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Smoking to be banned at, near public housing nationwide

A nationwide ban on smoking in public housing facilities will take effect at the end of July, nearly two years after the rule was passed.

Man wanted after armed robbery at Little River Circle K: ‘I need those cigarettes’

Horry County police are asking for help identifying and finding a man who is believed to have robbed the Circle K at 1599 Hwy. 17 in Little River on December 26, 2017.

Big Tobacco’s anti-smoking ads begin after decade of delay

The tobacco industry will be forced to advertise the deadly, addictive effects of smoking, more than 11 years after a judge ruled that the companies had misled the public about the dangers of cigarettes.

NYC hikes price of pack of cigarettes to $13, highest in US

Mayor Bill de Blasio has signed legislation raising the minimum price for a pack of cigarettes to $13 in New York City.

$13 a pack? NYC mayor wants highest cigarette prices in US

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is pushing for the nation's biggest city to also be the country's priciest spot to buy a pack of smokes.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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