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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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[South Carolina] The rise, and decline, of SC's tobacco crop

In 1895, The State referred to tobacco as “the pearl of the Pee Dee,” a reference depictive of the region’s tobacco crop’s economic contributions to the state. In fact, the Pee Dee region planted 95 percent of the state’s tobacco crop acreage in 1900, a
Columbia (SC) State
added Nov 18, 2015 00:17
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[South Carolina] Myrtle Beach HUD residents react to proposed smoking ban

"On a given day you can pull up and smell it," said Nina Bonelli, who lives in Bay Pointe. Smoking would be prohibited inside of public housing units and up to 25 feet away from the buildings.
WMBF News (Myrtle Beach, SC)
added Nov 14, 2015 14:29
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[South Carolina] Bluffton Town Council supports Dubois Park smoking ban

Town council gave preliminary approval Tuesday to a measure that would restrict tobacco use in the park... The code change is pending a final vote next month. If it passes, violators would face a fine of up to $100. The council's decision "is for the ki
(Hilton Head, SC) Island Packet
added Oct 14, 2015 15:03
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[South Carolina] Taking Down Tobacco

Some students mentioned that they felt the current policy regarding tobacco on campus was sufficient. “I think [the new policy] is wrong because we are a public university and we already cannot smoke within a certain distance from each building,” said se
The Tiger (Clemson U.)
added Sep 24, 2015 12:56
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[South Carolina] Bluffton considering park smoking ban

Town council members are considering an ordinance that would ban smoking in public parks. Smoking is illegal in any of the town’s restaurants, but if someone felt the urge to light a cigarette on the Dubois Park playground in Old Town, there is nothing
WTOC - TV (Savannah, GA)
added Sep 21, 2015 19:42
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[South Carolina] Pee Dee farmers sticking with tobacco

spreading risk and diversifying is key. The Floyd brothers dedicate 54 acres to tobacco with 1,850 acres for soybeans and 375 acres for corn. They also grow winter wheat, which is double cropped and dependent on several variables. Now that it’s early Sept
Florence (SC) Morning News (SCNow)
added Sep 19, 2015 18:35
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[South Carolina] Should town ban smoking in Bluffton parks?

Bluffton officials are considering developing an ordinance that could restrict smoking in the town's public parks. Melanie Harris, who was pushing her young son on the swings at Dubois Park last week, said she supports the idea.
(Hilton Head, SC) Island Packet
added Sep 18, 2015 17:52
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[Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia] Tobacco-Control Policies in Tobacco-Growing States: Where TobaccoWas King [FREE FULL TEXT]

Master Settlement Agreement,...the 2004 tobacco-quota buyout, and the companies’ increasing use of foreign tobacco led to a rift between the companies and tobacco farmers.  In 2003, the first comprehensive smoke-free local law was passed in a major tobac
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Sep 13, 2015 13:40
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[Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia] TOBACCO-CONTROL POLICIES IN TOBACCO-GROWING STATES: WHERE TOBACCO WAS KING

tobacco companies prioritized blocking tobacco-control policies in tobacco-growing states and partnered with tobacco farmers to oppose tobacco-control policies. The 1998 Master Settlement Agreement..., the 2004 tobacco-quota buyout, and the companies’ inc
Milbank Quarterly
added Sep 13, 2015 13:35
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