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[China] New York Confronts Rampant Smoking Among Chinese Men

Reflecting a global trend, Chinese men in New York City smoke at much higher rates than men or women in any other ethnic group — and deaths from lung cancer among them have soared. As a result, the city’s health department launched a public service ad ca
New York Times
added Jun 24, 2018 16:15
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[New York, Vermont] Looking Back

1993:...Almost every grocery store, convenience store and gas station on the main streets of Bennington had a Marlboro or Camel sign advertising the price of cigarettes, and their parking lots were full of cars with New York plates...Vermont's tax on a p
Albany (NY) Times-Union
added Jun 24, 2018 16:08
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[Virginia] Back in the Day | June 1966 - Bill Deal & the Rhondels at The Peppermint

ODU will ban smoking in all of its buildings. Students will not be able to smoke in their dorm rooms, and professors cannot light up in their offices. Recent studies showing the dangers of secondhand smoke prompted the action.
Norfolk (VA) Virginian-Pilot
added Jun 24, 2018 15:46
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[Massachusetts] Board takes steps to ban smoking at Westport beaches

There are 70 municipalities in the state that ban smoking on beaches, and it looks as though Westport will follow suit. New Director of Public Health Matthew Armendo told his board that town beaches do not have a no-smoking policy, yet the two state-owne
Fall River (MA) Herald News
added Jun 24, 2018 15:44
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[Illinois] Housing authority properties ready to go smoke free

Starting July 1 Housing Authority of the City of Danville properties will be smoke-free. Planning for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s new regulations has been occurring for the last couple of years.
Danville (IL) Commercial-News
added Jun 23, 2018 18:21
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[Minnesota] Should St. Paul put a cap on tobacco retailers? City Council is considering it

City Council will vote on whether to limit the number of licensed tobacco retailers in the city to existing levels. The city of St. Paul licenses roughly 240 to 260 tobacco sellers. Under the proposal, tobacco stores, convenience stores, liquor stores, g
Saint Paul (MN) Pioneer Press
added Jun 23, 2018 16:47
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[Minnesota] Smoke-Shop Permits a New Battleground?

Here’s a brief timeline of St. Paul’s activity regarding flavored-tobacco products:
CSP News (Convenience Store/Petroleum)
added Jun 23, 2018 16:38
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[Pennsylvania] E-Cigs, Liquids Subject To Tobacco Tax, Pa. Court Rules ($$)

e-cigarettes and e-liquids are subject to the state Tobacco Products Tax Act’s 40 percent tax on tobacco products, regardless of whether the liquids have nicotine derived from tobacco....taxing e-liquid that contains nicotine and their smoking devices is
Law360
added Jun 23, 2018 13:50
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[Vermont] Montpelier’s mayor not ready to support downtown smoking ban

Watson said she is opposed to an all-out smoking ban in the capital city’s downtown area ahead of a meeting next week with organizers of a campaign to prohibit cigarette smoking and vaping in a half-mile area. The Central Vermont New Directions Coalition
VTDigger.org
added Jun 23, 2018 11:29
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[New York] $34,000 in confiscated cash returned to smoke-shop owner

A Shinnecock Indian smoke-shop owner who in 2012 unsuccessfully sued two Suffolk cops after they confiscated more than $34,000 in cash during a traffic stop that resulted in no charges has received the money back from the FBI.
(Long Island, NY) Newsday
added Jun 23, 2018 10:58
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