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[Florida] EDITORIAL: Our Take: Tobacco trickery

The Florida Senate passed its own ban without the objectionable House language. The House bill is scheduled to come up for debate on the floor today. If members in the lower chamber want to protect kids, and not just do the bidding of Big Tobacco, they'
Orlando (FL) Sentinel
added Apr 21, 2014 20:43
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EDITORIAL: Florida E-Cigarette Bill: Include Home Rule

The ban on local regulations, known as pre-emption, would mean counties could no longer take steps such as requiring tobacco products to be sold behind the counter. Supporters claim the pre-emption measure is simply a way to have uniform regulations acro
Lakeland (FL) Ledger
added Apr 19, 2014 13:12
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[Florida] Barry Hummel: Don't let tobacco industry win here

Big Tobacco is back in Tallahassee, pulling strings behind the scenes to make sure that kids in Florida will have easier access to tobacco....Reach out to your representative and to the House leadership and voice your opposition to HB 169. We need to mak
Tallahassee (FL) Democrat
added Apr 19, 2014 12:13
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[Florida] Study finds nicotine safe, helps in Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

For starters, nicotine by itself isn't very addictive at all, according to Dr. Paul Newhouse, the director of Vanderbilt University's Center for Cognitive Medicine. Nicotine seems to require assistance from other substances found in tobacco to get people
Tampa Bay (FL) Times
added Apr 17, 2014 17:52
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[Florida] Clay County woman wins $5M verdict in tobacco suit

In 2013, Gloria Bowden of Clay County filed a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of her late husband against tobacco companies Philip Morris USA and R.J. Reynolds. On March 26, a jury in the 4th Judicial Circuit ruled in her favor, reaching a $5 million v
Gainesville (FL) Sun
added Apr 16, 2014 21:34
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Guest column: Big Tobacco should butt out of trying to make laws in Florida

Big Tobacco is clearly behind House Bill 169 in the Florida House of Representatives. It would prevent local communities from deciding for themselves how to prevent youth from being exposed to tobacco products. If House Bill 169 is passed, all control
Florida Times-Union
added Apr 14, 2014 20:06
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[Florida] Health groups outraged by last-minute change to E-cigarette bill

Health groups and local governments say decades of work to keep tobacco products out of the hands of kids could be overturned through a House measure billed as prohibiting the sale of trendy electronic cigarettes to minors.
Florida Times-Union
added Apr 14, 2014 08:54
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[Florida] Cigarette almost causes disaster at VFW

Sebring firefighters made short work of a fire that nearly burned through a support beam Monday at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300. No one was injured and the damage was minimal, said Post Commander Mike Norris. However, he is going to have to more str
Sebring (FL) News-Sun
added Apr 9, 2014 15:13
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[Florida] Health Groups Oppose Bill Banning E-Cigarettes to Minors, Calling It a Stealth Favor to Big Tobacco

"The bill is another attempt by big tobacco to weaken protections that we all seek to keep electronic devices out of the hands of our children," Brenda Olsen, chief operating officer of the American Lung Association in Florida, said during a news confere
FlaglerLive
added Apr 8, 2014 23:01
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[Florida] Fabiola Santiago: E-cigarettes bring threat of new addiction for kids

an amendment has been added to the bill working its way through the Florida Legislature that’s nothing short of a betrayal of the local governments that acted quickly to protect the youth in their turf. “We’re not trying to ban them, just trying to keep
Miami (FL) Herald
added Apr 8, 2014 23:00
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