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[North Carolina] Duke Homestead: Cultivation of a Tobacco Empire

The trek back to Orange County following the Civil War marked the beginning of Washington Duke's rise to prominence in the tobacco business. He gathered his family and returned to his virtually barren homeplace. Having been unable to make the proper paym
Duke Homestead
added Oct 24, 2013 03:23
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[California] STUDY: HIGHER PRICES MEAN LESS SMOKING

Increasing the price of a pack and promoting less smoking in the home could help reduce cigarette consumption nationwide, according to research by a team from the UC San Diego School of Medicine. The study, published last week in the American Journal of
U-T San Diego [San Diego Union Tribune]
added Oct 20, 2013 15:40
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[New York] Judge overturns smoking ban in state parks

The city of Rochester has been looking to go further than the state regulation and prohibit people from lighting up at any time in city-maintained parks, ball fields or along trails. The city proposal, which officials had said would be sent to City Counc
Rochester (NY) Democrat and Chronicle
added Oct 14, 2013 03:48
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[Missouri] LETTER: Protect bystanders from e-cigarette vapors

Users claim e-cigarettes are perfectly safe, but I question their opinion when it applies to my health. Very peculiar odors come out of some of those fake cigarettes and I think it is time for regulation in order to protect bystanders.
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added Oct 3, 2013 04:30
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[Delaware] Biden calls for ban on e-cigarette sales to kids, restrictions on advertising

Attorney General Beau Biden has joined 39 other state Attorneys General in calling for the Food and Drug Administration to regulate the marketing and sale of electronic cigarettes. In a letter sent this week to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, the Att
Cape Gazette Newspaper (Lewes, DE)
added Oct 3, 2013 04:21
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[Ohio] Did Obama administration duck smoking issue in free trade talks? Sherrod Brown suggests so

a tobacco-and-trade debate that Sen. Sherrod Brown joined today with a letter to President Barack Obama's administration asking a basic question: Should trade treaties, which encourage the global flow of goods and services, trump public health and safety
Cleveland (OH) Plain Dealer
added Sep 13, 2013 01:50
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[Florida] Tobacco Cos. Ask High Court To Review Engle Decision ($$)

Tobacco companies have asked the nation's highest court to review the Florida Supreme Court's decision to allow plaintiffs who were members of the landmark Engle class to use findings from that case in their individual suits, arguing that it violates the
Law360
added Aug 16, 2013 01:57
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[New York] A.G. Schneiderman & NYPD Commissioner Kelly Announce Take Down Of Massive Eastern Seaboard Unstamped Cigarette Trafficking Enterprise

During a 12-month investigation, law enforcement seized more than 65,000 forged NYC/NYS cigarette tax stamps that were not yet affixed to packs of cigarettes, and nearly 20,000 cartons of untaxed cigarettes. The investigation, which has so far uncovered
New York State Attorney General
added May 17, 2013 14:26
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West Virginia Jury Rejects Most Claims and Punitive Damages in Consolidated Trial

A unanimous West Virginia jury today rejected all but one of the plaintiffs’ claims in a consolidated trial involving approximately 600 individual lawsuits against the major tobacco companies. In reaching its decision, the jury also rejected the plaintif
Altria Group, Inc.
added May 15, 2013 15:17
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[Texas] Police: Toddler chewed on cigar

Pasadena police said Ruiz was smoking synthetic marijuana ... While Ruiz was passed out, the 2-year-old grabbed one of his cigars and chewed on it, police said.
KPRC-TV (Houston, TX)
added Mar 9, 2013 22:32
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