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[New York] Tobacco 21 Legislation sent to lawmakers in Allegany County

BELMONT — A proposed law raising the minimum age from 18 to 21 for the legal purchase of tobacco products was shelved in 2017 but has been resurrected and could be aired at an April public hearing by the Allegany County Legislature.
Olean (NY) Times-Herald
added Mar 11, 2018 16:14
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[Montana] The cloudy debate around Missoula's vape laws

Missoula’s new smoking law is at once needed, inevitable, fair and likely to hurt businesses, depending on whom you ask...updates and expands the 2006 Montana Clean Indoor Air Act to ban vaping indoors, and all types of smoking in certain outdoor areas,
The Missoulian
added Mar 11, 2018 15:08

[Florida] Secondhand Smoke and Screen Time: Prevention Insights at ACC

Interventions to prevent cardiovascular (CV) disease and diabetes, including those that target youth, were the focus of Saturday’s poster session, “Blood Pressure, Cigarette Smoking and Exercise: Key in the ABCDEs of Comprehensive Cardiovascular Preventi
The American Journal of Managed Care
added Mar 11, 2018 14:53
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[Pennsylvania] SPIEGLER: Assessment of Maher's tenure misses mark

retiring Republican state Rep. John Maher...a smoker, shamefully voted against the Clean Indoor Air Act...Did he see no conflict of interest in voting on the measure as one who wished to continue inflicting secondhand smoke on others? How many of us would
Washington (PA) Observer-Reporter
added Mar 11, 2018 14:46
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[Minnesota] Ban tobacco-buying for all under 21? A bipartisan group of lawmakers want to.

A bipartisan group of lawmakers want to make it illegal to sell cigarettes and other tobacco products to anyone under 21 in Minnesota. The current age is 18. The proposal by a group of House members would also cover nicotine products like e-cigarettes.
Saint Paul (MN) Pioneer Press
added Mar 10, 2018 23:39

[California] Blowing smoke! Kevin Federline is almost unrecognizable as he puffs on a cigarette...after asking for more spousal support from Britney Spears

The 39-year-old sometime rapper was dressed head to toe in athletic attire, though it seemed he only ventured outside for a less-than-healthy cigarette.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Mar 10, 2018 20:43

[Alabama] Wiregrass nonprofit takes stand against big tobacco companies

Dothan Houston County Substance Abuse Partnership, (DHCSAP) needs your help to kick butts! The nonprofit, with the help of their youth council, are holding “Kick Butts Day” March 21st at their office. DHCSAP is located at 3124 West Main Street, Suite 10.
WTVY Channel 4 (Dothan, AL)
added Mar 10, 2018 17:36
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Connecticut has second highest lung cancer survival rate

The association’s inaugural LUNG FORCE State of Lung Cancer report examining national and state lung cancer statistics... Roughly 2,700 people in Connecticut are expected to be diagnosed with lung cancer this year, and roughly 1,500 are projected to die
Connecticut Post
added Mar 10, 2018 17:36

[Florida] Policy analyst sees little hope for revived Engle appeal

Although Beck believes the appeal will be put out, he said Feller’s estate could see recompense then. “The plaintiffs in question have no further avenue forward, unless they choose to sue their own counsel for malpractice,” Beck said.
Florida Record (U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform)
added Mar 10, 2018 17:34

After raising age for tobacco purchases, California sees decreased sales to minors

A report published last month in the journal Tobacco Control suggests the new law is already working. Seven months after it took effect, preliminary data show, the percentage of state retailers selling tobacco to kids under age 18 dropped significantly —
Los Angeles Daily News
added Mar 10, 2018 17:30
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