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[Florida] Fla. Smoker's Family Gets New Trial Against Philip Morris ($$)

appeals court ruled Monday that the family of a mortician who died of lung cancer after years of smoking Philip Morris USA Inc. cigarettes should get a new trial on noneconomic damages after a jury awarded just $300,000, far less than the $15 million requ
Law360
added Jul 26, 2017 19:43
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[Alabama] CYCLOPS VAPOR 2, LLC, et al., v. FDA: MOTION TO INTERVENE AS DEFENDANTS (PDF)

Public Health Intervenors have filed their motion prior to the filing of Defendants’ response to Plaintiffs’ summary judgment motion to ensure that at least some parties to this case will vigorously defend the Deeming Rule and to enable the motion to i
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Jul 26, 2017 03:07
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[North Carolina] Northwest Almanac: Matchmaker helped move factories to suburbs

This story originally ran in the Winston-Salem Journal on Dec. 12, 1999. / When D.D. Bean and Sons decided to build a match factory in Forsyth County in 1959, there was a certain logic to the company’s decision. After all, Winston-Salem was the cigaret
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jul 25, 2017 13:59
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LOPEZ: New Jersey raised its smoking age to 21. The change will likely save lives.

So the laws may not be perfect, and they may be disobeyed at times. But the overall evidence is suggestive: Higher minimum legal ages for smoking and drinking reduce use and save lives, and they do so by working exactly as one would expect.
Vox Media
added Jul 24, 2017 22:10
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[New York] SCPD: Four People Arrested for Selling E-Liquid Nicotine to Minors

conducted an investigation into the sale of e-liquid nicotine to minors during which ten businesses were checked for compliance. Four people were arrested and charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child: Richard Gottcent, 22, of Islip Terrace, emp
LongIsland.com (NY)
added Jul 24, 2017 22:08
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[Michigan] Tribe Can’t Revive Claims In Mich. Tobacco Tax Challenge ($$)

refused Friday to reconsider his decision nixing some claims asserted by the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community in challenging state authorities taxing tribal tobacco products, reaffirming the legitimate reach of state tobacco taxes into “ceded” tribal land.
Law360
added Jul 24, 2017 15:39
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[Virginia] VIDEO: Ex-Governor Bob McDonnell on SCOTUS overturning his conviction

McDonnell's case stands out because he took so much from one person -- this man, multi-millionaire Jonnie Williams. Williams wanted the governor's help getting state-sponsored studies of his new tobacco-based supplement called Anatabloc. He claimed it had
CBS
added Jul 24, 2017 19:10
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Louisiana Attorney General Warns of Tobacco Settlement Scam

Louisiana's attorney general is warning residents not to believe online ads that say people can receive money from a settlement reached between states and tobacco companies.
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 23, 2017 19:50
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[Oklahoma] OSMA supports tobacco fee passed by legislatures

The Oklahoma State Medical Association, which is 4,000 doctors in the state, support the $1.50 tobacco fee. They're saying it's a public health benefit. The supreme court will hear from OSMA, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, American Cancer Society Ca
KOKH FOX25 (Oklahoma City, OK)
added Jul 23, 2017 20:00
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[New Jersey] Chris Christie just did something he says will save lives in N.J.

Echoing his often-used theme of breaking the cycle of addiction, the governor issued a statement saying the time had come to protect young New Jerseyans by "giving young people more time to develop a maturity and better understanding of how dangerous smo
NJ.com
added Jul 23, 2017 05:24
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