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Category Archives: Tobacco

Dangers of Liquid Nicotine for E-Cigarettes

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Nicotine in its potent, liquid form is the key ingredient in electronic cigarettes, and like e-cigarettes, e-liquids are not regulated by federal authorities. The liquid nicotine, mixed with flavoring, colorings and assorted chemicals, is a powerful neurotoxin, and tiny amounts whether ingested or absorbed through the skin can cause vomiting and seizures and even… Read More »

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Liggett To Pay $110M Settlement To Florida Smokers

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

The parent company of cigarette maker Liggett Group has agreed to pay more than 4,900 Florida smokers a total of $100 million to resolve individual lawsuits filed after a state-wide class action was disbanded. The Florida-based parent company, Vector Group, agreed to pay $61 million in a lump sum, and $49 million over 15… Read More »

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Massachusetts Ruling Could Lead To More Tobacco Suits

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

A Massachusetts court has ruled that cigarettes’ addictive qualities do not give tobacco companies protection from product liability claims. This ruling comes after the state affirmed a $35 million award to Willie Evans, whose mother died at the age of 54 from lung cancer caused by smoking Newport cigarettes. The result of the ruling… Read More »

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