Walmart To Raise Minimum Age To Buy Tobacco In Florida, All US StoresWalmart announced Wednesday it will stop selling tobacco or e-cigarettes products to anyone under the age of 21 in the United States.
‘Tobacco 21’ Proposal Draws Debate In FloridaAfter paying billions of dollars to settle lawsuits about the dangers of cigarettes, the tobacco industry is engaged in another public-relations battle, one that is swirling in the Florida Capitol, other state houses throughout the country and in Congress.
Florida Lawmaker Looks To Tie Vaping, Smoking TobaccoState Sen. Debbie Mayfield, R-Rockledge, wants to define vaping products with tobacco products, a move that would allow electronic cigarettes to be lumped into anti-smoking marketing efforts.
Multimillion-Dollar Verdict Upheld In Tobacco CaseA divided South Florida appeals court Wednesday upheld a verdict that calls for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. to pay $14.7 million to the wife and daughter of a man who died at age 56 of lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
A First, Tobacco Industry Will Run Ads On Smoking's Effects On HealthThe tobacco industry will start running ads this weekend but it's not advertising their products in the way you would think.
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.