Smokers win free hypnosis session to live smoke-free

Smokers win free hypnosis session to live smoke-free
Why St. Clair County has the highest percentage of smokers in the U.S. is not for certain, but the statistics do show that 27.4 percent of the county’s population smokes. Statewide 19.06 percent of the population smokes and the national average is at 17.9 percent, according to a report from the St. Clair County Community ...

Patrons Can’t Smoke in Tobacco Shops that Serve Booze

Patrons Can’t Smoke in Tobacco Shops that Serve Booze
California Attorney General Kamala Harris ruled Wednesday that tobacco shops that serve alcoholic beverages can’t allow patrons to smoke indoors. Harris rendered the opinion at the request of the city of Pasadena, which wanted to know whether a private smoker’s lounge located in or attached to a tobacco shop that serves alcohol was exempt from ...

U.F. residents fear reefer madness from medical marijuana facility

U.F. residents fear reefer madness from medical marijuana facility
While the audience was not as large as at previous Township Committee meetings where a possible medical marijuana facility was discussed, the majority of residents at the Dec. 15 meeting made it clear that they supported an ordinance later passed by the governing body that prohibits any entity not complying with federal law from coming ...

Cigarette tax petition gains Carnahan’s OK

Cigarette tax petition gains Carnahan’s OK
Secretary of State Robin Carnahan has approved for circulation an initiative petition to increase the tax on cigarettes by 73 cents per pack. Organizers — including University of Missouri System Curator Warren Erdman — now will need to collect roughly 100,000 signatures from registered voters to get the language on the November ballot. If approved, ...

Outrage over $0.79 packs of Marlboro cigarettes

Outrage over $0.79 packs of Marlboro cigarettes
While a pack of Marlboro cigarettes costs about $6 in the United States, the price in Senegal is now a bargain basement $0.79, following a decision by Philip Morris International (PMI) to cut prices in the West African country. Marlboro, the world’s best-selling cigarette, now costs 400 CFA francs (79 cents US) a pack in ...

Two Roll-Your-Own-Cigarette Stores to Close

Two Roll-Your-Own-Cigarette Stores to Close
Two stores, on Staten Island and in Chinatown, have agreed to stop selling roll-your-own cigarettes after New York City accused them of being fronts for evading cigarette taxes. The owners of the stores, both called Island Smokes, agreed to close them by February as part of a consent decree filed in Federal District Court in ...

Cigarette Tax Among Petitions Certified for Circulation in Missouri

Cigarette Tax Among Petitions Certified for Circulation in Missouri
Two new initiative petitions have met state standards for circulation in Missouri. One relates to taxation on cigarettes and tobacco products; the other relates to a municipal police force (see ballot language below). Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan says before either measure can reach the statewide ballot in November 2012, they each need the ...