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Large majority of California voters favor raising tobacco tax $2 per pack, poll says

The poll results are a boost to a coalition of health groups called Save Lives California that has submitted signatures it believes are sufficient to qualify the measure for the November ballot. “Voters are poised and ready to save lives and ask smokers
Los Angeles Times
added May 26, 2016 08:27
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[California] Blinded in One Eye by an Exploding Vape

An e-cigarette exploded and tore through a man's eye, smashed two cheekbones and then set a fire, the man, now blind in one eye, claims in a lawsuit against vaping retailers and distributors. Joseph Cavins and his wife of 32 years say injuries from v
Courthouse News
added Jun 10, 2016 01:40
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[California] Letters: Tobacco users, including Gwynn, knew the risks

Stop blaming others. Tony made a mistake and continued doing so even after he knew it was not wise. He paid the price. Now it seems that others are trying to capitalize on his mistakes by suing the evil tobacco industry.
San Diego (CA) Union-Tribune
added May 26, 2016 08:14
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[California] Tony Gwynn’s children put blame on tobacco industry

“Our dad was an elite athlete who didn’t drink or smoke because he cared about his health and performance,” Tony Gwynn Jr. said. “If he had known how addictive and harmful to his health dip was, he would not have started using it in college, become addic
Los Angeles Times
added May 26, 2016 08:08
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[California] NOON: Gwynn Would Not Have Wanted to Sue Big Tobacco If Still Alive

What matters in the end is we must continue to influence our children that smoking, dipping and chewing tobacco in any way, shape or form, is bad for you. If they choose to rebel and use it by their own volition, then so be it.
KFMB Radio 760 (San Diego, CA)
added May 26, 2016 08:00
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[California] Gwynn family members say suit against tobacco to help others

"Throughout his career, our dad was proud of his work helping kids and being a positive role model to his fans," she said. "But the whole time, the tobacco companies were using his addiction to turn him into their ultimate walking billboard. He never kne
Seaside Courier (Encinitas, CA)
added May 26, 2016 07:51
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[California] ARCHIVE: Family wants tobacco industry held accountable for Tony Gwynn’s death

The adult children of former Padre Tony Gwynn said Tuesday they filed a lawsuit in San Diego Superior Court so that the tobacco industry would be held accountable for the death of their father and others. Tony Gwynn used smokeless tobacco for 31 years, an
KSWB FOX 5 (San Diego, CA)
added May 4, 2017 05:55
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[California] Family of Tony Gwynn officially announces lawsuit against tobacco company

"In the late 1970s, as Tony Gwynn was entering San Diego State University as a minor, they ran a sophisticated marketing campaign targeting minors, African Americans, college students, and athletes. Sadly, Tony Gwynn was their perfect target, and in 2014
KUSI-9 (San Diego, CA)
added May 27, 2016 17:13
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[California] VIDEO: Tony Gwynn family: Tobacco industry targeted African Americans

The lawsuit states that the industry honed in on young African-American men in particular, citing a “Project Apollo” marketing campaign that would distribute free samples in “the largest African-American population centers nationwide.”
USA Today
added May 26, 2016 08:13
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[California] VIDEO: Gwynn family on tobacco company lawsuit: 'They used him'

Tony Gwynn Jr., his sister Anisha Gwynn-Jones and their attorney David S. Casey, Jr. held a press conference Tuesday to discuss the family's lawsuit against the tobacco industry whom they hold accountable for the baseball great's death.
San Diego (CA) Union-Tribune
added May 26, 2016 08:10
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