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[Florida] Editorial: For the people, Morgan should forgo lawsuit

How can you tell legitimate patients who smoke from recreational users? Would police have a free hand to harass patients who do smoke, believing they might not be legitimate users? Would landlords who can turn down tobacco smokers be forced to accept ten
Lakeland (FL) Ledger
added Jun 30, 2017 16:57
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[North Carolina] O'Connor: Smoking no longer a luxury

A number of factors are working against tobacco today. Higher taxes mean higher retail prices. Smoking is banned in workplaces, on some public streets and in most facilities, even outdoor stadiums. Health education programs have brought home the anti-tob
Wilson (NC) Daily Times
added Jun 30, 2017 15:47
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[California] WALTHER: San Francisco's ban on menthol cigarettes is liberalism at its worst

How many of these cauliflower popcorn-eaters and consensual BDSM aficionados have ever taken a big drag from a Newport Menthol 100? The assumption that African-Americans enjoy menthol cigarettes because they are the hapless dupes of Big Tobacco is the so
The Week
added Jun 30, 2017 15:40
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Smoking at California parks and beaches could soon be illegal

under a bill from an East Bay Democrat that cleared another legislative hurdle this week. The proposed restrictions — which would apply to cigarettes, cigars, marijuana and e-cigarettes — will prevent wildfires, curb pollution and protect animals that mi
Santa Cruz County (CA) Sentinel
added Jun 30, 2017 14:02
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[Maine] President addresses off-campus smoking

at the June 21 meeting between municipal and Maine Maritime Academy officials in reference to the primary agenda item: the academy’s tobacco-free campus policy. One ramification of the policy enacted earlier this academic year, noted MMA President Bill B
Castine (ME) Patriot
added Jul 4, 2017 00:25
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[Kentucky] Tobacco cessation coverage takes effect ($$)

Smokers in Kentucky will be able to have more affordable access to smoking cessation after resources are officially mandated as being covered under medical insurance in the state. June 29 will mark 90 days since "Senate Bill 89: Insurance Coverage for T
Owensboro (KY) Messenger Inquirer
added Jun 30, 2017 23:51
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[California] New tax rate on tobacco products effective July 1, 2017

Friday, July 1, is when the California tax rate on tobacco products other than cigarettes will increase from the current rate of 27.3 to 65.08 percent of the wholesale cost. The new tobacco products tax rate will stay in effect through June 30, 2018.
Idyllwild (CA) Town Crier
added Jun 30, 2017 15:14
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[California] Tobacco-based product tax rate increase to begin Saturday

Tobacco users will experience a hefty tax rate increase on tobacco-based products other than cigarettes starting Saturday. The tax rate will increase from the rate of 27.3 to 65.08 percent of the wholesale cost and will stay in effect through June 30, 20
Victor Valley (CA) Press
added Jun 30, 2017 15:13
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[Pennsylvania] BIRR: Massive Vaping Tax Is Crushing People’s ‘Businesses And Livelihoods’

A massive tax on electronic cigarettes is upending the vaping industry in Pennsylvania and is blamed for putting nearly 100 stores out of business since implementation. Lawmakers in the state passed a 40 percent tax on vaping products last summer that w
Libertarian Republic
added Jun 30, 2017 14:14
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[New Jersey] MONTGOMERY: Forum starts the conversation on nicotine addiction

Montgomery/Rocky Hill Municipal Alliance and the Montgomery Township Health Department joined forces to present a special forum on nicotine addiction, which now includes e-cigarettes. "This is the start of the conversation," Montgomery Township Health Of
Princeton (NJ) Packet
added Jun 30, 2017 14:01
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