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[New York] Councilman behind anti-tobacco laws allegedly smokes in office

Councilman Corey Johnson (D-Manhattan) would even illegally light up inside his office on the 18th floor of 250 Broadway, said one well-placed council source... “Council member Johnson has never once smoked in his office. The very notion is ridiculous,” J
New York Post
added Nov 27, 2017 08:38
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[Florida] Fourth District Court of Appeal reverses and remands tobacco industry wrongful death suit

surgeon general’s reports were wrongly admitted into evidence and indecorously used to reinforce expert opinion that tobacco in fact is addictive and deadly. The 4th District Court of Appeal cited Philip Morris USA Inc. v. Pollari 2017, a case that found
Florida Record (U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform)
added Nov 26, 2017 23:37
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[Michigan] City bans tobacco in all parks

City commissioners recently voted to ban smoking, chewing tobacco and electronic cigarettes in all city parks. Current ordinances already forbid or restrict smoking in most parks. The rule takes effect Thursday, city do
Traverse City (MI) Record-Eagle
added Nov 25, 2017 22:21
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[Arkansas] 'Corrective' tobacco ads near run, will appear in weekly Little Rock newspaper

The list of newspapers selected to run the ads does not include the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette but does include the weekly Little Rock Sun, which targets black readers. No other Arkansas newspapers are on the list.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
added Nov 25, 2017 22:03
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[California, New York] GREENHUT: Bay Area takes police-state approach to tobacco

What were police doing arresting someone for possibly selling a few loose cigarettes? It’s simple: New York City and other liberal locales are intent on regulating virtually every aspect of human behavior...And they won’t have any idea what happened the n
R Street Institute | Free Markets. Real Solutions.
added Nov 25, 2017 21:08
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[New York] EDITORIAL: Raise tobacco purchasing age to 21 in Onondaga County (Editorial)

Onondaga County is poised to join more than a dozen communities in New York state that ban the sale of tobacco products to people under the age of 21...We already tell them they can't buy alcohol until age 21...Tobacco products arguably are worse than al
Syracuse (NY) Post-Standard
added Nov 25, 2017 21:07
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[Maryland] Neighbourhood characteristics and health outcomes: evaluating the association between socioeconomic status, tobacco store density and health outcomes in Baltimore City

median household income is inversely associated with tobacco store density, indicating poorer neighbourhoods in Baltimore City have greater accessibility to tobacco. Additionally, tobacco store density was linked to lower life expectancy, which underscore
Tobacco Control
added Nov 25, 2017 04:56
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[California] KNOX: Don’t be fooled by Big Tobacco’s big apology

but Big Tobacco’s deceit and manipulation continues. The industry challenges legislative victories in court, manipulates products to get around existing regulations, produces and promotes new tobacco products and spends billions of dollars on marketing to
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added Nov 25, 2017 02:42
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[New York] LETTER: Glad e-cigarette dangers were shared (letter to the editor)

I appreciated reading in the Nov. 22 Advance about Senator Schumer's commentary regarding the dangers in the use of e-cigarettes by young people. I personally experienced the side effects not long ago while sitting in a public space (where smoking is not
Staten Island (NY) Advance
added Nov 25, 2017 01:47
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[Massachusetts] 'Let Malia live': Chelsea Clinton, Common, more rush to Malia Obama's defense on Twitter

That was the sentiment felt on Twitter Friday as a video of the former first daughter appearing to smoke circulated the Internet. In the clip, it looks like the 19-year-old first-year Harvard student is blowing smoke rings... Some felt the need to put int
USA Today
added Nov 25, 2017 01:16
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