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[Pennsylvania] Philly Sex Offender Sues Big Tobacco for $50 Million

McCracken’s lawsuit delves into the sordid history of the tobacco industry’s deception of the American people and details Big Tobacco’s infamous and laughable claims...doing so without a lawyer, as McCracken has chosen to do, is pretty much impossible. W
Philadelphia Magazine
added Oct 14, 2017 07:58
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CAINE & FIDDIAN-GREEN: Indiana must curb smoking among blacks

tobacco company marketing efforts are often concentrated in black and low-income communities. This should motivate us to redouble our efforts at curbing smoking, especially among blacks, and build upon the successes that groups such as the Indiana Minori
Indianapolis (IN) Business Journal
added Oct 14, 2017 07:55
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[Texas] Smoking in Fort Worth bars could be stubbed out in new ordinance

city leaders plan to take another look at adding it to the list of public places where smoking is banned. The push comes from Mayor Betsy Price, who said she’s been feeling the pressure from advocates of a smoke-free ordinance. “I truly think the timing
Fort Worth (TX) Star-Telegram
added Oct 14, 2017 04:55
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[Indiana] Proposal aimed at smoking ordinance

The Cappses joined around 80 people who attended a town hall meeting Wednesday night at the Seymour Community Center to discuss a proposal by a local smoke-free coalition to change Seymour’s existing smoking ordinance. Smoke Free Seymour, a group led by
Seymour (IN) Daily Tribune
added Oct 14, 2017 00:27
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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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