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[Illinois] Vernon Hills may be next to raise age to buy tobacco to 21

The village board has directed an ordinance be drafted for official action to reflect that change and update the definition of tobacco products to include e-cigarettes. Raising the age to possess tobacco products was considered during a discussion Tue
Chicago (IL) Daily Herald
added Jun 24, 2017 18:21
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[Kentucky] CEOs recall their summer jobs

Kroger’s CEO Rodney McMullen got started working on the family farm in Williamstown, Kentucky. “Every summer in my youth consisted of performing different tasks on the farm,” he says. He recalls being paid 6 cents for each stick of tobacco he cut. He st
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 24, 2017 18:19

[Florida] Apartments head in smoke-free direction

During the past two years, the state and the Florida Apartment Association began certifying apartment complexes for restricting smoking. More than 1,131 Florida landlords and property managers have agreed to prohibit smoking in at least some areas, inclu
Orlando (FL) Sentinel
added Jun 24, 2017 14:30

[Oregon] Does smoking pot lead to lung cancer?

Q: Does smoking marijuana cause lung cancer the way smoking cigarettes does? It’s still unclear whether smoking pot increases the risk for developing lung cancer. Hard data on the risks of marijuana smoking have been hard to come by because, until recen
The Bend (OR) Bulletin
added Jun 25, 2017 22:43

Ohio Moves Closer to Lower Cigar Taxes

A 50-cent cap on the cigar tax could become a reality in Ohio, as state legislators head into the home stretch of finalizing a budget that is due on June 30. On Wednesday, the state Senate passed its version of the budget, which included the cap on the
added Jun 25, 2017 13:35

[Minnesota] Jaw-dropper: Yanez pinned fears on ‘secondhand smoke’

“I thought if [Castile] has the guts and the audacity to smoke marijuana in front of the 5-year-old girl and risk her lungs and risk her life by giving her secondhand smoke—and the front seat passenger doing the same thing—then what care does he give abo
Minnesota Lawyer
added Jun 25, 2017 13:11

Florida Appeals Panel Affirms Summary Judgment In Tobacco Lawsuit ($$)

affirmed a trial court’s decision to grant summary judgment to a tobacco company in a wrongful death suit because a man who died from smoking related diseases was not an Engle class member and therefore the woman representing his estate cannot be consider
Lexis Nexis
added Jun 24, 2017 18:23
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Proposed Delaware income, alcohol tax increases draw criticism

The committee also passed a proposal to raise increases on cigarettes, e-cigarettes and other tobacco products. It would bring in around $11.6 million. David Eisenhour, owner of Delmarva Vapor Lounge, said the 5-cent new tax on "vaping" products would s
Wilmington (DE) News Journal
added Jun 24, 2017 18:21

[North Carolina] Comparison of sampling strategies for tobacco retailer inspections to maximize coverage in vulnerable areas and minimize cost

The authors present a model tobacco retailer sampling strategy for promoting compliance and reducing costs that could be used by U.S. states and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The design is feasible to implement in North Carolina. Use of the sam
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Jun 24, 2017 18:21

[New York] Where’s the harm?

A health-care policy advisor at the Heartland Institute has questioned whether the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) can build an argument demonstrating that vaping creates a public harm. And in replying to his own question, Dr. John Dale Dunn, M
Tobacco Reporter
added Jun 24, 2017 18:20
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