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[Florida] R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY; and PHILIP MORRIS USA INC., Appellants, v. JOHN MCCOY, As Personal Representative of The Estate of GLODINE MCCOY, Appellee. (PDF)

As we recently concluded in Philip Morris USA, Inc. v. Pollari, No. 4D16-334 (Fla. 4th DCA Aug. 30, 2017), the Reports are hearsay that are inadmissible as public records or adoptive admissions and may not be used to bolster the opinions of testifying
Fourth District Court of Appeal / State of Florida
added Nov 9, 2017 04:25
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[Florida] Fla. Court Reverses Smoker's $10.5M Verdict, Citing Hearsay ($$)

finding that the widower who brought the suit had improperly relied on the Surgeon General’s reports, which it considers hearsay, and remanded the case for a new trial. Both sides — plaintiff John McCoy and tobacco companies R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and
Law360
added Nov 9, 2017 04:20
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[Ohio] Council split on tobacco ban

TIPP CITY — With a tied vote due to an absent city council member, Tipp City council failed to pass legislation designating tobacco-free zones...The changes would have prohibited smoking, chewing or vaping tobacco in city-governed areas that are used for
Troy (OH) Daily News
added Nov 9, 2017 04:10
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[Indiana] Proposed smoking ban brings out foes and proponents in Gary

A large number of people turned out for Tuesday's Gary City Council meeting where a smoking ban that could impact the two casinos in the city were discussed.
The Times of Northwest Indiana
added Nov 9, 2017 03:41
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[Indiana] Majestic Star attempts to snuff out Gary bid for smoking ban expansion

Critics wasted no time in letting the Gary Common Council know that the state's smoking ban should not be expanded to include the Majestic Star Casino. Pete Liguori, the CEO and president of the Majestic Star casino, appeared Tuesday before the Common Co
Gary (IN) Post-Tribune
added Nov 9, 2017 03:41
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Indianapolis could raise the smoking age to 21

The Alliance for a Healthier Indiana is hosting a town hall meeting titled “Should Indianapolis Raise the Age of Tobacco Purchase to 21” on Wednesday from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at The Hatch at 6161 N. Hillside Avenue.
WRTV-Ch. 6 (Indianapolis, IN)
added Nov 9, 2017 03:40
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[Colorado] Aspen voters overwhelmingly approve $3 tax on pack of cigarettes

The cost of a pack of cigarettes and other tobacco products will increase in the new year after Aspen voters overwhelmingly passed a new tax in Tuesday's election. In the unofficial results, 74.59 percent (1,280 votes) were in favor of the tax and 25.41
Aspen (CO) Times
added Nov 8, 2017 17:39
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[Tennessee] Smokers Turn to e-Cigarettes in Attempt to Quit

e-cigarette smokers are highly likely to use the alternative nicotine product as part of their effort to quit smoking tobacco, according to results from a new survey on e-cigarette usage. In the Tennessee-based study, current cigarette smokers were seven
Medical Tribune
added Nov 8, 2017 17:20
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[Washington] ‘Black Lives/Black Lungs’ documentary reveals deadly impact of targeted menthol cigarette advertising

The 15-minute video, which investigates how big tobacco companies targeted black communities in menthol cigarette advertisements, is Mondy’s first foray into filmmaking and has captured some national attention.
The Spokesman-Review
added Nov 8, 2017 16:52
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[New York] Editorial: Schenectady taking tobacco sales regulation too far

Schenectady’s well-meaning proposal to prohibit or limit the sale of tobacco products in certain types of stores — specifically convenience stores and stores near schools — goes too far. There are plenty of laws on the books to prevent minors from obtai
Schenectady (NY) Daily Gazette
added Nov 8, 2017 16:52
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