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CHICAGO - JANUARY 18: Patrons of the Marshall McGearty Tobacco Artisans cigarette lounge, owned by the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., use an ash tray January 18, 2006 in Chicago, Illinois. The upscale lounge, which opened this week, is unaffected by Chicago's tough new anti-smoking ordinance that also took effect this week. The measure prohibits smoking in most public places. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Jury Awards $35M Damages To Florida Smoker¬†

A former smoker from Polk County – who underwent two lung transplants – was awarded $35 million in damages.

11/13/2014

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Judge Nixes Woman’s $39M Award, Orders Retrial In Tobacco Case

An ailing former smoker’s $39 million judgment against Big Tobacco was reversed Wednesday.

CBS4–12/13/2012

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Raise Smoke Tax & Lower Driver Fees, House Dem Says

A South Florida lawmaker wants to increase cigarette taxes by $1 a pack and is offering a political sweetener to try to get it passed: Use the money to roll back fees on motorists.

CBS4–12/20/2011

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Philip Morris, RJR Win Round In Fla. Smoker Suits

A Miami Jury has found for Philip Morris USA and R.J. Reynolds in another of the thousands of lawsuits brought by Florida smokers.

CBS4–10/21/2011

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