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At its most recent meeting, the Fall River Board of Health voted unanimously to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21-years-old, with the increase scheduled to go into effect on Dec. 30, just ahead of the state’s increase and w
The proposed menthol cigarettes ban will have to make it through a protracted process for federal regulations, which could take at least two years. But the new restrictions still signal a strong move to regulate nicotine, and if realized are a victory in
A western New York man who started a house fire that killed his 7-year-old son after lighting a cigarette with a blowtorch was sentenced to probation.
Normal has raised the minimum age to buy tobacco and vaping products from 18 to 21. The town joins the ranks of 26 other Illinois communities with similar laws, including Peoria and Washington. The change goes into effect Dec. 1. The unanimous council
Teenagers begin to use tobacco for many reasons. They naturally want what adults have, whether that be using tobacco products, consuming alcohol, experimenting with drugs or engaging in other adult behavior. These are behaviors that teenagers engage in,
Ramapo police — for the first time “at least in recent memory” — Thursday cited a driver under Rockland County Local Law 349, “The Rockland County Kids in Cars Smoking Safety Act,” which prohibits parents from smoking in the car with children under 18 p
caught smoking a cigarette with kids in the car…But they wound up citing the 73-year-old for subjecting children to cigarette smoke. Police say smoke billowed from the car when the driver rolled down the window. Police say there were seven people insid
In fall 2018, we have the chance to make history again. Bill 35-18, introduced by County Council member Sidney Katz (D-District 3), would make Montgomery County the first county in Maryland to have a smoke-free outdoor dining law. The evidence shows th
The Colorado QuitLine is taking much younger callers in response to the popularity of vaping among teenagers. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment opened the hotline to children as young as 12 years old.
Efforts to raise the age to 21 to legally buy tobacco in the state failed in the Illinois House Wednesday. The House only mustered 62 votes in the effort to override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of the legislation known as Tobacco 21. Seventy-one votes were