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[North Carolina] NC teen smoking rates hit all-time low

According to the 2011 N.C. Youth Tobacco Survey, the state's middle school smoking rate dropped to 4.2 percent in 2011. During that time, the high school rate dropped to 15.5 percent.
Richmond County (NC) Daily Journal
added Aug 2, 2012 12:52
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[Ohio] Smokeless tobacco marketing towards tweens

Gone are the days of the small circular tin holding chewing tobacco or dip. Now there are new-shaped tins, similar to an Altoid mint box, that contain nicotine-filled "mints" that are being marketed towards the younger crowd, typically children ages 11-1
Canton (OH) Repository
added Jul 27, 2012 13:56
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[North Carolina] Pinehurst Bans Tobacco Use, Concealed Guns From Recreational Facilities

The Village Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to ban the two items at village playgrounds, athletic fields, swimming pools and ohter athletic facilities. . . . The lone exception to the tobacco ban will be the Harness Track.
Southern Pines (NC) Pilot
added Jul 24, 2012 17:56
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[New York] Haverstraw village agrees to repeal tobacco display law

The village of Haverstraw Board of Trustees has approved the settlement with the plaintiffs who filed a federal lawsuit against the village, challenging the village's local law restricting tobacco-product displays in stores.
Politics on the Hudson (The Journal News blog)
added Jul 17, 2012 19:49
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[Nevada] Web-based electronic cigarette business ignites into storefront

The Elletsons have sold the product wholesale and online for about two years, but its popularity sparked the couple to open a brick-and-mortar location, Pink Spot Vapors
Las Vegas Review-Journal
added Jul 17, 2012 05:38
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[Philippines] Tabaqueria says new excise tax to devastate cigar industry

In a letter, Tabaqueria de Filipinas Inc. appealed to President Aquino not to pass into law House Bill 5727 or the sin tax bill as it would result to almost 12,000 percent increase in the price of Philippine cigar which it called a long-treasured nationa
Malaya (ph)
added Jul 15, 2012 13:39
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[Pennsylvania] Mobile cigar lounge rolls through Valley

The retrofitted 1973 Airstream trailer can be used for everything from tailgating to parties and corporate events.
Allentown (PA) Morning Call
added Jul 15, 2012 12:56
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[India] Cache of tobacco molasses seized by Haryana's FDA

PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Jul 14, 2012 14:16
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[Canada] SLADE: Alberta's lawsuit against Big Tobacco has a variety of financial implications

Let's face it: The government could simply make smoking illegal because of the enormous health risk. If they did that they'd also have to look at banning alcohol and perhaps processed food
Medicine Hat (AB) News (ca)
added Jun 22, 2012 08:57
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[Australia] Child smokers prompt Indonesia legal case

While big tobacco's market shrinks here and elsewhere, it's refocusing its sales efforts on developing countries like Indonesia. The result is a massive increase in smoking rates, including among children. Indonesia correspondent Matt Brown reports on the
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Jun 20, 2012 16:03
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