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[New Jersey] Tax em' if you've got em'? Phil Murphy wants levy on e-cigarettes

Murphy's state budget anticipates raising $59 million from new taxes on e-cigarettes and tobacco products in New Jersey for cash-starved state coffers. That bill combines a 75 percent wholesale tax on e-cigarettes with a rise in the wholesale tax on toba
NJ.com
added May 30, 2018 19:56
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[California] Putting Profits Before Kids, R.J. Reynolds Spends Over $11.6 Million in Effort to Overturn San Francisco Ban on Flavored Tobacco Products

The huge sums Reynolds is spending in just one city is aimed at sustaining the pipeline of kids the tobacco industry needs to survive. Reynolds is going all-out to fight this law because they know that menthol and other flavors – including candy flavors
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added May 30, 2018 17:29
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[Wisconsin] VIDEO: "JUULing" takes over the e-cigarette industry

The latest development in the industry is the JUUL-- a potent and discreet vape. "That's the one that looks like a USB drive so its easily hidden, and if it is found by a parent, they don't know what it is necessarily," said Dr. Dan Beardmore, a pediatr
WMTV - NBC15 (Madison, WI)
added Jun 6, 2018 01:39
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[New York] Cigarette sparked Upper West Side blaze that killed man in wheelchair

FDNY fire marshals determined that smoking sparked the fire that broke out at about 4:30 p.m. Monday in Robert Gutierrez's bedroom on W. 105th St. near Amsterdam Ave. The fire has been deemed accidental. Gutierrez's room didn't have a smoke alarm but th
New York Daily News
added Jun 2, 2018 10:39
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[Florida] Jury Sides With Tobacco Companies, Says Plaintiff Not A Member Of Engle Class ($$)

answered “no” to the question of whether a plaintiff was addicted to smoking and whether smoking was the legal cause of his chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and emphysema (John Joseph Damiano Jr. v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., et al., No. 2011-
Lexis Nexis
added May 30, 2018 20:25
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Supreme Court Disciplines 3 South Florida Foreclosure Defense Lawyers, 11 Other Attorneys

Also suspended was Philip Maurice Gerson, a Miami attorney practicing since 1970, for violating bar rules governing conflicts of interest involving attorneys’ current and former clients in tobacco litigation.
Law.com
added May 30, 2018 16:38
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RJR Cleared in $5M+ Suit Over Florida Smoker's COPD

rejected John Damiano’s claim that nicotine addiction legally caused his chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. Damiano, 75, who allegedly had his first cigarette at 7 and was a pack-a-day smoker by the time he was 13, smoked up to three packs a
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added May 30, 2018 16:11
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[Arizona] Cochise County landlords encouraged to create smoke-free communi

To mark World No Tobacco Day on May 31, the County is partnering with Arizona Smoke-Free Living Coalition (ASFL) to help landlords, and their tenants, create healthier environments. “We can provide information and support to help landlords adopt smoke-f
KOLD TV Channel 13 (Tucson, AZ)
added May 30, 2018 13:42
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[Virginia] RRHA expects health benefits with smoking ban policy

A new smoking ban is set to go into effect over the summer in Richmond's public housing apartments... By July 30, residents will no longer be permitted to light up in or right outside their apartment. This smoking ban includes pipes, cigars and E-cigaret
WRIC Channel 8 (Richmond, VA)
added May 30, 2018 13:39
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LOUISIANA WORKPLACE SMOKING BAN WITHDRAWN

A proposal to ban smoking in all workplaces in the state of Louisiana has been withdrawn by its sponsor, Rep. Dustin Miller (D-Opelousas) after failing to get enough support from his legislative colleagues. In its place, the body unanimously passed House
HalfWheel
added May 30, 2018 13:34
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