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Florida judge tells R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. to keep paying state for tobacco settlement

By John Sammon | Jan 17, 2018

A spokesman for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. remained mum in the face of a recent court setback after a Florida judge ordered the tobacco company to continue paying the state millions of dollars annually to offset medical costs caused by smoking despite R.J. Reynolds' selling off several of its best-known cigarette brands to a British firm.

Deceptive marketing looms large in drug-treatment industry, grand-jury report finds

By Rebecca Campbell | Feb 20, 2017

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A grand-jury report has found that deceptive marketing and admissions personnel are more interested in selling treatment to drug addicts rather than providing help.

Multi-million-dollar claim by smoker against R.J. Reynolds denied

By Michelle de Leon | Oct 22, 2016

WEST PALM BEACH -- R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. was found not liable to pay for the health problems of a 70-year-old man who is suffering from emphysema.

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