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[Louisiana] VIDEO: Special Session, Day 3: Cigarette tax considered, Higher Ed cuts

In day 3 of the special session, lawmakers look at the cigarette tax bill to increase taxes on the purchase of cigarettes and cuts to higher education.
KNOE 8 News (Monroe, LA)
added Feb 18, 2016 23:43

[Louisiana] VIDEO: Gas station fights proposed cigarette tax increase

But a local gas station company is fighting back against the proposed cigarette tax hike by providing a phone number, and allowing customers to call their state representatives and voice their opinions. "Quit taxing me to death - you know you raise the
KPLC-TV Channel 7 - NBC (Lake Charles, LA)
added Feb 18, 2016 17:46

[Louisiana] AARP throws support behind Smoke-free East Baton Rouge movement

representatives of AARP, as well as local musicians Kenny Neal and Michael Foster, announced their support for the effort, which seeks to ban smoking in bars and casinos. The joint announcement came just 90 minutes after Lydia Kuykendal, a leader of Smok
Baton Rouge (LA) Business Report
added Feb 12, 2016 15:01

[Louisiana] Metro Council members begin to weigh proposed smoking ban for bars and casinos

The debate over whether Baton Rougeans should be able to smoke in casinos and bars is starting to light up, with some East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council members ready to trash the ashtrays and others questioning if a ban amounts to a government overst
Baton Rouge (LA) Advocate
added Feb 2, 2016 01:11

[Louisiana] Group pushing bar, casino smoking ban in East Baton Rouge includes doctors, musicians, public officials

The last remnants of lit cigarettes legally allowed in Baton Rouge’s bars and casinos could soon turn to ash if a campaign unveiled Tuesday is successful in creating an East Baton Rouge Parish ordinance to prohibit smoking in all workplaces. A group of
Baton Rouge (LA) Advocate
added Jan 27, 2016 18:59

[Louisiana] East Baton Rouge health care advocates lobbying for smoking ban in bars and casinos

A coalition of healthcare advocates, business owners and Baton Rouge residents plans to lobby the East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council to outlaw smoking in bars and casinos, following the lead of New Orleans and cities across the nation. Launching Tuesd
Baton Rouge (LA) Advocate
added Jan 27, 2016 00:23

[Louisiana] Poll: 70 percent of EBR voters in favor of extending workplace smoking ban

Local, state and national public health groups have released the results of polls that show 70 percent of East Baton Rouge Parish voters are in favor of extending the statewide smoke-free policy to all workplaces, including bars and casinos.
WBRZ-TV (Baton Rouge, LA)
added Jan 27, 2016 06:17

Cost of smoking highest in Louisiana

In Louisiana, which ranked the highest in the nation, WalletHub found that smoking would cost $1,232,159 per person over a lifetime and $24,160 per year.
Lafayette (LA) Daily Advertiser
added Jan 19, 2016 15:52

[Louisiana] LETTER: A resolution smokers should keep for life

the Smoking Cessation Trust — to benefit all Louisiana residents who smoked a cigarette before Sept. 1, 1988. Now, entering its fourth year of the program, the trust has registered more than 44,000 Louisianans...register at for the new sm
Thibodaux (LA) Daily Comet
added Dec 29, 2015 22:02

[Louisiana] James Gill: Tobacco settlement hasn't helped anti-smoking much

sickness and death result when politicians grab money from the anti-smoking pot. Cigarette companies, according to the public health coalition, have an annual marketing budget of $220 million in Louisiana, so, even if we were to spend at the rate recomme
Baton Rouge (LA) Advocate
added Dec 13, 2015 20:11
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