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[Massachusetts] Medway Board of Health drafting new tobacco regulations

But the Massachusetts Smoke-Free Workplace Law, enacted in 2004, states that smoking is prohibited in any and all workplaces, including hotels and motels – which Medway does not regulate in terms of secondhand smoke. The discussion of the changes comes
Milford (MA) Daily News
added Oct 31, 2013 13:30
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[Massachusetts] Editorial: Rational policy for e-cigarettes

communities might want to hold off on banning public use of these devices. Until we know they pose a threat to anyone but the user, how are they different from banning nicotine gum? Adults are free to make their own decisions unless there’s a good reason
Wicked Local (MA)
added Oct 26, 2013 20:09
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Indiana's 2014 tobacco settlement halved

Under the continued legal challenges and proceedings of the nearly 20-year-old states’ settlement with tobacco companies, Indiana has learned it is among six states that will receive a smaller check than anticipated next year, and potentially for years to
Richmond (IN) Palladium-Item
added Oct 25, 2013 09:34
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[Texas] Intriguing Tip From a Source Who’s Suspect

Dan Morales wants Texas to reopen its multibillion-dollar tobacco litigation, suggesting the state might be able to claim all or some of the $3.2 billion awarded to outside attorneys in that case.
New York Times
added Oct 2, 2013 17:23
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[Massachusetts] Mass gov't. officials attempt to regulate e-cigarette sales

As a bill to prohibit minors from purchasing electronic cigarettes works its way through the state legislature, Mass. Attorney Gen. Martha Coakley, along with 39 other attorneys general, signed a letter to the Food and Drug Administration asking that e-c
The Daily Free Press (Boston University)
added Oct 2, 2013 03:32
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[New York, Virginia] Officials: Va.-NY cigarette scheme has Hamas links; 2 smuggling suspects held in Md. |

Authorities say some of the suspects charged in a Virginia-to-New York cigarette smuggling scheme have links to top officials of Hamas, the Islamist militant group that rules the Gaza Strip. New York law enforcers outlined the alleged links Thursday whi
AP - Associated Press
added May 17, 2013 10:31
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[Maryland] Another tax hike on cigarettes and cigars gets kicked around

Tobacco lobbyists and anti-smoking advocates went head to head in a high-stakes hearing Wednesday on the legislature’s latest proposal to raise the tax on a pack of cigarettes from $2 to $3. The tax rate on cigars would triple from 30% to 95%.
Baltimore (MD) Post-Examiner
added Mar 16, 2013 13:53
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[Wisconsin] Snuffed out: Area smoke shops adjust to ban on roll-your-own machines

Craig Squires said he and partner Josh Winrich shuttered their Holy Smokes store at 4010 Mormon Coulee Road after losing about $5,000 in a month without the machine. They hope to obtain a liquor license later this week to help keep their remaining Nor
La Crosse (WI) Tribune
added Sep 11, 2012 12:49
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[North Carolina] Ex-US Rep. Charlie Rose helped tobacco farmers

Former U.S. Rep. Charlie Rose, who used his seat on the House Agriculture Committee to help farmers and protect the tobacco crops that brought wealth to farmers in his North Carolina district, has died, his wife said Tuesday. Rose, 73, died of Parkinson’
Raleigh (NC) News & Observer
added Sep 5, 2012 16:02
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[North Carolina] Cigarettes blamed for Asheville fires

Second blaze in a week caused by smoking
Asheville (NC) Citizen-Times
added Aug 30, 2012 11:46
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