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[Florida] Campus smoking ban causes mixed reactions

As of January 4, USF’s Tampa campus will join USF St. Petersburg and USF Sarasota-Manatee in being smoke-free. The ban will cover tobacco products, e-cigarettes and hookahs. Previously, USF just wasn’t ready for a campus-wide smoking ban, as determined
The Oracle (University of South Florida)
added Dec 3, 2015 18:41
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[Florida] Big Three Tobacco Companies Win in Nonagenarian's $8M Bladder Cancer, Heart Disease Suit

The six-member jury deliberated for about four hours before concluding nicotine addiction did not cause Robert Shulman’s bladder cancer, coronary artery disease or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Dec 2, 2015 18:12
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LETTER: Boost Florida tobacco tax, save lives, generate revenue

By increasing the tobacco tax, Florida's lawmakers could help us overcome the tobacco epidemic in this state. This is an opportunity to not only save money and generate revenue, but most importantly, save lives.
Bradenton (FL) Herald
added Dec 1, 2015 19:51
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[Florida] Smokers lose two Palm Beach County trials against tobacco companies

Separate Palm Beach County Circuit Court juries rejected claims by Robert Shulman and those by the family of the late Thomas Cavalier that R.J. Reynolds and other tobacco companies should pay millions for producing a product that is both deadly and addic
Palm Beach (FL) Post
added Dec 1, 2015 00:42
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[Florida] Pasco teen leads statewide crusade against tobacco

A Pasco County high school student has been named vice chair of a statewide SWAT team. But instead of tackling crime, MyKenzie Robertson’s SWAT team is intent on wiping out smoking. As the recently named vice chair of the Youth Advocacy Board of Students
Tampa Bay (FL) Online (TBO.com)
added Nov 27, 2015 15:42
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[Florida] R.J. Reynolds Prevails in Musician's $1.9M Suit Claiming Smoking Caused COPD

Jurors Tuesday found a South Florida musician did not suffer from the respiratory disease she claimed was caused by decades of smoking, giving R.J. Reynolds the win in her $1.9 million suit against the tobacco giant. Green v. R.J. Reynolds, 2007-CA-046326
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 26, 2015 18:27
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[Florida] Fla. Woman Says Time Not Up In Suit Against Lieff Cabraser ($$)

urged a federal court on Tuesday to deny the firm’s attempt to dismiss her suit, saying her malpractice claims are not subject to a statute of limitations. Shirley Spooner, whose mother, Geraldine Weedman, died of lung cancer in 1997 and was part of the
Law360
added Nov 27, 2015 00:48
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Persuades Jury Ex-Smoker Doesn't Have COPD ($$

Jurors reached the decision Tuesday shortly after closing arguments wrapped in the case, during which R.J. Reynolds attorney Frank T. Bayuk of King & Spalding LLP told jurors that Cynthia Green did not have COPD before the Engle class action cutoff date,
Law360
added Nov 25, 2015 14:45
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[Florida] Product Liability MVP: Jones Day’s Stephanie Parker ($$)

Reynolds this year closed out nearly every remaining federal Engle progeny case in Florida and obtained a crucial win at the Eleventh Circuit, accomplishments that land its defense leader among Law360’s Product Liability MVPs for the fourth straight...
Law360
added Nov 24, 2015 21:39
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[Florida] Federal proposal moves public housing in a smoke-free direction

The Bureau of Tobacco Free Florida, the state's comprehensive tobacco prevention and cessation program, has been working to educate public and private housing managers about the benefits of smoke-free policies for more than three years and is encouraged
Tampa Bay Newspapers
added Nov 24, 2015 04:02
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