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Samaritan Bans Cigarettes

Dec 22, 2012

Samaritan Hospital and Pioneer Medical Center's ban on cigarettes for sale use goes into effect Nov. 17Tobacco use is already prohibited within the medical facilities themselves, but the new ban...

Cigarettes-use Prevention Program

Nov 20, 2012

Tobacco-use prevention programs have been cut and positions at the Whatcom County Health Department will be eliminated largely because of reductions in state grant funding.The County Council on...

Local NAACP Chapter Backs Cigarette Tax Increase

Oct 18, 2012

A grass-roots push for a $1 cigarette tax increase has won the endorsement of the Wicomico County NAACP — needed support in a region where the rate of youth smoking cigarettes is higher than the...

In The Cigarettes Wars

Sep 10, 2012

It appears Betty Bullock may finally receive the justice she so richly deserves. Unfortunately, she’s dead and won’t be able to enjoy it. Betty started smoking cigarettes buy cigarettes during...

UCSD Researchers Alarmed At Rise In Hookah Use Among California Youth

Sep 9, 2012

Hookah use among California youth ages 18 to 24 is rising rapidly according to a study conducted by researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. The study appears in the...

State Awarded $8.1M In Cigarettes Money

Aug 29, 2012

Chancery Judge Jaye Bradley on Wednesday ordered Brown & Williamson to pay the state $8.1 million in cigarettes online settlement money owed for the sale of more than 600 million Star cigarettes...

Jackson Co. Judge Rules In Cigarettes Settlement

Aug 28, 2012

A Mississippi judge has ruled that R.J. Reynolds shortchanged the state of Mississippi millions of dollars when it failed to report profits from the sale of 7.8 billion cheap cigarette online made...

Gov. Cuomo Enforces Taxes On Cigarette Sales

Jul 22, 2011

Gov. Cuomo has launched his long-awaited crackdown on cigarette tax evasion on the state's Indian reservations."It has been our consistent position that cigarettes store should be taxed under the...

Cuomo Signs Law To Ban Hookah From Kids

Jul 21, 2011

New York State’s anti-smoking cigarettes laws just got a lot tougher. Teenagers, who are already prohibited from buying cigarettes, will now find non-tobacco items unavailable to them,...

Smoking Cited In Two Fatal Ken-Ton Fires

Jul 20, 2011

For the second time in 10 days, a disabled individual in Ken-Ton has perished in a fire, and discount cigarette online may have caused both blazes, authorities said Wednesday.Donald Dake, 62, of...

NY Cancer Plan Notes More Diagnoses, Fewer Deaths

Jul 19, 2011

Nearly 3,000 fewer New Yorkers died of cancer last year compared to a decade ago, according to the state's new draft cancer plan.The draft report obtained by the Associated Press also shows nearly...

Benefits Of Statewide Ban Are Obvious

Jul 18, 2011

Take a deep breath, Wisconsin. Notice anything? You're breathing air that has been free of smoke cigarettes for one year.The statewide workplace smoking cigarettes ban was signed May 18, 2009, by...

Mixed Reaction To Year-old Smoking Ban

Jul 16, 2011

John Belsky has been smoking cigarettes since he was 18.So the 70-year-old Janesville man wasn’t happy when Wisconsin’s smoke-free law went into effect a year ago today and he had to start...

Smoking Ban Reaches One Year Anniversary

Jul 15, 2011

Even though some bars are marking the state’s smoking cigarettes ban one-year anniversary with a party, the Tavern League of Wisconsin is still fighting against it.“We have people who have lost...

County Health Agency Funding Anti-Cigarettes Youth Groups

Jul 14, 2011

Over the past few years, teenagers from across the San Gabriel Valley have been lobbying their cities for tougher regulations on tobacco sales.They've formed groups such as Azusa Youth Against...

Text Messages May Help Smokers Kick Butts

Jul 13, 2011

The U.S. Food Drug and Administration plans to use cigarette labels showing diseased lungs and tracheotomy holes to help people quit smoking cigarettes. British researchers suggest another...

