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[South Carolina] SC County Councilman Seeks Smoking Ban to Protect Customers and Employees

A Horry County, SC councilman is backing an ordinance that would eliminate smoking in parts of the county, saying it is needed to protect customers and employees from secondhand smoke. The ordinance would ban smoking in all public buildings including bar
added Dec 20, 2017 03:10

[Georgia] Public housing authority to enforce a no smoking rule, residents could face fines

"I'm sure a lot of people are not going to like it but we live in a housing complex so we have to do what we have to do," she said. Next year the rules are changing at public housing. The U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development ordered all pub
WRDW News 12 (Augusta, GA)
added Dec 19, 2017 14:57

[Missouri] VIDEO: New effort to ban indoor smoking in St. Charles County

A coalition called Smoke-Free St. Charles County said smoke-free indoor air is good for health, good for business and good for the region. The group has partnered with the American Heart Association, which provided $355,000 to help get the idea onto next
KSDK-TV Ch. 5 (St. Louis, MO)
added Dec 19, 2017 14:57

[Maryland] Icon Honors Winners: Peter Angelos CEO, Partner Angelos Law

Angelos is one of the most well-known trial attorneys in Maryland and the nation....He also successfully brought a lawsuit on behalf of the state of Maryland against tobacco giant, Philip Morris. As a result, Angelos and his team successfully secured a $4
The Daily Record (Baltimore, MD)
added Dec 19, 2017 03:54

[Missouri] A smoking ban in St. Charles County and end of exemptions in St. Louis County? Voters may decide

Health groups have launched an initiative petition drive to put a strict countywide indoor smoking ban before St. Charles County voters in the Nov. 6 election . Meanwhile, anti-smoking activists also may mount a petition campaign to get a public vote th
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added Dec 18, 2017 21:24

Two Alabama adults in jail for secondhand marijuana smoke around minors

Police raided the home of Ricky Lee McDonald and Jessica Hite. Police seized 160 marijuana plants along with other marijuana paraphernalia. McDonald and Hite are now charged with chemical endangerment of minors for exposing them to secondhand smoke.
YellowhammerNews (Birmingham, AL)
added Dec 18, 2017 21:23

EDITORIAL: Why aren’t Missouri and Kansas spending tobacco settlement money on helping smokers kick the habit?

Missouri’s reluctance to spend any money to help people stop smoking is fiscally irresponsible... The state has more smokers than other states because it encourages the habit. The state’s tobacco tax — just 17 cents per pack — is the lowest in the nation
Kansas City (MO) Star
added Dec 18, 2017 16:21
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Arkansas Senate: Tobacco Settlement funds spend many ways to improve health in Arkansas

At the December meeting of the Arkansas Tobacco Settlement Commission the governor made a surprise appearance. He wanted to thank commissioners for their help in providing home care and services to about 500 people with developmental disabilities.
Magnolia (AR) Reporter
added Dec 18, 2017 16:10
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[New Jersey] Christie signs laws to fund anti-tobacco efforts, make birth control more accessible

The outgoing Republican governor also signed another health-related law, this one dedicating a small mount of tax revenue to fund smoking cessation programs. Christie gutted most state-funded anti-smoking efforts early in his first term.
added Dec 18, 2017 15:03

[West Virginia] EDITORIAL: Sunday Perspective: An ember of good news on tobacco

West Virginia’s horrible cigarette smoking rate is declining. While 28.6 percent of adults were addicted in 2011, just 24.8 percent were in 2016...That’s still considerably worse than America’s 15 percent national rate...“In high school students since 200
Charleston (WV) Sunday Gazette-Mail
added Dec 18, 2017 16:13
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