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Today is a truly historic day in Chicago when it comes to protecting kids from the dangers of tobacco use. We applaud Sen. Richard Durbin for his leadership in advocating for tobacco-free baseball. We also support Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the City Council
Three committees advanced five tobacco-related bills – boosting taxes on things like cigars, raising the smoking age to 21, encouraging greater enforcement of bans on smoking in public places and spending millions a year on anti-smoking programs. The ul
Fresh off New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s pocket veto of an increase in the minimum age to purchase tobacco products and other nicotine delivery devices in January, a second run at getting it passed has taken its first successful steps in the state assem
An anti-smoking organization is raising hay over what it describes as a “hidden provision” within Maryland legislation that opens the door to cigar smoking at MGM National Harbor. The bill in question, sponsored by the Prince George’s County delegation t
City Council on Monday upheld its December decision to allow cigar bars in the city. The vote comes almost two years after the council passed a strict no-smoking ordinance for the city.
“While we celebrate successes such as Wisconsin’s smoke-free air law, we must also face the reality that young people are using tobacco products like e-cigarettes and little cigars is at an all-time high,” said Linda Witucki, executive director of the Am
“Oklahoma is missing a clear opportunity to save lives by not taking action to prevent and reduce tobacco use. We must also face the reality that youth use of other tobacco products nationwide like e-cigarettes and little cigars is at an all-time high,”
Most city parks in Wilmington are now entirely tobacco-free, thanks to two local high school students’ advocacy and a supportive City Council. Members of the council earlier this month unanimously passed an ordinance that prohibits the use of all tobacco
The measure, which was approved unanimously by the Board of Health on Dec. 9, also restricts where e-cigarettes can be used and the sale of cigars and flavored tobacco products, according to a statement issued by town Health Director Geraldine Swanson.
Arkansas prosecutors are considering filing a criminal charge against a high school student who lit a cigar in class and then blew smoke in his teacher’s face three times, according to police.