columbus (IN) Republic
added Sep 20, 2018 11:59
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[Alabama] Sheffield poised to be first smoke free Shoals city

the first city in the Shoals with a comprehensive non-smoking policy that would prohibit smoking in work places, including restaurants and bars, and city parks. Smoke Free Shoals Coordinator Melanie Dickens discussed the policy with the City Council on M
Florence (AL) Times Daily
added Sep 20, 2018 11:58
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[Massachusetts] City seeks to bump tobacco age to 21

HAVERHILL — The city's Board of Health will hold a public hearing next month on a proposal to up the age for purchasing tobacco products in Haverhill from 18 to 21 and implement various restrictions. The board is also looking to set a limit on the numbe
Lawrence (MA) Eagle-Tribune
added Sep 20, 2018 11:57
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[Idaho] Resources grow in tobacco habit battle

A coalition of groups dedicated to helping people avoid the health risks associated with tobacco announced a statewide effort to educate Idahoans about the resources available to help them quit smoking. In Payette County, a class on quitting smoking, co
Argus Observer (Ontario, OR)
added Sep 20, 2018 11:56
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[North Carolina] Juul's leading e-cig market share may be leveling off

Wells Fargo Securities analyst Bonnie Herzog issued her latest report Tuesday, based primarily on Nielsen data. Juul’s market share increased from 72.1 percent to 72.8 percent during the four-week period that ended Sept. 8. Meanwhile, market share of V
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Sep 21, 2018 22:16
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[Florida] RJR Owes $6.5M For Fla. Musician's Cancer Treatment Death ($$)

A Miami-Dade County jury on Tuesday awarded $2.5 million to Hanifah Harewood for the past loss of father Glenn Simmons’ past companionship and her pain and suffering, and $4 million for her future losses and suffering. The jury attributed only one-quart
Law360
added Sep 20, 2018 22:43
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[India, Texas] From 40 cigarettes to 40 minutes of meditation

“I used to smoke 40 cigarettes a day,” Majithia said. “I was in the wrong boat.” Puneet Bhaskar, SKY@UTA vice president, leads a morning meditation session Sept. 16 in the Mavericks Activities Center. Bhaskar said he mediates to help him alleviate stres
The Shorthorn (University of Texas, Arlington)
added Sep 20, 2018 16:38
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[Florida] Appellate Court Ruling Expands the Definition of Engle Class Member

The Third District Court of Appeal ruled last week that prospective Engle class members could be residents or citizens — not both — of Florida at the time their smoking-related disease first manifests or is diagnosed.
Law.com
added Sep 20, 2018 13:03
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[Florida] RJR Owes $6.5M For Fla. Musician's Cancer Treatment Death ($$)

jury awarded $6.5 million to the daughter of a musician and longtime smoker of Kools who died of follow-on complications from mouth cancer treatment, after hearing that the cigarette maker was still responsible for that treatment.
Law360
added Sep 20, 2018 11:30
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