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[North Carolina] LARRY BROOKS, Employee, Plaintiff v. CITY OF WINSTON-SALEM (PDF)

went into the gas station to purchase cigarettes. When he returned to the truck, he inhaled an e-cigarette, began coughing, stepped out of his truck, passed out, and fell on the cement curb. While admittedly Brooks would not have been at the gas station b
North Carolina Courts System
added May 16, 2018 19:57
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Why can’t patients smoke marijuana in Florida? John Morgan pushes for answers today in court.

The definition voters approved included “all types of medical marijuana, including flower, which is smokeable marijuana,” he said. “If the state is able to prohibit smokeable marijuana, why shouldn’t they be able to prohibit vaping? Why shouldn’t they be
Tampa Bay (FL) Times
added May 16, 2018 19:31
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Exploding vape pen caused Florida man’s death, autopsy says

The cause of death was listed as “projectile wound of head” — the pen exploded into pieces, at least two of which were sent into his head, the Pinellas-Pasco Medical Examiner said — and he suffered burns on about 80 percent of his body. The “mod”-type p
Washington Post
added May 16, 2018 18:50
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[Washington] It’s official: Mariners, opponents will soon no longer be able to chew tobacco at Safeco Field

The King County Board of Health voted unanimously Thursday to prohibit smokeless tobacco in field and clubhouse areas, which means half of all MLB stadiums now have bans on the habit.
Seattle (WA) Times
added May 16, 2018 18:14
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[New Jersey] Editorial: A welcome move toward smoke-free beaches

It’s time to get it done. We’ve known about the dangers of secondhand smoke for decades. There’s nothing left to debate. That didn’t stop former Gov. Chris Christie, however. He vetoed the last effort for a comprehensive ban by arguing that state govern
Hackensack (NJ) Record/Herald News
added May 16, 2018 15:57
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[Texas] EDITORIAL: It took a while, but Fort Worth is clearing the air in city parks, too

We could say, “what’s taken so long?” Instead, we’re gonna say, “way to go!” Fort Worth city council members for voting to expand the ban on smoking in public places. This is a public health issue, and we’re thrilled our public officials are recognizin
Fort Worth (TX) Star-Telegram
added May 16, 2018 15:56
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[Massachusetts] WEBINAR: Human Trafficking and the Illicit Cigarette Trade: Global Consequences

Start Date: 5/17/2018 ... The illicit trade of cigarettes has become a multi-billion dollar business today and has taken centre stage in the global debate in the last few years. There are various ways in describing the illicit cigarette trade: contraban
Babson College (Babson Park, MA)
added May 16, 2018 03:27
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[New York] Yates approves smoking ban

PENN YAN — Following speaker after speaker who called for a smoking ban on Yates County property, the county Legislature on Monday passed a local law doing just that. The law, which doesn’t go into effect until Jan. 1, 2019, prohibits the use of tobacco
Finger Lakes (NY) Times
added May 15, 2018 20:01
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[Virginia] Driver was fined $100 for smoking while kid was in the car. Some say that goes too far

A Virginia Beach driver's $100 fine for smoking with a child in the car sparked backlash across the web. Many called it a government overreach. Several states have laws banning smoking with children present.
Miami (FL) Herald
added May 15, 2018 20:00
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[New York] City Council open to talking tobacco use in public parks

Batavia City Council...will consider whether to roll back prohibitions against public smoking. Councilmember Rose Mary Christian, who in 2011 voted against a smoking in public parks prohibition, said she continues to object to the “beer festival” on publ
Batavia (NY) Daily News
added May 15, 2018 19:54
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