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[Rhode Island] Federal Court Upholds Providence, RI, Measures to Reduce Tobacco Sales to Kids

Judge Lisi found that Providence's restrictions are reasonable regulations of the sales -- not the marketing -- of tobacco products and serve the city's legitimate goal of reducing smoking and other tobacco use, especially among kids. She rejected argume
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Dec 12, 2012 12:54

[Rhode Island] In a first under sales licensing law, Providence revokes tobacco licenses at city store

The city Board of Licenses shut down Richmond News on Thursday, accusing it of repeatedly selling cigarettes without paying state taxes. It revoked Walid Zahran's three licenses to sell tobacco and food and to sell on holidays.
AP - Associated Press
added Aug 31, 2012 17:45

[Rhode Island] Nearly 25% of Female College Freshmen Smoke Hookah—Miriam Study

A new study from Miriam Hospital researchers says that nearly 25% of female college students smoke hookah for the first time their freshmen year
added Jul 22, 2012 20:04

[Rhode Island] RI gov vetoes change to underage smoking penalties

Rhode Island's governor has vetoed legislation that would have imposed tougher penalties on minors caught smoking.
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 22, 2012 14:49

[Rhode Island] Health groups back Providence in tobacco lawsuit

advocacy groups have filed papers in federal court supporting Providence in a lawsuit brought against the city by several tobacco companies . . . The lawsuit targets ordinances banning pricing strategies, such as "buy one, get one free," and sales of non-
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 16, 2012 06:51

[Rhode Island] The Latest: Gov. Raimondo Thanks House for $9.2B Budget Plan

The Rhode Island House of Representatives has voted to increase the state's cigarette taxes and require e-commerce companies to collect sales taxes when people buy products online.
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 24, 2017 18:20

[Rhode Island] LETTER: Cigarette tax hike would hurt convenience stores

if her budget is enacted, it will actually hurt some of Rhode Island’s smallest existing businesses, like ours, while also hurting many of the citizens she seeks to help with a wage increase. Time and again, Governor Raimondo and past governors have soug
Cranston (RI) Herald
added May 11, 2017 19:25

[Rhode Island] Providence Police seize more than $20,000 in U.S. currency and contraband tobacco

Esteban Perez (age 58) made deliveries of tobacco products and was also seen storing suspected contraband at the U-Haul moving and storage facility in Providence. Perez does not hold a license by the State of Rhode Island to sell or distribute tobacco p
ABC6 (Providence, RI)
added Dec 4, 2015 22:36

[Rhode Island] Is Providence plan to ban smoking in downtown good health or a smokescreen?

Ordinance Committee is considering a smoking ban in the downtown business district that supporters claim would improve public health but which opponents charge is really aimed at harassing the homeless who gather at Kennedy Plaza. The committee discussed
Providence (RI) Journal-Bulletin
added Oct 21, 2015 15:29

Bill would make Rhode Island 1st to raise smoking age to 21

State Rep. Teresa Tanzi has introduced a bill to raise the state's smoking age from 18 to make it harder for younger people to get cigarettes. She says she hopes doing so will prevent them from starting to smoke.
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 8, 2015 14:59
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