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Tobacco settlement sale has little traction among Louisiana legislators

iana House members have shown little appetite for the administration’s plan to sell the remainder of what the tobacco companies owe. The House has not moved legislation that would allow the administration to cash in the remaining years of annual payments
Baton Rouge (LA) Advocate
added May 27, 2015 02:30
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[Louisiana] Lafayette smoking ban in bars, clubs snuffed out?

Despite pleas to protect workers from second-hand smoke and despite support from the Downtown Lafayette Bar and Restaurant Association, the Lafayette City-Parish Council voted Tuesday against banning smoking in clubs and bars. "It's a sad day in Lafayet
Lafayette (LA) Daily Advertiser
added May 22, 2015 11:40
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[Louisiana] EDITORIAL: Smoking ban vote a stumble, not an answer

Total smoking bans protect 49.3 percent of the country's population. When — not if — the smoking ban in bars comes to Lafayette, we will trail, not lead the country. This week's vote reflects a stumble. It gives voters pause to question city-parish candi
Lafayette (LA) Daily Advertiser
added May 22, 2015 11:39
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[Louisiana] TAYLOR: Why Lafayette’s smoking ban failed

Tuesday’s vote by the Lafayette City-Parish Council not to ban smoking in clubs and bars came down to personal freedom versus public health...That makes sense because the Republic philosophy tends to support individual rights and personal freedoms and le
Lafayette (LA) Daily Advertiser
added May 22, 2015 11:38
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[Louisiana] Bobby Jindal’s tobacco settlement sale proposal hits resistance from Treasurer John Kennedy, other legislative leaders

proposal to sell Louisiana’s remaining share of a massive tobacco settlement to help generate a few years of short-term cash has stalled, with little support from key state officials. Treasurer John Kennedy has refused to put it on the Bond Commission ag
AP - Associated Press
added May 16, 2015 10:27
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[Louisiana] LSU Cigar Society kicks off as a registered student organization

The Cigar Society was started by international studies sophomore Geoffrey Place and electrical engineering sophomore Kyle Stevens to teach students the history and culture surrounding cigars and tobacco. “I feel like there’s a lot of views on cigars, whe
The Reveille (LSU)
added May 1, 2015 13:35
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[Louisiana] LaToya Cantrell tweets photo of flowers from Harrah's casino employee thankful for smoking ban

Harrah's was the most strident opponent of New Orleans' smoking ban that went into effect this week, but a photo that Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell posted online Friday (April 24) indicates its rank-and-file casino employees were pleased to see cigarettes
New Orleans (LA) Times Picayune
added Apr 29, 2015 06:21
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[Louisiana] Scaled-back tobacco tax hike gets House committee backing

Louisiana's cigarette tax would be raised to match the rate charged by neighboring Mississippi, under a proposal that won approval Monday from the House tax committee as part of broader budget-balancing negotiations.
AP - Associated Press
added Apr 28, 2015 09:24
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[Louisiana] Experts Debate the Pros and Cons of Banning Vaping in Bars / Was New Orleans right to bar e-cigarettes from public indoor spaces?

there's enough information on both sides to argue the pitfalls and advantages of banning vaping in bars. Esquire spoke with a handful of experts to weigh the pros and cons of the Big Easy's ban.
Esquire Magazine
added Apr 28, 2015 08:04
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[Louisiana] Tobacco tax increase approved

Smokers would pay 32 cents more per pack under a bill passed by the House Ways and Means Committee Monday morning. The measure, HB 119, after being approved 11-5, now goes to the House floor for consideration. The state Legislature is trying to raise re
Baton Rouge (LA) Advocate
added Apr 28, 2015 07:54
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