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[New Mexico] Judge dismisses several lawsuits against Natural American Spirit

A federal judge in New Mexico has approved dismissing at least 26 complaints against a Reynolds American Inc. subsidiary related to how its Natural American Spirit super-premium cigarette brand has been marketed to consumers. However, Judge James Bowman
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Dec 28, 2017 15:35

[Pennsylvania] Lincoln, Cheyney latest to ban tobacco on campus

Three Philadelphia-area colleges are going smoke-free for 2018. Fewer than half of the 102 historically black colleges and universities — and only one-third of the nation’s community colleges — have comprehensive smoke-free or tobacco-free policies. A
WHYY (Philadelphia, PA)
added Dec 27, 2017 16:31

[Illinois] Why the legal age to buy tobacco isn't going up to 21 everywhere

Six Cook County communities have adopted so-called "Tobacco 21" ordinances as well. But in DuPage County, only one community has approved such an ordinance. None have done so in Kane or McHenry counties or anywhere else in the state. Some officials cre
Chicago (IL) Daily Herald
added Dec 27, 2017 15:26

[Nebraska] Tobacco cessation programs would get boost from tax increase

Nebraska state senators will again consider raising the tax on tobacco when the legislative session begins next week. The proposal sponsored by Sen. Sara Howard (D-Omaha) would increase the tax on tobacco by $1.50 per pack.
Nebraska Radio Network
added Dec 27, 2017 15:01

[Iowa] Keeping young people safe

The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) has taken a pledge to keep tobacco, alternative nicotine and vapor products out of the hands of Marshall County youth. Known as I-PLEDGE, the program is a partnership with the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division
Marshalltown (IA) Times-Republican
added Jan 1, 2018 03:01

Asbestos Company Says Ohio Law Requires Tobacco Users To Prove They Aren’t Smokers

Only by requiring those who use to tobacco products to submit medical reports indicating whether they qualify as “smokers” can Ohio courts give the General Assembly’s choice of words meaning, a company told the Ohio Supreme Court on Dec. 22 (Bobby Turner,
Lexis Nexis
added Dec 28, 2017 22:59

[New York] Cause of fatal NYC fire was smoking, ruled accidental

Fire officials say the Christmas Day high rise blaze in New York that killed a 76-year-old man in his apartment was accidental and was caused by smoking. Authorities say John Doktor was found unresponsive in his bedroom by emergency responders Monday mor
AP - Associated Press
added Dec 28, 2017 22:58

[California] Pot-smoking on the rise among U.S. pregnant women

Some previous research suggests that prenatal marijuana exposure may impair fetal growth and neurodevelopment.... “The more we study cannabis use during pregnancy, the more we are realizing how harmful it can be,” Bonn-Miller added.
added Dec 27, 2017 16:35

[New York] Mahoney urges Onondaga Nation to raise age for buying tobacco to 21

In a letter to the Onondaga Nation Council on Dec. 18, Mahoney requested the Nation adopt a law similar to one recently passed by the Onondaga County Legislature. That law raises the legal age to purchase tobacco, e-cigarettes and tobacco products to 21.
Syracuse (NY) Post-Standard
added Dec 27, 2017 15:28

[North Carolina] Reynolds leaf buildings gain listing on national historic register

The three-story Reynolds leaf buildings known as 2-1 and 2-2 are located at 951 Reynolds Blvd... According to the department, building 2-1 “housed two essential elements of the tobacco manufacturing process: stemming and redrying, both necessary to reduc
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Dec 27, 2017 15:18
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