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[New York] County ponders higher age to buy smokes

The Essex County Board of Supervisors moved forward Monday on a local law that would raise the purchase age in the county for tobacco from 18 to 21. After an hour of discussion that included how much businesses would lose from reduced cigarette sales to
Sun Community News - Denton Publications
added Mar 13, 2018 19:33

[Minnesota] Times Editorial - Young adults know smoking is bad for them, whether they’re 18 or 21 years old

Young people are starting to learn that vaping is plenty unhealthy, too. We live in an anti-smoking culture already. This legislation, when factoring in the degree of its positive impact, seems like unnecessary piling on.
Crookston (MN) Times
added Mar 13, 2018 17:17

[Washington] A new twist on vaping: Juuls are small, discreet, and have health and school officials concerned

“Juul is designed to look like a USB flash drive, making it easy to conceal from unsuspecting teachers or families,” says a Spokane Regional Health District alert. “The devices have an unusually high nicotine concentration – a single cartridge is equiva
The Spokesman-Review
added Mar 13, 2018 17:14

[Florida] Editorial: Raise age for local tobacco sales to 21

Alachua County should protect the health of its residents, while setting an example for the rest of Florida, by raising the age at which tobacco can be bought here to 21 years old. Five states and 290 cities and counties across the country have already
Gainesville (FL) Sun
added Mar 13, 2018 15:28

[Kentucky] EDITORIAL: Warning: Your tax dollars have been supporting cigarette makers

This indirect subsidy from taxpayers to high-volume buyers of tobacco comes through a crop insurance program that provides payments so reliably they are referred to as the “insurance bonus.” It’s impossible to say how much money the tobacco quality-loss
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
added Mar 13, 2018 15:15

[Massachusetts] Norfolk sets hearing on tobacco-sale restrictions

The proposed amendment to the board’s existing regulations would prohibit selling tobacco products in any retail establishment such as a pharmacy that operates or has a health care institution within it. The proposed amendment is available for review in t
Boston (MA) Globe
added Mar 13, 2018 15:12
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[Pennsylvania] Moon Township parks now tobacco free

The township has joined a growing list of Allegheny County communities participating in Young Lungs at Play, a program that aims to create tobacco free public parks, playing fields and playgrounds to eliminate children’s exposure to secondhand smoke. To
Beaver County (PA) Times / Allegheny Times
added Mar 13, 2018 04:26
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[Florida] MENDELSOHN: Taking a stand against hookah smoking on Passover, or anytime

Even the Jewish organizations on campus are jumping on the bandwagon, planning events with catchy slogans like a "Purim in Persia with 69 flavors" and "Hookah in the Sukkah" to entice students to participate in their programs. And now that Passover is aro
Ft. Lauderdale (FL) Sun-Sentinel
added Mar 13, 2018 04:26

[Texas] Fort Worth's new ordinance banning smoking in bars and bingo parlors went into effect Monday.

Since the Big Apple Cafe opened 26 years ago this week, customers at the Fort Worth far-east side bar have lit up and puffed away. But suddenly, the bar has no use for its 60 ash trays. "Well, not anymore, not after today,” said owner Joe Galland, a na
KXAS-TV NBC-5 (Fort Worth, TX)
added Mar 13, 2018 04:22
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[California] DENNEY: Smoking cannabis in multi-unit houses and in dispensaries should be banned

Berkeley currently prohibits smoking marijuana in parks and commercial districts but exempts apartment complexes. The City Council should direct the City Manager to change that.
added Mar 13, 2018 04:13
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