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[New York] North Country Sen. Ritchie's bill to ban e-cigarettes on school grounds signed into law

“Schools are meant to be safe places for students, however, when they are exposed to things like e-cigarettes, their health is put at risk,” said Sen. Ritchie. “With so much still unknown about the chemical makeup up of the nicotine solution used in e-ci
North Country (NY) This Week
added Jul 28, 2017 14:59
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Florida Jury Finds For Defense In Engle Progeny Suit ($$)

finding that a man who died from lung cancer was not addicted to cigarettes made by Philip Morris and that his lung cancer and death was not caused by an addiction to those cigarettes (Judith Pearson v. Philip Morris USA Inc., No. 2007-CA-017823, Fla. 13
Lexis Nexis
added Jul 30, 2017 12:41
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New York spent legal settlement funds on budget relief: comptroller

Half of the money spent so far from New York state's $10 billion in legal settlement windfall has gone to support the state budget rather than the capital projects for which it should be used....using tobacco settlement payments to pay certain Medicaid co
Reuters
added Jul 30, 2017 11:42
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[Minnesota] C-Store Retailers Take Their Fight to City Hall

“This ban on the sale of menthol tobacco products is the last straw for us,” said Clay Lambert, owner of convenience store Metro Petro, during a press conference in the Minneapolis City Hall. “We would like to expand our business into other neighborhoods
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Jul 27, 2017 20:34
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[North Carolina] Facebook: Reynolds American sale

We asked our Facebook audience how they feel now that the purchase of Reynolds American is complete. Here is what two of them had to say: “Sad for our city and history.” — Michael Sherwood-Peatross “I feel sad, too. I went to work for RJR in 1955 when
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jul 27, 2017 20:01
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[Florida] JONES V. R.J. REYNOLDS UPCOMING Trial 07/31/17 –

Phyllis Jones claims R.J. Reynolds concealed the dangers of smoking while fueling the nicotine addiction of Demos Jones, leading to his smoking-related illness.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jul 27, 2017 19:59
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[Hawaii] City Council introduces bill to ban smoking in cars if minors are present

Bill 70 calls to outlaw smoking traditional and electronic cigarettes in a motor vehicle if a person under the age of 18 is a passenger. Council Chair Ron Menor and Councilman Brandon Elefante co-introduced the bill Wednesday.
KGMB 9 (Honolulu, HI)
added Jul 27, 2017 06:26
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[Hawaii] City council considers banning smoking in vehicles in presence of minors

For years, Hawaii island and Kauai have had laws on the books that make it illegal to smoke in your car in the presence of a minor.* If Bill 70 becomes law, the same would apply on Oahu. You would not be able to smoke in a motor vehicle when a person un
KHON2 News (Honolulu, HI)
added Jul 28, 2017 17:39
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[Minnesota] BRIANT: Fighting Menthol Bans / NATO’s Briant on why Minneapolis ordinance needs to be defeated

This means that the potential sales loss at an average convenience store is so large that there is a real risk that these retail stores will not be able to remain profitable. It is just not economically feasible from a business-model perspective to remai
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Jul 27, 2017 20:35
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Philip Morris Cleared at Trial Over Florida Railroad Worker's Fatal Cancer

deliberated for about 90 minutes before concluding nicotine addiction was not the legal cause of Don Pearson's death. The finding excludes Pearson's family from a class of plaintiffs potentially entitled to damages for a tobacco industry scheme to hide th
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jul 26, 2017 23:29
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