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6 months ago
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California lawmakers approve raising smoking age

California lawmakers voted Thursday to make the nation's most populous state the second to raise the smoking age from 18 to 21 as part of a sweeping package of measures they are considering to crack down on tobacco.
8 months ago
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Hawaii raises smoking age

Hawaii is the first state in the nation to raise the legal smoking age 21. The new law, which includes both traditional and electronic cigarettes, goes into effect today.
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11 months ago
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Paris battles 350 tons of cigarette butts with $76 fine

The city of Paris, littered with 350 tons of cigarette butts each year, is striking back at smokers with a new 68-euro ($76) fine.
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11 months ago
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FDA halts sales of 4 R.J. Reynolds cigarette brands

The Food and Drug Administration is ordering a ban on sales of four cigarette brands from R.J. Reynolds because they do not meet the agency's safety review requirements.
Tobacco companies criticize federal judge
2 years ago
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Tobacco companies criticize federal judge

Tobacco companies say they are being forced by a federal judge to inaccurately call themselves unscrupulous villains who continue to deceive the American public. In an appeals court filing Wednesday, the industry says the statements ordered by the judge in a government lawsuit would only trigger public anger against the companies and should be scrapped.
CVS changes name, stops selling tobacco products sooner than planned
2 years ago
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CVS changes name, stops selling tobacco products sooner than planned

As CVS sharpens its focus on customer health, the nation's second-largest drugstore chain will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of tobacco nearly a month sooner than planned.
CVS Caremark plans to stop selling tobacco products
3 years ago
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CVS Caremark plans to stop selling tobacco products

CVS Caremark is kicking the habit of selling tobacco products at its more than 7,600 drugstores nationwide.
FDA: Menthol cigarettes pose public health risk
3 years ago
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FDA: Menthol cigarettes pose public health risk

A Food and Drug Administration review concludes that menthol cigarettes pose a greater public health risk than regular cigarettes.
Court denies rehearing on cigarette warnings
4 years ago
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Court denies rehearing on cigarette warnings

A federal appeals court has denied the government's request to rehear a challenge to a requirement that tobacco companies put large graphic health warnings on cigarette packages.
Petition signatures verified; smoking ban push at Wrightsville Beach moves forward
4 years ago
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Petition signatures verified; smoking ban push at Wrightsville Beach moves forward

The New Hanover County Board of Elections has verified 233 of the 294 signatures submitted on a petition to put a smoking ban in place on Wrightsville Beach.