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[Oklahoma] JOHN WOODS: Convicted of lying, tobacco industry must now tell truth

We know our kids face pressure to smoke and through TSET’s Tobacco Stops with Me Stop the Start messaging, we are countering tobacco industry tactics and misinformation. We have worked to educate Oklahomans about the negative impact of tobacco for nearly
Stillwater (OK) News-Press
added Dec 11, 2017 12:30
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[Michigan] THOUNE: Raising legal age for tobacco purchase to 21 will save lives

Tobacco use costs Michigan $4.6 billion annually. Raising the age is likely to reduce tobacco use and lead to reduced healthcare costs. We need to increase the odds that our youth and children will be free of tobacco addiction. Michigan could become the
Jackson (MI) Citizen Patriot
added Dec 11, 2017 12:23

[Arkansas] Pulaski County smoke breaks to be restricted to cars

A Pulaski County executive order that will restrict employees who smoke to do so inside their cars will protect public health, the county judge says.... Come March 1, all 14 Pulaski County buildings and their outdoor areas will be entirely smoke free, ac
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
added Dec 10, 2017 17:39

[Michigan] Tribe gets into tobacco business

The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Tobacco Company (KBICTC) soon will be putting its permit to manufacture tobacco into effect after receiving approval Nov. 27 from the federal Tax and Trade Bureau. According to Jennifer Misegan, vice president of the Tri
Escanaba (MI) Daily Press
added Jan 11, 2018 20:31

[New York] Suspected mobster gets prison sentence after pleading guilty to selling untaxed cigarettes

Bradford Wedra, 62, pleaded guilty to trafficking contraband cigarettes in May. Wedra was arrested as part of a massive racketeering bust in August 2016, that implicated 46 gangsters from the Genovese, Gambino, Luchese, Bonanno, and Philadelphia mob fam
New York Daily News
added Dec 12, 2017 01:06

[Minnesota] West metro news briefs: Robbinsdale, St. Louis Park approve tobacco restrictions

The St. Louis Park and Robbinsdale city councils gave final approval last week to tobacco restrictions, extending the wave of new smoking regulations across the western suburbs. In St. Louis Park, the City Council voted unanimously Monday to ban flavore
Minneapolis (MN) Star Tribune
added Dec 12, 2017 01:06
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[Texas] PRICE: Going smoke-free is the right choice for FW

On Tuesday, the Fort Worth City Council will vote on a proposed ordinance to prohibit smoking in bars and bingo parlors. These prohibitions will be in addition to those already in place for workplaces and restaurants. By passing this ordinance, Fort Wort
Fort Worth (TX) Star-Telegram
added Dec 11, 2017 20:47

[Pennsylvania, Vermont] Jim Kenyon: Where There’s Smoke ... There’s Likely to Be Higher Inmate Health Care Costs

Vermont inmates are once again legally lighting up inside prison fences — albeit 450 miles away at a Pennsylvania State Correctional Institution where Vermont shipped 270 inmates in June.....unlikely that Vermont prisoners will stay in Pennsylvania foreve
Valley News (West Lebanon, NH)
added Dec 10, 2017 18:10

[California] UCSF professor denies claims of sexual harassment

He also said he is aware of another woman who “is collaborating with” Neeley and will be filing a lawsuit “in the near future.” “Based on the complaint filed last March I deny the claims made at that time,” he said. As the Examiner previously reported,
San Francisco (CA) Examiner
added Dec 9, 2017 20:51

AUDIO: Big Tobacco Coughs Up ‘Corrective Statements’ — Arkansas Youth Might Miss The Message

“They seem to do the bare minimum,”...the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, is not one of them. The Sun and some other community newspapers sued for the ad contracts, and won. "It's really too bad that the Democrat-Gazette didn't get some of those ads," Mirive
KUAR FM 89.1 (Little Rock, AR)
added Dec 9, 2017 19:42
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