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Oklahoma Governor Announces Petition Drive On Secondhand Smoke

"It's time to let voters decide whether or not they want clean air in public places like bars and restaurants. I believe the answer will be 'yes.'" The Governor also announced the creation of a new website,, where people can more infor
KOTV Channel 6 (Tulsa, OK)
added Feb 19, 2013 20:33

[Oklahoma] PEARSON: Advocates to push for local tobacco control again

Last month, members of the state Board of Health vowed to once again make local-control legislation their top priority. Also last month, a new website was launched detailing the tobacco industry's lobbying efforts in Oklahoma. It already is receiving na
Tulsa (OK) World
added Nov 25, 2012 13:00

Smoking law to be legislative focus for Oklahoma Board of Health

Giving cities the ability to pass smoking laws stronger than state law will be the state Board of Health's main priority during Oklahoma's next legislative session.
The Oklahoman
added Oct 11, 2012 07:47

[Pennsylvania] Pa. E-Cig Tax Battle Belongs In State Court, Vape Shop Says ($$)

A Pennsylvania vape shop challenging a state tax on “unsavory inventory,” including e-cigarettes and their components, argued Friday that the case should be moved from federal court back to state court, arguing that its questions regarding the U.S. Consti
added Apr 8, 2017 22:08

The Other Right-Wing Tidal Wave Sweeping America: Federal and State Preemption of Local Progressive Laws

the National League of Cities released a report tracking an outbreak of state laws stepping on and nullifying local progressive laws and policies across the country. The picture it paints in seven key areas is shocking to anyone who believes in local demo
added Mar 3, 2017 13:23

[Michigan] Ann Arbor Council Defies State Law, Bans Cigarette Sales to Adults Age

voted 9-2 on Aug. 4...officials were explicit about their lack of concern with whether the ordinance conflicts with state law, and that they hope the rest of the state follows the city’s lead. "The tobacco lobby has inflicted enough misery on this countr
Michigan Capitol Confidential
added Aug 17, 2016 18:56

[Illinois] 159-year-old tobacco shop alleges new city tax illegal

The self-proclaimed oldest tobacco shop in the country has filed a motion for injunctive relief against the city, alleging a yet-to-be-enacted tobacco tax violates state law. Iwan Ries & Co., a 159-year-old purveyor of pipes and cigars at 19 S. Wabash,
Chicago Sun-Times
added Jun 2, 2016 11:00

RYAN: Wisconsin is poised to repeat the mistakes of the past / Passing this legislation will tie the hands of local elected officials in the future without any true understanding of the health impacts of e-cigarettes.

would strip municipalities of their right to include electronic cigarettes in their communities' smoke-free air ordinances. Lawmakers should protect public health, support local control and respect the need for further scientific study.
Green Bay (WI) Press-Gazette
added May 13, 2015 14:12

Smokefree advocates fight pre-emption laws that limit regulations on tobacco use in Tennessee

There are pre-emption laws on the books that basically state that local municipalities — on the city and county level — can’t go further than pre-existing state laws....Mamudu said in his article “Tennessee’s Smokefree Policy: It’s Time for Local Control
Johnson City (TN) Press
added Dec 15, 2014 00:47

[Illinois] GLANTZ: Chicago's ban on sale of flavored tobacco products (including menthol) survives first court test

The judge noted that the plaintiffs had not presented a shred of evidence to support the claim that the law law was creating economic chaos. ... 2. The judge noted that the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act was specifically not preemptive.
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Nov 10, 2014 16:11
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