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[New Jersey] MONTGOMERY: Forum starts the conversation on nicotine addiction

Montgomery/Rocky Hill Municipal Alliance and the Montgomery Township Health Department joined forces to present a special forum on nicotine addiction, which now includes e-cigarettes. "This is the start of the conversation," Montgomery Township Health Of
Princeton (NJ) Packet
added Jun 30, 2017 14:01
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[California] Tobacco tax increase more than doubles

Taxes set at 27.3 percent of the wholesale cost are expected to rise to 65 percent on July 1. It includes any tobacco or nicotine product, including vapes. The cigarette tax went from 87 cents per pack to $2.87 in April. The money from the increase is
KRCR TV (Redding, CA)
added Jun 30, 2017 13:45
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[Tennessee] UT to review alcohol and smoking policies on campus

The task force will provide updates to the process and request community feedback... "This process will give us all an opportunity to collect broad-based input and to have informed conversations about this complicated and multifaceted matter," Thursday's
WVLT Volunteer TV Ch 8 (Knoxville, TN)
added Jun 30, 2017 13:40
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[New York] Trucker Beats $1.3M Fine Over Unstamped Cigarettes In NY

The New York tax tribunal threw out a $1.26 million fine against a Native American truck driver who was transporting unstamped cigarettes to an Indian territory, finding the man was legally acting within the scope of his employment. The state’s tax divis
Law360
added Jun 30, 2017 03:48
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[Virginia] Two men convicted of cigarette smuggling charge

Manjoth Raj Singh, age 32, of Waldorf, Maryland, and Sukhdev Singh Virdi, age 45, of Dacula, Georgia, pled guilty to one count of “Conspiracy to Traffic in Untaxed Cigarettes .”... Singh is the owner of American Cigarette Outlet, Inc., in Clearbrook, V
US Department of Justice (USDOJ)
added Jun 30, 2017 03:47
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[California] GLANTZ: San Francisco passes landmark ban on sale of flavored tobacco products, including menthol

This law, and the ones that preceded it, are yet another example of how the real leadership in fighting big tobacco is still coming at the community level. Had the Obama Administration allowed the FDA to deal with menthol these laws would not have been
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Jun 30, 2017 03:09
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[California] Smoking Banned in Multifamily Rental Units

The unanimous decision was based on concerns for exposure and health issues related to second hand smoke. The new ordinance must be formally adopted at a subsequent Council meeting. Any new smoking restrictions will generally take effect six months later
Livermore (CA) Independent
added Jun 29, 2017 09:37
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[California] EDITORIAL: Smoking Ban

We were pleased to see the Pleasanton City Council expand its smoking ban to include multifamily rental units... At one time, there was concern that a ban on smoking would impact the ability to rent units; just the opposite has proven to be true. Pleasan
Livermore (CA) Independent
added Jun 29, 2017 09:35
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[Louisiana] Metro Council wants more answers, defers bar, casino smoking ban vote until August

The push to ban smoking in Baton Rouge's bars and casinos died and was resurrected within the course of a few minutes Wednesday night, but Capital City residents will have to wait until Aug. 9 before knowing whether smoking will be permanently snuffed ou
Baton Rouge (LA) Advocate
added Jun 29, 2017 09:18
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[Ohio] Snuffed out: Kent, Akron universities ban…

Kent State University, including its eight regional campuses, and the University of Akron no longer will allow smoking or tobacco use on any of their properties beginning Saturday. The change affects students, employees as well as visitors to on-campus e
Massillon (OH) Independent
added Jun 29, 2017 09:13
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