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[Maryland, New York] N.Y. man charged in connection with contraband cigarette investigation

a passenger bus was pulled over on northbound Route 13, and 340 packs of contraband cigarettes were seized from the driver. There were passengers on the bus at the time of the incident. According to the report, Min Qiang Chen of New York was charged wi
WMDT - TV (Salisbury, MD)
added Jul 4, 2018 04:40
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[California] El Monte Man Sentenced for Dodging Taxes on 143 Million Cigarettes

Isaac Rojas, 45, was also ordered by U.S. District Judge S. James Otero to pay $360,000 in restitution to the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Rojas pleaded guilty last year to a federal conspiracy
NBC Los Angeles
added Jul 4, 2018 03:16
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[California] Cigarette-Tax Scofflaw From San Gabriel Valley Sentenced

An El Monte man was sentenced Tuesday to 18 months behind bars for participating in a scheme to evade millions of dollars in federal excise taxes due on 143 million cigarettes. Isaac Rojas, 45, was also ordered by U.S. District Judge S. James Otero to pa
Patch.org
added Jul 4, 2018 03:16
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[Massachusetts] EDITORIAL: Our View: Beach goers shouldn’t have to contend with secondhand smoke

We were delighted to read that Westport’s new director of public health is pushing to ban smoking at all of the town’s public beaches. There’s already no smoking allowed at nearby state-run beaches — Horseneck and Gooseberry. And smoking is prohibited at
New Bedford (MA) Standard-Times
added Jul 4, 2018 03:10
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[Illinois] Mount Zion goes tobacco-free at parks, other village property

Mount Zion is the first municipality in Macon County to adopt a smoke-free, tobacco-free policy in all public spaces owned by the village. The policy, which went into effect Sunday, is the result of a partnership between the village and the Macon County
Decatur (IL) Herald & Review
added Jul 4, 2018 03:09
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Smoking drops dramatically over a decade for New Mexico high school students

According to data from the 2017 New Mexico Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey, youth cigarette smoking has dropped from 24.2 percent in 2007 to nearly one in ten, or 10.6 percent, New Mexico high school students in 2017. Usage rates for other tobacco produ
Ruidoso (NM) News
added Jul 4, 2018 03:06
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[New York] EXCLUSIVE: 'She wasn't in a good state!' Hard-partying Malia Obama celebrates her 20th birthday with friends at her favorite Montauk haunt The Surf Lodge

Malia Obama 'partied and smoked' with friends on Saturday as she celebrated her 20th birthday at her favorite Montauk club, DailyMail.com can reveal.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 3, 2018 16:25
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[Minnesota] Luverne teen’s proposal to ban flavored tobacco products gains traction

One of eight mock bills signed into law at the recent American Legion Auxiliary Minnesota Girls State summit, Jaydn Anderson’s bill would ban the sale of flavored tobacco products in an effort to reduce the appeal of teen tobacco use.
Worthington (MN) Daily Globe
added Jul 2, 2018 21:11
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[Colorado] Memorial Regional Health: E-cigarettes a pathway to addiction — Teen use of e-cigarettes is rising, along with risks for long-term health consequences

The study found that Colorado teens use electronic vapor cigarettes twice as often as the national average, according to a Colorado Public Radio report. The data is especially concerning. because e-cigarette use among youth — who use e-cigarettes at high
Craig (CO) Daily Press
added Jul 2, 2018 21:10
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[California] YEE: Vaping Rising Among Teens: What San Francisco Banning Flavoring May Do

it shows that the tobacco industry, no matter how much money it spends on misleading ads, can be defeated. This vote should embolden other cities and states to act, because it demonstrates the public will not allow tobacco companies to stand in the way of
Forbes
added Jul 2, 2018 20:58
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