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[Massachusetts] If smoking's allowed, does that include marijuana? Communities take another look at smoking regulations

Some local communities are taking a second look at smoking regulations to avoid a gap in language that could allow people to smoke pot in designated smoking areas. Beverly has already made changes to head off any problems, and Peabody is considering s
Salem (MA) Evening News
added Feb 13, 2018 17:46
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[Minnesota] Tobacco 21 ordinance goes down in flames; Mankato defeat also nullifies North Mankato's ordinance

The Mankato City Council snuffed out a move to raise the tobacco purchasing age to 21 in a 4-3 vote Monday night despite impassioned pleas by dozens of local residents, health care professionals and local legislators. The decision effectively nullifies
Mankato (MN) Free Press
added Feb 16, 2018 17:24
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[Minnesota] FLOHRS: Statewide View: Proposal would devastate convenience stores, city's bottom line

The Duluth City Council is considering a proposal to ban convenience stores from selling flavored tobacco products to adults (such products are already off-limits to minors, of course). Quizzically, city officials say the ban is not meant to deny adults
Duluth (MN) News-Tribune
added Feb 16, 2018 17:17
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[New York] VIDEO: NYS Exposed: High cigarette taxes fuel the nation's biggest black market

If you buy black market cigarettes in New York State, there's a chance your money goes to some scary places. More than half of the cigarettes sold in New York are black market. News10NBC found the number one reason is the state tax.
WHEC 10 NBC (Rochester, NY)
added Feb 16, 2018 17:17
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[North Carolina] VIDEO: VERIFY: Is Smoking With Kids In The Car Illegal As Of January 30th?

A viral article liked and shared millions of times on Facebook says it is illegal to smoke with kids in the car... no federal law or even proposed federal legislation on that topic on Congress.gov. So we are verifying that the viral article is false.
WFMY NEWS 2 (NC)
added Feb 13, 2018 17:51
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[Nebraska] Smoking ban debate is a nonstarter for Bellevue

A hot topic discussion in Bellevue was shut down tonight before the city council meeting ever began. Smoking is already banned inside of city buildings but some are pushing for smoking to be banned from all city facilities including public parks.
WOWT Channel 6 (Omaha, NE)
added Feb 13, 2018 17:49
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Experts remind drivers vaping not immune to California smoking

Smoking marijuana is not included in this law, a separate law that went into effect on Jan. 1... e-cigarettes are considered tobacco products under California law, meaning it is also against the law for someone to smoke electronic devices in the car with
KSBY-TV (San Luis Obispo, CA)
added Feb 13, 2018 17:49
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How California’s smoking bans are broadening

California cities are still leading the way in many anti-smoking campaigns, including smoking bans on sidewalks. Smoke-free sidewalks Statewide efforts: Last April, the California excise tax on cigarettes increased $2, and in January the California Air
Orange County (CA) Register
added Feb 13, 2018 17:32
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[Maine] Lobbyists Mingled With State Lawmakers At Democrats' Closed-Door Policy Retreat

When Democratic legislators gathered in a hotel in Portland, Maine...“Nicotine Without Smoke: How to Reduce the Harm of Smoking,” featuring Dr. Saul Shiffman...adviser to Pinney Associates...that works with tobacco giant Reynolds American. The company, wh
Huffington Post (blog)
added Feb 13, 2018 17:26
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[Oklahoma] Bills would target tobacco funds

some Oklahoma lawmakers are turning hungrily to one of the state’s biggest heaps of public cash. The Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust, valued at $1.1 billion, has become a tempting target for legislators who want to redirect the flow of TSET funds to c
Enid (OK) News & Eagle
added Feb 13, 2018 16:56
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