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  • Tobacco fight: Front line is in Florida Saturday, November 21, 2009

    New York Times: Legal experts predict that thousands of tobacco lawsuits could gain momentum in Florida after a Fort Lauderdale jury ordered Philip Morris USA to pay $300 million to a former smoker who says she needs a lung transplant.

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  • Florida woman who needs a lung transplant makes tobacco pay. A lot Saturday, November 21, 2009

    Sun-Sentinel: She started smoking when she was 20, quit when she was 45, and needs a new lung at 60. Philip Morris plans an appeal.

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  • Smoking is on the rise Friday, November 13, 2009

    Smoking nationally ticked upward among virtually all ethnic and age groups in 2008, but remained significantly below levels of a decade ago, the Centers for Disease Control reports. Overall, 20.6% of the population reported smoking, up from 19.8% in 2007. Prevelance was far higher among people whose income was below poverty level, at 31.5%, and people with no [...]

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  • Quitting Time Friday, September 18, 2009

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is launching a new effort to snuff out smoking, or at least regulate it.

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