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[Minnesota] Gum, yoga, keeping busy: New tobacco ban eased by supports at two MN behavioral health nonprofits

Nicotine addiction “disproportionately impacts people with mental illness,”...This disproportionate rate of addiction, combined with the fact that tobacco companies historically marketed their products to people with mental illness and their health care p
MinnPost.com
added Aug 8, 2018 19:45
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Registrations double for Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline after tobacco prices increase

The July 1 cigarette and little cigar price increase has encouraged Oklahomans to quit, and thousands are reaching out to the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline, a program of the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET), for free services to help quit tobacco.
Norman (OK) Transcript
added Aug 8, 2018 12:39
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[Illinois] Hickory Hills Man Accused Of Carting Contraband Cigarettes

A Hickory Hills man was arrested after police found thousands of packs of contraband cigarettes in his Dodge Caravan during a traffic stop, prosecutors said. Imad Hamida, 28, appeared before Cook County Judge Michael Kane on a felony charge of possession
Patch.org
added Aug 8, 2018 01:26
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[California] 2018 BIG Industry Show to Include Significant Vaping Focus, as Vape Sector Continues Rapid Expansion

The renowned BIG Industry Show is coming to the Los Angeles Convention Center once more, this August 30-31, and this year the event will feature a larger and more exciting vaping section than ever before.
MarketWatch (Wall St. Journal)
added Aug 7, 2018 20:27
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Massachusetts communities gets $6M to help prevent tobacco use

Around 182 cities and towns in Massachusetts will receive their share of $6 million dollars... “Massachusetts continues to develop comprehensive approaches to reduce tobacco and nicotine use among young people and adults,” said Secretary of Health and Hum
NBC 10 (Providence, RI)
added Aug 7, 2018 18:16
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[Wisconsin] Tobacco marketed more heavily in city's minority neighborhoods, study finds

“The evidence is increasingly clear that children who are exposed to tobacco marketing in stores are more likely to start smoking,” said Linnea Laestadius, assistant professor in the Zilber School of Public Health. Credit: UWM Photo/Pete Amland
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Aug 7, 2018 17:08
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[California] Vaping, other tobacco products tied to higher risk that teens will try marijuana

Adolescents who have smoked e-cigarettes are more than three times more likely to move on to marijuana than teens who have never tried vaping, a U.S. study suggests. At 10 high schools in Los Angeles, a total of 2,668 students participated in two surveys
Reuters
added Aug 7, 2018 16:52
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[Florida] Sanctions Law: A Litigation Frontier

The four-judge panel overseeing the Florida tobacco litigation imposed sua sponte a $9.2 million penalty (later cut in half) against two firms that had filed claims the panel considered baseless. Because the underlying litigation already had settled, the
Law.com
added Aug 7, 2018 03:13
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[Illinois] Kwame Raoul says he can't be bought by controversial tobacco executive donation

Raoul's Democratic opponents in the primary criticized him for taking $100,000 in donations from tobacco executive Don Levin. Levin, who also owns the Chicago Wolves, is fighting the state over money from the tobacco settlements. Raoul explained wh
OurQuadCities.com WHBF-TV/KGCW-TV/KJLB-TV (Rock Island,IL)
added Aug 6, 2018 22:19
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[Florida] DANIEL: Sanctions Law: A Litigation Frontier

The four-judge panel overseeing the Florida tobacco litigation imposed sua sponte a $9.2 million penalty (later cut in half) against two firms that had filed claims the panel considered baseless. Because the underlying litigation already had settled, the
Law.com
added Aug 6, 2018 22:14
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