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[Florida] Court weighs if adults can win big verdicts in parents’ smoking deaths

lorida Supreme Court justices on Wednesday sharply quizzed a cigarette-maker that urged them to throw out an $18.5 million jury verdict, arguing that adult children don’t deserve so much money for the loss of a parent.
Palm Beach (FL) Post
added Jun 7, 2018 06:26
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[Massachusetts] The high cost of smoking

When a band of seven graduating Saugus High School seniors lit up the traditional cigar after the pomp and circumstance, school officials brought the hammer down on them. The pictures of the smokers showed up not only on social media but in local news ou
CommonWealth magazine
added Jun 7, 2018 06:24
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[Kentucky] E’town toughens smoking ordinance

Elizabethtown tightened its grip Mon­day on smoking in public places after the city council approved the addition of electronic cigarettes to its no-smoking ordinance. The first reading of the amendment to the ordinance, which passed in 2006, was May 21
Elizabethtown (KY) News-Enterprise
added Jun 7, 2018 06:09
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[North Carolina] Editorial: Fresh air and good thinking — tobacco-free parks

With this vote, commissioners show that Rowan cares about improving quality of life and promoting good health. Smart thinking. We’ve come a long way since the U.S. Surgeon General released the first report linking cigarettes to lung cancer in 1964. Sinc
Salisbury (NC) Post
added Jun 7, 2018 06:08
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[New York, Virginia] Possible cigarette smuggling investigated

A suspected cigarette smuggler who purchased smokes in Georgia stood to more than double his money by reselling them in New York, according to state police. Isaiah Cameron Johnson was stopped March 30 in Frederick County on Interstate 81 by the 323 entr
Winchester (VA) Star
added Jun 7, 2018 06:04
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A tale of two cities: exploring the retail impact of flavoured tobacco restrictions in the twin cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota

Policies that restrict the sale of flavoured tobacco to adult-only tobacco shops are associated with decreased availability of flavoured tobacco in convenience and grocery stores and increased proportion of tobacco inventory that is unflavoured.
Tobacco Control
added Jun 7, 2018 05:58
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New Jersey Legislature looks again at banning smoking on beaches within the state

Assembly and Senate committees on Monday advanced bills to prohibit smoking in state parks and forests, county and municipal parks and state, county and municipal beaches. Designated smoking areas could be established covering no more than 15 percent of
The Press of Atlantic City
added Jun 7, 2018 05:35
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[Ohio] Police: Rape victim says boyfriend mad about her smoking while pregnant

Redic allegedly attacked and strangled his girlfriend during an altercation when the defendant became angry about her smoking while pregnant, according to the victim’s statement to police. The victim told police she passed out from being strangled and w
WHIO-TV Channel 7 (Dayton, OH)
added Jun 7, 2018 05:33
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[Kansas] No butts: Smoking ban will be self-enforced

Craig Johnson, member of the ‘Cats for Clean Air Committee and associate director of operations for the K-State Student Union, said the university is adhering to a “friendly” enforcement of the smoking ban, though disciplinary action is written into the
Kansas State Collegian
added Jun 6, 2018 15:06
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[California] BROWN/MAA: San Francisco was right to ban flavored tobacco products

If our experiences with cigarettes and other tobacco products have taught us anything, it is this: Nothing good comes from nicotine addiction. If we can keep our kids from getting addicted now, Big Tobacco won't have a new generation of life-long users.
CNN
added Jun 6, 2018 15:05
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