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[Virginia] Richmond City Council to weigh proposed cigarette tax, demolition to clear way for Stone Brewing bistro

Agelasto's proposal has faced pushback from cigarette-manufacturer Altria Group. Convenience store owners have also opposed it, saying a per-pack tax would hurt business by sending customers seeking cigarettes to the counties, where there is no tax.
Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch
added Apr 24, 2018 16:33
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Ho-Chunk entities sue Nebraska officials over tobacco laws

The state of Nebraska's efforts to regulate the Winnebago Tribe's production of tobacco products on its reservation are not only unconstitutional, a federal lawsuit says, but are an attack on the tribe's sovereignty and an effort by large tobacco manufac
Lincoln (NE) Journal Star
added Apr 24, 2018 16:23
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Florida Farm Bureau Tobacco Scholarship Application

Florida Farm Bureau Scholarship, Inc., has received funds from the August 1997 Florida Tobacco Settlement to provide scholarships to former Florida flue cured tobacco growers, current Florida flue cured tobacco growers and descendants of Florida flue cur
Monticello (FL) News, Jefferson Journal
added Apr 24, 2018 00:15
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[New York] Nassau GOP backs boost in age to buy tobacco

Majority Republicans on the Nassau County Legislature have proposed a bill to raise the age to purchase tobacco products to 21 from 18 — a year after blocking an attempt by Democrats to update the local law.
(Long Island, NY) Newsday
added Apr 23, 2018 17:55
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[North Carolina] Duke to ban all smoking on campus by 2020

The university will implement the policy over two years to allow time for students and members of the community to seek treatment to stop smoking, a statement from Duke’s President Vincent Price said. Kushal Kadakia, Duke’s student body vice president..
Daily Tar Heel (UNC)
added Apr 23, 2018 16:22
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[Georgia] Editorial: Augusta Commission should strengthen city’s smoking laws

This newspaper’s support of a stronger smoking ban might surprise some, given our conservative bent. But we don’t happen to believe pollution is a conservative value... The proposed local ordinance would extend the ban to other public establishments such
Augusta (GA) Chronicle
added Apr 23, 2018 00:35
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[Colorado] CSFD: Careless smoking caused massive townhome fire

The Colorado Springs Fire Department ruled the cause of the fire that damaged at least 20 townhomes and left nearly 70 people without a home was careless smoking. CSFD tweeted the cause of the fire Monday night, hours after gaining control of the massiv
KOAA NBC 5/30 (Colo. Springs/Pueblo, CO)
added Apr 21, 2018 20:50
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[Colorado] VIDEO: Tossed cigarette butts increasing fire danger

Wildland fires caused by cigarette butts likely tossed from cars, also the fire that burned a line of townhomes in Colorado Springs. A resident tried to put out a cigarette in a flower pot. Instead of dirt, it was mulch material that ignited.
KOAA NBC 5/30 (Colo. Springs/Pueblo, CO)
added Apr 21, 2018 20:49
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Parents, school officials concerned about growth in vaping by South Dakota

School districts from Sioux Falls to Spearfish are grappling with an increase in students who are "vaping" on campus. Students - some as young as middle schoolers - inhale from hand-held devices that heat liquid gels into an aerosol containing nicotine
Hawarden (IA) Independent / Ireton Examiner
added Apr 21, 2018 20:44
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Kentucky Approves Tobacco Tax Increase

Bevin vetoed it. Four days later, the House voted 57 to 40 to override the veto, with the Senate subsequently approving the override by a vote of 20-18. With such a close vote, Lakeville, Minn.-based tobacco group NATO said the Senate would have defeated
CSP News (Convenience Store/Petroleum)
added Apr 21, 2018 20:40
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