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Massachusetts communities gets $6M to help prevent tobacco use

Around 182 cities and towns in Massachusetts will receive their share of $6 million dollars... “Massachusetts continues to develop comprehensive approaches to reduce tobacco and nicotine use among young people and adults,” said Secretary of Health and Hum
NBC 10 (Providence, RI)
added Aug 7, 2018 18:16
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[Wisconsin] Tobacco marketed more heavily in city's minority neighborhoods, study finds

“The evidence is increasingly clear that children who are exposed to tobacco marketing in stores are more likely to start smoking,” said Linnea Laestadius, assistant professor in the Zilber School of Public Health. Credit: UWM Photo/Pete Amland
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Aug 7, 2018 17:08
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[California] Vaping, other tobacco products tied to higher risk that teens will try marijuana

Adolescents who have smoked e-cigarettes are more than three times more likely to move on to marijuana than teens who have never tried vaping, a U.S. study suggests. At 10 high schools in Los Angeles, a total of 2,668 students participated in two surveys
Reuters
added Aug 7, 2018 16:52
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[Florida] Sanctions Law: A Litigation Frontier

The four-judge panel overseeing the Florida tobacco litigation imposed sua sponte a $9.2 million penalty (later cut in half) against two firms that had filed claims the panel considered baseless. Because the underlying litigation already had settled, the
Law.com
added Aug 7, 2018 03:13
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[Illinois] Kwame Raoul says he can't be bought by controversial tobacco executive donation

Raoul's Democratic opponents in the primary criticized him for taking $100,000 in donations from tobacco executive Don Levin. Levin, who also owns the Chicago Wolves, is fighting the state over money from the tobacco settlements. Raoul explained wh
OurQuadCities.com WHBF-TV/KGCW-TV/KJLB-TV (Rock Island,IL)
added Aug 6, 2018 22:19
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[Florida] DANIEL: Sanctions Law: A Litigation Frontier

The four-judge panel overseeing the Florida tobacco litigation imposed sua sponte a $9.2 million penalty (later cut in half) against two firms that had filed claims the panel considered baseless. Because the underlying litigation already had settled, the
Law.com
added Aug 6, 2018 22:14
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[Massachusetts] Insurer Not Responsible For Settlement Over Blown Deadline In Tobacco Case ($$)

Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled that a superior court judge did not err in finding that an insurer need not pay a $1.55 million legal malpractice settlement reached between an attorney and his former client whose case against the tobacco industry was no
Lexis Nexis
added Aug 6, 2018 17:47
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[New York] LETTER: E-cigarettes are really not better

Our efforts should include educating youth about the harms of products like electronic delivery systems, and how the tobacco industry uses manipulative marketing tactics to get people to use them. Public Health Solutions has programs like NYC Smoke-Free
Riverdale (NY) Press
added Aug 7, 2018 17:59
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[California] Solano Coalition for Better Health: Curbing tobacco through policy change

Solano County’s Tobacco Prevention and Education Program (TPEP) will be leading the way in combatting the tobacco industry’s aggressive marketing strategies through its four-year plan. The new plan includes activities such as working with local cities to
Vallejo (CA) Times-Herald
added Aug 6, 2018 14:01
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[Florida] DIXON V. R.J. REYNOLDS UPCOMING Trial 08/06/18 –

In this tobacco case, plaintiff claims defendant concealed the dangers of smoking, leading to addiction and disease.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Aug 5, 2018 06:25
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