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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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[Rhode Island] Justin Katz: Sending R.I.’s future up in smoke

A decade later, I recognized something familiar as I watched Rhode Island turn to debt to fund infrastructure and to one-time fixes like settlement money from a tobacco-related lawsuit to plug its budget gaps.
Providence (RI) Journal-Bulletin
added Sep 2, 2014 10:18
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[Rhode Island] OppenheimerFunds Sues Over R.I.'s $594M Tobacco Bond ($$)

Two municipal bond funds run by OppenheimerFunds Inc. on Monday filed suit in Rhode Island state court over an anticipated $594 million bond offering that the funds say would enable the state to siphon money meant for bondholders to itself and to an unnam
Law360
added Aug 6, 2014 00:35
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[Rhode Island] Chafee signs e-cigarette ban bill into law

has signed legislation that bans the sale of e-cigarettes to minors. The legislation also prohibits use of the devices in Rhode Island by anyone under 18. It requires stores where e-cigarettes are sold to post new signs that list the prohibition not onl
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 3, 2014 03:28
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[Rhode Island] RI Smoking Rates Down, But Costs Still High

The Department of Health has a new report out on how many Rhode Islanders smoke. While the number of adult smokers has declined, nearly one in five Rhode Islanders still smokes.
WRNI (Rhode Island Public Radio)
added Nov 20, 2013 12:56
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[Rhode Island] 1st Circ. Says RI Anti-Tobacco Laws Don't Bar Free Speech ($$)

Upholding a Rhode Island federal court's decision, the appeals court said the city's pricing ordinance, which went into effect last year, doesn't relate to the advertising of cigarettes but to the regulation of tobacco companies' conduct, according to th
Law360
added Oct 1, 2013 07:36
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[Rhode Island] Ex-smokers urge people to quit in new campaign

AP - Associated Press
added Dec 28, 2012 18:28
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[Rhode Island] Barrington woman, non-smoker, told to close her vents

Someone wants a Deerfield Avenue woman to keep her smoking inside, but there’s just one problem – the woman doesn’t smoke.
East Bay Newspapers (Bristol, RI)
added Nov 1, 2012 18:16
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Rhode Island Cigar Bar Will Open Despite Local Backlash

Two Rhode Island business owners will continue construction on their upcoming cigar bar after winning a high-profile dispute over a liquor license late last month that received national attention. The local strife erupted after tenants of the Westerly, R
Cigar Aficionado
added Feb 11, 2016 19:26
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[Rhode Island] HOBAN: Could smoking be snuffed out in downtown Providence?

A former mayor...wants to ban smoking from all of downtown Providence. And the president of the City Council has said he supports the prohibition. “They’re sitting on curbs, sitting on steps, standing in the doorways of buildings . . . if it’s warm or co
Boston (MA) Globe
added Jul 26, 2015 06:12
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