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[Florida] Tobacco Ruling Causes Mistrial 'Nightmare,' Judge Says ($$)

A Florida judge declared a mistrial Thursday in an Engle progeny case against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. that was well underway, hours after the state's Supreme Court handed down game-changing rulings for tobacco lawsuits that caused what the judge called
Law360
added Apr 3, 2015 02:18
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[Florida] Big tobacco, Brecht Heuchan, and one of the most interesting food fight of the 2015 Legislative Session

Tobacco companies are now asking the Legislature to apply current law to the cases, which would limit punitive damages. Last year, legislation was filed to do just that, but withdrawn within 24 hours of its filing. This year, sensing a better chance of vi
St. Petersburg (FL) Times blogs
added Feb 13, 2015 14:00
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Hit With $2.1M Jury Verdict In Smoker's Death ($$)

finding in favor of a Florida widow who claimed smoking the company's cigarettes contributed to her husband's death from lung cancer. At the end of a nine-day trial, the jury found that smoking cigarettes made by R.J. Reynolds legally caused Charles Sowe
Law360
added Feb 12, 2015 19:24
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[Florida] Tobacco trial continues in Charlotte County

Tears came as two of her daughters and husband answered questions about her lifetime of smoking that they believe contributed to her death. Barbara's eldest daughter Connie Boykin said: "She was smoking all the time, all her waking hours she had a cigar
WBBH NBC2 (Tallahassee, FL)
added Feb 12, 2015 10:46
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Study links childhood obesity to tobacco smoke and air pollution

The latest study, this one from Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC), shows increased weight gain during adolescence in children exposed to secondhand tobacco smoke or near-roadway air pollution, compared to children with no expos
Consumer Affairs
added Nov 12, 2014 15:19
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[Massachusetts] Store owners: Butt out! Uproar over Westminster plan to ban tobacco sales

Westminster store owners and their supporters — fuming over their Health Board’s first-in-the-nation plan to ban tobacco sales — plan to pack a public hearing on the controversial proposal tonight that they say will crush business in the sleepy central M
Boston (MA) Herald
added Nov 12, 2014 11:58
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Is Guam smoking more? Tobacco tax revenue up by $1.6 million

Gov. Eddie Calvo on Monday said fewer Guam residents are smoking cigarettes, but taxes collected from the sale of tobacco products tell a different story. As of August, the government of Guam had collected $10.16 million in cigarette taxes -- $1.6 milli
Pacific Daily News (gu)
added Oct 15, 2014 16:04
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Pleasure Factor May Override New Tobacco Rules

Buried deep in the federal government’s voluminous new tobacco regulations is a little-known economic analysis ...The obscure formula would have a perverse effect, experts said. The more successful regulators are at reducing smoking, the more it hurts the
New York Times
added Aug 6, 2014 14:00
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FDA proposes to extend its tobacco authority to additional tobacco products, including e-cigarettes

Products that would be “deemed” to be subject to FDA regulation are those that meet the statutory definition of a tobacco product, including currently unregulated marketed products, such as electronic cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, nicotine gels, wate
FDA - Food and Drug Administration
added Apr 24, 2014 09:43
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[Iran, USA] Cigarette Smuggling Is Rampant in Places Where a Pack Costs $14.50—And Where a Pack Cost Fifty Cents

unlike in the U.S., the Iranian government has a good reason to look the other way. Cigarette smuggling, he explains, disrupts the dynamics in the country's bazaars. These markets were once the site of public protest and organizing by political oppositi
Smithsonian Magazine
added Mar 20, 2014 14:40
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