Redding Motel Fire Started By Cigarette Butt

Jul 12, 2011

A fire that destroyed part of a north Redding motel Sunday afternoon was caused by a cigarette butt, fire officials said.The fire at America’s Best Value Inn & Suites on North Market Street...

Only 53 Took County’s Free Quit-smoking Drugs

Jul 11, 2011

Smoking really isn’t that big a problem in Orange County. Less than 11 percent of adults in the county smoke, well below the state average of 13.1 percent, which is an all-time low. The national...

A Puff Of Flavor

Jul 10, 2011

With Father's Day approaching, it might be a good time to help dad indulge in the time-honored experience of puffing on an expertly rolled cigar. While popular sentiment and government bans...

Police Won’t Enforce Parks Smoking Ban

Jul 9, 2011

Although Astoria Park lies within the boundaries of the 114th Police Precinct, the NYPD will not butt in on anyone smoking cigarettes in park space.“Just so you know, the police department is not...

Cigar Store Gets Thumbs Down From Team Bloomberg

Jul 8, 2011

Team Bloomberg sees the bill as an attempt to make an end-run around the city's tough indoor smoking cigarettes law.Current law allows smoking cigarettes in tobacco shops, but prohibits it in...

Senecas Prepare For New Era

Jul 7, 2011

Now that Seneca entrepreneurs may not be able to sell name-brand cigarettes tax-free, Seneca Nation officials are seeing "a new era" for Seneca businessmen.A state appellate court ruled Tuesday...

Breathing Room For Rail Commuters

Jul 6, 2011

Amid the furious bill-passing last week, the state Legislature voted in favor of strong lungs and passed a smoking cigarettes ban for Metro-North Railroad and Long Island Rail Road outdoor...

Millions At Stake In Third Palm Beach County Cigarettes Trial

Jul 5, 2011

Jerry Weingart has been waiting more than a decade for the companies he believes killed his wife to be brought to justice. But at 89, the Boynton Beach man doesn't have the stamina to spend the...

Gov. Walker Criticized Indoor Smoking Ban

Jul 4, 2011

Wisconsin’s public indoor smoking cigarettes ban took effect a year ago on Tuesday.Governor Scott Walker has criticized the ban in the past – but today, he said he won’t try to change it.When...

Legislature Again Flicks Away Smoking Ban

Jul 3, 2011

A sixth attempt to limit secondhand smoke cigarettes in public places died this week in the Texas Legislature, causing disappointment for smoke-free advocates and relief for some business owners...

UT MD Anderson Debuts Lung Cancer Screening Program

Jul 2, 2011

Current and former heavy smokers can now be screened more effectively for lung cancer. Results from the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) revealed that detecting small lung cancers with computed...

Chance To Clear The Air

Jul 1, 2011

As Middle Tennessee State University continues to position itself for the future and approaches its Centennial celebration, it will join approximately 250 institutions of higher education across...

Drugs Losing Hold On Armstrong Kids, Survey Shows

Jun 30, 2011

Secondary students surveyed in Armstrong County said they used less drugs than their peers across the state.In several categories, the prevalence of drug use among Armstrong County students was...

Ohio's Smoking Rate Increases After Steady Decline

Jun 29, 2011

Ohio's adult smoking cigarettes rate for 2010 has increased 2.2 percent from 2009, according to the Centers for Disease Control.Funding for cigarettes prevention and cessation progragms being cut...

Council At Odds Over Proposed Smoking Ban In Parks

Jun 28, 2011

Council tonight took up the issue of smoking cigarettes and drinking in public parks, and most agreed those behaviors should be banned (Councilpersons Bill Cox and Frank Ferrando were absent this...

New York Cigar Tax Cap Bill Falls Short

Jun 27, 2011

The New York State Assembly closed its 2011 session before it could vote on a bill that called for the state excise tax on a single premium cigar to be capped at one dollar.The bill, which was...

A Graphic Shock

Jun 26, 2011

It's finally come to pass. The Food and Drug Administration released nine gruesome new warning labels for cigarette packs. Hopefully, it signals a healthier horizon for all of us.Those working to...

Cigarette Butts Can Harm Aquatic Life

Jun 25, 2011

Tossing a cigarette butt into the street or onto a sidewalk or curb can earn you a fine for littering, but the consequences are more severe for plant and aquatic life in Memphis-area rivers, lakes...

