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[New York] Long Beach raises smoking age to 21

City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to prohibit the sale of tobacco to those under 21, including electronic cigarettes and other devices, which officials say will help protect the health of a generation of young people.
Herald Community Newspapers (Long Island, NY)
added Dec 8, 2017 17:08
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[New York] VIDEO: Parents, Local Lawmakers Argue For Tighter Regulations For Hookah Bars On Long Island

Hempstead, the largest township in the state, now wants to ban the popular smoking lounges from sites near schools, parks, and homes — restricting them to industrial zones. “We have to do something and standing around waiting for the federal government
CBS New York - Ch. 2
added Dec 8, 2017 09:52
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[Florida, North Carolina] Reynolds gains partial win in dispute over MSA payments

received a partial, but pivotal, legal victory last week in its fight against making millions of dollars in annual Master Settlement Agreement payments to Florida on traditional cigarette brands that it no longer owns. Andre Broussard, a chancellor in th
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Dec 7, 2017 23:38
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[Florida] JUDITH BERGER, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. PHILIP MORRIS USA INC., Defendant-Appellant: APPELLANT’S REPLY BRIEF / ANSWER BRIEF ON CROSS-APPEAL (PDF)

Comparing PM USA To A Child Predator Was Wholly Improper And Calculated To Inflame The Jury’s Passions / Plaintiff’s Counsel Improperly Disparaged PM USA’s Defense Of The Case And Injected Personal Opinions Into Closing
Amazon CloudFront
added Dec 7, 2017 23:29
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[Florida] Philip Morris Wants Redo Over Atty's 'Predatory' Comparison ($$)

asked the Eleventh Circuit...to order a new trial in an Engle progeny case...arguing that plaintiff’s counsel made improper closing arguments that compared the tobacco company to a “predatory stranger stalking children.”
Law360
added Dec 7, 2017 23:25
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[Massachusetts] Regulators mull landscape for cannabis clubs and ‘budtenders’

Allowing onsite consumption would provide legal locations for tourists staying in hotels and renters who are prohibited from smoking in their apartments to consume marijuana. They could also give parents a place to smoke or consume marijuana without ever
Wicked Local (MA)
added Dec 7, 2017 23:14
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[California] Researcher accuses UCSF professor of ‘leering’ at her breasts in new lawsuit

UCSF said in an emailed statement, “UCSF takes any allegations of a hostile work environment seriously. An internal investigation is being conducted under applicable UC policies. In the meantime, we don’t comment on pending litigation or active investiga
San Jose (CA) Mercury-News
added Dec 7, 2017 22:07
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[Indiana] LAUTENBERG: THE HAZARDOUS NOMINEE WHO COULD LEAD THE EPA'S CHEMICAL SAFETY PROGRAM

As a Senator, my late husband, Frank Lautenberg, made it his mission to fight for the health of Americans...Dourson is certainly not unique in doing this kind of work: There are plenty of scientists who worked for big tobacco, and more recently the chemi
WTHI-TV (Terre Haute, IN)
added Dec 7, 2017 13:33
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Idaho's tobacco-use age could rise

An Ada County lawmaker says he plans to introduce legislation during the 2018 session that would raise the legal age for tobacco use in Idaho from 18 to 21. Sen. Fred Martin, R-Boise, said the age restriction would apply to the purchase and use of all t
Lewiston (ID) Tribune
added Dec 7, 2017 04:36
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[California] A High-Profile Anti-Tobacco Crusader Is Being Sued For Sexual Harassment

Neeley says in the complaint that she reported the harassment, but the university did not meaningfully act to protect her and other female employees. She says that this lack of protection meant she was “forced to leave.” According to her attorneys, she
BuzzFeed
added Dec 7, 2017 04:35
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