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[North Dakota] RUD: FDA's vaping regulations punish businesses

A little-known rule from the FDA has the potential to gravely harm dozens of North Dakota small businesses and limit access to smoke-free options for consumers. The FDA used its “deeming rule” in 2016 to extend the agency’s regulatory authority to e-cig
Bismarck (ND) Tribune
added Mar 13, 2018 04:10

[California] Marker suggests high second-hand smoke exposure in disadvantaged kids

Nearly all the adolescents in an economically disadvantaged, largely minority population in San Francisco who were tested for a tobacco-smoke byproduct showed evidence of regular exposure, a small study found. Researchers were looking for an accurate mar
added Mar 12, 2018 21:20

Florida Appeals Panel Upholds Summary Judgment In Engle Progeny Suit ($$)

affirmed summary judgment for a tobacco company in an Engle progeny suit in which a woman claimed that her husband developed emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and died because of his addiction to cigarettes made by the tobacco com
Lexis Nexis
added Mar 12, 2018 21:17

[Florida] Retrial Begins in Case Against Philip Morris Over Whether Smoking Addiction Caused Contractor's Cancer

Attorneys last week argued over the role Philip Morris cigarettes and nicotine addiction played in the death of a 54-year-old Florida building contractor, as retrial against the tobacco giant opened nine months after jurors deadlocked in the case’s first
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Mar 12, 2018 17:40

[Florida] PAULINE BURKHART, Plaintiff - Appellee, versus R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, PHILIP MORRIS USA, INC., Defendants - Appellants. (PDF)

This case...has remained pending on appeal...awaiting resolution of other appeals in this Court and the Florida Supreme Court. With the benefit of those decisions...considering the parties’ written and oral arguments, we affirm the District Court’s judgme
US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit
added Mar 12, 2018 16:12

[Texas] VIDEO: Fort Worth smoking ban goes into effect on Monday

Smoking is officially banned in all bars and bingo halls in Fort Worth starting Monday. The city passed an updated ordinance in December, giving businesses 90 days notice. For more than 30 years, Charlie Browns Club has been open for business on Lancas
KDFW FOX 4 (Dallas, TX)
added Mar 12, 2018 15:11

[Texas] VIDEO: New Fort Worth Smoking Ban Begins Today

Starting today, smoking in bars and bingo halls in Fort Worth is against the law. Fort Worth becomes the last major city in Texas to enact an ordinance that protects workers from secondhand smoke in all workplaces. Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price, exactly
CBS Dallas/Fort Worth (KTVT - CBS 11)
added Mar 12, 2018 15:10

[Canada] California Attorney General Files Lawsuit Against Non-Participating Manufacturer

the lawsuit requests that the court to prohibit Grand River from selling any brand of cigarettes, directly or indirectly, to consumers in California until the manufacturer has remedied its violations by paying the sum it owes, including civil penalties an
Tobacco Law blog— Troutman Sanders LLP
added Mar 11, 2018 21:50

[New York] 3 Charged With Selling Alcohol To Minors In Copiague: Police

Sime was arrested and charged with ...possession of untaxed cigarettes... During the second inspection, officers purchased alcoholic beverages and cigarettes from the targeted business Speedy Mart Deli on 2225 Great Neck Road in Copiague after receiving s
added Mar 11, 2018 21:45

[Minnesota] Survey shows youth tobacco use up for first time in 17 years

A new survey shows for the first time since 2000, overall youth tobacco use has increased in Minnesota with 26.4 percent of high school students using some form of tobacco or nicotine, up from 24.6 percent in 2014. The rapid uptake of e-cigarettes and o
Redwood Falls (MN) Gazette
added Mar 11, 2018 21:42
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