Riverbend Told Not To Allow Cigarettes Sample Distribution

Jun 24, 2011

The Tennessee Attorney General's Office cautioned Riverbend Festival officials to not allow cigarettes samples to be distributed at the Chattanooga event.The AG's letter wasn't mentioned when...

Why Big Gaming Helped Snuff Out Voter-approved Smoking Ban

Jun 23, 2011

The first time tavern owners tried to overturn the smoking cigarettes ban, during the 2009 Legislature, I was amazed they even got it out of committee, foolishly thinking Democrats in the majority...

Health Boost For Smoking Ban

Jun 22, 2011

Walking through a smoke-filled bar with a bad ticker wouldn't seem like the best idea. But since the Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act took effect, fewer Nevadans have had that unhealthy option.And...

Surgeon Says No Escaping Smoke Indoors

Jun 21, 2011

High-tech ventilation systems and distance from a smoker doesn't provide a barrier from secondhand smoke cigarettes and the many health consequences it causes in enclosed places where the public...

Germantown Grad Wins Scholarship For Being Cigarettes-free

Jun 20, 2011

Jessie Nolasco-Sardino, who graduated from Northwest High School on Tuesday, has spent her life telling people about the dangers of smoking cigarettes cigarettes.Finally, someone is...

La. House Revives Cigarette Tax

Jun 19, 2011

Gov. Bobby Jindal’s veto and the House refusal to override the veto did not kill the renewal of a 4-cent-per-pack tax on cigarettes.Rep. Harold Ritchie, D-Bogalusa, the author of the tax renewal...

Tempe Anti-smoking Program For Teens To Kick Off At ASU

Jun 18, 2011

The former Philip Morris researcher who inspired the film "The Insider" kicks off a 24-hour anti-smoking cigarettes program for teens beginning Friday at Old Main at Arizona State University.The...

Glendale Considers Requiring Smoking Areas For Businesses

Jun 17, 2011

Glendale wants businesses to provide designated smoking cigarettes areas for their employees who light up.The Planning Commission voted 6-0 Thursday to recommend that the City Council approve the...

Survey Pinpoints Sources Of Trash In San Francisco Bay

Jun 16, 2011

A first-of-its-kind survey of the kinds of trash that end up in San Francisco Bay points the finger at specific sources: retailers such as McDonald's and 7-Eleven that feed our disposable...

Cuts In Program Funds Blamed For Increase In Smoking Rate

Jun 15, 2011

Ohio’s adult smoking cigarettes rate increased last year over that of 2009, and cigarettes-prevention advocates are not surprised. They say the increase, which follows a long trend of declining...

Great Kills Store Offers Alternative To Cigarette Tax

Jun 14, 2011

Smokers who don't want to buy bootleg discount cigarettes are taking a novel approach to legally avoiding the state's costly cigarette excise tax -- they're shopping at a store in Great Kills that...

Smoking Ban Smells Like A Step Forward

Jun 13, 2011

Take a deep breath.In.Out.Isn't that nice?As the calendar turned from Friday to Saturday, a voter-approved ban on indoor smoking cigarettes in Springfield took effect.And while we're dealing with...

Sounding Off About Possible Smoking Ban

Jun 12, 2011

Students and workers on the WVU campus that MetroNews spoke with Thursday about a proposed campus-wide smoking cigarettes ban appeared split on the issue."I think generally it's a good thing but at...

Senecas Again Granted Reprieve In Cig-tax Battle

Jun 11, 2011

The Seneca Nation of Indians has again received judicial protection from the state’s attempt to collect taxes on Native-sold cigarettes.On Thursday morning, State Supreme Court Appellate Division...

Noted During Obama Visit, Chet's Restaurant To Close

Jun 10, 2011

A small north Toledo eatery whose origins date back to 1923 will close Sunday, just days after being feted in a speech to Chrysler workers by President Obama.New Chet's Restaurant, in the 1000...

