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[California] Caught on Video: E-Cigarette Explodes in Anaheim Store

A man shopping for a television in Anaheim is burned when an e-cigarette explodes inside his pocket. The entire encounter is caught on surveillance video, and the manager of the store tells NBC4 the story. (Published Monday, Aug. 27, 2018)
NBC Los Angeles
added Aug 29, 2018 06:35
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[California] Plastic straw ban? Cigarette butts are the single greatest source of ocean trash

A leading tobacco industry academic, a California lawmaker and a worldwide surfing organization are among those arguing cigarette filters should be banned. The nascent campaign hopes to be bolstered by linking activists focused on human health with those
NBC News
added Aug 28, 2018 06:01
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Illinois Governor Vetoes Measure to Raise Tobacco Sale Age to 21, Forfeiting Opportunity to Save Lives, Help Kids

Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto on Friday of legislation to raise Illinois’ tobacco sale age to 21 represents a terrible missed opportunity to protect young people from tobacco addiction and save lives. The main beneficiaries of his veto are tobacco companies th
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Aug 28, 2018 05:56
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[Minnesota] Adverse Childhood Experiences and Youth Cigarette Use in 2013 and 2016: Emerging Disparities in the Context of Declining Smoking Rates

we examine adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) ... Cigarette use declined from 2013 to 2016 for all Minnesota youth, but the decline among youth with no ACEs was faster than among youth with ACEs. Youth with ACEs now account for an increasingly high per
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Aug 28, 2018 05:14
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[New York] Anti-smoking law for NYC apartments poised to take effect

A new city regulation, Local Law 147, goes into effect Aug. 28 and mandates that all multidwelling properties outline and clearly post a smoking policy for its tenants. Although the law does not force landlords and co-op boards to make their buildings sm
amNew York
added Aug 28, 2018 04:51
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[Massachusetts] What the new age restriction on tobacco sales means for Wachusett towns

Following Governor Charlie Baker’s decision to sign Bill H4486, four out of five towns in the Wachusett area will up the tobacco and e-cigarette sale age restriction from 18 to 21 years old and ban the sale of cigarettes at pharmacies by the end of t
The Landmark (MA)
added Aug 28, 2018 04:50
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[Missouri] Civil Rights : Inmate Action – Secondhand Smoke – Punitive Damages ($$)

Washington v. Denney (MLW No. 71983/Case No. 17-2747 – 21 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Smith, J.)
Missouri Lawyers Media
added Aug 28, 2018 04:49
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[Oregon] Smoke-free Expansions

We’ve made a change to City code that makes the public spaces in the downtown core smoke-free. In addition, the code allows the expansion of smoke-free areas outside the downtown core.
City of Eugene, Oregon
added Aug 27, 2018 17:36
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[South Carolina] POLAND: 'Fields of death' are on the decline across our state

can we admit that a field of tobacco is a beautiful sight, though a deadly one and a vanishing one, like so much smoke dissipating. You'll see fewer fields of tobacco in times to come. Its day has come and gone. But if you still smoke? Well, the odds ar
The Sumter (SC) Item
added Aug 26, 2018 20:59
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Group suing Utah over medical marijuana initiative no longer says it would violate Mormon religious beliefs

If Proposition 2 is approved by voters, the lawsuit says, medical marijuana users would be elevated above tobacco users under the law. “The creation of a class of cannabis-using tenants who cannot be denied housing by Utah property owners and who are fre
Salt Lake Tribune
added Aug 26, 2018 18:32
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