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[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

[Florida] Appeals Court Backs New Trial In Sick Smoker Case

A state appeals court ruled Wednesday that some tobacco companies should receive a new trial in a case involving a woman who suffered smoking-related illnesses --- but it also overturned a verdict in favor of cigarette maker Philip Morris USA. The rulin
WUSF (Tampa Bay, FL)
added Sep 8, 2016 18:04
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[Florida] Lawrence Taylor Reeked of Cigars & Booze ... During DUI Arrest

Taylor was waiting on the scene ... and cops say he had all the signs of a drunk person -- stunk of cigars and booze, had bloodshot eyes and was unsteady of his feet.
added Sep 9, 2016 18:12

[Florida] Jury Finds Ex-Train Worker's $15M COPD Claim Against R.J. Reynolds Time Barred ($$)

Jurors needed less than 90 minutes to conclude John Hackimer knew or should have known before May 5, 1990 that he had emphysema that could have been caused by smoking. The finding barred recovery against R.J. Reynolds.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 8, 2016 03:46

[Florida] COHEN, Appellant, v. PHILIP MORRIS USA, INC, et. al. Appellees. (PDF)

we affirm the grant of new trial, affirm the denial of the defendants’ motion for judgment as a matter of law based on the statute of limitations, reverse the directed verdict in Philip Morris’ favor, and remand for further proceedings. Affirmed in part,
Amazon CloudFront
added Sep 8, 2016 03:34

[Florida] Fla. Appeals Court Affirms New Trial In $2M Tobacco Suit ($$)

ruled that the trial court correctly granted the tobacco defendants...a new trial because of closing statements made by counsel for plaintiff David Cohen, who sued the companies on behalf of his deceased wife Helen Cohen.
added Sep 8, 2016 03:15

[Florida] RJ Reynolds Beats Smoker's $15M Lung Disease Suit ($$)

a $15 million suit brought by a former train conductor and longtime smoker, holding Tuesday that he should have known before the cutoff date that he had a lung disease that might have been caused by...
added Sep 7, 2016 16:19

Tobacco-Free Florida's stop smoking drive makes inroads

Tobacco-Free Florida has started a media campaign with radio and TV ads as it rebranded its stop-smoking campaign as the Quit Your Way program. “Tobacco users who use the Tobacco Free Florida program are five to 11 times more likely to quit than those wh
Lakeland (FL) Ledger
added Sep 6, 2016 13:29
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