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Florida Supreme Court says tobacco giant must pay $18.5M award

In a stinging rebuke of the notion that a financially independent adult child shouldn’t be entitled to millions in damages for the loss of a parent, the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday ordered a cigarette-maker to pay a Delray Beach woman $18.5 million
Palm Beach (FL) Post
added Sep 21, 2018 21:50
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[Florida] GWENDOLYN E. ODOM, etc., Petitioner, vs. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Respondent.

we quash the decision of the Fourth District and remand with instructions to reinstate the final judgment. We also disapprove Webb and Putney to the extent they are inconsistent with this opinion. Finally, we award Odom attorney’s fees for the appeal o
Amazon CloudFront
added Sep 21, 2018 21:50
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Florida High Court Reinstates $20M Tobacco Verdict ($$)

ruling that the state appeals court that overturned it imposed an improper cap on damages awards for adult children of smoking victims in wrongful death suits. In a 5-2 decision, the court reversed the Fourth District Court of Appeal's decision in favor
Law360
added Sep 21, 2018 21:50
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[UK] NCD Countdown 2030: worldwide trends in non-communicable disease mortality and progress towards Sustainable Development Goal target [FREE FULL TEXT]

Substantial reduction of NCD mortality requires policies that considerably reduce tobacco and alcohol use and blood pressure, and equitable access to efficacious and high-quality preventive and curative care for acute and chronic NCDs.
The Lancet (uk)
added Sep 21, 2018 13:54
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[UK] Child awareness of and access to cigarettes: impacts of the point-of-sale display ban in England [FREE FULL TEXT]

Tobacco point-of-sale display bans in England reduced the exposure of children to cigarettes in shops and coincided with a decrease in buying cigarettes in shops. However, children do not report increased difficulty in obtaining cigarettes from shops, hig
Tobacco Control
added Sep 21, 2018 13:51
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[Florida] HAREWOOD v REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Individually and as successor by merger to BROWN & WILLIAMSON TOBACCO CORPORATION, individually and as Successor by merger to THE AMERICAN TOBACCO COMPANY: VERDICT (PDF)

Was Glenn Simmons addicted to cigarettes manufactured by Brown & Williamson containing nicotine, and, if so, was such an addiction a legal cause of his oral cavity cancer? Yes - - /- - No - - - - If your answer to Question 1 was NO, you should
Amazon CloudFront
added Sep 20, 2018 22:48
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[Florida] RJR Owes $6.5M For Fla. Musician's Cancer Treatment Death ($$)

A Miami-Dade County jury on Tuesday awarded $2.5 million to Hanifah Harewood for the past loss of father Glenn Simmons’ past companionship and her pain and suffering, and $4 million for her future losses and suffering. The jury attributed only one-quart
Law360
added Sep 20, 2018 22:43
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[Florida] Lawyers for non-smoking flight attendants who sued cash-rich foundation are punished for it

Philip Gerson and Steven Hunter, shut down their practices in Miami for a month early this year at the direction of the Florida Supreme Court. Now they have blots on their previously unblemished records after long careers spent building good reputations.
Florida Bulldog
added Sep 20, 2018 22:25
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JUST IN: Florida Supreme Court says tobacco giant must pay $18.5M award to Delray woman

A jury returned to a Palm Beach County courtroom to decide how much to punish R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. for the 1993 lung cancer death of a Boynton Beach woman. When it on Friday awarded Odom $6 million for losing her 58-year-old mother, Juanita Thurston
Palm Beach (FL) Post
added Sep 20, 2018 22:14
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Submit Comments / Modified Risk Tobacco Product Applications: Application for Copenhagen Snuff Fine Cut submitted by U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company; Availability Docket No: FDA‐2018‐N-3261

The FDA is announcing the availability for public comment of a modified risk tobacco product (MRTP) application for Copenhagen Snuff Fine Cut, a loose moist snuff tobacco product submitted by U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co. LLC. FDA will post the application m
FDA - Food and Drug Administration
added Sep 20, 2018 17:31
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