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[North Carolina] Should NC raise the legal smoking age?

The legal age to purchase tobacco products would gradually be increased to 21 under a bill filed by N.C. Rep. Holly Grange, R-New Hanover. House bill 435 would grandfather those now aged 18 through 21 and would impact people who turn 18 beginning Jan. 1.
Wilmington (NC) Star-News
added Apr 4, 2017 20:52
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[North Carolina] Triad is at the heart of the trade debate

the Greensboro-High Point area as the sixth largest in the nation for percentage of exports in its economy. Klaussner Furniture Industries and tobacco giant ITG Brands lead the way, but smaller companies are growing to fill the void.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Feb 21, 2017 19:47
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[North Carolina] Former RJR Nabisco CEO Johnson dies, leaves controversial legacy

F. Ross Johnson, the former top executive of RJR Nabisco and perhaps the most vilified businessman in local history, died Thursday of pneumonia at age 85. Johnson’s death was confirmed by a spokesman, multiple media outlets reported Saturday.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jan 1, 2017 14:10
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[North Carolina] F. Ross Johnson's impact lives on at Reynolds American, despite his 1988 departure

Johnson died Thursday at age 85. The $25.4 billion-leverage buyout by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts in November 1988, which Johnson set in motion as RJR Nabisco’s chief executive through his management buyout attempt, unleashed a painful cycle of deals and re
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jan 1, 2017 14:03
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[North Carolina] N.C. ranks 47th on spending for tobacco-prevention initiatives

In 2011, the Republican-controlled General Assembly abolished the N.C. Health and Wellness Fund after 10 years of existence as part of an attempt at resolving the state’s budget gap that has been fixed since. The average annual spending on the N.C. progr
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Dec 19, 2016 20:19
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[North Carolina] Reynolds chairman plans to retire from board Dec. 31

Reynolds American Inc. said Thursday that Thomas Wajnert, its non-executive chairman for the past six years, is retiring from the board entirely at year’s end. The company said Oct. 19 that Wajnert would depart as chairman to allow Susan Cameron to shif
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Dec 2, 2016 23:53
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[North Carolina] ECU recieves grant to make campus tobacco-free

East Carolina University announced Nov. 14 it was one of 20 universities to receive a $20,000 grant from the American Cancer Society and CVS Health Foundation to make it campus tobacco-free.
The East Carolinian
added Nov 22, 2016 16:40
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Pence to take part in Eastern North Carolina rally

Thousands usually attend "The Conservative Rally" featuring barbecue, music and political one-liners and calls to action. This year's edition begins late Friday afternoon at a tobacco warehouse in Smithfield.
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 28, 2016 16:42
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[North Carolina] How Tech Helped Winston-Salem Quit Tobacco

Today, the skeletal remains of Winston-Salem’s manufacturing history have been reanimated as labs, co-working space, university classrooms and swank loft apartments. People do yoga on the lawns and sip coffee under the umbrellas of a new downtown park co
Politico
added Oct 21, 2016 20:43
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[North Carolina] Reynolds' Susan Cameron announces plans to transition from CEO to chairwoman

Instead, she will return to her duties as executive chairwoman for four months before transitioning to non-executive chairwoman in May. "Yes, I am really retiring as CEO this time, and I have assured my husband that there will not be a third time," Camer
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Oct 19, 2016 18:31
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