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[Virginia] VIDEO: Tonight at 11: A smugglers route for illegal cigarettes coming into Maryland

In Virginia a carton of Newport's cost about $35. In Maryland that same carton cost $68 dollars...A smuggler would buy a carton of cigarettes in Virginia, sell it on the black market in Maryland and make about $30...At the Maryland/Virginia border, you c
WMAR ABC2 (Baltimore, MD)
added Feb 11, 2016 20:37
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Bills Seek to Cut Maryland Cigar Tax in Half

A pair of bills currently moving through the Maryland legislature are trying to give premium cigar smokers a break at the cash register by cutting the cigar tax in half, at least for a few years. SB 320, introduced by Sens. John C. Astle, D-30, and Jame
HalfWheel
added Feb 9, 2016 19:11
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[Maryland] Law enforcement rally to keep public marijuana smoking a crime

More than two dozen law enforcement officers and prosecutors rallied in Annapolis Tuesday morning, hoping to persuade Democrats to let them continue seizing small amounts of cash from drug dealers and to keep it a crime to smoke marijuana in public.
Baltimore (MD) Sun
added Jan 13, 2016 07:43
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Maryland Hospital Patient Critical After Lighting Cigarette

Maryland authorities say a 60-year-old man is in critical condition after lighting a cigarette in his hospital room. Investigators say the Steven K. Bock ignited his oxygen mask and surrounding bedding material when he lit the cigarette Saturday night in
AP - Associated Press
added Jan 11, 2016 18:26
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[Maryland] Man, 60, critically burned smoking in hospital bed

hospital staff said they pulled an alarm after hearing a patient scream “fire” in room 302. Nursing staff found the patient in the room having trouble breathing and a small fire consisting of an oxygen mask and a blanket. Staff was able to put out the fi
WMAR ABC2 (Baltimore, MD)
added Jan 11, 2016 03:27
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[Maryland] EDITORIAL: Raise the smoking age to 21

The Institute of Medicine found that increasing the age to 21 would reduce smoking by 12 percent....We’re talking about young, impressionable adolescents who, for whatever reason, believe it’s “cool” to smoke and then get hooked at too young an age in a
The Frederick (MD) News-Post
added Jan 8, 2016 04:40
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2 Maryland men jailed in $6.6 million cigarette scheme in New York

Two Maryland men charged with helping to sell more than $6.6 million in black market cigarettes in New York were sentenced in federal court this week. U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles, Jr. sentenced Nikolay Zakharyan, 24, of Owings Mills to a year
Baltimore (MD) Sun
added Jan 6, 2016 18:47
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[Maryland] Tobacco settlement aids cancer research, diagnosis and treatment

Cullen is working with state programs to fund cancer research. Much of this funding comes from the Master Settlement Agreement of 1998, which allocated restitution money paid by the tobacco companies across 46 states in an effort to combat tobacco-relate
Baltimore (MD) Post-Examiner
added Jan 6, 2016 16:43
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Smoking prevention gets just small slice of Maryland’s $2.3B from tobacco settlement

But about 15 years and $2.3 billion later — and despite the creation of the state’s Cigarette Restitution Fund to deter and repair damage from tobacco — smoking remains a statewide health concern....tobacco lobbyist Bruce Bereano, thought states used it
Baltimore (MD) Post-Examiner
added Jan 5, 2016 19:10
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[Maryland] Despite $2 billion tobacco settlement, Md. still smoking

To successfully combat smoking, Anne Arundel Medical Center would need to receive $1 million per year from the county health department, officials said. This year, the center received about $20,000. That gap is part of why the hospital system is only addr
Easton (MD) Star-Democrat
added Dec 29, 2015 17:38
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