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[New York, Virginia, West Virginia] Ga. man gets probation in Va. cigarette-smuggling case

A Georgia man was placed on three years of probation Monday in U.S. District Court stemming from a cigarette-smuggling operation based south of the Berkeley County, W.Va., line in Clear Brook, Va., U.S. Attorney Bill Powell said. Sukhdev Singh Virdi, 46
Hagerstown (MD) Herald-Mail
added Aug 22, 2018 17:57

New York is least free state in America, think tank claims

The libertarian CATO Institute labeled New York the least free state in the nation thanks to high taxes... “tobacco freedom is the worst in the country because of smoking bans and stratospheric taxes ($4.30 a pack in 2015 dollars in 2016),” which the repo
New York Post
added Aug 22, 2018 17:55

[California] EXCLUSIVE: Actor Jimmy Bennett, 22, puffs on a cigarette while wearing 'F**k off' sweatshirt hours after it was revealed he was 'sexually assaulted by Asia Argento' when he was 17

The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 22, 2018 17:49

[New York, West Virginia] Indian-American from Georgia sentenced after pleading guilty to cigarette smuggling charge

Sukhdev Singh Virdi, of Dacula, Georgia, was sentenced Aug. 20, to three years probation for unlawful cigarette smuggling....pled guilty to one count of “Conspiracy to Traffic in Untaxed Cigarettes” in June 2017. Virdi admitted to conspiring to profit fr
News India Times
added Aug 22, 2018 17:46

[New York] No Butts: Law Bars Smoking At Home Day Care Centers

The law signed Monday requires facilities licensed or registered for child care services to comply with the smoking ban even when children are not present. Operators and residents of home-based day care centers had previously been permitted to smoke outs
AP - Associated Press
added Aug 22, 2018 17:41

[Washington] WSU researchers develop drugs to help curb smoking

Washington State University researchers have created more than a dozen drugs with the potential to curb smokers’ desire for nicotine by slowing how it is broken down in the body. The researchers hope the drugs can help people reduce their consumption of
KXLY News 4 (Spokane, WA)
added Aug 21, 2018 18:57

[Florida] Avera & Smith Secures $2 Million Tobacco Case Verdict Against R.J. Reynolds for Family of Deceased Laryngeal Cancer Victim

family of Tyrone Dixon, who contracted laryngeal cancer and passed away in 1994 at age 38 as a result of his addiction to cigarettes containing nicotine. Mr. Dixon started to smoke at age 11 or 12 while growing up in Milton, Florida, and continued to smok
PR Newswire
added Aug 21, 2018 17:39

[North Carolina] AUDIO: Top UNC Leaders Condemn Confederate Statue Toppling

by reading from its 1913 dedication speech , by tobacco magnate Julian Carr, which praises Confederate veterans for terrorizing former slaves and making sure "the purest strain of the Anglo Saxon is to be found in the 13 Southern States."
AP - Associated Press
added Aug 21, 2018 17:34

[North Carolina] Should e-cigs be marketed as a public-health benefit? UK report adds new fuel to debate over efforts to reduce smoking

“The House of Commons committee report on e-cigarettes is science-based, rational and reasonable, and it will have absolutely no effect on health authorities and regulators in the U.S.,” said Brad Rodu, a professor of medicine at the University of Louisv
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Aug 21, 2018 13:11

Hawaii Federal Judge Bars Pro Se Complaint Against Brown & Williamson ($$)

A plaintiff previously deemed an “abusive litigant” in Hawaii federal court saw his latest efforts at litigating pro se — this time against Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp. — thwarted Aug. 16 by a different Hawaii federal judge, who found that the propose
Lexis Nexis
added Aug 21, 2018 13:08
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