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Pennsylvania's vape tax: Good for state, bad for business?

But despite the tax's popularity among lawmakers, vape shop business owners say the levy is forcing many of them to shut down. More than a quarter of the state’s estimated 400 shops have closed, the Vapor Technology Association says. In order to stay op
Fox News
added Sep 7, 2017 01:51
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[Ohio] Hamilton bans tobacco use in most public places

Tobacco use will be banned in most outdoor public spaces across Hamilton, a move Fort Hamilton Hospital said should lower the city’s heart-attack rate, based on results in cities that have adopted similar legislation. The legislation, approved unanimous
Hamilton (OH) Journal-News
added Sep 7, 2017 01:37
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Florida Supreme Court declines to hear Reynolds appeal of lawsuit defeat

The jury in the third trial awarded Grossman’s husband $3.5 million in compensatory damages, along with $7.5 million to their daughter, who was 9 at the time of her mother’s death, and $4 million to their son, who was an infant. The appellate judges rul
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Sep 6, 2017 16:22
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[California] SF supes uphold flavored tobacco ban as it’s cleared for ballot

In a cutting speech Tuesday, Supervisor Malia Cohen urged her colleagues to stand behind the flavored tobacco ban they passed unanimously in June and not be swayed by a petition sponsored by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. — a company she called “a notorious ki
San Francisco Chronicle
added Sep 6, 2017 16:17
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[Minnesota] QUAM: This argument against Tobacco 21 should go up in smoke

(#1) I'm sick of the government telling me what to do. (#2) Vaping is known to help smokers quit. But then let's start making a list of why it's probably a good idea to change it. (#1) Smoking-related illnesses kill a half a million Americans every year
DL Newspapers (Detroit Lakes, MN)
added Sep 6, 2017 15:54
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[Connecticut] Hamden to consider expanding smoking ban

The town of Hamden has been contemplating expanding its smoking ban from fall 2016...the ban will now go beyond places like schools and public parks, and will include town properties designated by the mayor or a designee. The
Quinnipiac (University) Chronicle
added Sep 6, 2017 15:38
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[California] Flavored tobacco ban heads to voters

San Francisco residents will be asked to vote on a recently approved ban on flavored tobacco after the Board of Supervisors today voted to reject a bid to have it repealed. The board voted unanimously today to reaffirm its support for the ban on all flavo
SFBay
added Sep 6, 2017 15:35
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[Ohio] North Royalton bans e-cigarettes on all city-owned properties

City Council unanimously passed an ordinance that bans the use of electronic smoking devices, including e-cigarettes and vape pens, on all city-owned properties. Law Director Tom Kelly said the ban applies to both indoor and outdoor properties, which inc
Cleveland (OH) Plain Dealer
added Sep 6, 2017 02:51
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California State University enforces system-wide smoking ban on every campus in California

Beginning with a letter originally issued by CSU President Mark Yudof in 2012 and ending with an executive order, the university system adopted the new policy. Each campus president is being asked to comply with the system-wide policy and create a smoke-
The Lumberjack (Humbolt State University)
added Sep 6, 2017 02:45
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[Virginia] 2nd Circ. Corruption Prosecutions In A Post-McDonnell World ($$)

The landscape of federal public corruption law changed dramatically following the U.S. Supreme Court’s unanimous decision in McDonnell v. United States. In recent months, courts have been grappling with the scope and implications of McDonnell: When it com
Law360
added Sep 5, 2017 22:21
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