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ATF agents stop at Scranton tobacco business

June 6th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco industry Tags:

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Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on Tuesday were at a South Scranton tobacco business conducting an investigation, city Police Chief Dan Duffy said.

Agents spent part of the day at the 1111 S. Washington Ave. business, though the chief said he was not privy to the details of their probe or what they were looking for.
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Toddler found wandering in Bethlehem holding marijuana pipe and cigarettes

May 19th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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Bethlehem police have charged the parents of a toddler who was found Saturday wandering on West Boulevard barefoot with a dirty diaper and holding a pack of cigarettes and a marijuana pipe, court records say.
Bryan K. Schneider, 46, and Katherine D. Main-Schneider, 32, both of the 2500 block of West Boulevard, were each charged Saturday with endangering the welfare of a child, possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Both were released on $10,000 unsecured bail.
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SGA tables tobacco-free resolution at last meeting

May 4th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco industry Tags:

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The Student Government Association on Tuesday tabled a resolution supporting WKU as a tobacco-free campus.
SGA senators voiced concern that there was not enough student say about a tobacco ban. The senate will now vote on the resolution next semester.
More than 400 people were surveyed by political science major Jack Jackson about the ban, with 47.82 percent of students supporting it, 23.47 percent opposing it and the remaining 28.71 percent neutral on the matter. Ream more »

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Hernando School Board should tighten tobacco policy

December 2nd, 2010 Posted in Tobacco news Tags:

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Tobacco Free Hernando, partnering with the Hernando County Community Anti-Drug Coalition, its youth group Chill Smart and Hernando County Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT), is asking the Hernando County School Board to revise its tobacco-free school campus policy and pass a comprehensive 100 percent tobacco-free policy designed to ensure a safe learning and work environment.
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Sheriff’s office partners with Iowa ABD to curb tobacco

November 30th, 2010 Posted in Tobacco news Tags:

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The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office has taken a pledge to keep tobacco out of the hands of Jasper County youth. The Iowa Pledge is a partnership with the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division to educate local retailers and to enforce Iowa’s tobacco laws. The Iowa Pledge Program has helped increase statewide tobacco compliance to a rate of 93 percent since it began in 2000. Ream more »

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Controversy clouds tobacco agency

November 16th, 2010 Posted in Tobacco news Tags:

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Its distaste for Barack Obama notwithstanding, Virginia’s tobacco belt is hooked on stimulus spending. However, not all cash for jump-starting the sputtering economies of Southside and Southwest Virginia comes from Washington.

Since 1999, $485 million — most of it interest on more than a $1 billion paid the state by cigarette makers to cover the cost of treating sick smokers — has been sprinkled across the two regions by a little-known Virginia agency. That is until the front page of the Richmond Times-Dispatch screamed that the agency had been ripped off $4 million by a former top money man for state government, John W. Forbes II.
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Impeached Tobacco, liquor Corp. chairman to step down

November 10th, 2010 Posted in Tobacco news Tags:

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Taipei, Nov. 9 (CNA) The impeached chairman of the state-owned Taiwan Tobacco and Liquor Corp. (TTL) will resign and will be replaced by a finance official, the Ministry of Finance (MOF) announced Tuesday.

The change in the TTL’s leadership came after the Control Yuan approved an impeachment against Wei Po-tao a day earlier. He is accused of having broken the law by heading and investing in a private firm while serving at the TTL and in the Miaoli County government’s finance department. Ream more »

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Smoking in R.I. less than national level

November 8th, 2010 Posted in Tobacco news Tags:

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The percentage of Rhode Island adults who smoke has taken a nosedive in recent years, and federal health officials predict the state will soon see a drop in heart disease, lung disease and cancer as a result.

In contrast, the nationwide smoking rate of about 20 to 21 percent has scarcely budged since 2004.

The decline in smoking in Rhode Island started right after two changes in state law — the ban on smoking in indoor public places, which took effect in March 2005, and the increase in the cigarette tax to the highest in the nation. Ream more »

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Cigar Night Tonight at Bourbon Steak

November 3rd, 2010 Posted in Cigars Tags:

Cigar Night
Bourbon Steak has launched a new cigar menu, and tonight, starting at 6., the public is invited to come down for an extensive training in everything you ever wanted to know about cigars – the history, etiquette, selecting, cutting and handling of the stogies, to the lighting and smoking of them.
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