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[California] DENNEY: Smoking cannabis in multi-unit houses and in dispensaries should be banned

Berkeley currently prohibits smoking marijuana in parks and commercial districts but exempts apartment complexes. The City Council should direct the City Manager to change that.
added Mar 13, 2018 04:13

[Mississippi] Ole Miss students react to proposed state tax increase on cigarettes

A bond bill, S.B. 3048, still remains and has the potential to be revised to increase cigarette taxes from the current 68 cents per pack to $1.50 per pack in late March. The bill would have to go before the house for further consideration, but could be a
Oxford (MS) Eagle
added Mar 13, 2018 04:12

[North Dakota] RUD: FDA's vaping regulations punish businesses

A little-known rule from the FDA has the potential to gravely harm dozens of North Dakota small businesses and limit access to smoke-free options for consumers. The FDA used its “deeming rule” in 2016 to extend the agency’s regulatory authority to e-cig
Bismarck (ND) Tribune
added Mar 13, 2018 04:10

[California] Marker suggests high second-hand smoke exposure in disadvantaged kids

Nearly all the adolescents in an economically disadvantaged, largely minority population in San Francisco who were tested for a tobacco-smoke byproduct showed evidence of regular exposure, a small study found. Researchers were looking for an accurate mar
added Mar 12, 2018 21:20

Florida Appeals Panel Upholds Summary Judgment In Engle Progeny Suit ($$)

affirmed summary judgment for a tobacco company in an Engle progeny suit in which a woman claimed that her husband developed emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and died because of his addiction to cigarettes made by the tobacco com
Lexis Nexis
added Mar 12, 2018 21:17

[Florida] Retrial Begins in Case Against Philip Morris Over Whether Smoking Addiction Caused Contractor's Cancer

Attorneys last week argued over the role Philip Morris cigarettes and nicotine addiction played in the death of a 54-year-old Florida building contractor, as retrial against the tobacco giant opened nine months after jurors deadlocked in the case’s first
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Mar 12, 2018 17:40

[Texas] VIDEO: New Fort Worth Smoking Ban Begins Today

Starting today, smoking in bars and bingo halls in Fort Worth is against the law. Fort Worth becomes the last major city in Texas to enact an ordinance that protects workers from secondhand smoke in all workplaces. Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price, exactly
CBS Dallas/Fort Worth (KTVT - CBS 11)
added Mar 12, 2018 15:10

[Florida] Editorial: Raise age for local tobacco sales to 21

Alachua County should protect the health of its residents, while setting an example for the rest of Florida, by raising the age at which tobacco can be bought here to 21 years old. Five states and 290 cities and counties across the country have already
Gainesville (FL) Sun
added Mar 13, 2018 15:28

[Texas] VIDEO: Fort Worth smoking ban goes into effect on Monday

Smoking is officially banned in all bars and bingo halls in Fort Worth starting Monday. The city passed an updated ordinance in December, giving businesses 90 days notice. For more than 30 years, Charlie Browns Club has been open for business on Lancas
KDFW FOX 4 (Dallas, TX)
added Mar 12, 2018 15:11
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[Montana] The cloudy debate around Missoula's vape laws

Missoula’s new smoking law is at once needed, inevitable, fair and likely to hurt businesses, depending on whom you ask...updates and expands the 2006 Montana Clean Indoor Air Act to ban vaping indoors, and all types of smoking in certain outdoor areas,
The Missoulian
added Mar 11, 2018 15:08
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