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VIDEO: Indiana bill would empower companies to test -- and fire -- employees for using tobacco

Senate Bill 23, which Brown sponsored, would repeal a portion of the state code that prohibits employers from attempting to control their workers' tobacco intake outside of the job. The section she hopes to repeal reads: An employer may not require, as
WCPO (Cincinnati, OH)
added Jan 11, 2018 02:31
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[Indiana] EDITORIAL: Workforce issues top IBJ’s agenda for Legislature

Smoking: We said here recently that raising the minimum age to buy cigarettes to 21 is a no-brainer. But we also think it’s silly to have a smokers’ bill of rights that provides employment protection to smokers. We come down on the side of the Indiana Ch
Indianapolis (IN) Business Journal
added Jan 8, 2018 14:44
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[Indiana] Health, business coalition seeks to repeal 'smoker's bill of rights'

The Alliance for a Healthier Indiana—a coalition of hospitals, insurers, businesses and others—says it’s time to roll back a 27-year-old state law that prohibits employers from screening job candidates for tobacco use. They are pushing new legislation,
Indianapolis (IN) Business Journal
added Jan 7, 2018 21:41
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[Kansas] As more cities and counties raise tobacco age, state lawmakers may be asked to intervene

As a group in Lawrence prepares a strong push for local regulations that would raise the minimum age for buying tobacco to 21, efforts may be underway at the state level to push for a law that would pre-empt the ability of local governments to enact such
Lawrence (KS) Journal-World
added Jan 1, 2018 03:00
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[Florida] SJUGGERUD: Builders and developers - and lawmakers - could lead way for smoke-free communities

Unlike nearly all other southeastern states, Florida prohibits local governments from regulating smoking under the Florida Clean Indoor Air Act (the “Act”). While the Act laudably regulates smoking inside of workplaces, the Act prohibits local governments
Florida Today
added Dec 22, 2017 15:21
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[California] Injunction, Civil Penalty For Illicit Cigarette Sales On Indian Land Upheld ($$)

A California court correctly imposed a $765,000 civil penalty against a man for illegal cigarette sales at two smoke shops on Indian land because neither federal law nor tribal sovereignty preempts the state’s regulation and enforcement of its laws regard
Lexis Nexis
added Oct 19, 2017 21:33
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5 insights about areas with the highest smoking rates in the u.s.

“It’s like there are two worlds now... Here are five insights from these experts about challenges and strategies for eliminating tobacco-related disparities across the country. For more, watch the full recording of the Warner Series: Tobacco Disparities
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Oct 19, 2017 00:09
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[Connecticut] Federal Judge Finds Tobacco Claim Not Barred By Statute Of Repose ($$)

denied a tobacco company’s motion seeking an order that a plaintiff’s claims regarding negligence before 1992 be barred because the plaintiff’s claims fall within the “useful safe life” exception of Connecticut’s statute of repose (Vincent J. Bifolck v. P
Lexis Nexis
added Sep 28, 2017 18:24
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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Challenge Use Of Engle Findings In High Court ($$)

Tobacco companies are pitching their arguments that federal law bars smokers from using the landmark Engle tobacco class action's jury findings to establish strict liability and negligence claims once more, this time in three appeals to the U.S. Supreme C
Law360
added Sep 27, 2017 21:58
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[Florida] Fla. Court Upholds $12M Punitive Damages In Tobacco Case ($$)

upheld a $12.3 million punitive damages award Friday in a suit by a woman whose mother succumbed to smoking-related ailments, ruling that the cap on punitive damages passed by the Florida Legislature in 1999 does not apply to Engle progeny plaintiffs.
Law360
added Sep 18, 2017 05:14
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