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[California] Supes raise age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21 — lawsuit possible

The legislation by Supervisor Scott Wiener makes San Francisco the second major city, after New York, to raise the age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21. Mayor Ed Lee’s spokeswoman said he would sign the bill, which would also apply to e-cigarettes.
San Francisco Chronicle
added Mar 2, 2016 09:11

[West Virginia] LETTER: Health boards should make smoke-free laws

n effort in Charleston is threatening to turn back the clock and wipe out these clean air ordinances. Bills have been introduced that would yank the authority of local boards of health to pass important ordinances like these giving county commissions the
Martinsburg (WV) Journal
added Feb 26, 2016 16:03

[West Virginia] Bills would allow WV counties to repeal smoking bans

Republican legislators are moving bills... At a public hearing in the House of Delegates chamber last week, more than a dozen people spoke against legislation (HB 4472) that would allow county commissions to nix health board rules, including smoking bans.
Charleston (WV) Sunday Gazette-Mail
added Feb 21, 2016 16:20

[Tennessee] Legislation would allow outside smoking bans in Sullivan County

Rep. Jon Lundberg, (R) – District 1, says he’s sponsoring the legislation on behalf of the Kingsport YMCA, which is next door to the Kingsport Aquatic Center. Under current law, the lawmaker says cities and counties can ban the smoking of cigarettes and
WJHL-TV (Johnson City, TN)
added Feb 20, 2016 16:10

[Illinois] Chicago Pre-Empted from Adopting Tobacco Tax

While Emanuel is proposing the implementation of these new taxes, Illinois state law prohibits the city of Chicago from enacting any such taxes. Generally, under Illinois state law, a home rule municipality is prohibited from imposing an excise tax on
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Feb 3, 2016 22:18

Tobacco Companies Claims Ruled Not Up to Snuff

A company’s ability to contest in federal court what it views as unfair oversight by a federal government regulatory committee is still subject to obstacles posed by the “standing doctrine” by which access to the courts is limited to cases and controvers
Lexology (uk)
added Jan 28, 2016 02:22

[Florida] Tobacco Preemption Ruling to Get Full 11th Cir. Look

Whether Florida case law stemming from a decertified class suit creates a “flat ban” on cigarettes in conflict with federal legislation will be taken up by the entire Eleventh Circuit. The full U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit voted Jan. 21
Bloomberg BNA (Bureau of National Affairs)
added Jan 27, 2016 00:17

[Florida] 11th Circ. Scraps Engle Preemption Ruling, To Rehear Case ($$)

The Eleventh Circuit's ruling in Graham v. R.J. Reynolds et al., which had said federal law preempted those claims, marked a significant victory for the cigarette maker defendants. While it made clear that plaintiffs could continue to bring negligence an
added Jan 22, 2016 23:19

[Florida] Tobacco Issue Pits State Vs. Federal Court

And now the tobacco lawyers may have to display some fancy footwork to the Florida Supreme Court, or they could lose without even reaching the dance floor. On Jan. 6, Fourth District Chief Judge Cory Ciklin asked the high court to answer a question he co (Daily Business Review)
added Jan 18, 2016 00:16

[Iowa] Council to consider e-cig ban for Ames

A new ordinance drafted by Ames city staff may decide the future of how electronic cigarettes and other forms of nicotine vaporizers are regulated in the city of Ames. The ordinance will be given to the Ames City Council Tuesday for discussion and possib
Ames (IA) Tribune
added Jan 10, 2016 20:02
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