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[Nebraska] Shredding company sues DL Blair, tobacco manufacturer

An small document-shredding company has filed a lawsuit against now-closed DL Blair and tobacco megacorporation Altria Group for breach of contract after it wasn't paid for services. InfoSafe Shredding Inc. of Omaha filed a lawsuit Jan. 4 in Washington
Washington County (NE) Enterprise and Pilot Tribune
added Jan 18, 2017 09:43

[New York] On the Bright Side: Schoharie County officials create tobacco-free outdoor zones

Use of tobacco products is now prohibited in the village of Middleburgh’s parks and pool area; at the properties and facilities owned by the Schoharie Free Library in Schoharie; and at the Central Bridge Community Park and Morgan Crapser Village Green un
Oneonta (NY) Daily Star
added Jan 18, 2017 09:43
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High Arizona cigarette tax might boost smuggling, report says

Arizona's tax of $2 a pack ties with four other states as 12th-highest in the nation, according to a new study by the Tax Foundation...also cited estimated smuggling rates, both by individuals, criminal groups and others, calculated by the Mackinac Center
AZ Central - Arizona Republic
added Jan 18, 2017 09:38

[North Carolina] BAT executive Nicandro Durante says Reynolds remains compelling growth target

Adding a $2.4 billion sweetener to its $49.4 billion takeover proposal for Reynolds American Inc. was worth the cost for British American Tobacco Plc to re-enter the U.S. marketplace in a major way, its top executive said Tuesday. Nicandro Durante, its
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jan 18, 2017 00:58
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[California] Angels Camp considers smoking ban

The proposed ordinance would prohibit smoking of any substance: in public places and within 20 feet of all public places; in city buildings and facility and within 20 feet of them; at the entrances, exits and operable windows of all public places and wit
Calaveras (CA) Enterprise
added Jan 17, 2017 22:04

Texas may snuff out smoking for anyone younger than 21

But this year it has backing from some powerful Republicans whose support could mean Texas will become just the third state to hike its smoking age above 19. “We can move this bill forward,” said Rep. John Zerwas, a Richmond Republican and physician who w
Dallas Morning News
added Jan 17, 2017 19:54

Texas may become third state to raise smoking age to 21 as potential law could prevent 200,000 premature deaths and save $406M in health care

Several state officials, including Rep John Zerwas and Sen Carlos Uresti, have been trying to convince lawmakers to raise the minimum age... The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) published a report that outlines the impacts of the proposed age l
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jan 17, 2017 19:51

[North Carolina] Winston-Salem civic, elected officials express confidence in minimal impact from Reynolds sale

expressed confidence Tuesday in Reynolds' local future after hearing BAT has reaffirmed its commitment to "business as usual" with the headquarters and manufacturing production in Forsyth County. “We look forward to continuing to work with Reynolds to ma
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jan 17, 2017 19:38

[North Carolina] Reynolds board agrees to accept $49.4 billion offer from British American Tobacco

Though the BAT statement did not say how Reynolds would function under BAT ownership, it is likely to be an American-based subsidiary based in Winston-Salem similar to how Brown and Williamson operated. Susan Cameron, who returned as Reynolds’ executive
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jan 17, 2017 19:38

[Florida] People Can Still Sue Tobacco Companies Over Health

It will also create the biggest target for more lawsuits related to the harmful effects of tobacco use...But fear of lawsuits...has taken a backseat to fears of being left behind in the consolidation of the tobacco business. Higher taxes, more public educ
24/7 Wall Street
added Jan 17, 2017 19:16
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