Rhode Island

Rhode Island Senate Approves Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase

Earlier this week, the Rhode Island Senate approved SB 263, a bill that will raise the state’s minimum age to purchase tobacco products from 18-years-old…

North Kingstown, R.I. Bans Tobacco Use in Parks

The town of North Kingstown has approved a ban on the use of all tobacco products in town-owned recreation areas, such as parks, beaches and…

Rhode Island’s Governor Repeats Proposal for Higher Tobacco Taxes

Rhode Island’s governor is looking to make cigars a bit more expensive in her recently released FY 2020 budget proposal. Like she did in 2018,…

Rhode Island Cigar Tax Cap Remains Untouched

Over the weekend, the Rhode Island legislature and governor hammered out the final version of the state’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year, with a…

Rhode Island Governor Proposes Cigar Tax Increase

In addition to a slew of new legislation being proposed across the country, budgets for the upcoming fiscal year are starting to emerge, and in…

Middletown, R.I. Adopts Flavored Tobacco Restrictions, Requires Tobacco Retailer Licenses

The sale of flavored tobacco products is about to be a thing of the past in Middletown, R.I., as on Monday night the town council…

Providence, R.I. City Council Overrides Veto of Smoking Ban

After two votes and a mayoral veto, it turns out that there was enough support to enact a smoking ban of one of Providence, R.I.’s…

Providence, R.I.’s New Smoking Ban Vetoed By Mayor

Providence, R.I. Mayor Jorge Elorza has followed through on his promise to veto an expanded smoking ban for the downtown core of his city, calling…

Providence, R.I. Passes Smoking Ban, Veto Likely

A proposal to ban smoking in the downtown area of Providence, R.I. got a favorable vote in its second reading on Wednesday night, but a…

Providence, R.I. Passes Downtown Smoking Ban, Mayor Promises Veto

A newly enacted smoking ban for the downtown area of Providence, R.I. appears headed for a fight, as Mayor Jorge Elorza has promised to veto…

Weekly News (April 24, 2017)

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