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[Kentucky] School disciplinary incidents increase as more students use e-cigs, officials seek remedy

The national increase in teenagers smoking e-cigarettes is upending Lexington high schools as well, with disciplinary incidents increasing and adults struggling to address the health concerns. Betsy Rains, principal of Lexington’s Paul Laurence Dunbar H
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
added Dec 8, 2018 02:39
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[Florida] ELIZABETH MARSH, as personal representative of the ESTATE OF MINNIE FORD and MINNIE FORD, Appellants, v. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO., Appellee. (PDF)

Under the supreme court’s Schoeff decision, the plaintiff’s compensatory damage award is not subject to a reduction for comparative negligence. Id. We therefore reverse and remand the case to the trial court for reinstatement of the jury’s verdict.
Amazon CloudFront
added Dec 7, 2018 19:50
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[Florida] CAPONE V. PHILIP MORRIS LIVE Trial 12/07/18 –

In this tobacco litigation, plaintiff claims defendant's concealment of smoking's dangers led to nicotine addiction and smoking-related illness.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Dec 7, 2018 19:45
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Florida Panel Affirms: After Opting Out Of Engle, Plaintiffs’ Claims Untimely ($$)

In a per curiam affirmance issued Dec. 5, Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal left intact a summary judgment that two purported Engle progeny cases are barred by the...
Lexis Nexis
added Dec 7, 2018 19:45
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[Florida] Fla. Justices Stand By Ruling On Expert Testimony Standard ($$)

The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday denied R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Crane Co.’s bids for a do-over of a closely watched October ruling in which it reinstated an $8 million...
Law360
added Dec 7, 2018 19:45
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Kirsten Dunst smokes cigarette in dressing gown and slippers on Louisiana set of new comedy series

The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Dec 7, 2018 19:31
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[New York] AUDIO: VOICES OF VAPERS – THE FIGHT FOR VAPING IN THE EMPIRE STATE (GUEST: ANDREW OSBORNE)

The state of New York is undergoing efforts to ban certain vaping flavors from sale. Andrew Osborn, vice president of the New York State Vapor Association, discusses his efforts to oppose this legislation.
Heartland Institute
added Dec 7, 2018 18:43
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[New York] As tobacco disappears from shelves, local smokers shrug: 'I'm supposed to be quitting anyway.'

Cigarette packs and vaping tools will come off the shelves at drugstores and some grocery and big-box stores within three months in Erie County. County Health Department officials have pledged to aggressively enforce a law passed Thursday by the County
Buffalo (NY) News
added Dec 7, 2018 18:38
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[Iowa] EDITORIAL: Park smoking limits strike the right balance

We’ve agreed with golfers and others who argued making it illegal to light up on the broad expanse of a golf course fairway, at an out-of-the-way fishing hole or some other wide open outdoor space goes too far.
Cedar Rapids (IA) Gazette
added Dec 7, 2018 18:19
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PACKNETT/POORE: Op-ed: Reports address Indiana’s poor health rankings

. By raising the cigarette tax by $2 and using these funds for the restoration of tobacco prevention and cessation programs, we could advance our efforts toward improving the health of Hoosiers.
Greater Fort Wayne (IN) Business Weekly
added Dec 7, 2018 18:16
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