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House votes down bill requiring Virginia schools to go completely tobacco-free

Senate Bill 224 would have required all school systems to ban tobacco, including nicotine vapor, on school property, school buses and at school-sponsored activities by mid-2017. The House defeated the bill on a 38-60 vote, with a handful of Republicans vo
Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch
added Mar 5, 2016 00:49
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[Virginia] Senate passes bill to penalize smoking while kids are in car

“I worked in tobacco my whole life,” he said. So it might have been a little unusual to see Chafin, now a conservative Republican state senator from Russell, stand up on the Senate floor Thursday to support of legislation that, in effect, restricts smok
Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch
added Mar 4, 2016 14:05
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[Virginia] An old tobacco state moves to ban smoking in cars with kids on board

Drivers who light up with kids in the car could face $100 fines under a bill that cleared the legislature Thursday in Virginia, a state where tobacco was once king and cigarette-maker Altria remains a major political donor. With no debate, the Senate vot
Washington Post
added Mar 4, 2016 13:38
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[Virginia] VIDEO: Va. Senate Nears Vote on Bill Banning Smoking in Car with Kids

Virginia lawmakers are nearing a final vote on a fine for drivers who smoke with young children in the car. Supporters of the bill say it's an especially dangerous type of secondhand smoke for little ones. The legislation made it out of the Virginia Hou
WVIR-TV NBC29
added Mar 3, 2016 17:15
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[New Jersey] VIDEO: 2 charged in trafficking $9.5 million worth of cigarettes from Virginia to N.J.

Two New Jersey residents face charges of using shell businesses and accomplices to purchase $9.5 million worth of Virginia cigarettes and transport them to New Jersey for illegal resale in a major cigarette trafficking operation.
Roanoke (VA) Times & World News
added Feb 25, 2016 05:22
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[Virginia] VIDEO: Discarded cigarette blamed for Chesterfield's deadliest fire on record

A discarded cigarette sparked the deadliest fire on record in Chesterfield County and one of the worst in modern Virginia history, fire officials say. Fire marshals determined after an extensive investigation that a cigarette discarded in the attached ga
Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch
added Feb 25, 2016 04:42
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[Virginia] Cigarette caused house fire that killed 5 in Chesterfield

Chesterfield Fire crews say the fire that killed five people, including two children, was caused by a cigarette. Fire marshals determined the fire was accidental and started in the garage from a discarded cigarette.
WWBT NBC12 (Richmond, VA)
added Feb 25, 2016 04:39
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[Virginia] Judge Dismisses $1.2 Million Lawsuit Against City of Danville

A judge dismissed a $1.2 million countersuit from Macerata Wheels founder,Christopher Joy.... Last year, the city of Danville sued Joy after the company received $600,000 from the Tobacco Commission, but failed to create jobs.
WSET-TV 13 (Lynchburg, VA)
added Feb 23, 2016 07:42
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Virginia House advances bill to penalize smokers with kids in cars

Smoking in a car with children younger than 8 soon could be a crime in Virginia under a bill passed by the House of Delegates on Friday. The offense would involve a fine of $100 under House Bill 1348. Defined as a secondary offense, this civil penalty wou
Fredericksburg (VA) Free Lance-Star
added Feb 15, 2016 00:18
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[Virginia] E-cigarettes bill smoked by Senate committee

A bill that would have banned the use of electronic cigarettes in restaurants and many other public places in Virginia was defeated in a General Assembly committee on Tuesday. By an 8-4 voice vote, the Senate’s committee on local government set aside the
Roanoke (VA) Times & World News
added Feb 13, 2016 21:24
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