Order Banning Collection Of Cigarette Taxes Lifted

Jun 9, 2011

A judge Wednesday lifted a temporary restraining order that had stopped the state from collecting taxes on cigarettes sold on Indian reservations to non-Indians, and state officials vowed to move...

Utah Department Of Health Crafts Anti-hookah Rules

Jun 8, 2011

The Utah Department of Health wants to cork hookah pipes — at least in public places.The health department has crafted new rules under the Utah Indoor Clean Air Act that redefine “lighted...

No Smoking Zone Expanded In Downtown Ithaca

Jun 7, 2011

It’s already illegal to smoke cigarettes outside on the Ithaca Commons, but a new law expands the no smoking cigarettes zone. Ithaca Common Council members say the zone has to expand because more...

Miriam Hospital Studies Offers New Insight

Jun 6, 2011

Latinos looking to quit smoking cigarettes are more successful when they have a significant other and partner support, say researchers from The Miriam Hospital's Centers for Behavioral and...

Bill Changing Indoor Smoking Bill Passes Assembly Committee

Jun 5, 2011

In a split vote, the Assembly Ways and Means Committee passed legislation that would allow tavern owners to serve food to their smoking cigarettes customers despite a voter-approved indoor smoking...

American Cancer Society Study Says Smoking Ban Not To Blame For Sales Declines At NV Bars

Jun 4, 2011

Nevada's smoking cigarettes laws have not hurt business at restaurants and bars, according to a study by an advocacy group that was released as lawmakers debate a bill that would water down the...

NH Senate Rejects Bill Cutting Cigarette Tax

Jun 3, 2011

It doesn't look like smokers will be getting a break on New Hampshire's tax on cheap cigarettes anytime soon.The state Senate killed a bill Thursday that would have dropped the tax rate a dime to...

Philadelphia Smoking Ban Extends

Jun 2, 2011

It is a commonly accepted truth that secondhand smoke cigarettes from cigarettes and other discount cigarettes products is hazardous to our health, especially for young children. In Philadelphia,...

County Going Smoke-free

Jun 1, 2011

Commissioners voted 3-1 to ban smoking cigarettes on county campuses on Tuesday.The county currently prohibits the use of cheap cigarettes products in vehicles and buildings, but wanted to include...

Lawmakers Want To Outlaw Smoking At State Parks

May 31, 2011

With Memorial Day marking the unofficial start of summer, Central New Yorkers are beginning to flock to State Parks and beaches but state lawmakers are looking to make a change.A proposed law...

Tax Reform May Cut Cigarette Consumption, Improve Public Health

May 30, 2011

Reforming the discount cigarettes tax system may be the key to discouraging cigarette consumption and reduce the growing incidence of cigarettes-related illness such as lung cancer and heart...

Family Loses Cigarettes Lawsuit

May 29, 2011

A jury returned a defendant’s verdict yesterday afternoon in a wrongful death and product liability case brought against Philip Morris Inc. by the family of a Douglas man who died of lung cancer...

Scary Images On Cigarette Packs Found Effective

May 28, 2011

Graphic health warnings on online cigarettes packs caused one-quarter of smokers to consider quitting in 13 of the 14 foreign countries surveyed for a report published by the CDC.Adding graphic...

Two Laws Prohibit Total Ban On Cigarette Ads

May 27, 2011

The Health Ministry said two laws on the press and broadcasting restricted a total ban on cigarette advertising in a cigarettes consumption regulation being that is currently drafted. Budi...

Fatal Fire Blamed On Cigarette

May 26, 2011

The Saturday fire that killed two young children probably was started by a discarded cigarette in or near a trash can on the front porch of their South Side home, Columbus Fire Battalion Chief...

Ban Smoking Indoors

May 25, 2011

I fully support the legislation in the Texas Legislature, which proposes a comprehensive statewide smoke-free indoor workplace law. This legislation would protect all Texans from the harmful and...

Lawsuit Challenges AHCCCS Cuts As Unconstitutional

May 24, 2011

Attorneys for a legal watchdog group are going to the Arizona Supreme Court on behalf of about 150,000 people on the verge of losing their health care.Tim Hogan of the Arizona Center for Law in the...

