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[Massachusetts] 'Tobacco 21' drive gains more steam

Lancaster joined a growing chorus of Massachusetts communities to raise the legal age of buying tobacco products from 18 to 21. The town's Board of Health sealed the deal Wednesday night with a unanimous vote in which no public opposition was expressed.
Lowell (MA) Sun
added May 12, 2018 22:09
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[Florida] LANDI V. R.J. REYNOLDS, ET AL. UPCOMING Trial 05/14/18 –

In this tobacco litigation case, plaintiff claims defendant cigarette makers hid the dangers of their products, which caused nicotine addiction and smoking-related disease.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added May 12, 2018 18:51
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New Jersey gets closer to banning smoking on beaches

A five-person panel of state lawmakers on Thursday unanimously voted to approve the piece of legislation, which would revise and expand upon the 2006 “New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act.” The bill cites the dangers of tobacco and how the ban on smoking at pu
New York Post
added May 12, 2018 16:43
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[Massachusetts] EDITORIAL Raise the tobacco sales age to 21 — statewide

So what might have seemed ahead of the legislative curve just a few years ago now looks much more like recognizing the inevitable.
Boston (MA) Globe
added May 14, 2018 02:10
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[Virginia] Beach driver ticketed $100 for smoking in vehicle with child inside

WAVY-TV 10 (Portsmouth, VA)
added May 12, 2018 22:14
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[Alaska] After two years of debate, Sitka's tobacco age goes to 21

The Tobacco21 ordinance will raise the age to purchase all tobacco products — including e-cigs — to 21. Last year’s assembly debate centered on personal rights; this year, the assembly seemed more concerned about the impact on young smokers (19 and 20 ye
KCAW NPR Radio 104.7 FM / 90.1 FM (Sitka, AK)
added May 12, 2018 22:10
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[Tennessee] ETSU researcher urges repeal of tobacco-friendly law

Tennessee General Assembly kill legislation last last month that would have banned smoking in cars when children are present. Hadii Mamudu, whose research focuses on public policy and the harmful effects of smoking, said the narrow defeat of the bill on
Johnson City (TN) Press
added May 11, 2018 21:59
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[New Jersey] Bill to Ban Smoking on N.J. Beaches Resurfaces

Free from the threat posed by former Gov. Chris Christie’s veto pen, a bill to prohibit smoking on public beaches throughout New Jersey has re-emerged. The new bill, sponsored this time by state Senate President Steven Sweeney (D-Gloucester) and Vin Gop
Shorebeat
added May 11, 2018 21:58
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[Texas] He just turned 112, with the help of 'cigars and God.' Meet the nation's oldest man

He fought in World War II, still enjoys a cigar and once told Steve Harvey the secret to a long life is to "Just keep living. Don't die."
Bellingham (WA) Herald
added May 11, 2018 20:28
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Meet the Kentucky jailer making his NASCAR return whose company sells e-cigarettes to inmates

Jamie Mosley is entering his third term as Laurel County’s jailer. But thanks to the success of his electronic cigarette business Crossbar, Mosley is making his first NASCAR start since 2012 and his first start in the Camping World Truck Series since 200
Yahoo! Sports
added May 11, 2018 20:27
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