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NC Poison Control says more than 70 kids poisoned by e-cigs

North Carolina Poison Control says nearly 75 children under age 5 have been poisoned by e-cigarettes and vaping products in 2019.
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Walmart raises minimum age to buy tobacco to 21

Walmart said Wednesday that it will raise the minimum age for tobacco products and e-cigarettes to 21 in all its U.S. stores in an effort to combat tobacco sales to minors.

Whiteville cracks down on tobacco use in city building, vehicles

The City of Whiteville is implementing some new rules that will impact smokers.

Walgreens to hike minimum age for store tobacco sales

Walgreens has decided to ban tobacco sales to minors several weeks after a federal official called the drugstore chain a top violator of laws restricting access to cigarettes, smokeless tobacco and other products.
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McConnell proposes raising minimum age for buying tobacco

The Senate leader said Thursday his bill will cover all tobacco products, including vaping devices.

Proposed Indiana bill sets $1K fine for smoking with a child in a car

A person caught smoking in a car with a child could one day be forced to pay thousands of dollars, if a proposed Indiana bill gets signed into law.
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FDA to crack down on menthol cigarettes, flavored vapes

A top U.S. health official on Thursday pledged to try to ban menthol from regular cigarettes, outlaw flavors in all cigars, and tighten rules regarding the sale of most flavored versions of electronic cigarettes.

NC farmers evaluating massive crop losses after Florence; tobacco hit especially hard

As North Carolina's farmers evaluate their crop losses after Hurricane Florence, it looks like damage to tobacco fields and barns could be the most costly.
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Potential tobacco tariffs terrify North Carolina farmers

Talk of tobacco tariffs are terrifying to farmers, especially exporters from North Carolina.

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