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  • Court upholds dismissal of Florida smoker lawsuits

    MIAMI (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of 750 lawsuits filed against tobacco companies by a law firm representing Florida smokers and their families. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed Wednesday with a lower court that the cases were improperly filed after the...

  • Ky. gov. extends smoking ban to all state property

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Employees and visitors to some 3,000 state government buildings won't be able to smoke indoors or outdoors after Nov. 20. Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear signed an executive order on Thursday that bans all tobacco products - including electronic cigarettes and chewing...

  • Cigarette co Reynolds taking nicotine gum national

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is taking its Zonnic brand nicotine gum nationwide, challenging the pharmaceutical industry's hold and pricing power of the market for products to help people stop smoking. The nation's second-largest tobacco company announced the...

  • Report faults New York's anti-smoking plan

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new report from the American Cancer Society says New York state needs to do more to prevent smoking. The Cancer Action Network at the American Cancer Society analyzed the state's efforts to combat cancer through screenings, tobacco taxes, smoking bans and restrictions on...

  • 2 exceptions to Nebraska smoking ban struck down

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday struck down exceptions to the state's public smoking ban for cigar bars and tobacco shops, but it spared the exception for some hotel guestrooms that allow smoking. The decision came in the case of Big John's Billiards, an Omaha pool hall,...

  • Hancock County passes public smoking ban

    NEW CUMBERLAND, W.Va. (AP) — Smoking is no longer allowed in public places in Hancock County, despite the objections of some who worried a ban would set back the area's casino industry. WTRF-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1onysxk ) that the county's board of health voted unanimously Tuesday in favor...



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