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[Rhode Island] Providence City Council backs downtown smoking ban, but Mayor Elorza’s veto may hold

Providence City Council on Wednesday gave final approval to a proposal to ban smoking – and other tobacco products – in part of downtown, but the ordinance didn’t secure enough support to withstand a threatened veto from Mayor Jorge Elorza.
WPRI Fox 12 (East Providence, RI)
added May 25, 2017 01:08
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[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
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[Rhode Island] New Data Link Policies that Restrict Tobacco Sales to Lower Rates of Youth Tobacco Use in Providence

Fewer teenagers report using e-cigarettes and flavored tobacco products in Providence than in other cities following Providence's 2013 implementation of strict policies that restrict tobacco sales, according to new data released today by the Rhode Island
State of Rhode Island (RI.gov)
added May 8, 2017 19:10
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[Rhode Island] Providence City Council passes downtown smoking ban on 10-3 vote

Mayor Jorge Elorza threatens to veto measure seen by some as a tactic to control the city’s homeless population.
Providence (RI) Journal-Bulletin
added May 5, 2017 12:55
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[Rhode Island] Providence Moves Closer To Downtown Smoking Ban

City Council Ordinance Committee has voted to send a downtown smoking ban to the full council. The ordinance would prohibit smoking in a roughly nine-block area in front of Kennedy Plaza and City Hall. Community advocates say the policy is targeted at th
WRNI (Rhode Island Public Radio)
added Apr 19, 2017 00:13
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Rhode Island settles in principle with tobacco companies in MSA dispute

As a result of Kilmartin’s recent settlement, Rhode Island will receive $10 million this fiscal year and the state’s tobacco bondholders will receive $40 million. "Not only does this settlement resolve significant risk for both the bond holders and t
Legal NewsLine
added Apr 9, 2017 19:52
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[Rhode Island, Washington] EXTRAS ON EXCISE: REGULATING E-CIGARETTES IS STATE LEGISLATURES’ ENDS GAME

many states are aiming to regulate e-cigarette and electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) products through new legislation. So far, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, New Mexico, Rhode Island, Utah and Washington have all introduced bills that would adopt o
Bloomberg BNA (Bureau of National Affairs)
added Mar 30, 2017 16:27
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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] Central Falls working to ban tobacco sales to anyone under 21

The City Council passed the ordinance Monday night. It will not allow any retailers in the city to sell tobacco products to anyone under 21. The legislation, which still needs a signature from Mayor James Diossa, was proposed by Councilwoman Carlene Fons
NBC 10 (Providence, RI)
added Feb 15, 2017 14:46
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[Rhode Island] Our Lady of Grace hosts ’Steak, Cards, and Cigars’

The gathering – another way Gower seeks to bring parishioners together to enjoy food, fun, and fellowship while raising funds for the Roman Catholic parish – was billed as “Steak, Cards, and Cigars.”
Johnston (RI) Sunrise
added Aug 28, 2016 19:53
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