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[Pennsylvania] Moon passes resolution banning smoking at township recreational areas

There will be no more lighting up tobacco products at playgrounds, fields, parks and recreational areas in Moon. Supervisors passed a resolution to participate in Allegheny County Young Lungs at Play, a program established to eliminate children's exposu
Pittsburgh (PA) Post-Gazette
added Mar 6, 2018 18:26

[California] E-Cigarette Use Exposes Teens to Toxic Chemicals

Adolescents who smoke e-cigarettes are exposed to significant levels of potentially cancer-causing chemicals also found in tobacco cigarettes, even when the e-cigarettes do not contain nicotine, according to a study by UC San Francisco researchers. “Teen
University of California at San Francisco (UCSF)
added Mar 11, 2018 16:41

Connecticut has second highest lung cancer survival rate

Connecticut lung cancer patients have some the highest survival rates and rates of early diagnosis in the country, according to a new report from the American Lung Association. The association’s inaugural LUNG FORCE State of Lung Cancer report examining
Norwalk (CT) Hour
added Mar 8, 2018 00:59

[Minnesota] Lawmakers want say in 3M settlement dollars

Republican lawmakers on Monday questioned the structure of a multimillion-dollar settlement between the state of Minnesota and 3M Co.... "One of the things I wanted to avoid was a tobacco-like problem. The money was settled in the tobacco case, but the
AP - Associated Press
added Mar 6, 2018 18:29

[Montana] Yellowstone County Tavern Association sues county over smoking rule

filed a lawsuit alleging the new rule that prohibits people from smoking within 20 feet of public entryways was passed in an “anti-democratic and soft totalitarian fashion” and harms local businesses. The suit was filed on behalf of the tavern associatio
KTVQ (Billings, MT)
added Mar 6, 2018 15:25

Minnesota Legislators Introduce Bill to Support Statewide Quit-Smoking Services

introduced a bill to support statewide quit-smoking services. The proposal dedicates a fraction of ongoing tobacco settlement payments – which totaled $168 million in 2017 – to tobacco cessation services. An estimated 580,000 Minnesota adults still smoke
PR Newswire
added Mar 6, 2018 15:01

[Maryland] New Proposal Would Raise Tobacco Sales Age To 21

Maryland high school students and representatives from several advocacy groups are working to pass legislation that would raise the minimum sales age of all tobacco products to 21. House Bill 0953 and Senate Bill 0456 would tobacco sales age to 21 here i
WJZ 13 (Baltimore, MD)
added Mar 6, 2018 14:50
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[West Virginia] Bills restricting tobacco sales, smoking around children don't make it out of committee

Time ran out on legislation that would have made it illegal to sell tobacco or tobacco products to anyone in West Virginia under the age of 21. Neither Senate Bill 13 or House Bill 2331 made it out of committee: SB 13 languished in judiciary, while the h
added Mar 6, 2018 14:50

Could This Be the Year for a Hefty Tobacco Tax Increase in Kentucky?

In a state where tobacco has a rich history, a movement is underway to increase Kentucky’s tax on cigarettes. Supporters say it would reduce smoking rates and save lives while opponents argue a tax hike will hurt farmers and the economy. But with the s
WKU Public Radio (Western Kentucky University)
added Mar 6, 2018 14:49

[Florida] RJR & Philip Morris Cleared of Punitive Liability for Smoker's Death, 5 Years After Compensatory Award

A state court jury last week cleared R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris of punitive liability for the role the tobacco companies played in the death of a Florida smoker. Starr-Blundell v. R.J. Reynolds
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Mar 5, 2018 21:11
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