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[Nevada] Democratic Committee Will Ban Funds From Donors That ‘Conflict’

The Democratic National Committee voted to ban donations from certain corporate political action committees -- including those tied to tobacco companies, gun makers and payday lenders -- that “conflict” with the party’s platform. DNC members approved the
Bloomberg News
added Oct 22, 2017 23:45
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[Missouri, Montana] WAN: Cigarette taxes are the best way to cut smoking, scaring Big Tobacco

they swarmed the halls of the state capitol, wined and dined Republican leaders, launched a sophisticated call-in campaign, and coached witnesses for hearings. The tobacco companies poured more than $200,000 into Montana, a state with barely 1 million res
Washington Post
added Oct 22, 2017 21:40
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[Indiana] Smoking ban impact: Still early, but bar owners, workers detail mixed results

A little more than three-and-a-half months since the implementation of a controversial Howard County-wide smoking ban, bar owners and workers have provided a mixed response to the change – while others extolled the possibilities of improved health and a n
Kokomo (IN) Tribune
added Oct 22, 2017 21:27
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[Missouri] New state ban affects Bowling Green facility; county jails instituted ban first

Washington won a court judgment ordering state prisons, housing a total of about 32,000 inmates, to be smoke-free by April 1. The sale, possession and use of all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and vaping devices, will not be allowed after that
Quincy (IL) Herald-Whig
added Oct 22, 2017 21:25
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[West Virginia] Pullman Square to go smoke-free in December

announced Metropolitan Partners, which owns and manages the popular plaza in downtown Huntington. The move, made "by popular demand" in partnership with the Cabell-Huntington Health Department, comes as an atmospheric improvement for the plaza, the compa
Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch
added Oct 22, 2017 21:21
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[Florida] Two Jacksonville lawyers ordered to forfeit $9.2 million over frivolous tobacco claims

The scathing, 148-page order issued Wednesday and signed by four district judges said Wilner and Farah filed claims in 2008 on behalf of hundreds of people who had not authorized them to do so and people who had never smoked. More than 500 of the people
Florida Times-Union
added Oct 21, 2017 23:28
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Florida Firms Slammed With $9.2M Sanctions in Tobacco Litigatio

Jacksonville firms Farah & Farah and the Wilner Firm were scolded Wednesday by four judges for filing more than 1,000 frivolous Engle-progeny smoker litigation cases, some on behalf of people who never smoked. The judges also directed the Florida Bar to
Law.com
added Oct 21, 2017 23:27
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[New York] De Blasio, Gentile sign hookah regulation bill

While the bill grandfathers in hookah lounges where 50 percent or more of their revenue comes from the sale of non-tobacco smoking products, those businesses will now have to meet basic health and safety requirements, including installing ventilation sys
Brooklyn (NY) Daily Eagle.
added Oct 21, 2017 23:16
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[Arkansas] Coalition to launch campaign asking for LR city leaders to close indoor smoking loopholes

The Smoke Free Little Rock coalition will launch a campaign in November to urge residents to petition city directors to draft a local ordinance to close loopholes in the state's Indoor Clean Air Act.
KATV Channel 7 (Little Rock, AR)
added Oct 21, 2017 22:39
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[Minnesota] Council considers ban on vaping

The council is considering what would be its biggest crackdown on vaping yet — enacting a local clean indoor air policy that would ban the use of e-cigarettes, e-cigars or e-pipes in all public places, including restaurants, bars, retail stores, commerci
Alexandria (MN) Echo Press
added Oct 21, 2017 22:39
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