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[Florida] $7 MIllion in Compensatory Damages to Plaintiff in Wilcox v. R.J. Reynolds, Engle Progeny Tobacco Suit

a jury awarded $7 million in compensatory damages and found R.J. Reynolds liable for punitives in an Engle progeny wrongful death suit. Robert Wilcox, the son of deceased smoker Cleston Wilcox, sued R.J. Reynolds on behalf of his mother Lorraine Wilcox,
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Aug 29, 2014 21:31

[Florida] Attorneys Dispute Issue of Addiction in Closing Arguments of Gore v. R.J. Reynolds Engle Progeny Suit

In closing arguments today, counsel debated whether Gloria Gore, the deceased smoker at the center of one of Florida’s Engle progeny tobacco suits, was a nicotine addict whose smoking ultimately killed her, or was a smoker-by-choice who enjoyed her cigare
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Aug 29, 2014 21:30

[Florida] Judge Declares Mistrial in Engle Progeny Tobacco Case That Found Punitive Liability Without Compensatory Award

A day after a jury found tobacco defendants liable for possible punitive damages but awarded no compensatory damages to an Engle progeny plaintiff, Judge Cynthia Cox granted the parties’ agreed-upon motion for a mistrial. Gore v. R.J. Reynolds.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Aug 29, 2014 21:29

Jury Declares Tobacco Defendants Liable for Possible Punitive Damages, Awards No Compensatory Damages in Engle Progeny Suit

jury this afternoon found tobacco manufacturers R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris liable for possible punitive damages to the surviving husband of a long-time smoker in his Engle progeny tobacco suit. However, the jury refused to award compensatory damages
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Aug 29, 2014 21:28

[Florida] Engle Progeny Review for the Week of August 18

Each Friday, we’ll highlight the week’s Engle progeny proceedings and provide a look ahead to next week.... Heather Irimi, et al. v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, et al. Rodd-cross-exam On cross-examination, Lisa Rodd testifies that she did not know
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Aug 29, 2014 21:26

[Saudi Arabia] Young men rent flats to smoke shisha

The shisha ban in Jeddah cafes has contributed to the rise in prices of small flats which are now in demand by Saudis to smoke shisha. Shishas have been banned on health grounds, alongside other forms of smoking, with the Health Ministry campaigning for t
Arab News (sa)
added Aug 29, 2014 20:05
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[Ohio] VIDEO: CVS Cigarette Phase-Out Hits Stores Next Week

MIAMI VALLEY-- CVS Pharmacy stores will have begun to stop cigarettes and tobacco products. The company says they have no place in their stores. The decision was announced for CVS stores nationwide in February.
WKEF ABC22 / FOX45 (Miamisburg, OH)
added Aug 29, 2014 20:04
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When it comes to e-cigarette safety, you're still on your own

Our greatest concern is for children, in part because much of the marketing seems to target them, with flavoring and brightly colored packaging. And there’s some suggestion from a study made public this week that the marketing is working—and that kids wh
Consumer Reports
added Aug 29, 2014 20:03
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[UK] E-cigarettes should be called 'nicotine sticks' to curb appeal, experts say

Renaming the devices may help discourage younger people from using devices, according to Royal Society for Public Health
The Guardian (uk)
added Aug 29, 2014 20:01

[Georgia] New murder trial for soldier who claims anti-smoking drug made him psychotic

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces agreed unanimously Wednesday on a retrial for Pfc. George MacDonald, finding that the judge in the original trial failed to advise jurors that "involuntary intoxication" is a valid defense.
Military Times
added Aug 29, 2014 19:57
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