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[Virginia] No easy solutions for illicit tobacco trade

Chaloupka... spoke last week at the annual meeting of the Tobacco Merchants Association in Williamsburg, a gathering of industry representatives and some public health advocates .... ...“If you can get low-tax states to bring their taxes up to some minimu
added May 24, 2015 18:04

[Virginia] Altria Commits $800,000 in College Scholarships to 20 Richmond Public Schools Graduates

Joined by parents, educators, elected officials and executives from Altria, 20 Richmond area students crossed the stage today at the historic Hippodrome Theater to accept scholarships of up to $10,000 per year... Altria scholars receive support to help t
Altria Group, Inc.
added May 21, 2015 22:44

[Virginia] Altria shareholders reject three proposals

holders voted to defeat three stockholder proposals that had urged the Henrico County-based company to take action on farm labor issues and tobacco use among the poor. The company’s board of directors had opposed the proposals. During the annual meeting a
added May 20, 2015 23:40

[Virginia] McAuliffe taps Feinman to lead revised Va tobacco commission

appointed a new executive director on Friday for the recently created Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission, which changes the way the state doles out its money from the national tobacco settlement. McAuliffe tapped Evan Feinman for the post
AP - Associated Press
added May 15, 2015 15:29
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[Virginia] I-95 bus fire likely started by cigarette

The Thursday afternoon bus fire on Interstate 95 in Stafford County apparently started with a cigarette lit by a 35-year-old Plainfield, N.J., man who had stowed away in the luggage compartment, according to the Virginia State Police.
Fredericksburg (VA) Free Lance-Star
added May 9, 2015 14:43

[Virginia] Cigarette trafficking thriving in Richmond area

five of Virginia’s 10 largest cigarette buyers are in the Richmond area. Two claim addresses in self-storage facilities (one lists a unit number as its “suite”); two have wrong or outdated addresses; and the fifth purports to be in a South Richmond apartm
added May 4, 2015 19:33

10 million cartons of cigarettes trafficked out of Virginia

Of every five cigarettes sold in Virginia, at least one is illegally trafficked for resale in another state — more than 10 million cartons a year, worth hundreds of millions of dollars in profit. Recent criminal charges, cigarette sales figures and the F
Roanoke (VA) Times & World News
added May 4, 2015 19:04

[Virginia] Smoke on the water: In tough budget times, smokers provide steady stream of revenue

In Newport News and Hampton, as in other parts of the state and country, smokers of conventional tobacco are seen as pariahs — and messiahs.... an economist with Economics 21 at the Manhattan Institute...Public officials say they want to discourage smokin (Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity)
added May 4, 2015 17:31

[Virginia] Judge narrows scope of Hampton cigarette sting defamation lawsuit

Former Lt. James R. Crotts, of Smithfield, accuses former Police Chief Charles R. Jordan Jr. and another Hampton officer, Christopher L. Munger, of throwing him under the bus in the aftermath of the tobacco sting. But a multiday jury trial that was expe
Newport News (VA) Daily Press
added May 3, 2015 15:26

[North Carolina] Virginia company has goals as it leaves vapor trail in NC

The founders of Avail Vapor entered the electronic-cigarette business in 2013 with their eyes open to the opportunities and roadblocks of an industry operating in a Wild Wild West mode. The Richmond, Va., company is operating 33 stores in three states, i
AP - Associated Press
added Apr 23, 2015 11:27
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