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Utah House snuffs out tobacco-free Capitol bill

A bill that would have banned smoking and tobacco use on the Utah Capitol grounds was snuffed out Thursday by the House. HB155, sponsored by Rep. Bruce Cutler, R-Murray, sought to make the outdoor grounds of the Capitol off-limits for smoking, joining th
Deseret News
added Feb 16, 2018 22:01
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[Wisconsin] SAHIL: CS urges Swearingen to support tobacco bill

Assembly Bill 225, authored by Northwoods Rep. Jeff Mursau, would require stores to display all tobacco products behind the counter... despite this broad support, the bill has stalled in the State Assembly Committee on State Affairs, which is headed by R
Rhinelander (WI) Star Journal
added Feb 16, 2018 22:00
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[New Hampshire] NH Senate tables bill to raise tobacco age to 21

A bill pushed by a group of Seacoast teenagers that would raise the legal age in New Hampshire to buy cigarettes and other tobacco products to 21 suffered a major setback at the Statehouse. On a voice vote Thursday, the Senate overwhelmingly agreed to ta
Portsmouth (NH) Herald
added Feb 16, 2018 22:00
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[Ohio] Smoke free campus begins at the County Library System

The Tuscarawas County Public Library System joins other smoke free campuses in Tuscarawas County including Union Hospital... “We want to make sure that a family or an individual can visit the library or attend a program without having to pass through seco
New Philadelphia (OH) Times-Reporter
added Feb 16, 2018 22:00
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[North Carolina] GOLDSTEIN: On tobacco, NC graded too low

North Carolina still leads the country in many efforts to combat smoking (such as tobacco-free colleges), and our efforts are producing results. In 2016, the percentage of adults who reported smoking cigarettes was the lowest ever recorded at 17.9 percen
Lumberton (NC) Robesonian
added Feb 16, 2018 21:59
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[Florida] Judge Grants Directed Verdict For Defense In Tobacco Lawsuit ($$)

Following the closing arguments in an Engle progeny suit on Feb. 15, a judge in Florida state court granted a tobacco company’s oral motion for directed verdict in a punitive damages-only trial (Joyce Hardin v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., No. 07-46973-CA-2
Lexis Nexis
added Feb 16, 2018 18:42
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[North Carolina] Health Officials Alarmed at Uptick in Teen Vaping

Six years after North Carolina legislators eliminated funding for teen tobacco cessation programs, health officials are noting a sharp uptick in the number of kids using nicotine products....a steady and increasingly steep climb in the number of kids usin
North Carolina Health News
added Feb 16, 2018 17:25
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Florida Appeals Panel Reverses Dismissal Of Engle Progeny Suit ($$)

found that a trial court erred in dismissing an Engle progeny suit because the 90-day period to substitute a plaintiff had been extinguished when the plaintiff’s family filed a motion before an executor of the estate was named (Jerry Feller v. R.J. Reynol
Lexis Nexis
added Feb 16, 2018 17:25
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[Indiana] EDITORIAL: State lawmakers not taking needed stand against tobacco products

After years of failing to put adequate resources into fighting the losses — measured in human lives and dollars and cents — tied to Indiana’s above-average smoking rate, state lawmakers found another way to signal their disregard for the issue. Indiana
Columbus (IN) Republic
added Feb 16, 2018 17:24
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[Louisiana] ShopRite/Tobacco Plus founder John Dan Gielen dead at 79, remembered as patriot, tireless worker

He launched the Tobacco Plus chain in 1993 and now has 62 stores across Louisiana, with more than 750 employees.
Baton Rouge (LA) Advocate
added Feb 16, 2018 17:24
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