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Tobacco

Philip Morris Int'l CEO: Tobacco not hard to quit

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The head of cigarette maker Philip Morris International says tobacco is not that hard to quit. Full story...
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Report gives NC failing grades on tobacco control

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The American Lung Association is giving the nation's top tobacco-producing state failing grades for efforts to curb the death and diseases caused by tobacco use. Full story...
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Deliberations continue in suit against NC cigarette maker

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Jurors in a lawsuit by the family of a Massachusetts woman who accused a North Carolina-based tobacco company of enticing black children to smoke have resumed deliberations. Full story...
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Columbus County considers tobacco ban

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Tobacco has long been king in Columbus County, but tonight commissioners will consider a tobacco ban. Full story...
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New tobacco regulations may be ticket to quit

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videoSo how are the new regulations on tobacco being received here? Smokers NewsChannel 3 spoke with said they understand looking out for people's health. And while some do not necessarily agree with how the president is going about these new regulations, they said the law may be the ticket to help them quit. Full story...
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FDA to take control over tobacco industry

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Major changes were made Monday for the tobacco industry. President Obama signed new legislation giving the Food and Drug Administration sweeping powers over the industry. The bill gives the F.D.A. the authority to regulate the marketing, advertising and manufacturing of tobacco products. Full story...
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Governor signs smoking ban into law

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The country's largest tobacco-producing state is going smoke free.

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SC cigarette tax to go up

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South Carolina's cigarette tax could soon be going up. And it could have an impact on Brunswick County smokers who now drive across the border to buy their cigarettes. Full story...
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Another Wilmington restaurant goes smoke-free

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videoIt may not be required by law, but some local restaurants are choosing to go smoke free. Yesterday Salt Works II in Wilmington banned smoking after allowing it for 18 years. Full story...
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