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[Florida] QuitDoc releases statewide survey revealing broad support to reduce youth exposure to tobacco

Floridians seem to realize that increasing the legal age and limiting the sale of certain items to stores that restrict youth access will have a profound impact on youth tobacco use.
PR Web
added Mar 3, 2015 08:41
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EDITORIAL: Big Tobacco in Florida: Bill Would Cap Punitive Damages

these plaintiffs who continued to fight after the Florida Supreme Court's ruling — who amount to a sliver of what the industry could be fighting today — deserve their day in court, however that might turn out, either for them or for the industry.
Lakeland (FL) Ledger
added Mar 3, 2015 08:38
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[Florida] A Light at the End of the Tunnel?

Has the settlement dam finally broken in the so-called Engle progeny Florida tobacco litigation? Or will the big cigarette makers continue trying to plug their fingers in the dike? That’s the multibillion-dollar question after a $100 million settlement
Law.com
added Mar 1, 2015 22:31
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[Florida] 2015 Legislative Session Preview: Big tobacco, Brecht Heuchan, and the most interesting food fight this Session

an issue already creating an economic boomlet for several Capitol lobbyists on both sides of the matter; an issue that may be the most interesting food fight of the 2015 Legislative Session. At issue is the decertified Engle v. Liggett Group class action
St. Petersburg (FL) Times blogs
added Mar 1, 2015 16:36
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[Florida] Attempt to regulate public e-cigarette use in Boca goes up in smoke ($$)

"vaping," or using e-cigs, still will be allowed everywhere in the city. A proposal to regulate the use of e-cigarettes in public parts of the city dissipated Tuesday night amid concerns there was too little medical information about them. The City Cou
(Ft. Lauderdale, FL) Sun-Sentinel
added Mar 1, 2015 12:56
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[Florida] Vaping activists to converge on Boca Raton city council tomorrow

Supporters are encouraging business owners as well as those who vape to attend the city council meeting happening Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at the Boca Raton City Hall located at 201 W Palmetto Park Rd in Boca Raton at 6:00 p.m. Other who are not able t
Examiner.com (National)
added Mar 1, 2015 12:56
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[Florida] Fitch: Tobacco Settlement Eases Industry Litigation Concern

The settlement of more than 400 lawsuits in U.S. federal courts filed by Florida smokers, the Engle Progeny cases, resolves some uncertainty in extensive litigation pending against the major cigarette companies, Philip Morris USA Inc. (subsidiary of Altri
Business Wire
added Mar 1, 2015 09:44
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[Florida] ZAMBONI v R.J. REYNOLDS and PHILIP MORRIS USA, INC.: JURY'S VERDICT REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL CLAIMS (PDF)

We the jury find that e plaintiff has proved that it is more likely than not that Mr. Hoover's addiction was a gal cause of Mr. Hoover's lung cancer:...We the jury fmd that the plaintiff has proved that it is more likely than not that smoking cigarettes
Law360
added Feb 28, 2015 20:03
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[Florida] Smoker's Widow Gets $340K Verdict In Engle Progeny Suit ($$)

The jury ruled that Merle Zamboni’s husband, Robert Edward Hoover, was addicted to cigarettes, which was a legal cause of his fatal lung cancer, putting Hoover in the so-called Engle progeny of smokers. Hoover was 60 percent liable for his death, but Phi
Law360
added Feb 28, 2015 19:50
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[Florida] Editorial: Don't change law to limit damages for Big Tobacco

The Florida Legislature should beat back the tobacco industry’s latest attempt to avoid taking responsibility for misleading smokers about the dangers of its products....Lawmakers should make sure Floridians' right to a jury trial and to collect punitive
Tampa Bay (FL) Times
added Feb 27, 2015 09:42
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