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[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

[Tennessee] RENEAU: Slow Down, Smell The Tobacco

"The number of people who remember when Greeneville smelled like a tobacco warehouse this time of year also seems to be getting smaller all the time," Bob wrote. And he recounted telling a friend: " ... tobacco still smells like family and the good old d
Greeneville (TN) Sun
added Dec 5, 2015 18:30
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[Tennessee] vol state campus going tobacco-free in 2016

our take Tobacco addiction begins almost exclusively among youth and young adults, making community colleges a critical target for tobacco use prevention. The implementation of these kinds of smoke-free campus policies has the potential to save thousands
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Dec 4, 2015 21:19
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[Tennessee] Vol State campus going tobacco-free in 2016

Volunteer State Community College will become a completely tobacco and electronic-cigarette-free campus next year. Beginning Jan. 1, 2016, the school will prohibit the use of tobacco and electronic cigarettes/vaping on any campus property for all studen
The Tennessean
added Dec 4, 2015 21:23

[Tennessee] Lung Cancer, The Deadliest Cancer In The United States[

there is a screening test available for those at high risk of developing lung cancer and as of February 5, certain Medicare recipients gained coverage for the annual benefit. Specifically, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has reco
added Nov 29, 2015 05:09
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[Tennessee] 'Long, intensive recovery' for man injured in e-cigarette accident

The injuries a college student sustained when an electronic cigarette exploded in his face could have been prevented if the man had been taught to use the e-cigarette properly, a smoke shop employee told WPXI sister station FOX13. Meanwhile, the man's fam
WPXI (Pittsburgh, PA)
added Nov 25, 2015 17:00

[Tennessee] Questions grow about safety of e-cigarettes

Dr. Turner said there’s some uncertainty with e-cigarettes since the long term effects aren’t known. They currently aren’t regulated by the FDA like regular cigarettes. He said Galvin, a mother of two, should be somewhat cautious using an e-cigarette ar
WATE 6 (Knoxville, TN)
added Nov 24, 2015 21:12

[Tennessee] Memphis native in hospital after an e-cigarette exploded

Family members say a Kangertech e-cigarette exploded. Caples neck was broken, his teeth were knocked out, and he had facial fractures and cuts. FOX13's Kristin Leigh spoke with Caples' sister, Colessia Porter, who is from Memphis. On FOX13 News at 9 and
WHBQ-TV FOX13 (Memphis, TN)
added Nov 23, 2015 00:04
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