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[New York] De Blasio, Gentile sign hookah regulation bill

While the bill grandfathers in hookah lounges where 50 percent or more of their revenue comes from the sale of non-tobacco smoking products, those businesses will now have to meet basic health and safety requirements, including installing ventilation sys
Brooklyn (NY) Daily Eagle.
added Oct 21, 2017 23:16
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[Oregon] Pendleton City Council snubs out smoking in parks

The ordinance doesn’t just ban cigarettes, but any “tobacco products” or “lighted smoking instrument or activated inhalant delivery system.” That means cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco, snuff, e-cigarettes or vape pens are also forbidden.
East Oregonian
added Oct 19, 2017 10:20
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[Virginia] New York Man Sentenced for Smuggling Contraband Cigarettes

Lee and another New York City resident traveled from New York City to Fredericksburg and Springfield in order to purchase bulk quantities of Virginia tax-stamped cigarettes from a Fredericksburg gas station owner. After completing their purchases, the pai
US Department of Justice (USDOJ)
added Oct 19, 2017 10:20
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[New York] Mayor signs into law city’s first-ever regulation on hookah

The bill – which adds non-tobacco hookah to the Smoke Free Air Act of 2002, which banned indoor smoking of cigarettes and cigars – governs the cleanliness of hookah paraphernalia while also prohibiting entry to hookah establishments for those under 21 as
Brooklyn (NY) Reporter
added Oct 19, 2017 10:19
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California wildfires claim iconic "Glass House" in Solano County

first built in 2003 by John Roscoe, a “tobacco packaging entrepreneur”...He later became involved in a lawsuit with R.J. Reynolds, who accused him of selling “gray market” cigarettes, and was convicted of fraud in 2011.
WGMD Newsradio 92.7 (Lewes, DE)
added Oct 18, 2017 16:13
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[California] Fairfield's infamous 'Glass House' destroyed in Atlas Fire

The house was built in 2003 on the south summit by John Roscoe, founder of the "Cigarettes Cheaper!" discount chain....he spent $19 million in legal fees going up against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company who sued the Roscoes "for selling 'gray-market' cigar
San Francisco Chronicle
added Oct 18, 2017 16:11
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[Illinois] LETTER: Bogus studies show lawsuit abuse

. A well-funded front group for tobacco, big oil, insurance, and pharmaceutical companies is behind an annual campaign aimed at sowing confusion and demonizing our civil justice system. “Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week” should be seen for what it really is:
Mount Vernon (IL) Register-News
added Oct 18, 2017 02:59
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[Texas] Fort Worth, the only city in Tarrant County that’s not smoke-free, soon will be

The City Council directed city attorneys on Tuesday to draft an ordinance that clamps down on smoking in public places....No deadline was placed on when a new ordinance would be completed and brought back to the council. A public hearing will be held whe
Fort Worth (TX) Star-Telegram
added Oct 18, 2017 02:43
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[New York] TOBACCO POLICY IMPLEMENTED ON JOHNSTOWN OFFICE COMPLEX

The Johnstown Office Complex is pleased to announce that on Aug. 1 a tobacco policy was implemented. The policy limits smoking on the complex grounds to a designated area according to Tricia Terleckey, Community Engagement coordinator for Advancing Tobac
Amsterdam (NY) Recorder
added Oct 18, 2017 02:42
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[New York] De Blasio, Gentile sign hookah regulation bill

adding non-tobacco hookah to the Smoke Free Air Act. This makes New York City the first city to have a law governing the cleanliness of hookah paraphernalia. Like cigarette smoking being prohibited indoors under the current law, hookah smoke will now be
Brooklyn (NY) Daily Eagle.
added Oct 18, 2017 02:41
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