Category Archives: Cigarette News

Kansas State Fair 2016 to be Smoke-Free

Officials want to make modifications in smoking policies for Kansas State Fair 2016. In order to ensure the policy enforcement by gauging public interest there was launced an online survey. With 6 against 5 votes in May was adopted an ordinance imposing establishment of designated smoking zones across the grounds. However, Carla Smith, program coordinator for Reno County youth organization … Continue reading Continue reading

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Minneapolis Considers Restricting Flavored Tobacco Sales

Officials in Minneapolis want to impose more severe restrictions on the sale of flavored tobacco. Those who proposed the idea say that the restriction will help to keep e-cigarettes and flavoured little cigars from attracting young smokers. However, convenience store owners oppose the initiative saying that it goes too far. Back in 2009, Minneapolis banned flavored cigarettes, except menthols. However, … Continue reading

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Tougher Tobacco Rules in Sonoma

Authorities in Sonoma, California, want to impose stricter regulations to tobacco retailers in order to make it more difficult for children to buy slim cigarettes in shops. Last week the City Council passed a measure that does not allow new businesses to sell cigars, cigarettes, chewing tobacco, e-cigarettes and other tobacco products in the town. It took several months to … Continue reading

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$2.29 Cigarette Tax Proposed in Kansas

Smokers in Kansas who use a pack of cigarettes a day soon may have to pay monthly $70 for their habit, because Gov. Sam Brownback proposed to raise cigarette taxes in the state. Recently he came with a proposal to increase cigarette tax in the state from  79 cents a pack to $2.29 in order to fill the gap of  … Continue reading

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Princeton is 7th NJ City to Increase Tobacco Buying Age

Young people in Princeton, New Jersey, will no loner be able to buy cigarettes as the city increased to 21 the age for buying tobacco. On Monday, the city’s Health Board adopted new ordinance prohibiting tobacco sales to those under 21. Thus Princeton becomes the seventh city in New Jersey having such a legislation. According to Global Advisors on Smokefree … Continue reading

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Gov. Bentley Proposed to Increase Tobacco Tax in Alabama

Current Governor of Alabama Robert J. Bentley presented last week his plan of taxes increase in the state. He is looking for a way to fill the budget deficit which needs $700 million dollar and his plan allows to fill the budget on a long term. Bentley presented several variants of proposed changes. Experts were analyzing the new tax proposals … Continue reading

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Framingham Wants to Raise Tobacco Buying Age to 21

In order to prevent youth from smoking, the Board of Health wants to increase the minimum age to buy cigarettes in Framingham, Massachusetts, from 18 to 21. The Board would consider the proposal on its meeting at the beginning of the week when they would discuss modifications to city’s tobacco regulations. The city also wants to limit sale of e-cigarettes … Continue reading

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Pall Mall to Have New Package Design

Last week, on Friday, the representatives of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. told the tobacco company plans to modify the packaging of its Pall Mall cigarette brand, so that it could have a more contemporary look. The change starts this week and it would touch both cigarette packs and cartons. As spokesman Richard Smith told, the new modified packaging will have … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Passes Cigarette Tax Increase

After a long period of delay, the Pennsylvania House finally approved a bill which imposes to increase taxes on cigarettes. The new tax of $2 per pack will be used to fund schools. The bill passed with the majority of votes (114 against 84) and is going to be sent to the Senate for the final decision. Anti-smoking activists welcomed … Continue reading

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Smoking Rates on the Rise in New York City

New York City’s Department of Health released this week report which reveals that in the city there are more than 1 million smokers for the first time since 2007. The released data is quite alarming as it shows an increase in number of tobacco users in New York in spite of local authorities efforts to fight smoking by launching numerous … Continue reading

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