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[Louisiana] Baton Rouge amusement park is accused of letting it's 50-year-old chimpanzee SMOKE cigarettes and drink soda

Candy the chimp is believed to be around 50 years old and has lived with the owners of the Dixie Landin amusement park in Baton Rouge for 40 years. An animal rights group is now suing the park's owners, claiming that in addition to smoking and drinking
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 18, 2015 22:27

[Louisiana] Locals divided over state's new cigarette tax increase

Houma-Thibodaux residents have mixed opinions about a 50-cent-per-pack increase in the state's sales tax on cigarettes that took effect last week. Some say the tax makes smokers shoulder an unfair share of the state's financial problems. Others debate w
Thibodaux (LA) Daily Comet
added Jul 5, 2015 20:22

[Louisiana] Legal age for e-cigarettes should be 21, American Medical Association says

adopted a new policy calling for greater regulatory oversight of the e-cigarettes, including setting the minimum age at 21, requiring nicotine to be packaged in child-resistant containers and urging strict enforcement of laws that would prohibit sale of t
New Orleans (LA) Times Picayune
added Jun 9, 2015 17:18

$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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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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