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[North Carolina] Tobacco control research drives expert to join Wake Forest Baptist cancer center

A focus on pursuing relevant and realistic tobacco-cessation initiatives has not only driven the research career of Eric Donny, but also it led him to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center this month to serve a professor of physiology and pharmacology in it
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Oct 8, 2017 10:33
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[Virginia] Danville Harvest Jubilee ro feature a tobacco auctioneer demonstration

The demonstration, set to take the stage prior to Trace Adkins, will feature renowned auctioneers Sandy Houston, John Kessler, Mac Burnette, Ralph Tyndall and Mitch Ashby, according to a news release from Danville Parks and Recreation. Danville Harvest
Danville (VA) Register & Bee
added Oct 8, 2017 10:09
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[Rhode Island] New law bans electronic cigarettes on school property

The General Assembly says the legislation was signed into law Thursday. It takes effect Jan. 1. The law also requires liquid used in electronic nicotine delivery systems to be sold in child-resistant packaging.
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 8, 2017 16:21
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[Georgia] Smoke Free Fulton campaign helps clear the air

Fulton County is literally clearing the air through its year-old Proud To Be Smoke Free Fulton campaign. Started by the county board of health’s Partnerships to Improve Community Health program, it has helped nearly 50 bars and restaurants adopt non-smo
Marietta (GA) Daily Journal
added Oct 8, 2017 10:02
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Jerry Brown vetoes smoking ban at California beaches and state parks

Cigarette butts are the most common type of litter on California’s beaches, but on Friday Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed two bills that would have banned smoking at all state beaches and state parks in California. “If people can’t even smoke on a deserted beac
San Jose (CA) Mercury-News
added Oct 7, 2017 08:06
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It’s OK to light up at California beaches and parks, Jerry Brown says

For the second year in a row, Gov. Jerry Brown has rejected efforts to prohibit smoking at California state parks and beaches. Brown on Friday vetoed a pair of bills that would have authorized fines for anyone caught smoking cigarettes, electronic cigar
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added Oct 7, 2017 03:55
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[California] No butts about it: Girl Scouts persuade Tustin to ban smoking in parks

Five poised eighth-graders from Girl Scout Troop 3562 each took the podium at the Tustin City Council meeting to explain their stand against smoking in parks. Council members listened – unanimously approving the first reading of a proposed ban on Tuesda
Orange County (CA) Register
added Oct 7, 2017 03:59
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[California] Gov. Jerry Brown vetoes bans on smoking at beaches and parks, calling them too coercive

The measures, which also would have banned smoking marijuana and the use of electronic cigarettes, were proposed by legislators to protect public health from second-hand smoking and to prevent wildfires and reduce litter. Brown, who vetoed a similar bil
Los Angeles Times
added Oct 7, 2017 03:54
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[Florida] Smoker's Death Caused by Cigarette Industry Scheme, Attorney Says in Trial Against Philip Morris & RJR

A Florida man was trapped by a tobacco industry conspiracy that addicted him to cigarettes and led to his lung cancer death, an attorney for the man’s family told jurors Thursday, as trial opened against cigarette giants Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds. W
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Oct 7, 2017 03:15
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[New York] Vector Group to Celebrate 30th Anniversary of NYSE Listing

In honor of this occasion, Vector’s Chairman Bennett LeBow and President & CEO Howard Lorber will ring The Closing Bell® at the NYSE.
Business Wire
added Oct 6, 2017 15:43
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