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[Virginia] Legislators snuff out Wythe's tobacco tax plans

Virginia legislators recently struck down bills that would allow counties to tax cigarette sales and add hundreds of thousands of extra dollars to their revenue stream. Wythe County officials lobbied hard for the bill, which was sponsored by Delegate Jef
Bland County (VA) Messenger
added Feb 7, 2017 16:22
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[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
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[Pennsylvania] Can Allegheny County enact its vaping ban?

The Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association is questioning whether Allegheny County has the legal authority to institute a proposed vaping ban that's been in the works since May. A Jan. 12 letter to Allegheny County Council members from the Wester
Pittsburgh (PA) Tribune-Review
added Jan 20, 2017 03:51
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[Florida] Fear of lawsuit snuffs out Hollywood's proposed smoking ban at beach, parks

A proposed ban on smoking at Hollywood's beach, parks and playgrounds was snuffed out Wednesday when commissioners said they were worried about offending tourists and running afoul of state law. The power to ban outdoor smoking in the Sunshine State fal
Ft. Lauderdale (FL) Sun-Sentinel
added Jan 19, 2017 03:37
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The Atlantic Daily: Passing the Presidential Mic

On this day in 1964, a report from the U.S. Surgeon General ...Congress tied the hands of the Federal Trade Commission by forbidding it to proceed with its own plans to apply much more stringent regulations. Had it not been for Congress, the FTC, which i
The Atlantic Monthly
added Jan 12, 2017 14:57
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BALL: Congratulations, Elizabeth Drew

my friend Elizabeth Drew was inducted into Hall of Fame of the Society of Professional Journalists...Elizabeth reported that while Congress was patting itself on the back and claiming to have acted on the Surgeon General's landmark report on the health ef
The Atlantic Monthly
added Jan 12, 2017 06:14
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ARCHIVE: The Quiet Victory of the Cigarette Lobby: How It Found the Best Filter Yet—Congress

Had it not been for Congress, the FTC, which is charged with preventing unfair and deceptive trade practices, would have required a warning both on cigarette packages and in cigarette advertising. The effect of the advertising regulation is what the cigar
The Atlantic Monthly
added Jan 12, 2017 06:12
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[West Virginia] Smoking ban lawsuit advancing

A suit against the Brooke County Health Department alleging it acted beyond its state-given powers by banning smoking in all public places will move forward, following 1st Judicial Circuit Court Judge Jason Cuomo’s ruling Wednesday not to dismiss the case
Weirton (WV) Daily Times
added Dec 18, 2016 16:27
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[Washington] Tribe’s Cig-Tax Suit Barred By Federal Law, 9th Circ. Says ($$)

ruled Tuesday that the Yakama Indian Nation can't sue to bar the imposition of a federal excise tax on a member-owned company's tobacco products, saying the tribe's claims fall under a federal law that "bars any suit that would restrain the assessment and
Law360
added Dec 14, 2016 20:49
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[West Virginia] Casino owners sue over smoking ban

Three video lottery casino owners have filed a lawsuit against the Brooke County Commission and Brooke County Health Department, alleging the department acted outside its state-given powers when it implemented a ban on smoking in the businesses.
Weirton (WV) Daily Times
added Dec 10, 2016 13:57
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