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[Florida] SIMON V. PHILIP MORRIS, ET AL. UPCOMING Trial 09/04/18 –

In this tobacco case, plaintiff claims defendant cigarette makers concealed the dangers of smoking, leading to addiction and disease.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 1, 2018 01:02

[Ohio] What some experts are saying about Tobacco 21

The topic has also been brought up in Athens. Athens City Council members heard a presentation on the initiative in June, but the initiative isn’t becoming an ordinance yet, Council President Chris Knisely said. Tobacco 21 advocates and health experts a
The Post (Ohio University)
added Sep 1, 2018 00:48

[Pennsylvania] RJR Must Turn Over List Of Asbestos Litigants, Pa. Court Says ($$)

must produce lists of customers and employees who have sued over asbestos-containing cigarette filters...panel quashed RJR's appeal of a Philadelphia trial court's order to produce the lists for discovery in a case brought by the widow of a man who smoked
added Aug 31, 2018 12:07

[Florida] Law360's Weekly Verdict: Legal Lions & Lambs ($$)

Jones Day and its co-counsel landed on the legal lambs list after juries hit client R.J. Reynolds with a pair of product liability verdicts totaling $113.3 million.
added Aug 31, 2018 12:07

[Missouri] Residents of public housing in St. Louis must smoke outside to stay put

“You try to do right, but you feel like your rights are being taken away from you as a smoker, as a tenant,” said Parker, 75. All housing organizations receiving federal funds must comply with the ban. The new rule went into effect in July, but some age
90.7 KWMU-FM (St. Louis, MO)
added Aug 31, 2018 12:07

[Illinois] Pat Martin, dead at 93, helped create iconic ‘You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby’ ads

Pat Martin is credited with coining a famed advertising slogan that dressed up smoking in a kicky, 1960s-print pantsuit and captured the zeitgeist of the era’s women’s liberation movement...Virginia Slims became a big-money sponsor of women’s tennis
Chicago Sun-Times
added Aug 31, 2018 12:05

[California] Local nonprofits educate community on the dangers of vaping

Teenagers can purchase vaping devices, JUUL in particular, through social media platforms such as Snapchat and Instagram with hashtags #doit4juul and #juulnation advertising the product....“They’re always surprised when we tell them how much nicotine is
Coast News (Encinitas, CA)
added Aug 31, 2018 11:44

[New York] Tobacco 21 to get revote

despite the mounting support for the proposal, skeptics say that raising the age doesn’t necessarily lead to kids kicking the habit. Michael Fennier, president of New York Vapor Association, said the American Cancer Association has endorsed vaping as a w
Sun Community News - Denton Publications
added Aug 31, 2018 11:31

[Jordan, New York] Flew the coop? Man charged with selling untaxed smokes reportedly jetted overseas

He left on a jet plane, and authorities want a Brooklyn man accused of selling untaxed cigarettes on Staten Island back here again. But whether or not Moatasem Okal returns from Jordan is another matter. On Wednesday, state Supreme Court Justice...issued
Staten Island (NY) Live
added Aug 31, 2018 11:29

[New York] Letters: Aug. 30, 2018: Backs Tobacco 21

Monday, Sept. 4, Essex County Legislature will vote on a very important measure: Tobacco 21... I urge the Essex County Board of Supervisors to stand up for the health of our youth and pass similar legislation....I have spent 40 years, as a paramedic deali
Plattsburgh (NY) Press-Republican
added Aug 31, 2018 11:27
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