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Coal's in crosshairs, but Vermont not done quitting tobacco

Vermont's debate over divesting coal and oil from its pension portfolio appears to have smoked out an uncomfortable truth: Nearly 20 years after the state proclaimed its pension funds tobacco-free, they still contain some tobacco investments.
Caledonian-Record (St. Johnsbury, VT)
added Apr 15, 2016 11:25

[Vermont] The Age Of Smoking

A bill that passed the Vermont House last week would raise the smoking age to 21 over a period of three years. We hear from Northfield Representative Anne Donahue and Jericho Representative George Till who will discuss both sides of the bill.
Vermont Public Radio (VPR)
added Apr 15, 2016 12:14

Despite 'Divestment,' Vermont Pension Fund Still Generating Returns Off Tobacco Stocks

During a meeting of the Vermont Pension Investment Committee on Wednesday, fund administrators revealed that the state likely has some interest in tobacco stocks. In an interview Wednesday evening, State Treasurer Beth Pearce said the investment committ
Vermont Public Radio (VPR)
added Apr 14, 2016 01:11

Vermont House passes increase in smoking age from 18 to 21

After impassioned debate stretching over two days, the Vermont House on Wednesday passed a bill to increase the state's age for buying tobacco products from 18 to 21 over the next three years and to raise the tobacco tax.
Bennington (VT) Banner
added Apr 8, 2016 05:01

[Vermont] House OKs raising smoking age

The House voted Tuesday to approve a bill that gradually raises the age someone can buy, possess and use all forms of tobacco during the next three years, and would increase taxes on tobacco products to compensate for lost state revenue. “Our hope is th
Rutland (VT) Herald
added Apr 6, 2016 21:40
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[Vermont] House OKs bill to raise smoking age to 21

The body OKed the bill, H.93, on a vote of 84 to 61 after hours of debate and consideration of several amendments Tuesday. The bill would gradually increase the age for purchasing tobacco products in Vermont over the next three years. As of the beginnin
added Apr 6, 2016 21:40

[Vermont] VIDEO: Businesses fight back against E-cigarette tax

“It would decimate the business. Any of the e-cigarette customers would go online or out of state,” said Linda Barker of Vermont Vapors. Barker said if the bill goes through, they'll be forced to close their doors. “We were the second business in the c
WPTZ-5 (Plattsburgh, NY)
added Apr 5, 2016 00:40

[Vermont] House OKs major tax for e-cigarettes

Over the strong objection of merchants and manufacturers, the House gave final approval Thursday to legislation that will nearly double the price of e-cigarettes. The 92 percent tax took a circuitous route to House passage after previous efforts to add
Rutland (VT) Herald
added Apr 2, 2016 21:33

[Vermont] E-cigarette tax passes House, but faces Senate hurdle

The Vermont House gave final approval Thursday to a bill that would impose a 92 percent excise tax on electronic cigarettes and associated paraphernalia, including vaporizers. The bill passed on a voice vote. On Wednesday, the measure got preliminary ap
added Apr 2, 2016 13:59

Vermont House OKs 92 percent tax on e-cigarettes

Passions ran high on the House floor Wednesday afternoon over a bill to impose a 92 percent state tax on electronic cigarettes and vapor products. Supporters said the steep levy would put e-cigarettes at parity with state tobacco taxes.
WPTZ-5 (Plattsburgh, NY)
added Apr 1, 2016 14:51
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