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[Colorado] Denver’s proposed 16th Street Mall smoking ban a means to discriminate, homeless advocates say

The Denver City Council’s safety, housing, education and homelessness committee on Wednesday approved moving the “Breathe Easy” ordinance along for consideration by the entire council later this month. The measure, introduced by council president Albus
Denver (CO) Post
added Oct 13, 2017 21:02
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[Florida] $7.1M Verdict Slams Philip Morris in Trial Over Virginia Slims Smoker's Fatal Lung Cancer

The Gentile case against Philip Morris is a rare Florida tobacco lawsuit that is not among the thousands of "Engle progeny" cases against the nation’s cigarette companies. Unlike in Engle progeny lawsuits, where the issue of negligence has already been d
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Oct 13, 2017 20:48
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New York state schools to hold first 'Seen Enough Tobacco Day'

Black pinwheels will sprout up around Syracuse schools on Oct. 13 as part of the first "Seen Enough Tobacco Day." The day, to help raise awareness on youth smoking, will be the first observed by schools around New York state. Each pinwheel represents a
Syracuse (NY) Post-Standard
added Oct 13, 2017 14:11
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[Illinois] Tobacco sales could soon go up in smoke in northwest suburban Elk

The plan under consideration by the Village Board of Trustees to ban those sales is stirring up a lot of discussion. Not a single city in the county has dared to take on the discussion about highly taxed and vilified tobacco products which could be cut f
WLS-TV ABC7 (Chicago, IL)
added Oct 13, 2017 13:53
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EDITORIAL: State of alarm: Indiana smokers in unwelcome company

Indiana's political leaders boast of low tax rates, but they do Hoosiers a great disservice in ignoring our tobacco problem. Indiana's estimated annual health care costs directly linked to smoking total $2.93 billion and 11,100 lives
Fort Wayne (IN) Journal-Gazette
added Oct 13, 2017 06:45
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[California] A cigarette, a car backfire: Small sparks can make big fires

A carelessly discarded cigarette, a downed power line, a car's backfire or a chainsaw's pull. Just about anything could have started any one of the wildfires now tearing through Northern California, authorities said.
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 13, 2017 06:29
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Florida Jury Awards $7.1 Million To Family In Wrongful Death Smoking Suit ($$)

finding that Philip Morris USA Inc. engaged in a conspiracy to mislead the public about the dangers of smoking and that Philip Morris concealing the harmfulness of smoking ultimately led to a woman’s lung cancer and death (Michael Gentile v. R.J. Reynolds
Lexis Nexis
added Oct 13, 2017 01:52
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Florida Appeals Panel Affirms $34.6 Million Tobacco Verdict ($$)

affirmed a judge’s decision to read a jury instruction in a tobacco trial after finding that there was not enough evidence to show that the instruction prejudiced a tobacco company (R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. v. Colette S. O’Hara, No. 1D15-5764, Fla. App.,
Lexis Nexis
added Oct 13, 2017 01:51
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ZABLOTSKY: 21 reasons to pass Tobacco 21 in Vermont

1. Over the years, I have spoken to Vermont junior and senior high school students about the dangers of the use of tobacco products. I found that the main motivation for using cigarettes and smokeless tobacco was peer pressure and the desire to be cool.
Bennington (VT) Banner
added Oct 13, 2017 01:14
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[New Jersey] No Consequences for Students who Smoke Outside of Designated Zones

no consequences if students, faculty and staff smoke outside of the designated smoking areas the university implemented this semester. The smoke-free zones are there as learning tools before the school is completely smoke-free. Graduate student at Health
The Montclarion (Montclair State University)
added Oct 13, 2017 00:41
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