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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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[Hawaii] City council unanimously approves smoking ban in vehicles with children

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell has 10 days to sign the bill into law. The law would go into effect immediately upon his signing. Council chairman Ron Menor says council members passed the bill because they recognized the harmful effects of cigarettes.
KHON2 News (Honolulu, HI)
added Oct 12, 2017 22:20
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[Vermont] Lamoille group seeks to butt out tobacco use

Healthy Lamoille Valley, a community coalition working to promote healthy behaviors in youth and adults in the region, is trying to change those statistics. After a 5-year hiatus, the organization has once again received a Community Tobacco Prevention G
Stowe (VT) Today
added Oct 12, 2017 22:19
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[Missouri] KC attorneys help convicted murderer win record settlement for secondhand smoke exposure

Missouri prisons will soon go smoke-free. It’s all because of an inmate who spent time on death row and two Kansas City attorneys who won the landmark decision with virtually no trial experience. Ecclesiastical Denzel Washington was convicted of strangli
WDAF-TV Fox 4 (Kansas City, MO)
added Oct 12, 2017 17:11
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As Part Of 'Tobacco Nation,' Indiana Has A Smoking Rate On Par With Developing Countries

Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health Dean Paul Halverson was not surprised to see Indiana highlighted in the report. “We are horrible when it comes to funding public health,” he said. “We’re ranked 49th in 50 states in our per capita investment
WMOT (Murfreesboro, TN)
added Oct 12, 2017 16:00
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[Arkansas] Haines Assembly narrowly approves tobacco and marijuana excise taxes

After spending hours debating the idea over multiple meetings, the Haines Assembly narrowly approved targeted taxes on marijuana and tobacco products.
KHNS (Haines, AK)
added Oct 12, 2017 15:55
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[Florida] Cigarette-maker hit with $5.3M verdict in Boynton area mom’s death

Tobacco giant Philip Morris should pay a suburban Boynton Beach man at least $5.3 million for hiding the dangers of low-tar cigarettes that caused his wife’s 2014 death from lung cancer at age 56, a Palm Beach County jury agreed this week.
Palm Beach (FL) Post
added Oct 12, 2017 00:50
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