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[Maryland] Health Announcements: Tobacco-Free Kids Week, Healthy Anne Arundel Coalition and more

Visit the TFK Week page of the Smoking Stinks website,, for tips to plan activities, register groups and order free supplies. Only groups from Anne Arundel County are eligible to receive supplies. Groups may register online or call
Capital Gazette Communications
added Apr 3, 2016 18:28

[Maryland] Why Electronic Cigarette Taxes Don’t Work / Montgomery County e-cig tax falls 80% short of expectations

The electronic-cigarette tax passed in Maryland’s Montgomery County has fallen 75% to 85% short of the $1.5 million to $2.5 million tax revenue predicted when the measure was passed last May. As of Feb. 29, the tax had raised just $175,720, according to t
CSP News (Convenience Store/Petroleum)
added Mar 30, 2016 21:17

[Maryland] Local Lawmakers Left Red Faced After Failure Of E-Cigarette Tax

“Adults who quit smoking using vapor products are no longer paying cigarette taxes. For those who are reliant on that tax revenue, smokers quitting isn’t something to celebrate,” said President of the American Vaping Association, Gregory Conley in a sta
The Daily Caller (blog)
added Mar 30, 2016 21:17

[Maryland] Cigar-smoking at MGM casino snuffed

That smoking room at the MGM casino might not become reality after all. It appears there won't be any indoor cigar-smoking in the new MGM casino at National Harbor after all. The House Economic Matters Committee on Friday stripped language from a Prince
Baltimore (MD) Sun
added Mar 19, 2016 01:27

Kids Across Maryland Take on "Big Tobacco"

Tobacco companies try to lure young smokers through splashy ads in magazines, price discounts in stores and flavored e-cigarette products with names such as cotton candy, gummy bear and fruit punch, according to the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids. The org
Public News Service (PNS)
added Mar 15, 2016 12:30

[Maryland] MGM casino bill would allow indoor smoking area

Anti-smoking advocates are objecting to legislation that would let gamblers smoke inside the new MGM casino complex at National Harbor — something that is illegal in every other Maryland casino.
Baltimore (MD) Sun
added Mar 5, 2016 00:43

[Maryland] Howard County man suffers burns after e-cigarette explodes in his pocket

A Howard County man suffered burns after his vaping device exploded. Howard County Fire and Rescue responded to a Fulton address Wednesday, after receiving a 911 call that a man's vape exploded in his pocket. Crews took the man to Howard County General H
WMAR ABC2 (Baltimore, MD)
added Mar 5, 2016 00:35

[Maryland, North Carolina] Police Intercept Over 20K Packs Of Untaxed Cigarettes

Maryland Transportation Authority police stopped the driver of an SUV along I-95 near the 695 exit and inside his vehicle, they found thousands of packs of illegal cigarettes. Police say they pulled over 32-year-old Anmar Shamakh from North Carolina bec
WJZ 13 (Baltimore, MD)
added Mar 1, 2016 15:23

[Maryland] EXHIBIT 5 (PDF)

May 10, 2007...Dear General Gansler: On behalf of the Chief Executive Officers of my member companies, I am writing in response to your letter of May 1, 2007...MPAA has assumed a leadership role to determine how we can best address the issue of smoking
Smokefree Movies (UCSF)
added Feb 25, 2016 21:34

[Maryland] State to recoup $45 million in tobacco settlement money

The state will recoup about $45 million from tobacco companies after the Maryland Court of Appeals declined to hear an appeal by the tobacco industry that accused Maryland officials of not aggressively enforcing tobacco laws, Attorney General Brian E. Fr
Baltimore (MD) Sun
added Feb 25, 2016 04:23
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