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[Texas] Residents discuss laws preventing smoking with children in the car

States limiting smoking in cars with minors include Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Maine, Oregon, Utah, Vermont, and most recently Hawaii. 2015 was the last time Texas Legislature proposed a similar bill, making it illegal to smoke in vehicles with sma
KFDA - NewsChannel 10 (Amarillo, TX)
added Oct 20, 2017 13:51
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[Texas] Altus bans smoking on city properties

City Council members voted the evening of October 17th to ban smoking on city properties -- both indoors and outdoors. According to the City Manager’s office, the ban includes all city buildings and city parks. City streets and sidewalks are not included.
KAUZ-TV NewsChannel 6 (Wichita Falls, TX)
added Oct 20, 2017 13:16
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[Iowa] Clear Lake passes smoking ordiance, excludes smokeless tobacco

After gathering public opinion during the last couple of months, Clear Lake city council members approved an ordinance banning smoking in its public parks and beaches at its meeting Monday evening. The ordinance, however, underwent a minor revision, as "
Mason City (IA) Globe-Gazette
added Oct 20, 2017 13:15
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[Georgia] Hawaiian island bans smoking in cars with children

A similar bill was introduced in Georgia during the 2015-2016 regular session and overwhelmingly passed the State Senate in a 37-3 vote. However, the bill apparently stalled in the Georgia Houses of Representatives and was never signed into law by the go
WXIA TV NBC 11 (Atlanta, GA)
added Oct 20, 2017 13:13
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[California] Injunction, Civil Penalty For Illicit Cigarette Sales On Indian Land Upheld ($$)

A California court correctly imposed a $765,000 civil penalty against a man for illegal cigarette sales at two smoke shops on Indian land because neither federal law nor tribal sovereignty preempts the state’s regulation and enforcement of its laws regard
Lexis Nexis
added Oct 19, 2017 21:33
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[Florida] Fla. Firms To Pay $9.1M For Engle Ethics Disaster ($$)

federal judges “reluctantly but with the conviction that it is the right thing to do” imposed $9.1 million in sanctions on The Wilner Firm and Farah & Farah following an investigation that found they filed and maintained at least 1,250 baseless Engle prog
Law360
added Oct 19, 2017 21:00
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[Florida] Farah & Farah, Wilner Firm sanctioned $9.1 million for unprofessional conduct in federal court ($$)

Court officials would eventually discover that 588 of the plaintiffs had died before the action was filed in 2008...numerous other plaintiffs that should not have been included in the case, including some people who had never smoked cigarettes
The Business Journals
added Oct 19, 2017 19:03
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[California, North Carolina] Newport, Natural American Spirit continue to gain U.S. cigarette-market share

Bonnie Herzog, an analyst with Wells Fargo Securities, said Tuesday that the recent 10-cent per pack list price increase by Reynolds and Philip Morris USA is easing the impact of California’s $2 a pack increase in its tobacco excise tax. The list price
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Oct 19, 2017 18:58
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[Minnesota] WALDOCK: St. Cloud should raise tobacco age to 21

industry has never stopped trying to find new customers, spending millions of dollars every year in Minnesota...I strongly support this ordinance for the health of our youth and community. Blue Cross’s mission is to make a healthy difference in people’s l
St. Cloud (MN) Times
added Oct 19, 2017 18:57
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[Illinois] Smoking ban vexes Decatur public housing residents

Residents who live at Decatur Housing Authority properties will soon be barred from smoking there as part of a nationwide smoking ban for federally subsidized public housing, and local officials are bracing for blowback. While the ban will take effect n
Decatur (IL) Herald & Review
added Oct 19, 2017 18:57
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