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[Maine] Lobbyists Mingled With State Lawmakers At Democrats' Closed-Door Policy Retreat

When Democratic legislators gathered in a hotel in Portland, Maine...“Nicotine Without Smoke: How to Reduce the Harm of Smoking,” featuring Dr. Saul Shiffman...adviser to Pinney Associates...that works with tobacco giant Reynolds American. The company, wh
Huffington Post (blog)
added Feb 13, 2018 17:26
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[Oklahoma] Bills would target tobacco funds

some Oklahoma lawmakers are turning hungrily to one of the state’s biggest heaps of public cash. The Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust, valued at $1.1 billion, has become a tempting target for legislators who want to redirect the flow of TSET funds to c
Enid (OK) News & Eagle
added Feb 13, 2018 16:56
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[Minnesota] Duluth could tighten down on sales of flavored tobacco products

An ordinance proposed by At Large councilors Barb Russ and Zack Filipovich would confine the sale of flavor-infused tobacco products in Duluth to adults-only smoke shops that derive 90 percent or more of their revenues from tobacco and tobacco-related it
Duluth (MN) News-Tribune
added Feb 13, 2018 16:55
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Florida Supreme Court Declines To Review $18 Million Tobacco Verdict ($$)

an Engle progeny trial in which tobacco companies argued for a new trial because of the trial court’s failure to dismiss a juror for prejudice against tobacco companies...Andy Allen Sr. sued R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA Inc. on behalf o
Lexis Nexis
added Feb 12, 2018 20:52
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[Mississippi] MS bill banning smoking in cars with children fails

The bill that was recently killed would have made it a misdemeanor for an adult to smoke in a vehicle with a child under the age of six. Advocates said these laws are needed, but they have an idea why it's so hard for lawmakers to get it passed. "The t
WMC-TV Channel 5 (Memphis, TN)
added Feb 12, 2018 19:36
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[New Jersey] EDELSTEIN: A NJ bill would ban menthol cigarettes. It doesn’t go far enough (JEFF EDELSTEIN COLUMN)

My plan is simple. No more cigarette sales. You want cigarettes, you get them at a pharmacy with a doctor’s prescription. No doctor would be allowed to not give the prescription, but the prescription is a must. This way, people who already smoke can cont
The Trentonian
added Feb 12, 2018 13:03
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[California] San Francisco allows pot-smoking lounges. Is Sacramento next?

Outside of homes, state law allows cannabis consumption in just two places – dispensaries and special events. Jirsa lives near a dispensary that has a lounge area and allows cannabis consumption on site. She says she goes to Sparc on Mission Street three
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added Feb 12, 2018 12:58
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[Minnesota] Sour taste: Duluth could tighten down on sales of flavored tobacco products

Duluth City Council on Monday, Feb. 12, will decide whether to place new restrictions on where menthol cigarettes and other flavored tobacco products can be sold. An ordinance proposed by At Large councilors Barb Russ and Zack Filipovich would confine th
Brainerd (MN) Daily Dispatch
added Feb 12, 2018 06:40
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Richards: It's quittin' time in Tennessee every February for smokers

At this time of year, many of us have already left our New Year's resolutions behind, but Tennessee Quit Week, held each February, offers the perfect opportunity to make a commitment to quit tobacco use now. This initiative is in its third year and bring
Chattanooga (TN) Times & Free Press
added Feb 12, 2018 06:02
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[Kentucky] Poll: Most favor raising age to buy tobacco

When it comes to raising Kentucky's legal age for buying tobacco products from 18 to 21 years, widespread support exists, according to the latest Kentucky Health Issues Poll. In metropolitan areas such as Lexington and Louisville, more than 60 percent o
Owensboro (KY) Messenger Inquirer
added Feb 16, 2018 22:01
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