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[Virginia] VCU experts, colleagues explain dangers of hookah smoking

In an upcoming special supplement to the journal Tobacco Control, researchers from around the world will explain the past decade of research on waterpipe tobacco smoking — or what is commonly known as hookah, narghile or arghile smoking.
Augusta Free Press (Waynesboro, VA)
added Mar 19, 2015 11:33

[New York, Virginia] Special report: Garner case brings cigarette trafficking to light

Illicit interstate cigarette trafficking is a problem many believe could be cured by a uniform national cigarette tax. New York, purportedly to save lives and to boost revenue, imposes the highest tax in the country at $4.35 a pack, while Virginia, avers
added Mar 18, 2015 14:21

[Virginia] Altria and other companies settle 400 smoker lawsuits in Florida

Philip Morris has paid about $13.8 million in judgments in those Engle cases, according to the company’s annual report to shareholders filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday. The company said it will record a charge against its re
added Feb 26, 2015 07:58

[New York, Virginia] Understanding the U.S. Illicit Tobacco Market: Characteristics, Policy Context, and Lessons from International Experiences (PDF)

Research is needed on the extent to which consumer preferences explain why the United States appears to be less affected than other countries by large-scale smuggling of brand cigarettes and by counterfeit cigarettes and illicit whites. Research that dire
National Academies Press
added Feb 20, 2015 13:45

[North Carolina, Virginia] Project mending, preserving tobacco barns in Va., NC

The restoration of Southside Virginia tobacco barns is entering its second year. A project of Preservation Virginia, the barns are being repaired and preserved in Virginia’s Pittsylvania and Halifax counties and North Carolina’s Caswell County.
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 18, 2015 12:10

[Virginia] Danville councilman sets record straight on tobacco grants

Vogler set the record straight on the tobacco commission grants at last week’s meeting of Danville City Council. According to the councilman, the Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission has awarded 47 grants totaling more
Chatham (VA) Star-Tribune
added Feb 12, 2015 10:57

[Virginia] Hampton police lawsuit hearing provides more details into cigarette operation

Attorneys sparred in court Wednesday over potential witnesses in two defamation lawsuits prompted by a failed undercover cigarette operation run by Hampton's police department.
Newport News (VA) Daily Press
added Feb 12, 2015 10:45

Hayes: The proposed cigarette tax: The wrong tax for Southwest Virginia ($$)

The potential of lost business only encourages other local governments to take advantage of the situation. For example, if Dublin (not covered under SB 1414) does not implement its own tax, it can raid business from Pulaski County merchants by becoming a
Roanoke (VA) Times & World News
added Feb 4, 2015 14:54

[Virginia] Lopez bill targets child labor on tobacco farms

The House Commerce and Labor Committee on Tuesday defeated a measure to ban the hiring of children to work with tobacco on Virginia farms. Del. Alfonso H. Lopez, D-Arlington, introduced the measure, alarmed by a report released by Human Rights Watch last
Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch
added Feb 4, 2015 14:32

[Virginia] Opinion/Editorial: Reform bill rights many problems for Tobacco Commission

One of those bills seeks to improve the state’s Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission, which is charged with deciding who gets economic investment money that was generated by 1998’s national tobacco settlement. In that settlemen
Charlottesville (VA) Daily Progress
added Feb 1, 2015 17:00
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