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State Supreme Court upholds Texas tax on tobacco

STORY HIGHLIGHTS Tax was levied on manufacturers that weren’t part of Big Tobacco’s multibillion-dollar settlement. Small tobacco firms sued to overturn 55-cent-per-pack tax on tobacco products.
Austin (TX) American-Statesman
added Apr 2, 2016 14:20

Texas high court overturns cigarette-tax ban

overturned a lower court's decision that declared a state tax on small cigarette manufacturers illegal. The decision is expected to rekindle a simmering legal fight between the state and small tobacco companies over a 2013 law that levied a 55-cent tax on
Houston (TX) Chronicle
added Apr 2, 2016 00:55

Texas Supreme Court upholds $500M state tax on tobacco

upheld a state tax on products made by small tobacco companies that weren't part of a landmark 1998 settlement with Big Tobacco. The Supreme Court in its ruling determined the tax adopted by lawmakers in 2013 is not a violation of the Texas Constitution's
AP - Associated Press
added Apr 2, 2016 00:53

[Texas] Ion Vapor Opens New Cedar Park Vape Shop to Help People Quit Smoking by Learning How to Enjoy Vaping

Per a recent "Quit Smoking" Research Report, people who attempt to quit smoking without some type of professional help are approximately 60-percent more likely be successful if they use an e-cig. Vaping still provides nicotine so that smokers are not qui
added Mar 28, 2016 22:49

[Texas] John O'Quinn Still Looms Large at the Courthouse, Even in Death

When legendary Houston attorney John O’Quinn died in 2009,he had more than 1,200 automobiles. . . He was known most for winning a $17 billion lawsuit against Big Tobacco companies
Houston (TX) Press
added Mar 22, 2016 11:15

[Texas] Local doctors seeing increase in e-cigarette burns

"Vaping" continues to rise in popularity, and doctors at University Hospital are warning people about the possibility of burns. They have seen different types of burns, from minor to severe, caused by explosions of the lithium ion batteries, similar to w
WOAI NBC Channel 4 (San Antonio, TX)
added Mar 19, 2016 18:51
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[Texas] University Health warns of exploding e-cigarette danger

Officials with the University Health System are warning the public about the dangers of exploding electronic cigarettes following a government study of the issue. The 2014 study says there are 2.5 million e-cigarette users in the United States. There wer
KSAT-12 (San Antonio, TX)
added Mar 19, 2016 17:44

[Texas] VIDEO: Dallas smoking ban ordinance still a work in progress

Thursday morning, the City of Dallas' Parks and Recreation board members proved they're going to take their time before voting on a smoking ban for area parks. News 8's Sebastian Robertson has more.
WFAA Channel 8 (Dallas/Fort Worth, TX)
added Mar 11, 2016 23:36

[Texas] Editorial: Disappointing delays in effort to ban smoking in Dallas parks

Most workplaces prohibit smoking on-site. Nonsmokers have rejoiced; smokers have adapted. We expect a similar result if parks are added to the list. A smoking ban would allow everyone to enjoy city parks without wafting clouds of smoke spoiling the fun.
Dallas Morning News
added Mar 11, 2016 23:06

[Texas] Dallas looking to snuff out smoking in all city-owned parks, including golf courses and Fair Park

On Thursday, the Dallas Park and Recreation Board will vote on banning smoking in city-owned parks — every single one of them, with no exceptions. That’s a far cry from the breathing room contained in the original proposal that was supposed to go to the
Dallas Morning News blogs
added Mar 8, 2016 17:07
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