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[Florida] Castor to file bill allowing premium cigarmakers to donate stogies to troops

Premium cigar makers who want to donate stogies to U.S. troops serving abroad should be exempt from federal rules that prohibit charitable contributions of tobacco products. Or so says U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Tampa, responding to a Tampa Bay Times sto
Tampa Bay (FL) Times
added Aug 31, 2016 16:12
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[Florida] cigars donations are bad for the military’s health

members of the military smoke at higher rates, and recruits are highly susceptible to tobacco initiation. The American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network put it well. It would be a disservice if those protections weren’t extended to the servicemen and
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Aug 31, 2016 16:05
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[Florida] New FDA tobacco rules appears to ban cigar donations to troops

It's not just the troops getting free cigars. Newman and other companies donate thousands more to charities each year for silent auctions, golf tournaments and other fundraisers. "We're good citizens, and now the FDA says, 'No, no, no. No more charity,'
Tampa Bay (FL) Times
added Aug 29, 2016 14:51
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Navy weighs e-cigarette ban amid safety concerns

A string of incidents since last year has prompted Navy safety officials to recommend putting the e-smoking lamp out fleetwide. ...the Naval Safety Center detailed growing safety concerns as exploding batteries in the devices have led to a dozen injuries
Navy Times
added Aug 18, 2016 16:05
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KOH: Place Matters for Tobacco Control [FREE FULL TEXT]

efforts to foster tobacco-free norms have resulted in healthier worksites, restaurants, bars, and other public places. Denormalizing and deglamorizing use in an even wider variety of high-risk settings... Place matters. Changing culture can restore health
Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)
added Aug 17, 2016 14:35
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Owes Widow $10M For Veteran's Death, Jury Told ($$)

The widow of a chain-smoking military veteran who died of lung cancer urged a Florida jury on Friday to award her $10 million plus punitive damages against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., saying its concealment of cigarettes' dangers robbed her of her husband
Law360
added Aug 14, 2016 15:15
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Philip Morris Wants FCA Cig Suit Unlit At DC Circ. ($$)

urged the D.C. Circuit on Monday to keep a would-be False Claims Act whistleblower's suit snuffed out, arguing his rehearing bid sees nonexistent differences between appellate findings on claims the military was overcharged for cigarettes. There is no di
Law360
added Aug 9, 2016 20:54
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The unseen side of war-torn Syria: Hundreds party on the beach and soak up the sun just 100 miles from under-siege Aleppo

Crowds spotted lounging about on sand and smoking from shisha pipes
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 23, 2016 20:25
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Philip Morris Relator Wants Cigs FCA Relit At DC Circ. ($$)

A would-be whistleblower asked the D.C. Circuit Thursday to rethink its June ruling that False Claims Act allegations that Philip Morris overcharged the military for cigarettes should remain dismissed, arguing the purported public disclosure blocking the
Law360
added Jul 22, 2016 22:50
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[Pennsylvania] Of cigars and Civil War: History impressionist channels US Grant in Mt. Lebanon

“And they’re a bit superstitious. Imagine baseball players who don’t change their socks because they’ve won, and all those other habits people have when they’re superstitious.” So they started bestowing boxes of smokes on Grant, Serfass explained, with
The Almanac (Pittsburgh, PA)
added Jul 22, 2016 18:50
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