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[Louisiana] Lawyer's claim for fees from $242 million tobacco case moves forward ($$)

A Nevada lawyer may move forward with a lawsuit claiming he is owed $6.72 million after he was cut out of his share of $114 million in attorneys' fees in a class action against major tobacco companies, a federal judge has ruled.
Reuters
added Mar 3, 2017 20:54
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Louisiana smoking rates remain high

Despite efforts to get people to quit smoking, Louisiana is still in the top five when it comes to the rate of smokers per capita... "No one else in the country has the smoking cessation trust," said Rogers. "We're the only ones that have that." The tru
WWL 870 AM / 105.3 FM (New Orleans, LA)
added Sep 24, 2016 21:50
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[Louisiana] James Gill: Smoking bans all the rage in New Orleans -- and now in Baton Rouge too

You’d think from some of the more hysterical propaganda that the slightest whiff of secondhand smoke could kill you on the spot, but perhaps alarmism is required to persuade the public to accept the notion of behavior modification through government dikt
Baton Rouge (LA) Advocate
added Mar 27, 2016 00:16
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[Louisiana, Nevada] LETTER: Harrah's New Orleans article blowing smoke

Stutz writing that a smoke-free law is more devastating than Hurricane Katrina is highly offensive to the true victims of that horrible storm. Mr. Stutz should apologize ... seems to care about corporations substantially more than people.
Las Vegas Review-Journal
added Aug 24, 2015 07:16
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[Louisiana] Letters: New Orleans ban on smoking in bars, casinos already is paying dividends

Here in Louisiana, it costs businesses $2.49 billion in smoking-caused productivity losses each year, and the state pays close to $1.9 billion in annual health care costs directly caused by smoking. The fact that this law is reducing the harmful effects
Baton Rouge (LA) Advocate
added Aug 7, 2015 05:10
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[Louisiana] As New Orleans Marks 100 Days of Being Smoke-Free, Study Finds Air Pollution Levels Have Dropped 96 Percent in Bars and Casino

The level of fine particle air pollution fell by 96 percent in venues that had previously allowed smoking... "This study reinforces what we know to be true: Smoking is a source of indoor air pollution and New Orleans' comprehensive smoking ordinance is m
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Aug 5, 2015 12:20
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[Louisiana] EDITORIAL: Cigarette tax hike healthy choice for state — Our View

HB 119 didn't seek to flip Louisiana from the bottom of the chart to the top, it simply aimed for the national average. That doesn't seem to be setting the bar too high. In contrast, the amended version is clearly too low.
Alexandria (LA) Town Talk
added May 31, 2015 07:42
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[Louisiana] Scaled-back tobacco tax hike gets House committee backing

Louisiana's cigarette tax would be raised to match the rate charged by neighboring Mississippi, under a proposal that won approval Monday from the House tax committee as part of broader budget-balancing negotiations.
AP - Associated Press
added Apr 28, 2015 09:24
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[Louisiana] Harrah's and French Quarter bars sue the City of New Orleans in smoking ban dispute

Harrah's Casino and many French Quarter bars and clubs have filed a suit against the City of New Orleans to halt the impending smoking ban set to take effect April 22. The suit was filed in Civil District Court, which has set a hearing date for the case
Gambit (New Orleans, LA)
added Apr 18, 2015 15:44
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[Louisiana] VIDEO: Proposal to ban smoking in N.O. bars ignites citywide debate

In a move that’s expected to set off a major debate, Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell plans to introduce legislation this week that would prohibit smoking in local barrooms and casinos — a step toward better health that scores of U.S. cities have taken in r
Baton Rouge (LA) Advocate
added Nov 16, 2014 18:23
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