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Gautier, Miss. Looks at Smoking Ban

The city of Gautier, Miss. will soon consider the merits of a public smoking ban, with a pubic meeting seeking comment on the matter scheduled...
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Saluda County, S.C. Makes Parks Tobacco-Free

The Saluda County Council voted unanimously to ban the use of all tobacco products in parks and recreation facilities that are owned or leased by...
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Southaven, Miss. Petitioned to Enact Smoking Ban

The city of Southaven, Miss. was formally petitioned on Tuesday to enact a smoking ban, and the Board of Aldermen have agreed to have Mayor Darren...
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Smoking Ban in Works for Beaches in Ocean City, Md.

A smoking ban is in the works for the beach areas of Ocean City, Md., with the expectation that it will be formally discussed at...
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Pennsylvania Cigar Tax Bill Introduced

A new bill in the Pennsylvania Senate could change the way cigars are taxed in the state.  Under S.B. 1292, cigars would be taxed at...
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Nassau County Won’t Raise Tobacco Purchase Age

Nassau County (NY) won’t be raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco products from 19 to 21, as Presiding Officer Norma Gonsalves (R-East Meadow) has said...
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Vermont Senate Takes On Expanded Smoking Ban Proposal

A piece of legislation that would greatly expand Vermont’s smoking ban has passed the state House of Representatives and now heads to the state Senate,...
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Alice, Texas Passes Smoking Ban

The Alice City Council passed a smoking ban ordinance on Thursday that bans smoking in public places, save for a few exceptions that include cigar...
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Augusta, Ga. to Consider Smoking Ban

While a proposed smoking ban has failed twice in recent years, the Augusta Commission will be considering the proposal within a matter of weeks as...
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FDA Commissioner Speaks on Premium Cigars

Earlier today, Margaret A. Hamburg, the commissioner of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), went before the House of Representatives to testify on a...
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Westchester County, N.Y. Proposes Minimum Age Increase

Following similar efforts in New York City and Suffolk County, the County of Westchester will consider increasing the minimum age to purchase tobacco products from...
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