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[South Carolina] Lawyers who won Happy Birthday copyright case sue over “We Shall Overcome”

Striking tobacco workers sang the song in the 1940s during a strike in South Carolina. Peoples' Songs Inc., a company created by legendary folk singer Pete Seeger, published a songbook in 1948 that included the song. "This simple and moving hymn tune be
Ars Technica (blog)
added Apr 13, 2016 22:41
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[South Carolina] New proposal to reduce secondhand smoke in Beaufort Co.

Any building owned and operated by the county, including courthouses and baseball fields, would be off limits to secondhand smoke, and this would include vapes and e-cigarettes as well. "Well, obviously, smoking is a public health risk. I feel empathy f
WCSC Television (Charleston, SC)
added Mar 31, 2016 09:13
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[South Carolina] Beaufort County may reduce smoking penalties, expand no-smoking zones

Proposal would cap fines for smoking in county buildings, workplaces at $25 and eliminate possible jail time. Designated smoking areas on county-owned property would be eliminated Changes would bring county regulations in line with state law Here's a l
(Hilton Head, SC) Island Packet
added Mar 29, 2016 20:37
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[South Carolina] EDITORIAL: State should consider tobacco tax hike

tax is 57 cents. It ranks 44th in the nation. By contrast, 32 states have a tax of at least $1 a pack... It is no wonder South Carolina struggles with tobacco use and the health problems that go with it...The Legislature could now go even further by incre
Greenville (SC) News
added Mar 10, 2016 15:39
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[South Carolina] American Lung Association Receives $10,000 Smoke-Free Grant

awarded a Community Partnership Grant from the South Carolina Tobacco-Free Collaborative to address the impact of tobacco use in local communities. The South Carolina Tobacco-Free Collaborative provides Community Partnership Grants to coalitions and orga
Charleston (SC) Chronicle
added Feb 20, 2016 16:20
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[South Carolina] Officials weigh smoking ban at Charleston-area public housing

Next year, the federal government will decide if public housing residents should be allowed to smoke in their homes, but Lowcountry housing officials aren’t too fired up about such a change.
Charleston (SC) Post & Courier
added Dec 25, 2015 23:56
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[South Carolina] Plan released to help reduce tobacco’s toll on Palmetto State

South Carolina Tobacco-Free Collaborative (SCTFC) is announcing the release of Ending the Epidemic: Plan for a Tobacco-Free South Carolina, 2015-2020. This plan, developed by the SCTFC in collaboration with state partners and community coalitions, outline
WCSC Television (Charleston, SC)
added Dec 4, 2015 19:55
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Scoppe: How South Carolina cut teen smoking, and can cut it more

16 percent youth smoking rate is still higher than the national average...And our 22 percent adult smoking rate is significantly higher than the national average....And South Carolina’s cigarette tax is still lower than 42 states, at just a third of the n
Columbia (SC) State
added Dec 1, 2015 19:46
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[South Carolina] State takes aim at smoking, cancer with cigarette tax revenue

Average daily calls to the state Tobacco Quitline are up more than six-fold over last year including a record-breaking 4,000-plus inquiries in January, according to Department of Health and Environmental Control spokesman Jim Beasley. Soaring demand for
Charleston (SC) Post & Courier
added Nov 29, 2015 20:45
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[South Carolina] Proposals to increase SC tobacco tax could lower usage

Tobacco use remains the number one cause of preventable death and disease in both South Carolina and the nation as a whole, according to South Carolina Tobacco Free Collaborative. Tobacco use costs South Carolina at least $4.25 billion each year. Annual
WMBF News (Myrtle Beach, SC)
added Nov 21, 2015 17:37
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