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Tobacco retailers and consumers in Pennsylvania should be on alert as a new bill looks to ban smoking in more public places, including cigar lounges, bars, casinos, private clubs and outdoor spaces. House Bill 2298 aims to expand the Clean Indoor Act of 2008 and “close the loopholes”, as stated by state Rep. Dan Frankel, […]
In testing that included over 1,200 children, researchers found that up to 15 percent of them had levels of cotinine, a byproduct of the body’s breakdown of nicotine, comparable to what would be found in an adult smoker. Overall, about 63 percent of the
Starting in January, the city will charge about one-third of its 3,000 employees an additional $50 per month for health care premiums if they continue to use tobacco products, officials said Friday. At least one union is objecting to the added fee. Jane
On Tuesday, Pennsylvania VFW commander Thomas Hanzes spoke at the Morningside VFW and called on state lawmakers to end the exemptions and ban smoking inside all workplaces. He says VFW members have already voted to support this step and many other posts
A three-judge appellate court panel in Pennsylvania ruled Thursday that R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. must release lists of smokers and employees who sued Lorillard Inc. related to cigarette filters that contained asbestos. Reynolds inherited the legal liab
Okay, so not to talk down to smokers. We get it… smoking is addictive. Or you just plain like it. People have rights… Right? We are talking about city parks here, ladies and gentlemen. Where kids play on playgrounds… Are we missing something here? Isn
Recently, City Council introduced legislation to ban fruit- and candy-flavored cigars and cigarillos – products that appeal to children…. Harrisburg shot them down…Altria – the parent company of Phillip Morris, and the maker of Black & Mild, the popu
Republican lawmakers included an amendment in the state budget that awarded the state preemptive power over the sale of all tobacco products. …City Council’s efforts to ban flavored tobacco – products that include flavored cigars and cigarillos – can m
resolving 20 years of disputes and future disputes relating to the 1998 Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement. Under the settlement, Pennsylvania will receive nearly $357 million in tobacco settlement money during fiscal year 2018 – 2019 on top of the $350
more work should be done to improve air quality. Over 2,300 venues in the state remain exempt from the Clean Indoor Air Act, leaving many hospitality workers exposed to harmful carcinogens.