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[Minnesota] Owner Of Tobacco Businesses Files Federal Lawsuit Against FDA ($$)

A woman who owns several tobacco shops and businesses filed suit on Jan. 30 in a Minnesota federal court against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, claiming that the agency’s deeming rule violates free speech (Jen Hoban, et al. v. Food and Drug Admini
Lexis Nexis
added Feb 15, 2018 22:12
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[Massachusetts] Sexual minority youth continue to smoke cigarettes earlier and more often than heterosexuals: Findings from population-based data [FREE FULL TEXT]

though rates of smoking for all youth in Massachusetts have declined since the late 1990s, significant disparities remain between sexual minority and heterosexual youth....targeted tobacco control programs in Massachusetts are needed; perhaps shifts in so
Drug and Alcohol Dependence
added Feb 15, 2018 20:55
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[Minnesota] State Survey Shows Disturbing Rise in Youth Tobacco Use

Youth tobacco use increased for the first time in 17 years, due to easy access to e-cigarettes, aggressive tobacco industry marketing and kid-friendly flavors...For the first time in 17 years, youth tobacco use in Minnesota has increased, according to th
PR Newswire
added Feb 15, 2018 20:41
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[Kentucky] Tobacco kills 8,900 Kyians a year; advocates say raising cigarette tax is a win for health, win for state

Representatives and volunteers from the American Heart Association and the Kentucky Chapter of the American College of Cardiology joined Senator Ralph Alvarado, a physician from Winchester, in a Capitol rally Wednesday to urge the Kentucky General Assemb
NKyTribune (Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism)
added Feb 15, 2018 17:37
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[Massachusetts] MEDREK: A new addiction’s on the rise, but vaping isn’t as safe as people may think / The JUUL is not a cigarette; the JUUL is a new threat

Most of us have seen people walking around campus, at the bars and even in class vaping, but how bad are e-cigarettes compared to tobacco?...JUUL may not kill you like tobacco will, but it is a quickly forming addiction that becomes an expensive habit ov
The Massachusetts Daily Collegian
added Feb 15, 2018 17:36
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[Pennsylvania] Housing authority adopts smoke-free rule

The Altoona Housing Authority on Wednesday adopted a smoke-free policy for its public housing complexes and offices, in keeping with a Department of Housing and Urban Development rule that went into effect a year ago. Beginning July 30, no one may smoke
Altoona (PA) Mirror
added Feb 15, 2018 17:35
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[Louisiana] Convenience store mogul John Dan Gielen dies

John Dan Gielen, who built the Shop Rite and Tobacco Plus stores into a Louisiana entrepreneurial empire, died Wednesday after a long illness. He was 79.
Monroe (LA) News-Star
added Feb 15, 2018 02:00
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[Montana] CBMS reACT group works to raise awareness of corporate tobacco targeting today’s youth

During the Cut Bank High School Boys and Girls Basketball games against Browning the local reACT group, led by Cut Bank Middle School teacher Patrice Larson, had a booth full of tobacco information and facts. A willing student also donned the group’s new
Cut Bank (MT) Pioneer Press
added Feb 15, 2018 02:00
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[New Jersey] Menthol Cigarettes Could Be Even Worse Than Regular Cigarettes

Regular and menthol cigarettes are at least equal players when you’re talking about the negative impact on health, Flores says. That’s a big problem if people smoke menthols because they think they’re the lesser of two evils or only took up smoking becaus
Vice.com
added Feb 18, 2018 03:39
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[Maine] Sen. Davis receives Distinguished Advocacy Award for excellence in cancer-fighting public policy

“Sen. Davis has been a champion for tobacco control legislation especially when it comes to preventing our youth from using tobacco products, helping support those who want to quit, and protecting Mainers from exposure to second-hand smoke,” said Hilary S
Piscataquis (ME) Observer
added Feb 16, 2018 22:01
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