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Kentucky Smoking Ban Bill Passes First House Committee

The bi-partisan bill to ban smoking in public places throughout the commonwealth of Kentucky took a step towards becoming a reality on Thursday as it...
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Oregon Parks Smoking Ban Approved

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Commission has adopted an outdoor smoking ban at Oregon State Parks, a measure that will go into effect in 2015....
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Manhattan Beach, Calif. Moves Forward With Public Smoking Ban

Add Manhattan Beach, Calif. to the list of places you will soon be no longer welcome to enjoy a cigar in public, as on Tuesday...
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Mississippi Bill to Ban Indoor Smoking Dies in Committee

Another attempt to ban indoor smoking in the state of Mississippi died in committee on Tuesday, a swift demise for what was being hailed as...
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Missouri Smoking Ban Proposed

One Missouri lawmaker hopes to make smoking illegal in much of the state. Rep. Courtney Allen Curtis, D-Berkeley, has proposed H.B. 1625, which would ban...
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Senator Proposes Tripling Cigar Taxes in New Jersey

A new bill proposed in the New Jersey Senate calls for a tripling of the state’s taxes on other tobacco products, including cigars. Cigar taxes...
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Tobacco Tax Increase Proposed in Mississippi

A Mississippi state representative has introduced a pair of bills to the state house that would institute across the board tax increases on all tobacco...
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Benton County, OR. to Consider Banning Smoking in Retail Tobacco Shops

The Benton County, Ore. Board of Commissioners will take public comment at their meeting today as they prepare to consider revisions to the county code...
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Mississippi Bill Seeks to Ban Indoor Smoking

The Mississippi legislature will once again consider whether or not to ban smoking in a myriad of places, including public and private places of employment,...
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Cigar Tax Hike Introduced In Kentucky

Rep. Jim Wayne, D-Jefferson, has introduced H.B. 220, a bill that makes adjustments to a wide range of taxes in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, including...
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95 Percent Tax Proposed In Maryland

In 2012, Maryland raised taxes on most tobacco products, except premium cigars. Now, as the call for more anti-tobacco programs, premium cigars face a dramatic...
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