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Wanted: Former Kentucky tobacco farms to join fight against malaria

Researchers at the University of Kentucky Tobacco Research and Development Center are testing a new crop: artemisia... Once known for expertise in growing tobacco, Kentucky is poised to become the epicenter of production of a similar plant that is used t
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
added Mar 23, 2018 21:33
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[Illinois] Aurora to vote on raising tobacco age to 21

The city of Aurora is set to vote on raising the age limit to 21 for people to buy tobacco products in the city. Illinois law prohibits anyone age 17 and younger from buying or possessing tobacco of any kind, and state lawmakers are considering a proposa
Chicago Tribune
added Mar 23, 2018 21:32
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Fight over Tobacco Free Florida funding extinguished

Rep. Jeanette Nunez, a member of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission, said Thursday she will no longer push a proposed constitutional amendment that would have eliminated a requirement that the state set aside 30 percent of overall tobacco-educa
Orlando (FL) Weekly
added Mar 23, 2018 21:21
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[Montana] Yellowstone County asks judge to drop tavern group's lawsuit over new smoking ban

The local health board is asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit from tavern owners over contentious new smoking restrictions in Yellowstone County. The Yellowstone County Tavern Association sued the Yellowstone City-County Health Department on Feb. 16. Th
Billings (MT) Gazette
added Mar 23, 2018 21:12
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[Montana] EDITORIAL: Gazette opinion: Clear urgency for Yellowstone County’s indoor air rule

Here’s the problem: E-cigarettes use aerosolized nicotine rather than burning tobacco, so they do produce fewer toxins than smoking cigarettes. But additives and solvents in e-cigraettes – even in e-cigarettes without nicotine — can form carcinogenic com
Billings (MT) Gazette
added Mar 23, 2018 21:11
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[Montana] Tavern owners' lawsuit: 20-foot smoking buffer rule 'slipped through' with little public support

Local tavern owners have sued the county over a new 20-foot ban on smoking or vaping outside of businesses, saying the board issued the rule in a “soft totalitarian” manner designed to suppress public participation. The lawsuit, filed by the Yellowstone
Billings (MT) Gazette
added Mar 23, 2018 21:09
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[California] Taking a break! Jonah Hill ignores the rain to step outside for a cigarette as he enjoys a low-key lunch with pals

The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Mar 23, 2018 20:24
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[California] Second-hand marijuana smoke has the SAME effect on arteries as cigarettes - but it takes longer to recover from

Marijuana smoke puts the same kind of strain on blood vessels that tobacco smoke does, research has revealed. Cannabis is now legal to use medicinally or recreationally in 29 states and two extracts from the plant have even been approved by the FDA to
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Mar 23, 2018 20:05
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[California] Reynolds brands, Marlboro prices rising again

Analysts say it will help offset the impact of a significant increase — by $2 to $2.87 a pack — in the California tobacco excise tax that went into effect in April 2017. The California tax is the ninth highest in the country. Herzog said the tax increas
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Mar 23, 2018 19:55
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[New York] BRITSCHGI: Smoking While Walking? That's a $50 Fine Under Proposed NYC Ordinance

Giving police broad authority to crack down on an incidental behavior, while at the same time just assuming they will use this authority in a wise, rational, and retrained manner, is sloppy legislating indeed.
Reason Magazine
added Mar 23, 2018 19:20
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