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[Florida] VIDEO: Verdict reached in tobacco company lawsuit

A jury awarded Alachua County resident, Jo Freeman, $4 million in damages, after her husband, David, died of lung cancer. He had smoked Philip-Morris cigarettes for thirty years. The jury found Philip-Morris was 60% responsible for David Freeman's death
WCJB TV20 (Gainesville, FL)
added Mar 15, 2018 18:50

[Florida] World Vapor Expo 2017: e-cigarette marketing tactics

A newly emerging public health issue is the surge of ‘vaping conventions’...Guests were encouraged to socialise and try new flavours. Conventions such as the World Vapor Expo are becoming increasingly popular. More …
Tobacco Control
added Mar 15, 2018 15:27

[Florida] More money being put into cancer research at the expense of tobacco prevention programs

A proposed constitutional amendment making its way through the Constitution Revision Commission is looking to put more money into cancer research. Health groups oppose it because the money would come out of the state’s tobacco prevention program.
WJHG-TV (Panama City Beach, FL)
added Mar 15, 2018 14:56
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Advocates rally to save Tobacco Free Florida funding

If passed, a proposed constitutional amendment to redirect dollars from tobacco-prevention efforts to cancer research would turn “a bad idea into a hard reality,” one opponent said Wednesday morning. Later that same day, however, the amendment’s sponsor
Florida Politics
added Mar 15, 2018 14:13

Florida Jury Finds Punitive Damages Not Warranted In Engle Progeny Suit ($$)

punitive damages were not warranted in an Engle progeny suit in which jurors were tasked with deciding whether punitive damages were warranted for the family of a woman who died from lung cancer she developed from smoking cigarettes (Teresa Starr-Blundell
Lexis Nexis
added Mar 14, 2018 20:03
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[Florida] Marco Rubio, Bill Nelson, Ted Deutch Continue Efforts to Get Iran to Release Bob Levinson

Levinson worked for the FBI and DEA and went missing in 2007 during a private investigation case in Iran involving cigarette smuggling. Back in 2013, the Associated Press ran a story insisting Levinson worked for the CIA.
Sunshine State News (Tallahassee, FL)
added Mar 14, 2018 23:03

Florida Jury Renders Defense Verdict In Tobacco Suit ($$)

found that a man who died of lung cancer was addicted to cigarettes but found that the man was at fault for his disease and death and rendered a defense verdict in an Engle progeny suit (Jewell Mobley v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., No. 2007-CA-001709,
Lexis Nexis
added Mar 13, 2018 20:35

Florida Supreme Court Declines To Review $33 Million Tobacco Verdict ($$)

denied a tobacco company’s petition to review a $33 million verdict in an Engle progeny suit in which a woman claimed that two tobacco companies hid the dangers of cigarettes from her husband, leading to his lung cancer and death (R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co
Lexis Nexis
added Mar 13, 2018 20:35

[Florida] Illinois Federal Judge Denies Summary Judgment In Mark Cancellation Dispute ($$)

A plaintiff seeking review of a cancellation by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) of three trademarks relating to cigarette rolling papers was denied summary judgment by an Illinois federal judge on March 12 (DRL Enterprises Inc. v. North Atlant
Lexis Nexis
added Mar 13, 2018 19:44
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[Florida] MENDELSOHN: Taking a stand against hookah smoking on Passover, or anytime

Even the Jewish organizations on campus are jumping on the bandwagon, planning events with catchy slogans like a "Purim in Persia with 69 flavors" and "Hookah in the Sukkah" to entice students to participate in their programs. And now that Passover is aro
Ft. Lauderdale (FL) Sun-Sentinel
added Mar 13, 2018 04:26
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