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[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
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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
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[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
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[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
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[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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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] 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
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[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
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[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
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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
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