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Fl. Senate: Puffing At The Courthouse Door Could Be Snuffed

Tired of having to cough your way through a knot of smoking city workers as you try to get through the door of city hall? The Florida Legislature may clear the air for you, moving forward a bill that could eliminate the smokers huddled at the door of government buildings.

CBS4–01/20/2012

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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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Fewer Middle School, High School Kids Smoking

Fewer middle school and high school students are smoking cigarettes or using smokeless tobacco, according to 2011 Florida Youth Tobacco Survey.

CBS4–11/30/2011

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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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No More Smoking For Florida Prisoners

In an effort to reduce healthcare costs at state prisons the Florida Department of Corrections is moving to make sure their facilities are smoke-free by September.

CBS4–03/14/2011

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Oxygen Patient Burned While Smoking

When a Fort Lauderdale man reached for his morning smoke Monday, it was more than the cigarette that he lit up – it was himself as his oxygen tank ble

CBS4–01/31/2011

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FIU Snuffs Out Smoking

FIU began enforcing a campus-wide ban on smoking and the use of tobacco products January 1st. The ban includes the entire campus, indoors and outdoors, and even in cars.

CBS4–01/07/2011

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