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[Massachusetts] Neighborhood Council Opposes 87 Salem Street Tobacco Shop

(4:47) The proponent responded that there are at least three other smoke shops in the area, and that in other neighborhoods in the city, high-end shops like this catering to adults are very successful and popular. The Council expressed discomfort at the
North End
added Jul 13, 2018 13:18

[Montana] MEAD / LAFAIVE: Tax hike proposal would improve fiscal health of smugglers

A proposal to hike cigarette excise taxes by $2 per pack would result in a more than doubling of the state’s cigarette smuggling rate, according to new research. Scholars have long noted that the health-related goals of policymakers are often undermined
The Missoulian
added Jul 13, 2018 13:17

[California] San Diego sees decrease in stores selling tobacco, hookah lounges, vape shops

The decreases come after California tripled the state cigarette tax in 2017, and the state’s minimum age for tobacco purchases increased from 18 to 21 in 2016. The percentage of tobacco stores selling illegally to minors during undercover stings also we
San Diego (CA) Union-Tribune
added Jul 13, 2018 12:59

[California] Suit May Proceed with Man Who Gouged Out His Eyes While in Jail

A judge said today he is inclined to keep Pfizer Inc. as a defendant in a lawsuit brought by a man who claims its Chantix anti-smoking medication was a factor in a psychotic breakdown that led him to gouge his eyes out while jailed in Los Angeles.
added Jul 12, 2018 16:24

[Missouri] Public housing will go smoke-free by the end of the month, even in private spaces

Residents at the Parkview Apartments in the Central West End have strong — but mixed — opinions about the new smoking ban taking effect this month in public housing across the country. By July 30, residents of public housing will have to leave their home
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added Jul 12, 2018 14:15

Smoking, vaping banned at University of Hawaii campuses

The prohibition applies in all indoor and outdoor areas on UH property and took effect Tuesday when Senate Bill 134 became law. It covers the use of cigarettes, electronic smoking devices, cigars, pipes, and chewing tobacco. The law does not prohibit po
Honolulu (HI) Star Advertiser
added Jul 12, 2018 14:14


For more than a decade, Big Tobacco has been hard at work making (ahem, fighting) five court-ordered ads that tell the truth. We noticed a few missing details, so we figured we'd give them a hand and add them in. Here are Big Tobacco’s Five (slightly ed
Minnesotans for a Smoke-free Future
added Jul 12, 2018 13:27

[Maryland] June Smoking Citations Up 1,000% In Ocean City

Law enforcement officials in Ocean City are reporting a substantial increase in citations for smoking on the beach and Boardwalk, highlighting the police department’s efforts to enforce the town’s smoking ordinance. In 2015, Ocean City passed an ordinan
Maryland Coast Dispatch
added Jul 12, 2018 13:24

[Hawaii] New Law Makes All 10 University of Hawai‘i Campuses Tobacco-Free

The process of making all 10 University of Hawaiʻi campuses tobacco-free begins today after new legislation sponsored by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network became law. Electronic cigarettes are included in the comprehensive tobacco-free l
Maui (HI) Now
added Jul 12, 2018 13:24
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[Alaska] After two years of debate, Sitka’s tobacco age goes to 21

The age to buy tobacco in Sitka will be going up, if an ordinance passed by the Sitka Assembly this week survives a second reading. There was broad support for the local initiative — called Tobacco 21 — after the assembly’s concerns were addressed over
added Jul 12, 2018 13:23
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