Stop Smoking In Casinos

May 23, 2011

Recent reports show Atlantic City’s 11 casinos often fail to enforce New Jersey’s anti-smoking cigarettes laws. There is no reason for the casino floors in Atlantic City to be exempt from the...

Smoking Ban Inquiries Tackled In City

May 22, 2011

When Springfield's new smoking cigarettes ordinance takes effect in June, patrons will be able to continue smoking cigarettes legally on restaurant patios -- even those with roofs -- as long as the...

Healthcare Providers Ban E-cigarettes

May 21, 2011

The three largest healthcare providers in the state now ban electronic cigarettes.Regional Health changed its no-cigarettes policy on Monday to include electronic cigarettes, Dale Gisi, director of...

Yankton’s Parks Are Cigarettes-Free

May 20, 2011

The City of Yankton and the Yankton cigarettes Education Coalition reminds all citizens that the Yankton Parks are cigarettes-free. In 2006, the Yankton discount cigarettes Education Coalition...

Bill Would Lower RI's Cigarette Tax

May 19, 2011

Rhode Island lawmakers are considering bill that would cut Rhode Island's cigarette tax by $1.The tax is currently $3.46 a pack, the third-highest in the nation.People who back the bill say it's...

Anti-smoking Summit Missing A Couple Of Invitees

May 18, 2011

A summit of area leaders on Tuesday to discuss unifying the region's smoking cigarettes bans did not quite materialize as planned, as representatives from the city of St. Louis and Jefferson County...

Delaware Towns Using Stimulus Money To Establish Smoke-free Zones

May 17, 2011

On May 16, Delaware City will be the first of eight towns in the state to establish smoke-free zones in its parks. The move was made possible through a stimulus mini-grant from the Department of...

Cigarettes Totalitarianism

May 16, 2011

It’s been more than a year and a half since UNM became a “smoke-free” campus, but so far no one has been punished for smoking cigarettes outside of designated areas.Student Conduct Officer...

New Mexico Governor Vetoes Nonparticipating Manufacturer Escrow Bill

May 15, 2011

New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez vetoed a bill that would have imposed additional escrow requirements on nonparticipating manufacturers to the Master Settlement Agreement.Senate Bill 397, which...

Martinez Vetoes Cigarette Tax Bill

May 14, 2011

Gov. Susana Martinez on Tuesday vetoed a bill that would have taxed cigarette manufacturers that in certain cases receive exemptions.State Attorney General Gary King pressed for the law to equalize...

Is Smoking Bad For Your Career?

May 13, 2011

Everyone knows that smoking cigarettes is bad for your health, but can lighting up also be bad for your career? Frequent smoke cigarettes breaks can create rifts among employees, with non-smoking...

Most Smoking Fines In Ohio Are Going Unpaid

May 12, 2011

Four years to the month after Ohio began enforcing the voter-approved smoking cigarettes ban, enforcement is plummeting.From May 2007 through the end of April this year, state and local health...

No Smoking Policies May Present Challenges To Treatment Centers

May 11, 2011

When a new cigarettes-free policy was instituted at an Ohio women's substance abuse treatment center, both smokers and non-smokers were more likely to leave treatment early in the first few months...

Mobile Eateries Now Smoke-free

May 10, 2011

Hundreds of local restaurants and other establishments serving food have banned smoking cigarettes in the seven months since Mobile County Health Department cracked down.Last year, about 900...

Nebraska Legislature Considers Expansive Cigarettes Enforcement Measure

May 9, 2011

A bill is currently pending before the Nebraska legislature that would impose significant new requirements for nonparticipating manufacturers to the MSA and relating to tribal sales. Legislative...

Cigarette-making Shops Start Drawing Attention

May 8, 2011

Some states are looking at make-your-own-cigarettes shops and smelling something foul.The Wall Street Journal reported that New Hampshire sued several retailers, contending they act as cigarette...

Cigarettes Smoking War In 4 States

Mar 13, 2011

The smoking cigarettes battle is moving into high gear in South Dakota and Connecticut. The two states have joined, or may soon join, several other states that are debating -- or litigating --...

