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[Texas] EDITORIAL: It took a while, but Fort Worth is clearing the air in city parks, too

We could say, “what’s taken so long?” Instead, we’re gonna say, “way to go!” Fort Worth city council members for voting to expand the ban on smoking in public places. This is a public health issue, and we’re thrilled our public officials are recognizin
Fort Worth (TX) Star-Telegram
added May 16, 2018 15:56
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[Florida] Widower Says Court Should Have Let Him Fix Engle Suit Error ($$)

A smoker's widower urged the Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday to review an appeal's court's finding that he cannot amend and pursue an Engle progeny lawsuit mistakenly filed in his wife's name after she had already died, saying it directly conflicts with
Law360
added May 16, 2018 20:38
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[North Carolina] LARRY BROOKS, Employee, Plaintiff v. CITY OF WINSTON-SALEM (PDF)

went into the gas station to purchase cigarettes. When he returned to the truck, he inhaled an e-cigarette, began coughing, stepped out of his truck, passed out, and fell on the cement curb. While admittedly Brooks would not have been at the gas station b
North Carolina Courts System
added May 16, 2018 19:57
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[Massachusetts] WEBINAR: Human Trafficking and the Illicit Cigarette Trade: Global Consequences

Start Date: 5/17/2018 ... The illicit trade of cigarettes has become a multi-billion dollar business today and has taken centre stage in the global debate in the last few years. There are various ways in describing the illicit cigarette trade: contraban
Babson College (Babson Park, MA)
added May 16, 2018 03:27
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[New York] Yates approves smoking ban

PENN YAN — Following speaker after speaker who called for a smoking ban on Yates County property, the county Legislature on Monday passed a local law doing just that. The law, which doesn’t go into effect until Jan. 1, 2019, prohibits the use of tobacco
Finger Lakes (NY) Times
added May 15, 2018 20:01
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[Virginia] Driver was fined $100 for smoking while kid was in the car. Some say that goes too far

A Virginia Beach driver's $100 fine for smoking with a child in the car sparked backlash across the web. Many called it a government overreach. Several states have laws banning smoking with children present.
Miami (FL) Herald
added May 15, 2018 20:00
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[New York] City Council open to talking tobacco use in public parks

Batavia City Council...will consider whether to roll back prohibitions against public smoking. Councilmember Rose Mary Christian, who in 2011 voted against a smoking in public parks prohibition, said she continues to object to the “beer festival” on publ
Batavia (NY) Daily News
added May 15, 2018 19:54
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[North Carolina] Tobacco planting under way

tobacco remains king. In 2015, the last data provided by the NC Cooperative Extension Service, Sampson ranked No. 1 in the state for flue-cured tobacco production, with 13,600 acres planted. Duplin County, on the other hand, is ranked 21st in the state fo
Sampson (NC) Independent
added May 15, 2018 19:51
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VIDEO: California community colleges will soon be smoke and tobacco free

All 114 campuses in the California community college system will soon be smoke and tobacco-free. The Board of Governors voted Monday to adopt a new resolution banning smoking and tobacco. The resolution aligns the system with more than 2,000 other coll
KFSN ABC-30 (Fresno, CA)
added May 15, 2018 19:51
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Big Tobacco in the Big Apple: How New York City Became the Heart of the Tobacco Industry…and Anti-Smoking Activism

Center for the Study of Tobacco and Society (University of Alabama)
added May 15, 2018 16:19
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