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[Oklahoma] Can TSET save the state budget?

It is not as simple as just writing a check. Because of the constitutional framework the agency’s funds are not available to be used for general revenue. Still, lawmakers say there may be a way to stay within the rules TSET and allow the trust funds to
KOKH FOX25 (Oklahoma City, OK)
added Feb 14, 2018 16:54
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VIDEO: Indiana Medicaid work requirements fuel worries for the poor

led by Seema Verma, who... once worked for Governor Pence in Indiana, where she tested out her conservative policies... Now she’s taking her vision even further, by ... making smokers pay more for public insurance
PBS
added Feb 14, 2018 10:22
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West Virginia Senate Advances Car Secondhand Smoking Bill

The Senate Health and Human Resources Committee on Tuesday sent the bill to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The voice vote was not unanimous. The bill would make violations a misdemeanor with a punishment of a $25 fine upon conviction. Dr. Michael Kilke
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 14, 2018 03:22
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[North Carolina] CONVERTING TOBACCO FIELDS INTO SOLAR FARMS CAN SAVE HALF A MILLION LIVES A YEAR

As demand for solar energy grew in recent years, so did the need for land for solar farms...the answer may be in converting tobacco plantations into energy generators. The approach would kill two birds with one stone—it would reduce the production of tob
JSTOR
added Feb 14, 2018 03:21
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[Michigan] EDITORIAL: Hypocrisy’s stink hangs over wind farm

“Friends of the Land of the Keweenaw” (FOLK)...Steve Milloy...served on Donald Trump’s EPA transition team...with the Cato and Heartland institutes and was a paid shill for the Philip Morris tobacco company while posing as an independent journalist. He wa
Houghton (MI) Daily Mining Gazette
added Feb 13, 2018 17:57
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[Massachusetts] If smoking's allowed, does that include marijuana? Communities take another look at smoking regulations

Some local communities are taking a second look at smoking regulations to avoid a gap in language that could allow people to smoke pot in designated smoking areas. Beverly has already made changes to head off any problems, and Peabody is considering s
Salem (MA) Evening News
added Feb 13, 2018 17:46
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[Minnesota] Tobacco 21 ordinance goes down in flames; Mankato defeat also nullifies North Mankato's ordinance

The Mankato City Council snuffed out a move to raise the tobacco purchasing age to 21 in a 4-3 vote Monday night despite impassioned pleas by dozens of local residents, health care professionals and local legislators. The decision effectively nullifies
Mankato (MN) Free Press
added Feb 16, 2018 17:24
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[Minnesota] FLOHRS: Statewide View: Proposal would devastate convenience stores, city's bottom line

The Duluth City Council is considering a proposal to ban convenience stores from selling flavored tobacco products to adults (such products are already off-limits to minors, of course). Quizzically, city officials say the ban is not meant to deny adults
Duluth (MN) News-Tribune
added Feb 16, 2018 17:17
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[New York] VIDEO: NYS Exposed: High cigarette taxes fuel the nation's biggest black market

If you buy black market cigarettes in New York State, there's a chance your money goes to some scary places. More than half of the cigarettes sold in New York are black market. News10NBC found the number one reason is the state tax.
WHEC 10 NBC (Rochester, NY)
added Feb 16, 2018 17:17
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[North Carolina] VIDEO: VERIFY: Is Smoking With Kids In The Car Illegal As Of January 30th?

A viral article liked and shared millions of times on Facebook says it is illegal to smoke with kids in the car... no federal law or even proposed federal legislation on that topic on Congress.gov. So we are verifying that the viral article is false.
WFMY NEWS 2 (NC)
added Feb 13, 2018 17:51
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