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[Florida] Attorneys Debate Philip Morris' Potential Link to Cuban Immigrant's Lung Cancer, as Trial Opens

Attorneys Monday battled over whether choice or addiction drove a Cuban immigrant to smoke as many as 4 packs of cigarettes a day for 45 years, as trial over his lung cancer opened against the country's biggest cigarette maker. Chacon v. Philip Morris, 08
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 14, 2016 02:00

[Florida] FDA ban on sending tobacco blocks cigars for troops

Mark Van Trees of "Support the Troops" in Wesley Chapel gets pictures from units thankful for his shipments of goodies, which include cookies, chips, coffee, and cigars. "They are great. It's a wonderful smell," he said. "It is a reminder of home. I'm h
WTVT Fox13 (Tampa Bay, FL)
added Sep 14, 2016 01:51

[Florida] Philip Morris' Lies Caused Lung Cancer Death, Widow Says ($$)

A widow whose clothing-store-owner husband died of lung cancer...saying the cigarette maker was responsible for the death after its concerted concealment of cigarettes’ risks over the latter half of the 20th c...Elsa Chacon v. Philip Morris
added Sep 13, 2016 07:51

[Florida] Ruth: Let troops smoke cigars

There's no question the American Cancer Society does wonderful work. But getting all huffy over American troops in a combat zone engaging in the modest pleasure of a cigar would seem to be a busybody too far.
Tampa Bay (FL) Times
added Sep 10, 2016 13:12

Florida Appellate Panel Affirms New Trial For Tobacco Companies ($$)

affirmed a trial court’s decision to grant a new trial to two tobacco companies in an Engle progeny suit because the plaintiff’s lawyer made prejudicial statements to the jury in closing arguments (David Cohen v. Philip Morris USA Inc., et al., No. 4D13-2
Lexis Nexis
added Sep 11, 2016 13:49

[Florida] Tobacco Industry Deceit Caused Cigarette Seller's Cancer, Attorney Says as Trial Opens Against Philip Morris, R.J. Reynolds

Attorneys debated what drove a Florida merchant who spent much of his career selling cigarettes to smoke himself, as trial over his lung cancer opened this week against the nation’s two largest tobacco companies. Oshinsky-Blacker v. R.J. Reynolds, et al.,
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 11, 2016 01:00

[Florida] Boynton man loses legal fight against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco

A 70-year-old suburban Boynton Beach man this week lost a legal battle to get cigarette giant R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. to pay for health problems he suffers after decades of smoking. In a verdict this week, a Palm Beach County Circuit Court jury rejected
Palm Beach (FL) Post
added Sep 9, 2016 16:55

[Florida] Kathy Castor files bill to restore charitable contributions of premium cigars to U.S. troops

Hillsborough County Democratic Rep. Kathy Castor has filed legislation to reinstate the tradition of donating cigars to U.S. military members who are deployed overseas. The bill, titled “Restore Charitable Contributions of Premium Cigars to the Troops A
added Sep 9, 2016 18:18

[Florida] Smoke-Free Campus Not Risk Free

Students who have chosen not to quit are now smoking just at the borders of campus. One popular spot to smoke now is the Amscot parking lot behind the Health and Wellness center, which Firth sees as “karma” since it is also right outside her office.
The Minaret (University of Tampa)
added Sep 9, 2016 15:55

Florida Jury Finds For Defense In Tobacco Lawsuit ($$)

found in favor of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in an Engle progeny case in which a man claimed that his chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) was caused by smoking cigarettes made by the tobacco company (John Hackimer, et al. v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco
Lexis Nexis
added Sep 9, 2016 01:59
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