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[New York] Fatal Staten Island blaze caused by lit cigarette: FDNY

One firefighter suffered minor injuries battling the two-alarm blaze, which was brought under control in about an hour, the FDNY said. Finley worked as a maintenance worker at a nearby apartment complex, neighbors said, and was a generous man who treate
New York Daily News
added Oct 12, 2018 00:35
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[California] Study: Tobacco laws cited for 28% lower lung cancer rate in Calif.

Lung cancer deaths are 28 percent lower in California compared with the rest of the country -- with strong tobacco control in the Golden State cited as the primary reason, according to a study. R
UPI
added Oct 11, 2018 13:24
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[Missouri] Stronger St. Louis County smoking ban will be on Nov. 6 ballot – but the results won't be counted

A measure ending exemptions for casinos and more than 90 bars under St. Louis County's seven-year-old smoking ban will appear on ballots here Nov. 6, but the votes on it won't count after an appellate court on Tuesday upheld a lower court's ruling. A co
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added Oct 10, 2018 05:39
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[Alabama] EDITORIAL: 3 hits, 1 possible miss

Sheffield City Council members voted 4-2 on Oct. 1 to adopt a new comprehensive non-smoking policy....plans of the Smoke Free Shoals organization to approach officials in Florence, Muscle Shoals and Tuscumbia...Initial feedback would seem to indicate the
Florence (AL) Times Daily
added Oct 10, 2018 02:41
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[Illinois] Editorial | More virtue signaling at UI

the puritans have decided to ban another practice enjoyed by some that they do not approve. As everyone who's not a rigid ideologue knows, smokeless tobacco doesn't generate smoke. That, in fact, is why they call it smokeless tobacco.
Champaign (IL) News-Gazette
added Oct 10, 2018 02:37
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[North Carolina] Tobacco losses a ‘catastrophe’

WILSON — Hurricane Florence has destroyed an estimated 100 million to 150 million pounds of the year’s tobacco crop. “Devastating is a good word to use for it,” said Kenneth Kelly, owner of Horizon Ltd., a tobacco warehouse in Wilson that receives tobac
Greenville (NC) Daily Reflector
added Oct 9, 2018 19:28
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[Nevada] TPE 2019 Announces New Tradeshow Details

Bringing together the best people, companies and products in the tobacco, vapor and alternative accessory business, TPE 2019 is already a must-attend event... That’s why the Tobacco Media Group (TMG), parent company of TPE, is even more pleased to announ
Convenience Store Decisions
added Oct 9, 2018 19:26
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[Montana, South Dakota] Two States Face Big Tobacco Tax Increases

On Nov. 6, Election Day, a question will appear on the Montana and South Dakota ballots asking voters to vote in favor of or against large cigarette and tobacco tax increases. Retailers with stores in either state should join the effort to defeat these ta
CSP News (Convenience Store/Petroleum)
added Oct 9, 2018 19:23
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[Massachusetts] Widow Blames Husband’s Death on Asbestos, Lung Cancer and Smoking

In a recent lawsuit over a man’s death from lung cancer, both heavy smoking and exposure to asbestos from brake dust were found to be responsible. The man, Louis S., died from lung cancer before the trial began. The asbestos lawsuit was filed jointly by
Top Class Actions
added Oct 9, 2018 19:21
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[California] San Francisco Voters End the Sale of Flavored Tobacco Products Despite Strong Industry Opposition

defied a $12 million campaign funded almost entirely by the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company (RJR) and supported implementation of a law prohibiting the sale of flavored tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes and flavored vaping liquids—the first suc
Annals of Internal Medicine
added Oct 9, 2018 18:57
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