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[Pennsylvania] Allegheny County representatives call for statewide indoor smoking ban for workplaces

On Tuesday, Pennsylvania VFW commander Thomas Hanzes spoke at the Morningside VFW and called on state lawmakers to end the exemptions and ban smoking inside all workplaces. He says VFW members have already voted to support this step and many other posts
Pittsburgh (PA) City Paper
added Sep 12, 2018 00:53
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[Florida] Thanks to e-cigarettes, students are smoking in class. Miami Beach wants it to stop.

Teens skip class to inhale liquid nicotine in the bathroom, vape at lunch, and even sneak puffs in class while the teacher’s back is turned, according to students and parents. “It’s very common,” said one sophomore e-cigarette user, who spoke on the cond
Miami (FL) Herald
added Sep 11, 2018 22:22
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[North Carolina] Hurricane Florence Heads for Tobacco Country

Tobacco crops in North Carolina, the top U.S. producer, are right in the projected path for Hurricane Florence, which threatens to cause plants to rot, whether they’re still in the fields or have already been harvested. Florence’s Category 4 winds are a
Bloomberg News
added Sep 11, 2018 21:24
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[Florida] Jury Awards $250K to Deceased Smoker's Family in Non-Economic Damages Retrial Against Philip Morris

non-economic damages to the family of a Florida mortician whose 1995 lung cancer death was previously tied to years of smoking Philip Morris cigarettes. Danielson v. Philip Morris, 2007-CA002737.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 11, 2018 16:18
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[Florida] In Retrial, Tobacco Plaintiffs Awarded $250,000 In Noneconomic Damages ($$)

a Florida jury ordered Philip Morris USA Inc. to pay the widow and children of a smoker $250,000 in noneconomic damages, just over one year after an appeals court found that an initial jury award rendered in the case was too low and the result of “advers
Lexis Nexis
added Sep 11, 2018 16:16
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[Virginia] How do you feel about the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's new regulation that prohibits smoking in all public housing?

Bristol (VA) Herald-Courier
added Sep 12, 2018 00:51
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Tobacco companies opposing ballot initiative violated finance laws, Montana regulator says

wrote in a decision last week that Altria Client Services and RAI Services Company registered as incidental political committees two days late in June. They also failed to report the travel expenses of a representative who appeared before the Montana Cham
Helena (MT) Independent Record
added Sep 11, 2018 22:21
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Massachusetts Judge: FDA Withheld, Delayed Agency Action On Warning Labels ($$)

a Massachusetts federal judge compelled the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to promulgate a final rule implementing Section 201(a) of the Tobacco Control Act (TCA) (American Academy of Pediatrics, et al. v. United States Food and Drug Administration, N
Lexis Nexis
added Sep 11, 2018 21:17
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[New York] Class Claims ‘Rosy Statements’ Preceded Massive Philip Morris Stock Price Drop

Philip Morris executives sold off millions of dollars stock while withholding information about the company’s stagnant sales, investors claim in a class action. Fild by lead plaintiff City of Westland Police and Fire Retirement System...on behalf of anyo
Courthouse News
added Sep 11, 2018 07:33
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[Virgin Islands, Florida] Two-Jury Trials Could Light New Way For Fla. Tobacco Cases ($$)

an innovative recent tobacco trial in the U.S. Virgin Islands: two plaintiffs, and two juries, but tried at the same time in the same courtroom, resulting in $113 million in verdicts. Two St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, juries in weeklong trials that began A
Law360
added Sep 11, 2018 01:26
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