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[Illinois] Vrdolyak lawyers: Indictment ‘deceptive, irrelevant and sinister’

A grand jury hit Vrdolyak last November with a 19-page indictment that outlined his alleged role in a scheme to pocket millions from Illinois’ $9.3 billion settlement with tobacco companies nearly two decades ago. The indictment alleges Vrdolyak, known
Chicago Sun-Times
added Aug 26, 2017 14:46
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[Indiana] Youth Survey Finds Vaping, Tobacco And Drug Use Down

This year the 27th Youth Survey from the Indiana University’s Indiana Prevention Resource Center analyzed answers from more than 126,000 Hoosier students......The study first included the use of electronic vaping products two years ago and has found a st
WBAA (West Lafayette, IN)
added Aug 25, 2017 21:40
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[California] Judge Grants Vaping Company’s Motion To Dismiss 2nd Amended Complaint ($$)

granted a vaping company’s motion to dismiss a second amended complaint filed against it by a man who claims that the company failed to warn him and others that its vaping products emit cancer-causing chemicals because the claims are not properly pleaded
Lexis Nexis
added Aug 25, 2017 21:27
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[Florida] FL smoking ban not so smoke free

That's right, 14 years after Florida banned smoking in restaurants and workplaces, lighting up remains perfectly legal on every local beach, ball field, park even playground! "I was under the assumption that they had the power to do that," said Mike Re
WPTV NewsChannel 5 (West Palm Beach, FL)
added Aug 25, 2017 21:25
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Tobacco 21 movement gathers momentum in Minnesota

The comments from Lang’s customers are two sides of the conversation about legislation that has been developing both within Minnesota and across the country. Edina became the first city in the state to join that conversation on May 2 when its City Counc
MinnPost.com
added Aug 25, 2017 21:00
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[California] RJ Reynolds Beats Second Try In False Ad Suit Over E-Cigs ($$)

A California federal judge Wednesday again sided with R.J. Reynolds Vapor Co. in dismissing with leave to amend a proposed class action alleging the e-cigarette maker failed to warn California consumers that the smoking devices contain carcinogens, saying
Law360
added Aug 25, 2017 19:09
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[Massachusetts] US Sens. Ed Markey, Elizabeth Warren look to ban menthol cigarettes

Contending that research has shown menthol cigarettes pose a greater public health risk than other types of cigarettes, U.S. Sens. Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, called on federal officials to ban them Tuesday. The Massachusetts Democr
Springfield (MA) Union-News and Sunday Republican
added Aug 25, 2017 18:41
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[North Carolina] Study finds e-cig users have better odds at quitting smoking

A study published in the journal of Addictive Behaviors determined that 52 percent of daily e-cig users had quit smoking in the past five years, compared with just 28 percent of adults who had never tried e-cigs. Above, an employee displays a variety of
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Aug 25, 2017 18:37
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Your Stories: What is the New York State Fair's smoking policy?

Here's how the policy is spelled out on the fair's website: Smoking is not permitted in the following areas: in any building or under cover; in any of the picnic areas; within the confines of Kiddieland; the Midway; the grassy area of Chevy Court; at th
WSYR (Syracuse, NY)
added Aug 25, 2017 18:22
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University of Utah becomes the Beehive State’s third tobacco-free campus

So, in 2016, a frustrated Miller decided to lead the tobacco-free charge, bringing a board of students, faculty and staff together each month to craft a new policy that would be fair to smokers and nonsmokers alike. That policy — which bans tobacco and
Salt Lake Tribune
added Aug 25, 2017 02:25
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