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Illinois House snuffs out effort to raise tobacco, vaping purchage age to 21

Efforts to raise the age to 21 to legally buy tobacco in the state failed in the Illinois House Wednesday. The House only mustered 62 votes in the effort to override Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto of the legislation known as Tobacco 21. Seventy-one votes were
The Daily Vidette (ISU, Illinois State University)
added Dec 1, 2018 22:03
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[New York] Yonkers man among 17 people accused of untaxed-cigarette trafficking operation

A Yonkers man is among 17 people who have been indicted for alleged tax fraud and money laundering in an operation that trafficked untaxed cigarettes on the East Coast, the New York State Attorney General said. Alaa Alsaidi, 24, of Yonkers and the other
New York Journal News
added Dec 1, 2018 20:35
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[Illinois] Survey finds surge in teen e-cigarette usage

A recent survey done by the School of Social Work found the number of teenage electronic cigarette users has soared in the last two years. This finding comes shortly after the FDA recently declared e-cigarette use an epidemic. The Illinois Youth Survey
The Daily Illini (U. of Illinois)
added Dec 1, 2018 16:25
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[New York] Hudson Valley Man Charged In Huge Cigarette Trafficking Takedown

Alaa Alsaidi, 24, of Yonkers, was one of 17 people arrested and charged in a 242-count indictment for his involvement in an operation that authorities say stretched through Queens, Kings, the Bronx, New York, Westchester and Nassau counties, as well as N
Patch.org
added Dec 1, 2018 16:24
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[Texas] Secondhand pot smoke found in kids’ lungs

They found detectable levels of marijuana metabolite, COOH-THC, in 46 percent of the samples...In Texas, of course, smoking marijuana anywhere is illegal, but that doesn’t mean it never happens. If you or someone you know smokes marijuana near children,
Midland (TX) Reporter-Telegram
added Dec 1, 2018 16:16
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[Michigan] Put that in your pipe and smoke it: UP pipe maker among world’s best

Just off U.S. Highway 41 outside of Marquette, there’s an old man who lives alone in a small, one-bedroom house. Most days he's upstairs sitting at his desk or downstairs in his workshop. There he makes some of the best tobacco pipes in the world.
Interlochen (MI) Public Radio
added Dec 1, 2018 16:02
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[New Hampshire] Two-pronged debate waged in Keene on raising the tobacco age

Members of the City Council's planning, licenses and development committee voted 3-1 Wednesday to recommend sending a letter to Concord urging state legislators to raise the age to purchase and use tobacco products to 21. From left are Councilors Bartlom
Keene (NH) Sentinel
added Dec 1, 2018 16:01
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[New York] Bill Aims to Ban Smoking in Cars, Bus Shelters and Stop Tobacco Sales in Erie County Pharmacies

After completing a study on the dangers of first- and secondhand smoke, the Erie County Legislature is pushing to ban it in certain public places. "It falls in the realm of protecting people who cannot protect themselves," said 11th district Erie Count
Spectrum News
added Nov 30, 2018 22:27
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[Kentucky] McConnell's year-end wish: Getting Congress to legalize hemp

It's not the first time McConnell has been a key player in potentially transforming Kentucky agriculture. More than a decade ago, the Republican lawmaker helped win the multibillion-dollar tobacco buyout, which compensated U.S. tobacco growers and others
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 30, 2018 18:14
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[Florida] Fla. Defense Attys Back RJR In New Trial Fight With Smoker ($$)

Florida Defense Lawyers Association showed its support Wednesday for a new trial ordered between R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and a smoker, citing the company's inability to sufficiently question potential jurors in a case that could have a statewide impact.
Law360
added Nov 30, 2018 15:19
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