Tobacco Companies Ordered To Pay $35 MillionPointing to "intentional" wrongdoing in the past by the tobacco industry, a state appeals court has ordered two cigarette makers to pay a full $35 million jury award in a case involving a man who had to undergo two double-lung transplants.
Justices Deal Blow To Tobacco IndustryState Supreme Court justices this week rejected arguments by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company that federal law should shield it from liability.
Bondi Goes To Court For Tobacco PaymentsFlorida's Attorney General Pam Bondi has asked a Palm Beach County circuit court to resolve a dispute about whether two tobacco companies have improperly avoided paying tens of millions of dollars to the state under a landmark 1997 settlement with the tobacco industry.
Tobacco Farmers Look To New Markets In CubaTobacco farmers in Connecticut have their eye on new markets in Cuba as public health initiatives are stemming cigar and cigarette sales in the United States.
Central Florida Prison Guard Charged With BriberyA former central Florida federal prison corrections officer is being charged with bribery.
State Senate Wants To Tax 'Blunt Wraps'After an administrative law judge ruled against the state in February, a Senate panel is moving to make a clear type of rolling paper known as a "blunt wrap" subject to tobacco taxes.
Feds Launch Investigation Into Loaded Gun Found In Airport BathroomAfter a loaded shotgun was found inside a bathroom at Miami International Airport Monday, the incident is now being called an “actual security threat” by airport officials.
Tobacco Company Vows To Fight $23.6 Billion In DamagesThe nation's No. 2 cigarette maker is vowing to fight a jury verdict of $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer.
Florida Jury Slams Tobacco Company With $23.6 Billion In Punitive DamagesTobacco company RJ Reynolds has been slammed by a Florida jury with $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer in 1996.
Supreme Court Turns Down Florida Tobacco CasesThe U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to take up appeals filed by tobacco companies in 10 Florida lawsuits filed by sick smokers or their family members.
Rockies Player Accidentally Swallowed Chewing TobaccoThe Miami Marlins just finished off winning three of four from the Colorado Rockies, but lost in the one loss was what happened to Rockies All-Star outfielder Carlos Gonzalez on Wednesday.
Senate Snuffs Out E-Cigarette Sales To MinorsAmid concerns about kids getting hooked on nicotine or tobacco, the Florida Senate on Tuesday voted 40-0 to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors.