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[Florida] Takeaways from Tallahassee — When lawyers break bad

“As (the judges) said in their decision, ‘frivolous litigation diverts the time and attention of [the courts] away from meritorious lawsuits,’ ” Large said in a statement. “This irresponsible behavior by plaintiffs lawyers has a cost, delaying justice f
Florida Politics
added Oct 21, 2017 21:23
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[Guam, Micronesia] New laws require tobacco stamps, give peace officers more time to get fit

Within a year, the government of Guam will be required to place government stamps on all tobacco products – a change intended to better monitor and improve the collection of tobacco taxes. There currently is a sin tax of $3 per pack of cigarettes. Speak
Pacific Daily News (gu)
added Oct 21, 2017 19:50
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JONES: Hospital association president: Oklahoma lawmakers shouldn't let Big Tobacco win

For more than two years, the Oklahoma Hospital Association has dedicated itself to explaining the primary value of passing a cigarette tax...passage of the tax has been repeatedly held hostage to partisan games and political bickering. The subsequent gri
The Oklahoman
added Oct 21, 2017 19:49
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[Ukraine] Disguising deadly products with claim of responsibility

When the product kills, is there any point in talking about corporate social responsibility for the peddlers of the product?...in Ukraine, 45 percent of men still smoke, contributing to early death. Ukrainian men have a life expectancy of only 66 years,
Kyiv Post (ua)
added Oct 20, 2017 14:20
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[Texas] EDITORIAL: We should take this smoking ban even further

We are heartened by the potential for progress in Fort Worth, which will be one of the last cities in Tarrant County to go smoke-free. And at the same time, we encourage anyone who spends time in our city’s public spaces to press leadership to take the
Fort Worth (TX) Star-Telegram
added Oct 20, 2017 13:54
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[Kentucky] State coalition launched to improve health, reduce costs of smoking

more than 100 health, business and community leaders gathered in the Capitol Wednesday to launch the Coalition for a Smoke-Free Tomorrow. The broad-based statewide alliance will support state and local policy changes to improve Kentucky's health by reduc
Kentucky New Era
added Oct 20, 2017 14:06
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[Hawaii] U.S. city makes it illegal to smoke in cars with kids

The capital of Hawaii has passed a new law making it illegal for anyone in a car to smoke while a child is present. The ban will heavily fine any smoker caught with a regular or electronic cigarette while a minor is in the vehicle. Honolulu’s mayor Kirk
WDJT-TV CBS58 (Milwaukee, WI)
added Oct 20, 2017 14:06
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[Montana] Council of Commissioners votes to ban tobacco use in Clark Park

The Butte Council of Commissioners voted in favor of banning the use of tobacco at one of its major city parks this week. The Council voted 9-3 in favor of banning smoking, chewing tobacco or vaping tobacco at Clark Park. The move will include the insta
KXLF Z7 (Butte, MT)
added Oct 20, 2017 13:54
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[Texas] Residents discuss laws preventing smoking with children in the car

States limiting smoking in cars with minors include Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Maine, Oregon, Utah, Vermont, and most recently Hawaii. 2015 was the last time Texas Legislature proposed a similar bill, making it illegal to smoke in vehicles with sma
KFDA - NewsChannel 10 (Amarillo, TX)
added Oct 20, 2017 13:51
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[Caribbean, Jamaica] Gov't Warned Against Stymieing Social Outreach With Tobacco Bill

Managing Director of tobacco company Carreras Limited Marcus Steele says the Government should tread carefully in its plans to introduce new tobacco legislation so as to avoid undermining the social outreach of the company and other players in the indust
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Oct 20, 2017 13:16
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