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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Ask Fla. Justices To Weigh In On Atty Fee Row

Philip Morris USA Inc. and Liggett Group LLC asked the Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday to reverse the award of attorneys' fees and costs for a smoker who won a $35 million jury award, arguing that the lower courts of appeal are divided on whether or no
Law360
added Jun 23, 2017 02:14
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[California] Smoking Will Be Prohibited In Most Pleasanton Apartments, On Balconies

Pleasanton City Council this week unanimously voted to expand the ban to include smoking, including include e-cigarettes and marijuana, inside apartments, on balconies, patios and common areas of multifamily apartments.
Patch.org
added Jun 23, 2017 01:54
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[Nevada] Local businesses to be recognized for smoke-free environments

The Extra Mile Award honors businesses that have gone above and beyond the requirements of the Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act making the conscious decision to go smoke-free when the law does not require them to. The 2017 Extra Mile Awards will be presented
Northern Nevada Business Weekly
added Jun 23, 2017 01:53
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Maine Senate backs bill to raise the minimum age for buying tobacco to 21

The legislation wins broad support even though it would cut into state revenues, but additional votes and action by the governor remain.
Kennebec Journal
added Jun 23, 2017 01:26
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[Illinois] Vernon Hills plans to raise age for tobacco sales to 21

After a long discussion Tuesday night, Vernon Hills village trustees say they're committed to becoming the fourth Lake County community to raise the age limit on tobacco sales to 21. Officials from the Lake County Health Department, Stevenson High Schoo
Chicago Tribune
added Jun 23, 2017 01:26
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[Vermont] Plattsburgh City Council supports resolution to raise legal age to buy tobacco

passed a resolution that supports an effort to raise the legal age to buy tobacco in Clinton County from 18 to 21. Councilors voted unanimously in favor of the resolution. Earlier Thursday, Plattsburgh Xpress Mart owner Moeem Sheikh said nearly half of h
WCAX-TV Ch. 3 (Burlington, VT)
added Jun 23, 2017 01:25
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After Edina ups smoking age to 21, is the rest of Minnesota next?

It’s only been a few days since Edina voted to increase the age you can buy cigarettes in the city to 21, and some lawmakers now want to see the same thing happen statewide. A bill proposed in the Minnesota Senate by four lawmakers and introduced by Sen.
GoMN: KZGO-FM 95.3 FM / KTWN-FM 96.3 FM
added Jun 23, 2017 01:24
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Updated data: One in 6 adults still smoke in Minnesota

Data published on the MN Public Health Data Access show the proportion of adults who smoke decreased 10% since 2013. This drop is likely the result of statewide efforts to reduce tobacco use, including the 2013 tobacco tax increase, clean indoor air poli
Minnesota Department of Health
added Jun 23, 2017 01:24
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Smoking still more common among Minnesotans with low incomes, less education

Smoking rates are dropping in Minnesota, but it’s still a pretty big public health issue. According to updated data from the Minnesota Department of Health, 16 percent of adults in the state are smokers. That’s down 10 percent from 2013, the department
GoMN: KZGO-FM 95.3 FM / KTWN-FM 96.3 FM
added Jun 23, 2017 01:22
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[California] San Francisco Could Be First City To Ban Sale Of Flavored Liquid Nicotine

Last fall, the American Academy of Pediatrics called for a ban on flavored tobacco products. Now, one city is poised to do just that: San Francisco took steps this week to become the first city to approve a sales ban on flavored vaping liquids in a bid t
The Consumerist (blog)
added Jun 23, 2017 01:16
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