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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

[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

[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

[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
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

[Florida] Health Groups Seek To Snuff Out E-Cigarette Bill

The American Lung Association of Florida, the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, local officials and Students Working Against Tobacco have found themselves fighting the measure (HB 169) that would prevent youths under 18 from buying e
CBS Local CBS4/TV33
added Apr 8, 2014 22:20

[Florida] VIDEO: Anti Smoking Advocates Up in Arms

They are willing to let a ban on sales of e-cigarettes to minors fail because the legislation also kills 28 city and 28 county local ordinances on tobacco. The state already regulates where you can smoke and where you can’t; but for more than 20 years, l
WJHG-TV (Panama City Beach, FL)
added Apr 8, 2014 18:07

[Florida] Anti-Smoking Groups Protest New E-Cigarette Law

Anti-tobacco activists are actually protesting legislation that would make it illegal to sell e-cigarettes to minors. "Big tobacco must continue to addict our children and our families in order to protect their profits," said Brenda Olsen with the Ameri
GTN News (WGFL /WMYG/WCBW) (Gainesville, FL)
added Apr 8, 2014 18:06

[Florida] Opponents protest e-cigarette measure

But a House bill that would impose the ban amounts to a “smoke and mirrors” attempt by big tobacco companies to weaken rules protecting teenagers, health organizations and local government groups said Monday. Representatives from the American heart and
Sarasota (FL) Herald-Tribune
added Apr 7, 2014 16:41

[Florida] Cigarette Makers Launch New Bid to End Engle Woes ($$)

Tobacco companies facing thousands of smoker lawsuits in Florida filed their ninth batch of U.S. Supreme Court petitions last week, claiming that the Florida courts are trampling on their constitutional rights in the so-called Engle progeny litigation.
Litigation Daily
added Apr 7, 2014 14:37
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