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'Small Tobacco' Tax in Texas Dealt a Major Blow

The 55-cents-per-pack fee that Texas imposes on smaller tobacco manufacturers is an unconstitutional tax, an appeals court ruled. House Bill 3525, which Texas lawmakers approved in 2013, levied fees on tobacco companies that did not participate in th
Courthouse News
added Aug 19, 2014 05:43
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[Texas] Outdoor Smokers May Still Sicken Kids with Thirdhand Smoke

While parents might think smoking outside the home is a smart idea, new research suggests it might not do much good in protecting the health of children, especially infants.
NEWS92FM (Houston, TX)
added Aug 15, 2014 12:13
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[Texas] E-cigarettes banned on Fort Worth school property

The policy revision bans electronic cigarettes “or any electronic vaporizing devices of any kind” from school district property. Superintendent Walter Dansby recommended the revision. The vote was 6-0. Trustees Ann Sutherland and Ashley Paz were absent.
Fort Worth (TX) Star-Telegram
added Feb 26, 2014 14:17
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[Texas] EDITORIAL: Regulate e-cigarettes: Reignite anti-smoking movement in America

That means 5.6 million children and teens — or one in 13 — could die prematurely during adulthood because of smoking, Lushniak’s report concluded. We must be more aggressive. We know what smoking did to older generations. We must do our best to stop th
Mcallen (TX) Monitor
added Jan 23, 2014 00:36
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[Texas] Study finds accessibility affects smoking habits

College of Education associate professor of health Lorraine Reitzel has taken to using smartphones and GPS to see how having tobacco outlets nearby affects smokers. “We previously published a study in 2011 in the American Journal of Public Health on the
Daily Cougar (University of Houston)
added Oct 23, 2013 03:44
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[Texas] Kidd Kraddick, RIP: Smoking may have led to heart disease, Dallas cardiologist says | Health Blog

Everyone is reeling at the sudden death of beloved Dallas radio personality Kidd Kraddick at 53, including Dr. Jeffrey Schussler, an interventional cardiologist at Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas and profe
Dallas Morning News blogs
added Jul 30, 2013 04:51
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Texas Lawyer Blog: Fee dispute between attorneys rises out of tobacco litigation ashes

Beaumont plaintiff’s lawyer Brent W. Coon and lawyers he hired to represent him in litigation against his former firm, Provost★Umphrey Law Firm, say they are trying to resolve a fee dispute.
Texas Lawyer
added Jan 17, 2013 14:31
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[Texas] Sugar Land cigar shop center of smoking battle

The smell of smoke has become a point of serious contention outside a local cigar shop, and now that the property management has stepped in with a cigar smoking ban, the battle is heading to court.
KRTK TV ABC13 (Houston, TX)
added Aug 25, 2012 05:27
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[Texas] Woman killed in house fire after smoking while using oxygen tank

A woman, who was smoking while her oxygen tank was in use, died after her northeast Harris County home went up in flames late Wednesday, according to the Harris County Fire Marshal's Office.
KVUE (Austin, TX)
added Jul 5, 2012 17:20
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[Texas] Borger man dies in fire after cigarette ignites oxygen

The Texas Fire Marshal’s Office on Tuesday identified a 73-year-old man killed in a Borger apartment fire Sunday afternoon. Kenneth Herin was smoking a cigarette that somehow ignited a home oxygen supply used for breathing assistance,
Lubbock (TX) Avalanche-Journal
added Jul 5, 2012 10:15
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