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Tennessee Legislator Proposes Tobacco Purchase Age Increase

SB 1973, along with its companion bill HB 1978 was introduced this week, getting its first reading and a passage on first consideration yesterday. In the bill, Tracy seeks a fairly simple revision of existing state law, replacing the term “eighteen (18)
added Jan 23, 2016 16:05

[Tennessee] Feds may ban smoking in public housing

Tullahoma Housing Authority (THA) Executive Director Jim Rock said he’s not a fan of the proposed rule, which would affect five THA developments... For right now, Rock said, “They are giving us a choice;” but if the proposed rule becomes HUD’s final rule
Tullahoma (TN) News
added Jan 13, 2016 06:45

[Tennessee] Cancer-awareness conference set Jan. 21

The conference is called Creating a Healthier Community One Home at a Time. The focus will be on radon and lung cancer... Secondhand smoke causes around 3,000 lung cancer deaths per year, officials said. Radon is responsible for roughly 21,000 cancer de
Cleveland (TN) Banner
added Jan 13, 2016 06:42
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[Tennessee] Nashville Apartment Staffers Forced To Stub Out Cigarettes With Residents In Smoking Ban

The first private apartment complexes to accept the Metro Health Department’s challenge to ban smoking say it’s going pretty well. No one has packed up and left yet. But going smoke-free has been hard for those trying to quit. “Oh it’s rough. It’s rough
WPLN Nashville (TN) Public Radio
added Jan 11, 2016 18:47
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[Tennessee] GOP lawmaker returns Cuban cigars from Jeremy Durham

With several fellow Republican lawmakers reporting embattled House Majority Whip Jeremy Durham is trying to curry favor with colleagues days before House Republicans decide his fate, one fellow GOP lawmaker is returning a gift given by Durham this week..
The Tennessean
added Jan 17, 2016 16:28
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[Tennessee] Local lawmakers introducing new bills next session from bans on smoking to gun rights

Sullivan County Representative Lon Lundberg said he is introducing a bill that would give cities the ability to ban smoking on city property.
WJHL-TV (Johnson City, TN)
added Jan 11, 2016 18:02

[Tennessee] Two Apartment Communities First in Nashville to Go Smoke Free

Fallbrook Apartment Community and Riverwood Tower Apartment Community implemented the policies as part of Metro Public Health Department's Breathe Easy Campaign. In a press release, Tobacco Coordinator for Metro Public Health Department Lillian Maddox-W
WZTV Fox 17 (Nashville, TN)
added Jan 6, 2016 18:33

[Tennessee] Report: TN Diverts Majority of Tobacco Tax to Unrelated Programs

Tennessee collected $400 million last year from its tax on tobacco and the settlement made with cigarette companies in the 1990s, and spent only $5 million of that, a little more than 1 percent, on tobacco prevention programs.
Public News Service (PNS)
added Dec 21, 2015 14:40

[Tennessee] Inspired by Armstrong case, McCormick proposes bill on cigarette tax stamps

House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick has filed legislation inspired by state Rep. Joe Armstrong’s reported dealings in state cigarette tax stamps — allegations that led to the Knoxville lawmaker’s indictment on federal tax fraud charges.
Knoxville (TN) News Sentinel blogs
added Dec 21, 2015 14:38

[Tennessee] House Republican Leader Sponsoring Bill to Stop Tobacco Sellers from Profiting Off Tax Hikes

McCormick (R-Chattanooga) today announced that he has filed legislation to strengthen current tobacco tax laws. House Bill 1440 is aimed at deterring individuals from profiting from future increases in the rate of a per unit tax. The legislation calls for
added Dec 17, 2015 21:31
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