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[Rhode Island] No smoking on Providence's streets? Not likely

City Council’s Ordinance Committee is considering a proposal that would ban smoking on the streets and sidewalks of the downtown business district, but the committee’s chairman said he was skeptical something that sweeping would ultimately be approved. “W
Providence (RI) Journal-Bulletin
added Jul 22, 2015 15:41

[Rhode Island] E-cigarette maker: Study shows electronic cigarettes are less addictive than conventional ones

White Horse Vapor, makes and sells e-cigarettes... Our ruling Dino Baccari said that a Penn State University study found that "electronic cigarettes … are far less addictive than cigarettes." He's not blowin' smoke. His characterization of the st
PolitiFact (St. Petersburg (FL) Times
added May 4, 2015 18:19

[Rhode Island] RI’s indoor smoking ban marks 10 years

“We are celebrating 10 years of protecting Rhode Islanders from secondhand smoke,” said Karina Holyoak Wood, director of Tobacco Free Rhode Island. “We are happy to see that 10 years later we have a healthier state.” One person very happy to see a healt
Cranston (RI) Herald
added Mar 4, 2015 18:00

OppenheimerFunds Says It Sued Rhode Island Over Tobacco Deal

Rhode Island’s plan to sell $594 million in debt backed by tobacco-company payments was challenged by OppenheimerFunds Inc., which claims the deal violates earlier bondholder rights to revenue related to a 16-year-old accord over health-care related cost
Business Week/Bloomberg
added Aug 6, 2014 00:36

[Rhode Island] Providence public parks may go smoke-free

City Council is considering a ban on smoking in all public parks. If it's approved, it would be illegal to use any tobacco product in any city-owned park, playground or recreation area. Violations would be punishable by a $50 fine.
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 9, 2014 01:42

[Rhode Island] EDITORIAL: FDA targets e-cigarettes

So far, 33 states have prohibited e-cigarette sales to minors; because the FDA rules are unlikely to take effect for some time, Rhode Island should join them.... In the meantime though, the FDA has offered a sensible framework that gives the science on e
Providence (RI) Journal-Bulletin
added May 5, 2014 15:06

[Rhode Island] Reed Commends CVS for Ending Tobacco Sales

"I commend CVS Caremark for voluntarily taking tobacco products off their shelves. CVS is a trusted brand that focuses on health and wellness and they reached this decision on their own because they understand that tobacco use and public health don't mix
US Senator Jack Reed (D-RI)
added Feb 6, 2014 16:25

[Rhode Island] EDITORIAL: Caution on e-cigarettes

Aggressive marketing of e-cigarettes could reverse decades of slow progress in reducing tobacco use in this country. The FDA should not shrink from protecting public health.
Providence (RI) Journal-Bulletin
added Oct 8, 2013 13:55

[Rhode Island] Veto Sinks RI Ban On E-Cigarette Sales To Minors ($$)

The governor of Rhode Island on Wednesday vetoed a bill that would prohibit the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors, saying he opposed language in the legislation that would make the products exempt from laws that govern the sale of tobacco products.
added Jul 19, 2013 15:19

Electronic cigarettes bill would ban sale to those under 18 in Rhode Island

Ruggerio says getting kids hooked on nicotine through a so-called e-cigarette is no better than getting them started on regular cigarettes. He says the bill is modeled on one introduced in Wyoming.
AP - Associated Press
added Mar 10, 2013 12:18
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