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[Washington] It’s official: Mariners, opponents will soon no longer be able to chew tobacco at Safeco Field

At a hearing Thursday afternoon, the King County Board of Health voted unanimously to prohibit smokeless tobacco at professional sports venues countywide — an ordinance that will take effect May 19. The move is in response to health advocates who say the
Seattle (WA) Times
added Apr 21, 2018 16:50
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[Washington] Chewing tobacco banned at Safeco, CenturyLink

The move comes in response to health advocates who say the habit among players sets a poor example for fans and young athletes. The Seattle Mariners and the national advocacy organization Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids supported the measure.
AP - Associated Press
added Apr 21, 2018 16:46
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Kentucky receives more than $102 million in tobacco settlement money

“For nearly 20 years the landmark Master Settlement Agreement has made a positive impact on the Commonwealth, supporting early childhood education, health programs, cancer research, and helping to aid our farmers and create sustainable farm-based busines
Kentucky New Era
added Apr 21, 2018 16:45
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[UK] YOU SNUS, YOU LOSE What is snus, what does the chewing tobacco do to you and why do footballers such as Jamie Vardy use it?

But it is also manufactured in the US, where production standards are typically lower than in Sweden and significant quantities of sweeteners tend to be used. England and Leicester striker Jamie Vardy uses the substance as an alternative to ciggiesFAME
The Sun (uk)
added Apr 21, 2018 16:44
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[Kentucky] Ready to switch to hemp? Farmers plan to grow fewest burley tobacco acres on record

“Prospective Plantings” report showing burley tobacco growers in Kentucky intended to set 57,000 acres for harvest — 6,000 acres below last year and 1,000 acres lower than 2015, which was the previous record low. Burley tobacco is primarily used for cigar
Richmond (KY) Register
added Apr 21, 2018 16:42
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[Missouri] VIDEO: Tobacco-Free Kids Campaign Worry About JUUL E-Cigarettes

"Southwest Missouri we have almost a double in our area of the smoking rate in the entire nation," said Brawner. Truth Initiative president and CEO Robin Koval calls for FDA to take action. "We need the FDA to stop the internet sales that are going on
KOLR-TV Channel 10 (Springfield, MO)
added Apr 21, 2018 16:40
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[Pennsylvania] Penn State, perhaps a little behind the curve, is banning smoking on campus

The new policy will cover the use of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, pipes, smokeless tobacco, and other tobacco products, according to a university release. "The health of our faculty, staff and students is a top priority for the University, and this
Harrisburg (PA) Patriot-News
added Apr 21, 2018 16:39
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[Texas] San Antonio retailers brace for impact of tobacco ordinance

San Antonio City Council has raised the age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21, effective Oct. 1. Local retailers say young adults will skirt the ordinance by purchasing such products in nearby municipalities.
San Antonio (TX) Express-News
added Apr 21, 2018 16:36
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[Illinois] New Chicago Law Requires Health Warning Signs at Tobacco Dealers

The Windy City is the first in the nation to require tobacco health warning signs at the doors of all tobacco dealers. The measure, approved Wednesday by the Chicago City Council, also prohibits all free sampling of tobacco products. While fewer Chicago
WTTW (Chicago, IL)
added Apr 21, 2018 16:35
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Cigarette Stocks Have Gotten Burned This Week. Could Things Get Even Worse for Big Tobacco?

But what was potentially more troubling to companies like Altria and British American Tobacco was PMI’s admission the next generation of tobacco products meant to make up for declining traditional cigarette sales—such as “heat not burn” devices like the i
Fortune Magazine
added Apr 21, 2018 16:35
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