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[Oregon] OHA says tobacco sales to underage smokers widespread

The new minimum age law, known as Tobacco 21, went into effect Jan. 1, making Oregon the fifth state in the nation to do so, following Hawaii, California, New Jersey and Maine. This year Massachusetts also followed suit. At least 340 other “localities,”
La Grande (OR) Observer
added Aug 18, 2018 15:29
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[Minnesota] Juul, the e-cigarette giant

It is a double-edged sword though, as the characteristics that make it easier for people to quit make it more appealing for individuals who are more inclined to take a sweet-flavored nicotine rush over a traditional cigarette flavor....Montevideo is not e
Montevideo (MN) American-News
added Aug 18, 2018 15:11
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[New York] Mark Belfer: It’s time to stand up to the tobacco industry

we all pay the price for smoking. In fact, the annual health care costs in New York directly caused by smoking are $10.39 billion. Medicaid costs caused from smoking in New York are a staggering $6.62 billion... It’s time to put our kids before the profit
Canandaigua (NY) Daily Messenger Post
added Aug 18, 2018 15:02
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New York Justice Tosses Claims Of Cigarette Marketing Standards Act Violations ($$)

A defendant accused of violating a New York state law designed to set minimum cigarette prices won dismissal of the allegation on Aug. 3 by a New York justice, who found that offering rebates or other incentives to cigarette purchasers is not specifically
Lexis Nexis
added Aug 17, 2018 21:47
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[Florida] Jury Hits RJR With $2M Verdict, Plus Possible Punitives, For Smoker's Fatal Throat Cancer

handed down a $2 million verdict night against R.J. Reynolds, and found punitives potentially warranted, for the part they concluded the cigarette maker played in the throat cancer-related death of a Florida smoker. Dixon v. R.J. Reynolds, 2015-CA-002554.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Aug 17, 2018 20:23
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[Florida] Jury Hits RJR With $2M Verdict, Plus Possible Punitives, For Smoker's Fatal Throat Cancer

Jurors in Florida’s 8th Judicial Circuit, sitting in Alachua County, found cigarettes, and Reynolds’ participation in a decades-long scheme to hide the dangers of smoking, hooked Tyrone Dixon to nicotine and led to fatal throat cancer.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Aug 17, 2018 13:24
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[Florida] Philip Morris Pushes Back on $20M Award for Ex-Smoker

asked the 11th Circuit on Wednesday to order a new trial after a jury awarded $20 million in punitive damages to a former smoker who claimed her decision to take up the habit was influenced by the company’s ads. Alternatively, Philip Morris asked the 11t
Courthouse News
added Aug 17, 2018 12:54
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[Oklahoma] State Tobacco Helpline sees increase in calls after tax

"What has been shown, and can be predicted, is that when tobacco is taxed, it encourages adults to quit smoking and encourages kids to not ever begin using tobacco," said Lora Buechele, assistant coordinator for the Cherokee County TSET Healthy Living Pr
Tahlequah (OK) Daily Press
added Aug 17, 2018 12:12
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[Washington] Thurston County bans smoking, vaping in its parks

commissioners on Tuesday approved an amendment to the county’s park code banning smoking and vaping in or on Thurston County parks, preserves or trails. Officials said they wanted to deter smoking and vaping and reduce exposure to secondhand smoke. “We
The Olympian (WA)
added Aug 17, 2018 12:11
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[California] Fontana bans smoking in city parks

Fontana this week joined more than 300 California cities and counties in prohibiting smoking in public parks. City leaders on Tuesday, Aug. 14, unanimously approved the ban, which includes e-cigarettes and will take effect by the end of October. Fontana
San Bernadino County (CA) Sun
added Aug 17, 2018 12:09
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