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[North Carolina] Humans cause vast majority of wildfires nationally

CIGARETTE BUTTS A 2012 fire in Creek County, Oklahoma, began when a man discarded a cigarette butt in dry grass in front of his house. The blaze charred more than 90 square miles and destroyed nearly 400 homes as it burned for six days. The man was char
AP - Associated Press
added May 21, 2014 09:35

[North Carolina] EDITORIAL: Our View: Change in county smoking policy is welcome

Recognizing that many smokers would like to quit, but find it difficult, the county is offering cessation classes for workers and low-cost products to help them quit. As many private workplaces have already found, a few months after the restrictions take
Fayetteville (NC) Observer
added May 15, 2014 13:08

[North Carolina] NC to consider new e-cigarette tax

The Republican-dominated North Carolina General Assembly will consider a new tax on electronic cigarettes. A panel that studies tax matters recommended Tuesday that the proposal be introduced during the legislative session that starts Wednesday. Support
AP - Associated Press
added May 15, 2014 13:05
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[North Carolina] N.C. lawmakers propose tax on e-cigarettes

Draft legislation for the taxation of electronic cigarettes was approved Tuesday by the North Carolina General Assembly's Joint Revenue Laws Study Committee, WRAL reports. Currently the state imposes a sales tax on the devices but does not collect an exc
Business Journal of the Greater Triad Area
added May 15, 2014 13:04

[Canada, USA, New York, North Carolina] Police deal blow to tobacco smuggling ring

Police forces on both sides of the Canada-U. S. border have dealt a major blow to an illegal tobacco ring that they say was linked to the Mafia... Residents of Kahnawake said it was the first time they'd heard police refer to "aboriginal organized crime"
Vancouver (BC) Sun (ca)
added May 15, 2014 10:25

[North Carolina] Reynolds suggests state tax rate for e-cigs

The proposal is a 5 cent-per-milliliter tax to the nicotine mixture used in e-cigarettes. E-cigarette users already pay sales taxes on the device and the nicotine mixture used in it. By comparison, a pack of combustible cigarettes carries a 45 cent per p
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added May 14, 2014 17:33

SCHOFIELD: Report: Child abuse in the fields of North Carolina

Sadly and not surprisingly, any hope for action from the McCrory administration and/or the current leadership in the North Carolina of the North Carolina General Assembly on this issue is almost certainly a matter of wishful thinking.
NC Policy Watch (blog)
added May 14, 2014 17:20

[USA, North Carolina] VIDEO: US tobacco child labour criticised in report

Children have been farming US tobacco fields for generations. But a new report from Human Rights Watch says the practice is dangerous and in need of reform.
BBC Online
added May 14, 2014 09:57

[North Carolina] US: Child Workers in Danger on Tobacco Farms

The 138-page report, "Tobacco's Hidden Children: Hazardous Child Labor in US Tobacco Farming," documents conditions for children working on tobacco farms in four states where 90 percent of US tobacco is grown: North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Vir
Human Rights Watch
added May 14, 2014 09:55

[China, North Carolina] Meet the N.C. tobacco industry's best export customer

China, which has an estimated 350 million smokers, is its biggest customer, purchasing 80 percent of the state's flue-cured tobacco production, reports the Star-News. Tobacco remains North Carolina's largest cash crop, with farmers exporting about $766 mi
Business Journal of the Greater Triad Area
added May 12, 2014 11:58
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