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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.

Potential tobacco tariffs terrify North Carolina farmers

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

The JUUL e-cigarette is a trend parents need to know

As e-cigarettes and vapes help adults quit the tobacco habit, the JUUL is booming in popularity among teenagers.

ATF offers a $5k reward for gun stolen from Wilmington Police officer

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has announced a $5,000, reward for information leading to the recovery of a firearm stolen from a Wilmington Police Department officer in Brunswick County.

Horry County to discuss smoking ban at bars; businesses could take hit

Smokers, it may be a lot harder for you to light up in Horry County. Council members will consider an ordinance Tuesday to ban smoking inside public places like bars and restaurants.

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.

St. Louis bans chewing tobacco, dip, snuff at sports venues

Baseball players with big wads of chewing tobacco in their cheek are now a thing of the past at Busch Stadium. It is the 14th Major League Baseball venue to ban tobacco products.

NC court OKs big fight: 800K tobacco growers, $340M, 1 case

North Carolina's Supreme Court is setting up a whopper of a lawsuit to settle claims by 800,000 past and present tobacco farmers in five Southeastern states for a piece of $340 million.

Signatures submitted for California tobacco tax

A campaign backed by a billionaire, medical groups and organized labor says it has collected more than a million signatures to qualify a ballot measure to raise California's cigarette tax by $2 a pack.

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