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[Florida] Research links secondhand smoke exposure during pregnancy to developmental delays in children, adolescents

a new study by FIU criminal justice professor Ryan Meldrum links prenatal exposure to cigarette smoke to lower levels of self-control in children and adolescents. Low self-control is one of the strongest known causes of delinquent and criminal behavior i
FIU News (Florida International University)
added Nov 2, 2016 17:20
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[Florida] MARTIN V. PHILIP MORRIS, ET AL.

plaintiff claims defendant cigarette makers caused the nicotine addiction and smoking-related disease of Carole Martin, by concealing the dangers of smoking.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 2, 2016 14:13
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[Florida] KLOPPENBURG V. R.J. REYNOLDS

plaintiff claims defendant cigarette maker hid the dangers of smoking, causing nicotine addiction and smoking-related illness.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 2, 2016 14:13
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[Florida] Late Smoker's Family Asks For $6M Verdict Against RJR ($$)

The family of a chain-smoking Cuban dissident who died of laryngeal cancer urged a Florida jury Tuesday to hit R.J. Reynolds with a $6 million verdict plus punitive damages for his death, but admitted the smoker bore about half the blame for his death.
Law360
added Nov 2, 2016 07:30
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Owes $10.5M For Lung Cancer Death, Jury Told ($$)

urged a Florida jury on Tuesday to award her $10.5 million plus punitive damages against R.J. Reynolds, saying the company got her husband so hooked on tobacco that he bought cigarettes when they could hardly afford food.
Law360
added Nov 2, 2016 07:29
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Asks Court To Curb Engle Tort Liability Claims ($$)

asked the Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday to find that federal law preempts Engle in plaintiffs' strict liability and negligence claims, arguing that these claims are tantamount to banning cigarette sales.
Law360
added Nov 2, 2016 07:28
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Owes $8.5M For Lung Cancer Death, Jury Told ($$)

The widower of a former hairdresser who died of lung cancer after smoking up to three packs of cigarettes a day for decades urged a Florida jury Monday to award $8.5 million plus punitive damages against R.J. Reynolds, saying the tobacco giant hid the da
Law360
added Nov 1, 2016 17:45
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[Florida] $6M Cancer Death Trial Opens as RJR Questions Link Between Smoker's Casual Cocaine Use & Claimed Smoking Addiction

the case of a Cuban immigrant who died of laryngeal cancer 20 years ago, as they debated whether a smoker could truly be addicted to nicotine if he could stop and start a casual casual cocaine habit. Ledo v. R.J. Reynolds, 08-113-CA-31.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Oct 29, 2016 02:11
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[Florida] Gainesville debates banning smoking in parks

presented the most recent draft of the ordinance, which would ban smoking from city parks, on Thursday, said Steve Phillips, the director of the Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs department. The city has considered curtailing smoking in p
The Independent Florida Alligator (University of Florida)
added Oct 27, 2016 19:23
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[Florida] Engle jury awards $29 million in damages against Reynolds

Reynolds disclosed in its third-quarter report for fiscal 2016 that as of Sept. 30, it faces $196.1 million in compensatory damages and $197.4 million in punitive damages in Engle cases under appeal. Of the 56 jury verdicts listed, only seven have a lar
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Oct 27, 2016 15:18
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