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[South Dakota] BENSON: My Voice: Tobacco tax must be increased

The recent opinion piece (“My Voice: Why sin taxes fail”) published by the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, erroneously claims that raising the state’s excise tax on tobacco would fail to produce significant benefits. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Sioux Falls (SD) Argus-Leader
added Oct 5, 2017 12:54
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[California] Smoking ban: Buildings in Redwood City with at least 2 housing units restricted

It will be illegal to smoke in any housing unit in Redwood City that shares a wall with another unit by Jan. 1, 2019, city officials decided Monday. The City Council, in a 7-0 vote, adopted a smoke-free multi-family housing ordinance that will affect upw
San Jose (CA) Mercury-News
added Oct 5, 2017 12:53
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[New York] NYS Tax Department Announces Policy to Help Curb Untaxed Cigarette Sales

Retailers caught and found guilty of selling untaxed cigarettes in New York State risk losing other state-issued licenses, including lottery and alcohol sales. The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance announced that it has joined forces wit
New York State Department of Taxation and Finance
added Oct 6, 2017 02:32
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[California] Korean National Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Defraud the United States by Diverting Millions of Untaxed Cigarettes

between 2012 and 2015, Baeg and others conspired to divert approximately 143 million export-only cigarettes from an export warehouse near the Port of Los Angeles....In fact, the cigarettes were sold in the United States resulting in millions of dollars in
US Department of Justice (USDOJ)
added Oct 6, 2017 02:29
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[California] City bans smoking in multi-family housing

the Redwood City Council voted Monday to ban smoking in and around apartment buildings, condominiums and duplexes. Though smoking will be allowed in unenclosed, designated areas at least 25 feet away from gyms and areas primarily used by children, counci
San Mateo (CA) Daily Journal
added Oct 5, 2017 13:29
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[California] Tustin moves toward a new smoking ban: No tobacco, weed, or e-cigs

The American Lung Association in California Wednesday praised the Tustin City Council for taking a first step toward banning smoking in the city’s parks. The council on Tuesday approved the proposed ban on first reading, and is scheduled to take a final
MyNewsLA.com
added Oct 5, 2017 13:21
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[Pennsylvania] Smoking bans for area colleges and universities becoming a popular trend

More than two thousand colleges and universities have instituted such a ban, including dozens right here in the Delaware Valley. Another handful of campuses are looking to increase their smoking restrictions on campus. But, how well the bans are being re
WTXF Fox 29 (Philadelphia, PA)
added Oct 5, 2017 12:57
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[Oklahoma] After 11 Years, Tobacco Companies to Start Running Corrective Statements

Besides TV networks, cigarette packaging and major newspapers, the ads will appear in the Oklahoma City–based Black Chronicle. "Part of that settlement agreement was they had to make these confessions in predominately black newspapers, because we know t
Public Radio Tulsa (Public Radio 89.5 KWGS and Classical 88.7 KWTU)
added Oct 5, 2017 12:56
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[Kansas] Big tobacco ads may 'apologize' but don't indicate cigarette companies changing their methods, researcher says

Yvonnes Chen, associate professor of journalism at the University of Kansas, is available to discuss the ads, "Big Tobacco," tobacco advertising, smoking and related issues with media. Chen has led and been part of research projects that found adolescents
University of Kansas
added Oct 5, 2017 12:25
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[New York] New legislation imposes health and safety regulations on hookah establishments

On Friday, City Councilmember Vincent Gentile helped pass a bill that’s been seven years in the making. The new legislation imposes more stringent health and safety regulations that hookah establishments will have to adhere to. As with the case of cigar
Brooklyn (NY) Daily Eagle.
added Oct 5, 2017 11:50
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