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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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Tobacco Companies Ordered To Admit Deception About Smoking

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

On Tuesday, a federal judge ordered tobacco companies to admit publicly that they lied to the American people about the dangers and addictiveness of smoking. Judge Gladys Kessler ordered the tobacco industry to release these statements in the form of advertisements and package labels. This ruling stems from a case that began in 1999,… Read More »

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