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[Louisiana] Raise the 'smoking' age? The Washington Post thinks so

The logic is fairly straightforward. Nicotine works best on teenage brains. More than four out of five smokers started before they were 21. But just as New Orleans' smoking ban has caused consternation, so too would adjusting such an age limit, the Post
New Orleans (LA) Times Picayune
added Mar 27, 2015 14:49

[Louisiana] AN ORDINANCE to amend and reordain Article II of Chapter 66 of the Code of the City of New Orleans (PDF)

relative to the prohibition of smoking of tobacco, tobacco products, natural or synthetic marijuana, other plant products, and/or the use of electronic smoking devices within the City of New Orleans, to provide for penalties and remedies relative there
City of New Orleans
added Mar 24, 2015 15:31

[Louisiana] Overview of the New Orleans Smoke-Free Ordinance (PDF)

*Pending ordinance proposes to allow smoking and vaping in these locations. Last Updated 2/23/2015
City of New Orleans
added Mar 24, 2015 13:55

[Louisiana] Harrah's Casino in New Orleans renews push to dodge city smoking ban

Harrah's Casino has launched a last-ditch effort to dodge New Orleans' smoking ban, once again crying foul that the pending law threatens millions of dollars that the company sends to the state and city to cover public safety and education costs.
New Orleans (LA) Times Picayune
added Mar 24, 2015 13:49

[Louisiana] Need a field manual to New Orleans' smoking ban? Here it is.

Mayor Mitch Landrieu's administration has launched a public education campaign... The crackdown on cigarettes, cigars, pipes and nicotine vaporizers hasn't yet reached its final form. Expect more tweaks to the new law before it launches April 22. For e
New Orleans (LA) Times Picayune
added Mar 24, 2015 13:39

$1.54 Louisiana cigarette tax proposed

State Rep. Harold Ritchie wants to raise the state cigarette tax to $1.54 per pack – a more than four-fold increase – as Louisiana struggles to close a looming $1.6 billion state budget hole. The current tax is 36 cents per pack – the third lowest in t
Baton Rouge (LA) Advocate
added Mar 24, 2015 13:31

New Louisiana Report Finds Significant Benefits to Tobacco Tax Increase - Legislators Should Act Now to Reduce Smoking, Saves Lives, Raise Millions

The new study issued today by the Louisiana Budget Project reports that a higher tobacco tax in Louisiana will deliver significant health and financial benefits to the state. A substantial increase in the tobacco tax will reduce smoking, especially among
PR Newswire
added Mar 24, 2015 13:25


The smoking ban will kick in on April 22, one month from today. Harrah’s is still lobbying for an exemption, Councilmember Nadine Ramsey is still lobbying for an exemption, and there is still talk of changing the restrictions on smoking near a business e
Nola Defender
added Mar 22, 2015 17:38

[Louisiana] Political Horizons: Need cash now? La. looks at selling tobacco settlement

Interactions between Nichols and Kennedy, regardless of the venue, feature steely politeness and deftly aimed verbal daggers. The Tobacco Settlement board meeting did not disappoint.... “You dangle $700 million in front of the Louisiana Legislature now, a
Baton Rouge (LA) Advocate
added Mar 22, 2015 10:21

[Louisiana] New Orleans launches website to help public understand smoking ordinance

The New Orleans Health Department said the website is the beginning of a public awareness campaigned aimed at educating the public on the new ordinance.... The website can be viewed at
WVUE Fox 8 (New Orleans, LA)
added Mar 20, 2015 21:57
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