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$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
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[Louisiana] EDITORIAL: Smoke break

death isn’t cool and killing your friends isn’t either. Our editorial board asks that you respect this ban and abide by it for the sake of both your health and the health of others. This citywide smoking ban is a step closer towards a safer and healthier
The Maroon (Loyola University)
added Jan 30, 2015 14:50
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[Louisiana] Caught up in the smoking ban, the New Orleans 'vaping' community wants to clear the air

rife with unknowns. For the same reason health officials want it banned alongside tobacco products for its potential dangers, its supporters want regulators to adopt more of a wait-and-see policy in case it turns out to be harmless.
New Orleans (LA) Times Picayune
added Jan 15, 2015 12:48
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[Louisiana] Smoking in New Orleans: health hazard versus economic engine

The haze that still swirls through many New Orleans bars became the spark igniting a fiery debate before the City Council Wednesday whether to outlaw smoking in most businesses and public spaces across the city. Musicians, some bar owners and several he
New Orleans (LA) Times Picayune
added Jan 8, 2015 11:11
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[Louisiana] Smoke-free New Orleans?

Local bars are being encouraged to tell patrons to put their butts out this week. The Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living is promoting "Smoke-Free Week" in New Orleans through Friday.
WWL 870 AM / 105.3 FM (New Orleans, LA)
added Jul 21, 2014 13:48
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[Louisiana] An Argument Over Cigarette Butts Ends Poorly

have been arguing about the proper way to dispose cigarette butts for some time, according to police. Hunter, 45, lives upstairs in the Whitney apartment complex in Harvey, and drops the cigarette butts off his porch to Boullt's apartment below.
WGNO ABC26News (New Orleans, LA)
added May 13, 2014 08:33
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[Louisiana] Tobacco tax rise to $1.41 a pack dies

Apparent opposition Monday to increasing cigarette taxes to $1.41 a pack led Bogalusa Rep. Harold Ritchie to shelve his proposed tax increase but the issue is not dead. Rep. Katrina Jackson, D-Monroe, said she will push her bills seeking an increase to 6
Monroe (LA) News-Star
added Apr 23, 2013 13:19
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[Louisiana] Psychiatric Hospitals Alter Rules on Patient Smoking

data suggested that people with the most serious mental illnesses die on average 25 years earlier than the general population, with many from smoking-exacerbated conditions like heart or lung disease. Now more treatment facilities are banning smoking, wi
New York Times
added Feb 7, 2013 08:12
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[Louisiana, Texas] Baldwin law firm active in tobacco suit

Jury: Awards $590 million to those suing tobacco companies
Marshall (TX) News Messenger
added Jun 2, 2004 00:00
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[Louisiana] Housing Authority drafts No-Smoking policy

The DeRidder Housing Authority will hold a public hearing at 10 a.m. Nov. 27 to receive comments or concerns regarding its proposed No-Smoking policy. The U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development announced last November that a smoking ban would go in
Beauregard (LA) Daily News
added Nov 16, 2017 15:29
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