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[California] Teens work with Napa market to discourage soda, tobacco and alcohol use by fellow teens

A group of high school students took over Economy Market last week, posting signs supporting alcohol and tobacco prevention and encouraging healthy food choices. The students are a part of Valley Oak High School’s “Leadership” class and are responsible
Napa Valley (CA) Register
added May 15, 2018 05:47
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MELIUS: Minnesota's tobacco settlement paved way for change ($$)

Twenty years ago, Minnesota went after big tobacco and won.
St. Peter (MN) Herald
added May 15, 2018 05:45
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[Massachusetts] Should the age to buy tobacco be raised to 21?

Paul McMurtry (D-Dedham), the sponsor of one of the original bills that was rolled into this new version that was approved last week. "To me, there is nothing more meaningful in our role as policy makers than that. By raising the age to purchase to 21
Fitchburg (MA) Sentinel & Enterprise
added May 15, 2018 05:29
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[Massachusetts] City Council preview: A hold on the partial flavored tobacco ban?

Bergman, who spoke against the ban publicly at the April 23 Board of Health meeting where it was approved, said in his order the ban will do little to stop children and young adults from acquiring flavored tobacco products. The partial ban has the suppo
Worcester (MA) Magazine
added May 15, 2018 05:28
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[California] San Francisco Prop. E — Flavored tobacco ban

If it passes, Proposition E will put into effect the original supervisors’ decision — to ban the sale of flavored tobacco — including flavored hookah products, flavored liquids used in vaping, and even menthol cigarettes... So if you support a ban on the
KALW (San Francisco, CA)
added May 15, 2018 05:26
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[New York] Albany Co. Legislature voting on pharmacy tobacco sale ban

Albany County lawmakers will consider a measure Monday evening that would ban the sale of tobacco and nicotine products in pharmacies in the county. A similar ban was passed in 2014, but was vetoed by County Executive Dan McCoy. At the time he said he was
WRGB TV-6 / cbs6 Albany (NY)
added May 15, 2018 05:23
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R.J. Reynolds Defends Dismissal Of Florida Wrongful Death Claims ($$)

a Pinellas County trial court did not abuse its discretion in denying a motion to vacate an earlier dismissal for lack of prosecution because a plaintiff disregarded procedures to avoid dismissal during a “standstill agreement” in the underlying wrongful
Lexis Nexis
added May 15, 2018 05:03
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[Massachusetts] State may fix minimum age for tobacco at 21

Smokers must be at least 21 years old to buy cigarettes in 170 Massachusetts cities and towns. But in many cases, underage smokers can feed their habit by traveling only a few miles to a neighboring community where the minimum age is still 18. Anti-smok
Salem (MA) Evening News
added May 14, 2018 02:07
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[New Jersey] Should smoking be banned from Jersey shore beaches?

A panel of state lawmakers wants to snuff out smoking on beaches along the Jersey shore. Beachgoers, using the sand as their ashtrays, left behind an estimated 29,000 cigarette butts last year, and that's just the ones beach cleaners picked up! "New Je
NJ.com
added May 14, 2018 01:57
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[Asia, Connecticut] Three-day conference on China, U.S. healthcare wraps up at Yale University

Jody L. Sindelar...shared her insights on the new approaches to smoking cessation through behavioral economics, financial incentives, windows of opportunities and wearables. Sindelar also discussed her ongoing work in China to reduce secondhand smoke for
Xinhua Newswire
added May 14, 2018 01:39
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