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[Florida] VIDEO: Smoking ban begins in public housing

Housing authorities can choose how to enforce the rule. The Tampa Housing Authority has said it will implement a ‘three strikes and your out rule’. Residents at the Robles Village Park in Tampa have reluctantly been preparing for the change.
WFTS ABC Action News (Tampa, FL)
added Jan 2, 2017 16:06
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Under Trump, Florida's premium cigar industry could escape job-killing FDA regulations

could save thousands of jobs by stripping the [FDA] of its ability to regulate premium cigars like cigarettes. Late last week, U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., the incoming chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, met with President-elect Donald
Watchdog.org (Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity)
added Dec 23, 2016 00:34
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[Florida] Twin sisters make cigars to celebrate different shades of the Afro-Cuban diaspora

In the male-dominated cigar industry, twin sisters have set out to blaze a trail for their business, Tres Lindas Cubanas Cigars, while at the same time celebrating the vast shades of women in the African diaspora. For sisters Yvonne and Yvette Rodriguez
Miami (FL) Herald
added Dec 23, 2016 00:33
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[UK, Florida] ISSUE 8

Vaping Advice for Parents from Public Health England / Diamond Vapor's Keith Fairman brightens up the lives of terminally ill people at Florida hospice / Former Windson Man David Goerlitz tells how he walked away from a $100,00-a-year career promoting t
Vapouround Magazine (uk)
added Dec 21, 2016 22:23
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[Florida] Doffermyre Shields Canfield & Knowles, Avera & Smith and The Law Offices of John S. Kalil Win Damages of More Than $19 Million Against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company and Philip Morris USA Inc in Engle Progeny Case

The $19.38 million judgement includes nearly $6 million in compensatory damages and $13.5 million in punitive damages..."It's been a great privilege representing Mrs. Faricy Pardue," said Rod Smith, a Partner in the Gainesville-based Avera & Smith law fir
PR Newswire
added Dec 21, 2016 21:23
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$19.4M Award Hammers Tobacco Companies at Trial Over Death of Florida Professor

slapped R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris with more than $19 million in damages for the role it found the cigarette makers played in the death of a former University of Florida professor. Faricy-Pardue v. R.J. Reynolds, 2014-CA-2010.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Dec 21, 2016 20:55
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Florida's Courts 4th on Tort Reformers' 'Judicial Hellholes' List

"Florida’s storied tobacco litigation shows no signs of burning down after 2016’s back-to-back Florida Supreme Court rulings expanding liability," says the report. Since the state high court lowered evidentiary requirements in tobacco lawsuits a decade
Sunshine State News (Tallahassee, FL)
added Dec 20, 2016 22:33
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[Florida] Ex-Atty Charged In Fla. With Embezzling Bankruptcy Funds ($$)

Josiah Ewing Hutton Jr., 60, of Winter Haven, faces up to five...wrongdoing related to a client named Patricia Regan, who the documents said received the funds from a tobacco...
Law360
added Dec 20, 2016 17:19
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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Cleared at Trial Over Smoker's Respiratory Disease

Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds prevailed Friday at trial in a suit brought by the widow of a Florida smoker, after jurors found the smoker did not meet a class action suit’s requirements. Dubinsky v. Philip Morris, 2014-CA-026783. The 18th Circuit Court
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Dec 20, 2016 16:57
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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Hit With $19M Verdict In Business Prof's Death ($$)

jury on Monday slammed R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris USA Inc. with a total of $13.5 million in punitive damages over the heart and lung disease death of a popular University of Florida business professor, bringing the total awarded in the case to more t
Law360
added Dec 20, 2016 16:47
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