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[New York] Burlington City Council Approves Tobacco Ballot Question

leaders passed a resolution to place a question on the Town Meeting Day ballot asking voters if the legal age to purchase tobacco products should be raised. City councilors debated whether Burlington voters should “advise the Governor and members of the
WAMC/Northeast Public Radio (Albany, NY)
added Dec 22, 2017 01:39
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[Illinois] Raoul rivals call for him to return $100K in tobacco money

Rivals of Democratic attorney general hopeful Kwame Raoul are ripping his decision to accept $100,000 in donations from companies controlled by a tobacco mogul, after the tobacco firms repeatedly clashed with the attorney general's office over payments u
Crain's Chicago Business
added Dec 22, 2017 01:38

$1 million grant expands efforts to fight tobacco addiction in Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation, in conjunction with the UW Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention, is pleased to announce a $1 million grant award from the Wisconsin Partnership Program. The grant will be provided over five years to First
Wisconsin Gazette
added Dec 22, 2017 01:37

[Minnesota] Local advocates want to take Tobacco 21 fight to state

Despite the discouragement, Jett — along with state and national advocacy groups — are working to bring the movement to the state level. Their effort got a boost Monday when St. Cloud City Council passed a measure recommending the Legislature raise the
St. Cloud (MN) Times
added Dec 22, 2017 01:35
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[Massachusetts] Springfield City Council votes to support increase in tobacco buying age

unanimously approved the first reading of an amendment applying fines and fees to an ordinance that would boost the legal age to purchase tobacco to 21 years old. Called T-21, the amendment would maintain the same fines and fees as the current 18-year-ol
Springfield (MA) Union-News and Sunday Republican
added Dec 22, 2017 01:33

Tobacco mogul stokes Raoul's bid for Illinois AG

Sen. Kwame Raoul of Chicago...has received 10 contributions of $10,000 each from companies operated by Don Levin. Levin's Top Tobacco is one of the parties to the national pact that Madigan enforces and oversees here in Illinois. Madigan's office confirm
Crain's Chicago Business
added Dec 22, 2017 01:33

[Maine] Advocates call for increased tobacco prevention funding

Teen smoking rates are on the rise in Maine, leading health advocacy groups to call for the state to use more of the money it receives from a federal tobacco settlement to fund tobacco prevention.
AP - Associated Press
added Dec 22, 2017 01:31

[Idaho] Burley considers tobacco ban at 2 more parks

City Attorney David Shirley will draft a new ordinance banning tobacco at the East Park skate park and at Salmon Park, which includes the city’s swimming pool. A city ordinance is already in effect banning tobacco use at Burley’s Storybook Park on 13th S
Twin Falls (ID) Times-News
added Dec 21, 2017 20:32

[North Dakota] LETTER: Speak up and share the truth

we must stay vigilant in the fight to protect our children from getting hooked on tobacco. These ads are a perfect opportunity to speak up and share the truth – and I urge you to do so. You can find out more at
Wahpeton (ND) Daily News
added Dec 21, 2017 20:32

[Florida] Turning Point Brands Announces Participation in the 2018 ICR Conference

a leading provider of Other Tobacco Products (OTP), announced plans to present at the 2018 ICR Conference in Orlando on January 9, 2018. Representing TPB are President and Chief Executive Officer Larry Wexler and Senior Vice President and Chief Financial
Business Wire
added Dec 21, 2017 06:19
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