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[Delaware, Indiana] Bankrupt E-Cig Co. Asserts Disposal Of Inventory Is Harmless ($$)

trustee for e-cigarette maker NJOY Inc. on Friday asked a judge to approve the abandonment of 3,400 pallets of e-cigarettes at a warehouse whose owner says proper disposal of the products will cost $800,000, given the lithium batteries and tobacco they co
Law360
added Aug 24, 2017 18:29
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[New York] MASON: Mixed news for US vapers, but problems emerge in UK hospice system

British and international vaping advocates reacted with outrage this week as it emerged that a British hospice, run by the National Health Service, had deprived a dying woman of her e-cigarette. Blogger Susanne Nundy, better known as Anna Raccoon, had bee
Vaping Post (ch)
added Aug 24, 2017 17:20
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[California] Pleasanton Revises No Smoking Ordinance

At last week's council meeting, the ordinance was changed to prohibit smoking of any kind. The vote was unanimous. Mayor Jerry Thorne pointed out, "Medication normally doesn't affect anyone else. In this case it does." He referred to those with condition
Livermore (CA) Independent
added Aug 24, 2017 16:33
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[California, North Carolina] Reynolds, Newport continue to beat industry on sales growth

Bonnie Herzog, an analyst with Wells Fargo Securities, also said Tuesday that the effect of California’s $2 a pack increase in its tobacco excise tax is beginning to ease on the Big Three manufacturers’ sales volumes.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Aug 24, 2017 14:53
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[Florida] PHILIP MORRIS USA, INC., and LIGGETT GROUP, LLC, Defendants/Petitioners, v. RICHARD BOATRIGHT: RESPONDENTS’ BRIEF ON JURISDICTION (PDF)

This Court lacks conflict jurisdiction over the Second District’s decision. This Court lacks discretionary jurisdiction to review the Second District’s decision in Boatright. Neither ground for jurisdiction argued by the Defendants is satisfied in this ca
Amazon CloudFront
added Aug 24, 2017 04:07
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[Florida] Smoker Fights To Keep Fee Award In $35M Case ($$)

A smoker who won an award of attorneys' fees and costs on top of a $35 million jury award asked the Florida Supreme Court Friday to reject an appeal of the fee award by Philip Morris and Liggett, arguing that there is no divide in the lower courts on whet
Law360
added Aug 24, 2017 04:03
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[Florida] Liability Doesn't Have To Mean Punitive Damages Too ($$)

While under normal circumstances these statistics — 29 losses in 40 trials and 20 punitive damages findings — might appear grim... RJR’s ability to defeat punitive damages even after it has been found liable also underscores the importance and value of a
Law360
added Aug 24, 2017 03:22
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[Kentucky] CHANDLER: E. Ky. health worst in Appalachia; curbing smoking best solution

The report, “Health Disparities in Appalachia,”... Kentucky is now the cancer-mortality capital of the nation...We can, and we must join together in a unified campaign to enact the policies that will reduce smoking, improve health, and transform the futu
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
added Aug 24, 2017 03:12
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[New York] VIDEO: Critics fume over common-area smoking ban

Co-op and condo boards in Riverdale are fighting new regulations that would block smoking in residential buildings' common areas like lobbies, hallways and elevators. Public health advocates point to the dangers of secondhand smoke. But opponents of the
News 12
added Aug 23, 2017 15:23
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[Montana] Butte-Silver Bow health officials push for smoke-free policy at Clark Park

The Butte-Silver Bow Health Department is seeking a smoking ban at Clark Park. Health officials are presenting to the county's parks and recreation board Tuesday to enact a smoke-free policy at the park. Health officials tell NBC Montana kids are breath
NBC Montana (KECI, KTVM, KCFW)
added Aug 23, 2017 15:07
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