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[Kentucky] Murray smoking ordinance passes in 8-2 vote

A right to health or a right to smoke: That’s what city council members in Murray decided on Thursday evening. The council heard comments from the public and passed an ordinance banning smoking in public areas city-wide. Some believe it’s for the better
WPSDTV News Channel 6 (Paducah, KY)
added Jun 15, 2018 07:55
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[North Carolina] ECU kicking butts: New policy places strict controls on tobacco use

East Carolina University is kicking butts and earning praise for doing so. An ECU policy that goes into effect July 1 prohibits all forms of tobacco use within 100 feet of buildings on main campus and bans tobacco completely on the health sciences campu
Greenville (NC) Daily Reflector
added Jun 15, 2018 07:55
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[Utah] Jobs vs. health; heated Mesquite City Council meeting tackles risks of smoking ban

City Council members were persuaded Wednesday that a proposed ban on smoking in public places would have a negative financial impact on the city... If the Mesquite residents championing the Mesquite Clean Air Initiative gain enough signatures on a petiti
St George (UT) News
added Jun 15, 2018 07:53
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[California] Beverly Hills Among Cities to Receive Grant to Combat Illegal Sales of Cigarettes to Minors

Prop. 56 — the California Healthcare, Research and Prevention Tobacco Tax Act of 2016 — was approved by voters in November 2016. Effective April 2017, it raised the cigarette tax by $2 per pack, with an equivalent increase on other tobacco products. The
Beverly Hills (CA) Courier
added Jun 15, 2018 07:46
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[California] Santa Cruz Police Department receive $460K grant to address tobacco use among youth

The outlay was part of $37.5 million distributed to 71 local agencies throughout California, police spokeswoman Joyce Blaschke said. The money is slated for operations, retailer training, sign installation, youth outreach, tobacco retail license inspect
Santa Cruz County (CA) Sentinel
added Jun 15, 2018 07:45
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New York C-Stores Want Rule Changes

Regulatory costs have always been part of the price of doing business in the Empire State, but increasingly New York C-Stores must navigate increases in the legal age to purchase tobacco products, not to mention minimum price mandates, which took effect
Convenience Store Decisions
added Jun 14, 2018 12:42
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[Kansas] Free Nicotine Replacement Therapy Available for Limited Time

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE)’s Bureau of Health Promotion is encouraging Kansas residents who want to quit using tobacco products to take advantage of the opportunity to get free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT). The NRT will
WIBW Channel 13 (Topeka, KS)
added Jun 14, 2018 12:37
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Beaches, Parks Soon to Be Totally Smoke-Free in New Jersey

Karen Blumenfeld, executive director of Global Advisors on Smoke-Free Policy, called the legislative action “an historic moment.” “New Jersey will be the first state to make all local, county and state public parks and beaches 100 percent smoke-free and
The Sandpaper.net (Surf City, NJ)
added Jun 14, 2018 09:23
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[California] Different approaches on how to stop smoking

An assistant professor at Loma Linda University School of Public Health, says it’s a matter of conditioning the brain by new ways of thinking and acting. Ernie Medina Jr, DrPH, has been helping smokers break the cycle of addiction for 25 years. He offer
Loma Linda University Health
added Jun 13, 2018 23:25
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[Florida] Jury Awards $12M in Punitives, $20M Total, at Trial Against RJR & Philip Morris Over Smoker's Death

The $12 million in punitives includes $7 million imposed against R.J. Reynolds and $5 million imposed against Philip Morris for their role in the lung cancer of Marion Landi, 69. New Call-to-action Friday’s decision followed two days of proceedings on
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jun 13, 2018 23:20
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