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[Montana] LETTER: Tobacco taxes reduce tobacco use and save lives

Tobacco taxes reduce tobacco use and save lives. How can that be bad? And the fact that a portion of the revenue will be used to help 100,000 Montanans keep their health care? Again, how can that be bad? Vote yes on I-185.
Helena (MT) Independent Record
added Oct 15, 2018 23:59
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[California] County Board Of Supervisors Looks To Close Smoke-Ordinance Loopholes

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is planning to vote on a motion that would create smoke-free zones at all county-owned properties, such as beaches and parks, as well as all outdoor dining areas for restaurants and bars.
KHTS Hometown Station AM 1220 (Canyon Country, CA)
added Oct 15, 2018 22:53
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[Texas] VFW post in Killeen adopts a ‘no tobacco’ policy

The Benjamin O. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9191 in Killeen approved a tobacco-free policy on Oct. 2 which went into effect Monday. In recognition of health, safety and environment concerns, the post commander in a statement said the post is com
Killeen (TX) Daily Herald
added Oct 15, 2018 22:52
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[Massachusetts] City hosts hearing on raising tobacco age

The city is preparing to up the age for purchasing tobacco products from 18 to 21 and the public will have a chance to comment when the Board of Health holds a hearing Monday. The board also is looking to set a limit on the number of locations where tob
Lawrence (MA) Eagle-Tribune
added Oct 15, 2018 22:48
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[Georgia] Oz & Roizen: Thirdhand smoke: Myth or reality?

Yes, thirdhand smoke is a real (and terrible) thing. It is the toxic residue that collects on clothes, rug, drapes or furniture when those things are exposed to smoke from any tobacco product. Think about it: If you’re a nonsmoker and you’ve stood next to
Athens (GA) Banner-Herald
added Oct 15, 2018 22:47
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[Illinois] E-cigarettes should not be treated like regular cigarettes, NU researchers say

Electronic cigarettes should be seen as a unique tobacco product rather than another type of cigarette, a research commentary co-authored by Northwestern researchers says. The commentary examined different studies of electronic cigarettes to better unde
Daily Northwestern
added Oct 15, 2018 19:49
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[Massachusetts] Shepard Law Co-Counsel in Lawsuit Against Asbestos and Tobacco Defendants That Results in $43 Million Verdict

In Summerlin, et al. v. Philip Morris...ury was swayed by the evidence of the manipulation of nicotine and menthol and by evidence that the tobacco companies had created confusion and controversy for decades by publicly debating the health effects of smo
PR Web
added Oct 15, 2018 19:16
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[Wisconsin] How Tobacco Companies Target Minorities

If you live in predominantly African American or Latinx neighborhoods in Milwaukee, your children are far more likely to be targeted by tobacco companies trying to turn them into smokers. A recent study by researchers at UW-Milwaukee’s Zilber School of
Urban Milwaukee (WI)
added Oct 15, 2018 16:33
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[North Carolina] FORTSON: The story of how the current state of the tobacco industry came to be

I remind you that—despite our smoke-free, limited-advertising, health-conscious culture—the tobacco industry continues to thrive to the tune of $90.6 billion. I alluded to the fact that this unexpected development can, in large part, be attributed to a s
Black Mountain (NC) News
added Oct 15, 2018 15:31
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[Florida] Jury Finds COPD-Related Claim Against RJR, Philip Morris Time-Barred

needed about six hours to conclude that Carlos Ortiz should have known by May 5, 1990 that he suffered from the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease his family contends was caused by years of smoking. That date is the cut-off for claims in Florida’s Eng
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Oct 14, 2018 19:30
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