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[Texas] Officials: Secondhand smoke still a concern

Monday marked the 10-year anniversary of the U.S. Surgeon General's report on the potentially hazardous effects of secondhand smoke....Abilene adopted a smoking ordinance following a November 2006 election to determine whether voters supported a smoking
Abilene (TX) Reporter-News
added Jun 28, 2016 15:57

[Missouri] Creve Coeur puts more limits on smoking

City Council unanimously passed a measure on Monday that places limitations on where smokers can light up outdoors....bans smoking in outdoor dining areas — a decision that was previously left to the proprietor of a business. It also prohibits smoking — i
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added Jun 28, 2016 15:57

[New York] Cuomo and Billy Joel Ride for Breast Cancer Awareness

Mr. Joel took a quick cigarette break — perhaps the only hard-core biker aspect of the morning appearance — and between drags, obliged some construction workers and bikers seeking autographs.
New York Times
added Jun 28, 2016 15:57

Justices Unanimously Reverse Ex-Virginia Governor’s Public Corruption Conviction

. The court sent the case back to the trial judge to decide whether there was enough evidence that McDonnell’s conduct fell under the new definition of “official acts.” If so, the judge could order a new trial. If not, the charges will be dismissed.
added Jun 27, 2016 22:16

[Virginia] Supreme Court's McDonnell Decision Gives Boost to White-Collar Defense Lawyers

White-collar defense lawyers cheered the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Monday reversing the corruption conviction of former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell, saying that the ruling gives them new leverage in their dealings with prosecutors.
added Jun 27, 2016 22:13
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Idaho Residents Could Be Better Protected from Secondhand Smoke

Only 13.6% of Idaho’s population is protected from secondhand smoke by local comprehensive smoke-free laws... Idaho is one of 23 states that does not have a statewide comprehensive smoke free law. A comprehensive smoke-free law is recognized by the CDC a
Clearwater (ID) Tribune
added Jun 27, 2016 22:06

[California] GREENHUT: State officials addicted to nicotine taxes

readers reminded me of an even bigger and more cynical reason for the state’s approach: officials are addicted to their cut of tobacco-related revenues. Smoking rates are declining. As smokers give up their bad habit, anti-smoking programs lose tax dollar
Orange County (CA) Register
added Jun 26, 2016 20:06

[California] Front and Center: Smokeless tobacco still a part of baseball but more awareness in recent years

the dugout is full of bats, batting gloves, mitts, extra baseballs and warm-up jackets. It can also be a place where smokeless tobacco — or “chew” or “dip” — can be spotted. That may be changing in some respects. The NCAA, which governs many four-year
Vallejo (CA) Times-Herald
added Jun 26, 2016 20:03
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[Mississippi] Student government: Should USM go tobacco-free?

Jodi Ryder, Southern Miss director of wellness and health promotion, has met with student government leaders about the possibility of a ban. "This is such a big deal," she said. "(Student government) really wants the support of students behind this. I'v
Hattiesburg (MS) American
added Jun 26, 2016 19:53

Jim Dey: High court extinguishes Illinois tobacco case

Plaintiffs' lawyer Stephen Tillery said the court's action was "obviously disappointing" but that his investment of time and money was worth it. "... the case was socially significant and brought into public view facts that needed to be revealed," he sa
Champaign (IL) News-Gazette
added Jun 26, 2016 19:52
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