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[Rhode Island] City to smokers: Don't park your butts

WOONSOCKET – The city would become the fourth community in the state to ban smoking in public parks and recreation areas under an ordinance up for consideration by the City Council on Monday. The measure would prohibit smoking at all athletic fields, pl
Woonsocket (RI) Call
added May 19, 2013 19:07

[China, Rhode Island] Chinese National Pleads Guilty to Smuggling Counterfeit Tobacco Products Into the U.S.

Lin Xiao Wei, 32, a Chinese national, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Providence today to importing counterfeit tobacco products into the United States from China, earmarked for Rhode Island. Wei admitted to the court that beginning in February 2
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF)
added May 6, 2013 19:08

Rhode Island has 3rd lowest youth smoking rate

A new federal report says Rhode Island has the third-lowest youth smoking rate in the nation, but the state ranks near the middle of the pack when it comes to adult smoking rates.
AP - Associated Press
added Jan 26, 2013 06:03

[Rhode Island] Smoke free public housing in RI

The Rhode Island Department of Health has recognized 16 of the state's 25 public housing authorities for implementing smoking bans in their units.
WPRI Fox 12 (East Providence, RI)
added Dec 20, 2012 00:09

[Rhode Island] Tobacco Cos. Lose Challenge To RI City's Advertising Law ($$)

added Dec 11, 2012 18:20

[Rhode Island] LETTER: Victor Sanchez: Kudos to city for tobacco fight

I would like to commend the City of Providence for its work to combat the tobacco industry's efforts to lure in more young customers. After reading The Journal's May 12 article, "Snuffing out violations,''
Providence (RI) Journal-Bulletin
added Jun 8, 2012 15:23

Leading Health Groups Urge Rhode Island Lawmakers to Approve Large Increase in Cigarette Tax, Reject 4-Cent Proposed Increase

Small Increases Not Enough to Reduce Smoking
PR Newswire
added Jun 8, 2012 06:00

[Rhode Island] Providence Mayor Vetoes Measure Banning Smoking Downtown

In a letter to the council, Elorza says that while the ban is ostensibly about smoking, the true target is the homeless community. He says the ordinance would criminalize poverty, be a waste of police resources and be ineffective.
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 5, 2017 21:02

[Rhode Island] Shanley Bill Allows Tenants to Break Leases Over Secondhand Smoke

Rep. Evan P. Shanley (D-Dist. 24, Warwick) has introduced a bill that would allow tenants of multi-unit buildings to break their lease if landlords don’t remedy secondhand smoke in their apartments. Bill (2017-H 5522), submitted at the request of the War
Warwick (RI) Post
added Feb 17, 2017 13:38

[Rhode Island] Sheldon Whitehouse: Climate change is like tobacco issue

April 18 editorial ("Climate of freedom") criticizing my position on possible fraud in the fossil fuel industry's climate change denial... Similar arguments were made in some editorial pages on behalf of the tobacco industry, to try to discourage the Dep
Providence (RI) Journal-Bulletin
added Apr 23, 2016 22:15
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