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[Florida] Sarasota smoking ban in HUD units 3 years later

Public housing in Sarasota comes with a list of rules and one that still lights up some tempers is the smoking ban put in place three years ago. “I think it should be up to the person if they smoke in the apartment or not,” says resident and non-smoker
WTSP-TV Ch. 10
added Dec 5, 2016 23:54
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[Florida] VIDEO: Miami Beach Unveiling Voluntary Smoke Free Zones Monday

Monday, the city is designating two spots as voluntary smoke free zones in an effort to reduce second hand smoke and curb litter in the areas. The pilot program, approved by the city commission in October, establishes the zones along the southern end of
NBC Miami
added Dec 5, 2016 18:52

[Florida] VIDEO: Starting January 1, no smoking in Tampa public housing

Bans are already in place in St. Petersburg and parts of Pinellas County. The Tampa Housing authority will begin enforcement at the beginning at 2017, reports the Tampa Bay Times. Enforcement will be on a three-strike system. The first offense will be
WTSP-TV Ch. 10
added Dec 5, 2016 18:51

[Florida] After Jan. 1, smoking banned in Hillsborough public housing; already the rule in Pinellas

But beginning Jan. 1, the 47-year-old will be banned from lighting up in his home and even on his porch because of a new federal rule to make public housing across the United States smoke-free. "I hate it. You can't sit in your house and smoke; you can'
Tampa Bay (FL) Times
added Dec 4, 2016 21:32

[Cuba] Is this the final burn for Florida's 'Cigar city'?

Among those most worried: Eric Newman, whose family has been making 31 brands of cigars, including ­Cuesta-Rey, Diamond Crown and La ­Unica, for three generations. For 121 years, the J.C. Newman Cigar Co. has churned out millions of cigars and shipped t
Washington Post
added Dec 11, 2016 07:58

[Florida] Seminole Hard adds smoke-free blackjack tables

If you or somebody you know has ever skipped a trip to the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Tampa because there's just too much smoke in the place, they've heard you loud and clear. And now, they’re gambling on the addition of a new smoke-free area for tabl
WTSP-TV Ch. 10
added Dec 4, 2016 17:24

Florida Appellate Panel Vacates $20 Million Tobacco Verdict ($$)

vacated a $20 million verdict awarded to the estate of a woman following a trial in an Engle progeny suit after finding that the damages awarded by the jury were excessive (R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. v. Gwendolyn E. Odom
Lexis Nexis
added Dec 3, 2016 02:31

[Florida] $18.5M Award to Deceased Smoker's Adult Child Tossed Out as Excessive

Damoorgian wrote the compensatory award for Odom’s loss of parental support was excessive, given the fact that Odom was an independent adult during her mother's cancer battle and death. Relying on precedent striking down seven-figure awards to adult chi
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Dec 2, 2016 23:48

[Florida] Appeals Court Rules Smoker Award Was Excessive

The appeals court said the compensatory-damage award was excessive for a case brought by the adult child of a dead smoker. It rejected the compensatory-damage award and, as an extension, the amount of punitive damages. “Based on precedent, the jury’s aw
CBS Local CBS4/TV33
added Dec 2, 2016 06:12

[Florida] R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Appellant, v. GWENDOLYN E. ODOM, Appellee: Appeal and cross-appeal from the Circuit Court for the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit (PDF)

The purpose of damages here was to compensate, not to make the defendant care, ‘take responsibility,’ or say it was sorry. Counsel’s arguments improperly suggested that the defendant should be punished for contesting damages at trial and that its def
Amazon CloudFront
added Dec 1, 2016 03:36
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