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[Maryland] U.S. Surgeon General talks tobacco and cigarette smoking in Baltimore

Surgeon General Dr. Jerome M. Adams gave the keynote speech Thursday to members of The Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco... He grew up working on his grandfather’s tobacco farm in St. Mary’s County...But his grandfather was also a life-long smo
Baltimore (MD) Sun
added Feb 23, 2018 16:26
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[North Carolina] Duke study sheds light on smoking ban's effect on pregnant women

"What we found was that rates of second-hand smoke exposure was lower -- significantly lower -- following the ban as compared to before the ban," Schechter said. Researchers also identified clear racial and socioeconomic disparities. "African-American
WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)
added Feb 23, 2018 01:45
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[North Carolina] Reynolds revenue boosts BAT to record year for profits, sales

The full addition of Reynolds American Inc. revenue bolstered the fiscal 2017 profit of parent company British American Tobacco Plc by 7.8 percent to a record $8.22 billion. BAT is the world’s largest publicly traded tobacco manufacturer, having comple
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Feb 22, 2018 23:36
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[Massachusetts, Pennsylvania] Pa. Man Gets 1 Year For Aiding Tobacco Tax Evasion ($$)

A Pennsylvania distributor was sentenced to a year and a day behind bars in Massachusetts federal court Wednesday after pleading guilty to helping a Bay State wholesaler avoid paying more than $9.6 million in taxes on massive shipments of tobacco products
Law360
added Feb 22, 2018 23:31
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[Kentucky] Stanford OKs first reading of city-wide smoking ban

Stanford City Council members have approved the first reading of an ordinance that bans smoking in public places and places of employment within city limits. Stanford Mayor Eddie Carter said he spoke to most of the local business owners in town and the m
The Interior Journal (Stanford, KY)
added Feb 22, 2018 23:06
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[Rhode Island] URI Students, Staff Support Tobacco Free Campus

A majority of University of Rhode Island students, faculty and staff support making the Kingston campus free of tobacco and electronic nicotine products. That’s the word from a survey of almost 2,300 members of the URI community done by the university’s
WRNI (Rhode Island Public Radio)
added Feb 22, 2018 23:03
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NICOPURE LABS, LLC, RIGHT TO BE SMOKE FREE COALITION, Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, et al., Defendants-Appellees: BRIEF OF THE STATE OF IOWA AS AMICUS CURIAE IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFFS-APPELLANTS (PDF)

generalized modified risk claims for ENDS are different because they are true—and the MRTPR undermines momentum towards critical harm reduction by effectively silencing them.
Amazon CloudFront
added Feb 22, 2018 18:18
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[Florida] Big Tobacco Defender Leaves King & Spalding to Launch Plaintiffs Firm

Schneider had been working on the tobacco trials—the Engle progeny litigation that King & Spalding handles in South Florida for R. J. Reynolds...worked on 24 trials in the last eight years...But now, she said, “I want to defend the little guy, the David,”
Law.com
added Feb 22, 2018 17:27
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[Montana] On Special Assignment Preview: New smoking proximity rule

A new rule prohibiting smoking within 20 feet of public buildings in Yellowstone County goes into effect March 1. The rule, approved by the RiverStone Board of Health in December, will also ban the use of e-cigarettes and vaping devices indoors, as well
KTVQ (Billings, MT)
added Feb 22, 2018 16:45
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[California] Board of Trustees considers smoking ban

On Feb. 22, the Board of Trustees will hear first reading of a proposed policy to ban all smoking at City College. The ban would include cigarettes, cigars, marijuana and vaping, and remove the existing designated smoking areas. If adopted, the policy w
The Guardsman (City College of San Francisco)
added Feb 22, 2018 16:38
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