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[New York] Brooklyn man’s finger gets blown off after cigar flame ignites fireworks in his hand

A gust of wind blew the cigar’s flame onto the fireworks, setting them off in the victim’s hand.
New York Daily News
added Jul 8, 2017 15:24
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VIDEO: Central Oregonians react to higher tobacco sales age

Smokers between 18 and 21 soon will have to find a new outlet to get their nicotine fix, as Oregon is one step away from from raising the legal age for purchasing cigarettes and tobacco products. Senate Bill 754, which is headed to the governor's desk, w
KTVZ Channel 21 (Bend, OR)
added Jul 8, 2017 15:21
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Crackdown on Tobacco Usage in Minnesota

Local cities are implementing new laws this summer, right after the legislature passed tax breaks on tobacco products.
Alpha News
added Jul 8, 2017 15:00
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Oregon raises smoking age to 21, joining California, Hawaii as only states to do so

“This is really important because we know 95 percent of lifetime smokers start before age 21 and by removing tobacco from peer groups in high schools, we’re ensuring that young people have a lesser likelihood of knowing someone over the age of 21, and wi
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added Jul 8, 2017 14:51
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[Oklahoma] Capitol Insider: Is It A Tax? A Fee? Some Historical Perspective

In the brief, plaintiffs argue the $1.50-per-pack cigarette fee, or the “Smoking Cessation Act,” “flagrantly violates” the Oklahoma constitution.... The suit asserts the cigarette fee is really a tax, and was relabeled only because lawmakers struggled to
KGOU Radio (Norman, OK)
added Jul 8, 2017 14:39
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[Nevada] Americans in this state are the biggest users of e-cigarettes

E-cigarette smoking first became popular on the West Coast, and they also like to share their love of vaping. Nevada topped the chart for top cities with vape-related tweets, according to an analysis of 55,000 people by VaporFi, a vapor retailer that se
CBS MarketWatch
added Jul 8, 2017 02:15
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[Florida] THOMAS V. R.J. REYNOLDS

In this tobacco litigation, plaintiff claims defendants' concealment of smoking's dangers caused nicotine addiction and smoking-related disease.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jul 8, 2017 02:10
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Oregon Will Be Third State to Raise Tobacco Age to 21

The Oregon vote provides a big boost for the growing, nationwide movement to increase the tobacco age to 21 to prevent kids from using tobacco, save lives and make the next generation tobacco-free. Tobacco 21 laws have also been enacted by at least 250 ci
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Jul 8, 2017 02:08
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[California] Stephen Kessler: Sympathy for smokers, but your butts are abominable

here’s where my sympathy stops: with the butts you leave on the ground everywhere — in the gutters of my neighborhood, by park benches off West Cliff Drive, in parking lots, on sidewalks, on the beach...please consider the rest of us, human and otherwise.
Santa Cruz County (CA) Sentinel
added Jul 8, 2017 00:18
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[Florida] John Morgan sues state for blocking the smoking of medical marijuana

The lawsuit argues that the amendment does not prohibit smoking but instead contemplates that smoking would be authorized because it allows the state to prohibit smoking of marijuana for medical purposes in public places.
Miami (FL) Herald
added Jul 7, 2017 19:03
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