Cigs Butt Lands Man In Jail

Mar 12, 2011

Throwing a cigarette butt from a car landed a Mulberry man in the Crawford County Detention Center and facing felony drug charges.Circuit Judge Gary R. Cottrell ruled Monday morning there was...

Smokers Decry Ban On Flavors

Jan 4, 2010

TALLAHASSEE -- Smokers in Florida and 11 other states will be lighting -- and relighting -- fire-safe online cigarettes designed to go out when they're not puffed as the result of new laws that...

Smoking Ban Sees Fall In Heart Attacks In Wales

Dec 8, 2009

NEW figures this week are expected to reveal how the first full year of the public smoking cigarettes ban in Wales heralded a steep decline in heart attacks. The findings will be contained in...

Heart Attack Figures After The Ban

Dec 4, 2009

Since the introduction of the smoking cigarettes ban in all enclosed public areas in Britain there have been a few reports claiming it has reduced heart attack admissions in hospitals. In fact,...

French Turn To Belgium For Cheap Cigarettes

Nov 30, 2009

Afew years ago, Adinkerke was a forgotten, dilapidated village of red-brick houses, just inside the Belgian border with France. In the past four years, however, it has been transformed into a...

Smokefree United Helping Football Fans To Quit

Nov 27, 2009

Chelsea fans may be celebrating their team being top of the Premier League but they are struggling off the pitch to give smoking cigarettes the red card. Only 79 Blues fans have signed up for...

Edinburgh University Students Stub Out Plan To Ban Cigarettes Sales On Campus

Nov 24, 2009

STUDENTS at Edinburgh University have voted to keep discount cigarettes on sale on campus. A motion was put before the annual general meeting of Edinburgh University Students Association which...

NHS Trust Removes Anti-smoking Propaganda

Nov 17, 2009

Strong representation was made today by Dave Atherton of Freedom2Choose and freelance journalist Pat Nurse who objected against the material on the grounds of incitement to hatred towards smokers,...

ICS Seeks €1 Hike For Cigarettes

Nov 13, 2009

The Irish Cancer Society is urging the Government to increase the tax on cheap smokes by €1 in the forthcoming budget in order to fund the fight against online cigarettes smuggling. The...

Tobacco Czar Maps New Agency's Path

Nov 10, 2009

ROCKVILLE, Md. — When “Bopper” Deyton was a student at the University of Kansas in the 1970s, he grew a ponytail. His mother hated it. “I'd do anything if you will cut your hair,”...

Want Quit Smoking Switching Mild Cigarettes NOT Improve Chances

Nov 5, 2009

Smokers who hope to kick the habit by first switching to a low-tar or mild brand of cigarette may actually find it harder to quit, researchers said today. They found that smokers who traded to...

Restaurants Prepare For Smoking Ban

Nov 2, 2009

VIRGINIA BEACH--The state-wide smoking cigarettes ban is just around the corner. On Dec. 1 most bars and restaurants will be required to have a non-smoking cigarettes section, but some restaurant...

£45m Cigarettes Haul Was First Of Five Planned Runs In Audacious Smuggling Scheme

Oct 30, 2009

The cargo ship seized with a record £45m of illegal discount cigarettes on board was on the first in a series of five planned voyages from the Philippines to Ireland, it can be revealed. An...

EU Ruling Will Spark Cigarette Price War

Oct 26, 2009

A NEW court ruling could spark a price war on cigarettes in Ireland with disastrous effects for people's health, anti-smoking cigarettes group Ash Ireland has warned. The European Court of...

UK Wants Smoke-free To Include Sidewalks

Oct 22, 2009

When the University of Kentucky campus goes smoke-free on Nov. 19, there's about a 4-foot wide loophole where people could still smoke. It's the city sidewalks. The university's jurisdiction to...

Electronic Cigarettes Get A Brief From ASH UK

Oct 19, 2009

ASH UK (Action on Smoking and health - ash.org.uk) have finally taken the step of providing a brief in regards to their position on electronic cigarettes and the ecig industry is hailing it as a...

MPs Vote To Ban Cigarette Machines

Oct 14, 2009

Cigarette vending machines could soon be a thing of the past after MPs agreed to ban them. The House of Lords will now consider whether there should be an outright ban on the machines, after an...

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