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[Virginia] Roanoke Senator seeks to end Tobacco fund

A Roanoke Senator has introduced legislation to defund the Tobacco Commission and send the money to the Medicaid program. John Edwards...introduced a bill to repeal the enabling legislation of the Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission. The bill also
Bland County (VA) Messenger
added Feb 2, 2016 14:40
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[Virginia] Makers of Marlboro Laying Off Workers to Invest in More Vaping

When asked during the call what the company planned to do with the $300 million in savings, [Chief Executive Marty] Barrington declined to offer specifics but did say the company continues to invest in “reduced harm products” such as electronic cigarette
Gizmodo
added Jan 29, 2016 03:04
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[Virginia] Altria planning 490 job cuts, with 200 to 250 in its Richmond-area operations

Altria Group Inc. is planning to eliminate about 490 jobs from its U.S. workforce in the next two months as the company seeks to save about $300 million a year by the end of 2017. About 200 to 250 of those job cuts will come from the company’s salaried w
Richmond.com
added Jan 29, 2016 03:01
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[Virginia] Legislation would prohibit use of e-cigarettes in restaurants

A bill introduced by Sen. John C. Miller, D-Newport News, would expand that prohibition to include electronic cigarettes, the battery-powered devices that some smokers use as an alternative to conventional cigarettes. Miller’s bill, which has been refe
Lynchburg (VA) News & Advance
added Jan 26, 2016 15:59
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[Virginia] Legislation would restrict use of e-cigarettes in restaurants

Smoking conventional cigarettes has been prohibited inside Virginia restaurants since 2009, with an exception for eateries that allow smoking only in separately enclosed and ventilated rooms. A bill. . . would expand that prohibition to include electroni
Richmond.com
added Jan 23, 2016 16:05
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[Virginia] Hope’s proposal for higher cigarette taxes dies

The measure was referred to the House Committee on Finance, often a graveyard...was “laid on the table” (killed) by a voice vote in subcommittee....The 30-cent Virginia tax on packs of cigarettes is lowest among the 50 states
InsideNoVa.com
added Jan 22, 2016 23:37
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[Virginia] Smoke Less, Save More

the average life-time cost to a Virginia smoker is $1.359,000, 13th highest of any state in the country. The costs are broken down as follows: Out-of-pocket cost: $91,418 Financial opportunity cost: $864,459 Health care cost: $128,766 Income loss: $264,3
Bacon’s Rebellion - Reinventing Virginia for the 21st Century (blog)
added Jan 19, 2016 16:36
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[Virginia] Ex-Va. Gov.'s Bribery Appeal Heads To Supreme Court ($$)

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s appeal of his bribery convictions, taking on his contention that the trial court took too broad a view of his use of official powers, according to an order list on Friday.
Law360
added Jan 15, 2016 23:53
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[Virginia] Proposal would ban smoking inside housing projects

The Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority (RRHA), which oversees more than 4,000 public housing units in city, said they were in the final stages of implementing their own "smoke free" buildings in certain communities before HUD's proposal.
WTVR TV 6 (Richmond, VA)
added Jan 13, 2016 06:47
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[Virginia] Editorial: As a state senator, Bill Mims lit a campaign against smoking

We, too, appreciate the absence of cigarette smoke...Mims was ahead of his time. He contributed to an improved atmosphere in all meanings of the word. His elevation to the Supreme Court recognizes his great gifts.
Richmond.com
added Jan 7, 2016 05:35
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