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Maine lawmakers consider raising smoking age to 21

A Maine Republican’s bill to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21 is headed to the House. The Maine Senate on Thursday voted 31-4 against an effort to kill the bill. The bill also expands the definition of tobacco products to include e
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 22, 2017 16:29
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[Florida] Fla. Court Says Suit Against RJ Reynolds Came Too Late ($$)

The three-judge panel found that Donna Fanali, representing the estate of Thomas Cavalier, who died in 1993, was not a member of the class in the landmark Engle v. Liggett Group class action, so Engle couldn’t stop the clock on her lawsuit, which was fil
Law360
added Jun 22, 2017 15:24
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[New York] State vote to ban e-cigarettes from restaurants, bars

Sen. Kemp Hannon (R-Garden City), a prime sponsor of the legislation, called it a “long overdue bill. People have a right to a clean workplace and a clean restaurant.” Cuomo is expected to sign the bill into law
(Long Island, NY) Newsday
added Jun 22, 2017 15:16
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[California] San Francisco to ban sales of vaping flavored liquid

San Francisco city supervisors unanimously approved a measure that bans the sale of flavored nicotine-laced liquid used in electronic cigarettes and flavored tobacco products - with city supervisors saying nicotine masked in cotton candy, banana cream, mi
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 22, 2017 15:16
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New York Lawmakers Push Bills Across Finish Line as Session Ends

legislators expanded the Clean Indoor Air Act by adding e-cigarettes to indoor spaces where smoking is banned, including bars, restaurants, movie theaters and office buildings. New York City and nearly a dozen counties already have similar local laws.
New York Times
added Jun 22, 2017 14:11
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[Nebraska] LETTER: Thanks for smoke-free apartments

four brand new, smoke-free apartments...thank you to Nancy Striebel and Lincoln County Community Development Corp. for offering these...especially, for designating the apartments smoke-free, right from the start.
North Platte (NE) Telegraph
added Jun 22, 2017 14:07
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[Montana] Proposed ban on indoor vaping, smoking near doorways goes too far, opponents say

"Thirty feet is impossible downtown," said Jim Grubbs, owner of Club 90 in Billings, at a public hearing Wednesday night during the health board's monthly meeting. Opponents spoke for about an hour Wednesday. He told the board his customers have grown a
Billings (MT) Gazette
added Jun 22, 2017 14:04
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[Oklahoma] Letter to the editor: Big tobacco quick to challenge $1.50 fee

Certainly the smoking manufacturers have not suddenly become altruistic in challenging the law as unconstitutional, as they are mostly interested in continuing to sell and profit from a product that is a primary cause of death and health problems.
Tulsa (OK) World
added Jun 22, 2017 13:53
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[Michigan] Tobacco 21 ordinance violates state law, rules Fullerton

RPF’s Attorney Clifford Knaggs said the problem has nothing to do with sales or smoking – it is the local board exceeding their power... “I believe they are trying to take advantage of us, out of the 245 municipalities [considering Tobacco 21], because w
Burton (MI) View
added Jun 22, 2017 13:50
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Some California Renters Face Additional Restrictions on Smoking Pot at Home

Although Proposition 64 says it is legal for Californians to smoke and grow a limited amount of cannabis plants in their homes, some renters face an additional set of restrictions that can prohibit them from partaking at home. Under Prop 64, "owners may
NBC Los Angeles
added Jun 22, 2017 13:42
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