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[Rhode Island] Independent pharmacies oppose R.I. bill banning tobacco sales + Poll

A bill that would ban pharmacies statewide from selling tobacco products drew strong opposition Tuesday from independent pharmacies, some of which fear they wouldn't be able to survive without the sales. Meanwhile, health advocates at the hearing before
Providence (RI) Journal-Bulletin
added Apr 2, 2015 17:30
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Advocates push to raise smoking age to 21 in Rhode Island

turned out at the State House on Wednesday to testify in support of a bill that would make Rhode Island the first state in the nation to raise the legal age for tobacco purchases to 21. They also spoke in favor of two other bills, one that would regulate
Providence (RI) Journal-Bulletin
added Mar 27, 2015 14:47
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[Rhode Island] RI Issues $620M In Tobacco Bonds After Oppenheimer Row ($$)

Rhode Island issued $620 million in tobacco bonds on Thursday, netting an immediate $36 million payment and following through on a much-anticipated issuance after successfully beating back OppenheimerFunds Inc.’s lawsuit seeking to block the issuance.
Law360
added Mar 20, 2015 13:13
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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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Rhode Island $618 Million Tobacco Bond Ends Seven-Month Wait

Rhode Island is set to issue $618 million of tobacco bonds next week, ending a seven-month delay caused by a legal challenge from OppenheimerFunds Inc.
Bloomberg News
added Mar 3, 2015 18:54
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Celebrating 10 years of a healthier Rhode Island

Now, in 2015, Tobacco Free Rhode Island is hosting a 10th anniversary celebration, to recognize and honor the legislators, business owners and advocates who were essential in securing the Public Health And Workplace Safety Act.
Beacon Communications (Warwick, RI)
added Mar 3, 2015 13:30
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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] CVS Marks Year Since Tobacco-Free Announcement With $5M Grant

Woonsocket-based company is marking the day by making a donation to the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. CVS Health announced last year that it was pulling tobacco products from its more than 7,800 stores across the U.S. CVS Health announced last year th
WRNI (Rhode Island Public Radio)
added Feb 5, 2015 10:01
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Rhode Island likely saves close to $1B thanks to ruling on bonds case

thanks to the outcome of a Tobacco Settlement Financing Corporation (TSFC) bonds case. The savings came after a Rhode Island Superior Court judge last month ruled in favor of the TSFC over the issuing of about $600 million in tobacco bonds.
Inside Counsel
added Feb 5, 2015 06:08
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Lawmaker wants to ban smoking on Rhode Island public beaches to protect public health

Sen. Erin Lynch says prohibiting smoking and the improper disposal of tobacco products on public beaches is necessary to protect the public health, safety and welfare of residents and visitors.
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 2, 2015 17:56
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