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[Alabama] VIDEO: Editorial: Yes to the cigarette tax increase

years down the road as there is a reduction in tobacco use we should see a reduction in health care costs caused by tobacco use. This could be millions of dollars a year in health care savings. So, in the end, it's an easy YES for me on the proposed tob
WSFA 12 (Montgomery, AL)
added Mar 8, 2015 17:03

How the cost of a pack of cigarettes in Alabama compares to other states: Friday's Wake Up Call

Bentley's tax increase plan includes a proposal to boost the tax on cigarettes from 42.5 cents to $1.25 per pack... about $5.80 per pack, the website said. That's the 36th lowest price in the country, and less than half of New York, where a pac
added Mar 8, 2015 15:52

[Alabama] From the Archives: Where’s the Spirit of Selma Now?

By 1840, Selma was the heart of Alabama’s booming cotton economy… If slaves were discovered away from their homes without written permission from their owners, they might be punished by 39 lashes; if found smoking a cigar or pipe on the streets, or carryi
New York Times
added Mar 7, 2015 13:37

Gov. Robert Bentley proposes cigarette tax increase, should Alabama impose a tax on e-cigarettes?

Gov. Robert Bentley's plan to fill a $700 million budget shortfall includes increasing the tax on cigarettes and other tobacco products by 82.5 cents a pack. That plan, however, doesn't include a tax on electronic cigarettes, a battery-powered device th
added Mar 2, 2015 17:51

[Alabama] Huntsville wants e-cigarettes gone from government buildings, vehicles

Under an ordinance being introduced at tonight's Huntsville City Council meeting, city workers would be prohibited from using e-cigarettes while inside any municipal building or vehicle. The ban would also apply to all forms of smokeless tobacco.
Huntsville (AL) Times
added Feb 13, 2015 15:15

[Alabama] VIDEO: Controversial anti-smoking campaign one year later

"The Real Cost" ads. Those ads show teenagers having to peel skin off their face for a cigarette, losing a tooth and other graphic images.... Local health experts spoke with ABC 33/40 about the effectiveness of campaigns like this and if it is working.
Alabama's ABC 33/40 (Birmingham, AL)
added Feb 7, 2015 19:47

Health leaders advocating a tobacco tax increase in Alabama

American Cancer Society and health officials are hoping state leaders will raise the tobacco tax. It's a proposal that affects everyone in the state, even if you don't smoke.
Alabama's ABC 33/40 (Birmingham, AL)
added Feb 5, 2015 06:57

[Alabama] Bars adjust to Gadsden's new smoke-free public law

In efforts to accommodate customers, Townsend built a patio and equipped it with a large television, heaters and extra seating for comfort. “We have always tried to accommodate smokers and non-smokers. Some bars will not go by the law; I will go by the
WVTM (Birmingham, AL)
added Feb 2, 2015 11:20

[Alabama] Smoking ordinance: what are the details?

The Smoke Free Air Ordinance that goes into effect Sunday in Gadsden prohibits smoking in all enclosed areas of employment in the city and increases the distance from public entrances where smoking is allowed.
Gadsden (AL) Times
added Jan 29, 2015 01:15

[Alabama] City's smoking ordinance to take effect Feb. 1

The ordinance prohibits smoking in all enclosed areas of employment in the city, within 20 feet of public entrances to buildings and in bars, restaurants, businesses and other public places. There is an exemption for cigar bars, despite smoke-free advoca
Gadsden (AL) Times
added Jan 21, 2015 06:01
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