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[Rhode Island] Ordinance would ban smoking in downtown Providence

Some agree. Even some smokers. Mark Brier was smoking in Kennedy Plaza when I asked where he would go to smoke if he couldn't smoke outside downtown. "I'd go to another city. They're getting too expensive anyway," he said.
NBC 10 (Providence, RI)
added Jun 10, 2015 19:45

[Rhode Island] Mackinac Center Experts Show Cigarette Tax Increase is Counterproductive

Providence Journal features an article written by Director of the Morey Fiscal Policy Initiative Michael LaFaive and Board of Scholars member Todd Nesbit, Ph.D. The experts show how smokers turn to lower-cost alternatives when the price of cigarettes inc
Mackinac Center for Public Policy
added May 11, 2015 22:43
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[Rhode Island] Michael LaFaive and Todd Nesbit: R.I. set to lose tobacco revenue

We first estimated a statistical model in 2008 to measure the degree to which cigarettes are smuggled. It covers most American states and has since been updated with tax and population changes through 2013. Our model tells us that through 2013 Rhode Isl
Providence (RI) Journal-Bulletin
added May 11, 2015 22:40

[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] Stolen Valor, Sex Trafficking, and Tobacco at Pharmacies: This Week at the State House

Sosnowski’s bill on banning smoking in casinos was heard before the Senate Committee on Special Legislation and Veterans’ Affairs. / Kazarian’s bill was heard before the House Committee on Corporations. The bill would prohibit any business with a pharmacy
added Apr 7, 2015 17:38
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[Rhode Island] Senate committee hears bill to ban smoking in RI casinos

A push to ban smoking at the state's two gambling facilities drew support from health advocates Wednesday even as the bill's sponsor acknowledged that the bill may be unpopular because of a projected loss of state gambling revenue.
Providence (RI) Journal-Bulletin
added Apr 2, 2015 17:35

[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

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

[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.
added Mar 20, 2015 13:13

[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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