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[Michigan] Local efforts to expand tobacco 21 continue

Since Genesee County became the first county in the state requiring those purchasing tobacco product to be at least 21 years old, efforts to extend that legislation have been strong. “Smoking is the number one preventable cause of death in the U.S.,” sai
Burton (MI) View
added Mar 9, 2017 20:58

[Michigan] Tobacco purchase age will rise to 21, Genesee County commission decides

The tobacco purchase age in Genesee County is now 21 after the Board of Commissioners voted 7 to 2 for the change. The board passed the law Tuesday, Feb. 14, despite Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette's opinion that it conflicts with state law and c
Michigan Live
added Feb 15, 2017 01:55

[Michigan] Penalties Could Be Increased For Selling Tobacco To Minors

Michigan lawmakers met Tuesday in Lansing to increase the fine for selling tobacco to minors and the fine for minors trying to purchase tobacco products... “The current $50 fine is quite low when considering that the average price fpr a carton of cigaret
WSJM-AM 1400
added Feb 9, 2017 15:36

[Michigan] Retailers still must comply with Ann Arbor's Tobacco 21 law, mayor says

Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Taylor is taking to Facebook to defend the city's new Tobacco 21 law. The newly enacted ordinance raised the legal age to purchase tobacco products in Ann Arbor from 18 to 21, differing from state law. Michigan Attorney Gene
Ann Arbor (MI) News
added Feb 9, 2017 01:06

[Michigan] Ann Arbor official expects city to 'vigorously defend' its Tobacco 21 law

Just because Michigan's attorney general argues Ann Arbor's new tobacco ordinance conflicts with state law, that doesn't mean the ordinance is invalidated, says City Council Member Julie Grand. Grand, D-3rd Ward, sponsored the ordinance that makes 21 the
Ann Arbor (MI) News
added Feb 8, 2017 03:18

[Michigan] State attorney general bars Ann Arbor from raising cigarette-buying age

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette ruled Friday that Ann Arbor’s decision to raise the legal age of buying cigarettes and tobacco products from 18 to 21 is unlawful because it contradicts a state law. The city passed a local ordinance in August to
Michigan Daily [U. of Michigan]
added Feb 6, 2017 03:32

[Michigan] County passes first round of 'Tobacco 21'

On Monday, Jan. 30, a majority of the Genesee County Board of Commissioners voted in favor of raising the age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21. It will not become local law, however, until the final vote at the board’s Feb. 14 meeting, af
Tri-County Times (Fenton, MI)
added Jan 31, 2017 18:14

EDITORIAL: Michigan has work to do to

This year's "State of Tobacco Control" finds Michigan's mixed grades show that much more must be done by our Governor and State Legislature to pass proven-effective policies that will reduce tobacco use and save lives:
Coldwater (MI) Daily Reporter
added Jan 28, 2017 21:00

Michigan Democrat Continues Fight Against Teens Using E-Cigarettes

Yanez (D-Sterling Heights) has been trying for years to regulate and tax the popular tobacco product, saying it’s a public health problem not only for older people, but for younger people too. “We could be losing the Affordable Care Act — it’s going to h
WWJ 950 (Detroit, MI)
added Jan 17, 2017 00:01

[Michigan] Pay raises, nicotine tests included in agreement between city, police unions

Similar to other city employees, police employees who smoke or chew tobacco are penalized. Subject to annual cotinine tests for nicotine in the body, employees failing the test in 2016-17 must pay 5 percent of their health insurance premiums.
Jackson (MI) Citizen Patriot
added Jan 16, 2017 21:50
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