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[Minnesota] Condo owners complain about secondhand smoke

Unless there was a state law that prohibits outdoor smoking in residential communities or unless the association’s governing documents designate smoking or non-smoking buildings or floors, I would think that you would have a difficult legal battle.
Las Vegas Review-Journal
added Mar 27, 2017 04:36
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[Pennsylvania] Butt out at the beach: Beltzville, others join list of state parks banning smokes on the water

The beach at Carbon County’s Beltzville State Park will be a no-smoking zone as of Memorial Day weekend. The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has been instituting smoking restrictions since 2013. Beltzville and several other state parks j
Allentown (PA) Morning Call
added Mar 27, 2017 04:33
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[North Carolina] Bill filed to raise minimum age to buy tobacco products in NC

Four Republican House members filed a bill Wednesday that would raise the minimum age to purchase or receive tobacco products in North Carolina. House Bill 435 would raise the purchasing age from 18 to 21 years old, except for people currently serving in
WSPA News Channel Seven (Spartanburg, SC)
added Mar 27, 2017 04:17
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[Kentucky] Supreme Court nominee helped win big award here

Roberts worked with Gorsuch during months of preparation. The four-week trial concluded with a jury awarding $1.05 billion for their client, Conwood Sales Company, a major manufacturer of smokeless tobacco products which changed its name in 2010 to The A
Paducah (KY) Sun
added Mar 27, 2017 04:00
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[Florida] United States Sues Company Over Untaxed Cigarettes ($$)

suit on March 15 in the U.S. Court of International Trade, claiming that a Florida tobacco product importer has not paid more than $800,000 in federal excise taxes (FET) (The United States v. Mariola International Company, No. 17-00047, U.S. Int. Trade).
Lexis Nexis
added Mar 27, 2017 03:48
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[New York] Cigar Tax Proposal Comes at Blue-Collar Consumers' Expense

A recommendation in New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed budget could pit premium cigars against value brands by changing the state’s taxing method from a percentage basis to a per-cigar model, according to a state convenience-store association. The New
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Mar 27, 2017 03:34
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[Oregon] EDITORIAL: Sure, smoking's bad, but let's try more education rather than fines

we think there is need for a stronger effort to be made for education before the police department starts writing tickets to people who step outside to have a smoke.
Klamath Falls (OR) Herald & News
added Mar 27, 2017 03:13
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[New York] Judge rules against UPS in untaxed cigarette case

A federal judge ruled Friday that UPS ignored "red flags" that its brown trucks were being used to transport untaxed cigarettes from Indian reservations, but stopped short of imposing a $873 million penalty that regulators sought in the civil case.
AP - Associated Press
added Mar 25, 2017 22:31
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[New Jersey] Longport bans smoking on the beach

Board of Commissioners approved an ordinance Wednesday, March 22 that bans smoking of any kind at all borough buildings, parks and recreation facilities, including the beach. The ordinance prohibits the burning or smoking of cigarettes, cigars, pipes and
Shore News Today
added Mar 25, 2017 22:30
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Texas 'Small Tobacco' Tax Beats Constitutional Challenge ($$)

rejected argument by the Texas Small Tobacco Coalition that a state law imposing steeper tax burdens on tobacco companies that did not settle a lawsuit violates the equal protection and due process clauses of the U.S. Constitution.
Law360
added Mar 25, 2017 20:56
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