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[Minnesota] NATO Speaks Against Limiting Tobacco-Shop Licenses

As the St. Paul (Minn.) City Council moved to limit the number of new tobacco-shop licenses it issues annually, one tobacco retailing association spoke against what it calls an “arbitrary and capricious” move. The City Council voted June 27 in favor of a
CSP News (Convenience Store/Petroleum)
added Dec 8, 2018 19:03
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Legal Age to Purchase Tobacco Rises in Maine

On July 1, the legal age to purchase tobacco products in Maine rose from 18 to 21, following a rule change that lawmakers approved about a year ago. While only time will tell how the new law will affect c-store sales in the state, at least one associati
CSP News (Convenience Store/Petroleum)
added Dec 8, 2018 19:02
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[Kansas] Are Sin Taxes Healthy for State Budgets? Taxes on vices are tempting but unreliable source of revenue

This is the paradox of sin taxes, the class of taxes that includes tobacco. These extra dollars and cents levied on products and activities considered detrimental to consumers—traditionally tobacco, alcohol, and gambling—are intended to accomplish two co
Pew Charitable Trusts
added Dec 8, 2018 18:59
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[Oregon] Wyden, Merkley to FDA: Ban flavored cigars, menthol cigarettes

Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., are urging the Food and Drug Administration to act quickly to implement plans to ban flavored cigars and menthol cigarettes. In a letter sent this week by Wyden, Merkley and 19 other senators to FDA Commissioner
KTVZ Channel 21 (Bend, OR)
added Dec 8, 2018 02:55
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[Maryland] Baltimore City Council bills aim to cut back on vaping, smoking — including banning flavored vape liquids

The three bills look to broaden the definition of smoking devices and ban the sale of flavored vaping liquids, as well as call for tobacco retailers to post information about smoking risks and cessation and carry nicotine replacement products such as pat
Baltimore (MD) Sun
added Dec 8, 2018 02:53
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[Michigan] Students and community members split on proposed e-cig regulations

Students are split on the necessity of proposed FDA regulations that would affect the sale of Juuls and other e-cigarettes. The proposed regulations follow an FDA probe which revealed possible targeting of minors by e-cigarette companies as well as insta
Western Herald (Western Michigan U.)
added Dec 8, 2018 02:53
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[West Virginia] Campus task force working to ban vapes and e-cigs

The Tobacco Free Task Force at West Virginia University is recommending revisions to the current tobacco policy to ban vapes and electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes. For the first time, these revisions would set up a mechanism to enforce a 6-year-old
Daily Athenaeum (West Virginia University)
added Dec 8, 2018 02:52
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[Kentucky] School disciplinary incidents increase as more students use e-cigs, officials seek remedy

The national increase in teenagers smoking e-cigarettes is upending Lexington high schools as well, with disciplinary incidents increasing and adults struggling to address the health concerns. Betsy Rains, principal of Lexington’s Paul Laurence Dunbar H
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
added Dec 8, 2018 02:39
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[Florida] ELIZABETH MARSH, as personal representative of the ESTATE OF MINNIE FORD and MINNIE FORD, Appellants, v. R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO., Appellee. (PDF)

Under the supreme court’s Schoeff decision, the plaintiff’s compensatory damage award is not subject to a reduction for comparative negligence. Id. We therefore reverse and remand the case to the trial court for reinstatement of the jury’s verdict.
Amazon CloudFront
added Dec 7, 2018 19:50
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[Florida] CAPONE V. PHILIP MORRIS LIVE Trial 12/07/18 –

In this tobacco litigation, plaintiff claims defendant's concealment of smoking's dangers led to nicotine addiction and smoking-related illness.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Dec 7, 2018 19:45
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