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[Louisiana] Letters: Support smoke-free ordinance

As a representative of Louisiana’s entertainment industry, let me give an enthusiastic vote of support for the proposed smoke-free ordinance for Baton Rouge. I’m a full-time musician. Like all young entertainers, I had to take work wherever I could. Man
Baton Rouge (LA) Advocate
added Jul 3, 2017 14:41
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[New York] State Assembly Health Committee’s Passage of Tobacco 21 Could Save Lives, Money

Today’s passage of Tobacco 21 (A273) in the state Assembly’s Health Committee was a positive step forward in preventing New York’s youth from becoming addicted to tobacco, the No. 1 preventable cause of death in New York and a leading risk factor for hea
Hospital Newspaper
added Jul 3, 2017 13:48
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[Illinois] Vaping on the rise but no clear proof it's safe, experts say

Registered nurse Angie Grossman, a smoking cessation instructor who works with Edward Hospital in Naperville, said she's not convinced. Grossman said that despite claims that vaping is safer than regular cigarette smoking, the number of toxic chemicals
Chicago Tribune
added Jul 3, 2017 13:41
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[North Carolina] Civil rights activists raise alarm over Trump's DOJ pick

has represented such companies as R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co... "Dreiband has made a career going against women and LGBT rights," McCurdy said, noting his defense of the University of North Carolina in the "bathroom bill" case.
CNN
added Jul 2, 2017 14:24
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[Michigan] KONIGSBERG: Letters to the Editor: Editorial missed mark

“Change in age to purchase tobacco is very bad idea” indicates to me your editorial board’s thinking is absurd...teens...rely on their friends aged 18-20 to buy cigarettes for them. A 2001 published report indicates that 90 percent of persons buying cigar
Marquette (MI) Mining Journal
added Jul 2, 2017 14:14
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Put it out: Louisiana expands smoking ban for K-12 schools, 'school property'

Louisiana's ban on smoking in elementary and secondary school buildings has been expanded to include a campus' playgrounds, school buses and other school property. Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed the expansion legislation by Republican Rep. Frank Hoffma
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 1, 2017 21:30
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[Minnesota] Mankato, North Mankato consider raising tobacco sales age to 21

could become the first outstate cities in Minnesota to raise the tobacco sales age to 21, with city leaders planning to present and discuss concurrent ordinances on the issue later this month. North Mankato Mayor Mark Dehen said he proposed the idea to M
Minneapolis (MN) Star Tribune
added Jul 1, 2017 20:58
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Q&A: Marijuana is legal in Nevada but not in casinos or bars

One Denver-based entrepreneur already has set up cannabis-friendly condos just off the Las Vegas Strip that allow pot smoking but not cigarettes. There's also a "Cannabus" tour that offers riders a peek inside dispensaries, a grow facility and a swag bag
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 1, 2017 20:43
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[Pennsylvania] Friendship Through Football 20 years later: Culture shock, learning experiences in Russia

On a sunny Moscow day 20 years ago, nearly 100 Meadville football players and their coaches posed in Red Square...Other sources of culture shock included the sight of Russian children as young as 12 drinking vodka and smoking, several people said.
Meadville (PA) Tribune
added Jul 1, 2017 19:48
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Pennsylvania lawmakers pass spending plan but no revenue package

In order to close the gap, the state is considering borrowing $1 billion, to be repaid with money U.S. states still receive every year from their 1998 legal settlement with tobacco companies for health expenses.
Reuters
added Jul 1, 2017 17:45
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