Putnam considers ban the sale of cigarettes in pharmacies

Putnam considers ban the sale of cigarettes in pharmacies
A campaign to ban the sale of tobacco products in pharmacies has taken root in municipalities across the country, at least one Lower Hudson Valley counties considering the ban. Putnam County Health Commissioner Dr. Allen Beals said lung cancer rates in the county is higher than the other, in the Hudson Valley as a result ...

Suspect admits to using stolen debit card to buy cigarettes

Suspect admits to using stolen debit card to buy cigarettes
Police say a man broke into a business, stole a company debit card — and used it to purchase cigarettes. In the police report, the owner of the Rock Solid Auto Center stated that the suspect kicked in a door to gain access to where the card was on Saturday, around 6:20 a.m. The owner ...

Health Ministry hails cigarette price hike

Health Ministry hails cigarette price hike
The Health Ministry has welcomed the decision by British American Tobacco (BAT) Malaysia to increase the prices of all its cigarette packs by 20 sen. Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai reasoned that price increases are an effective deterrent to smoking and there has been a significant reduction in the number of smokers with ...

Tobacco sales licensing rules in Guernsey to be debated

Tobacco sales licensing rules in Guernsey to be debated
Tobacco retailers in Guernsey will have to obtain an annual licence, if proposals by the Health and Social Services Department are approved. Health Minister Hunter Adam also wants to give police the power to confiscate cigarettes and “smoking paraphernalia” from under-18s in public places. The department has proposed licence fees of between £300 and £1,000, ...

Canton teen gets 4 years for robbing store of cigarettes

Canton teen gets 4 years for robbing store of cigarettes
A Canton teen is going to prison for robbing a convenience store of a carton of cigarettes. Leshan P. Robinson, 18, of 702 Harrison Ave. SW, pleaded guilty Wednesday to aggravated robbery and improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle. Stark County Common Pleas Judge John G. Haas sentenced Robinson to four years in prison, ...

Tobacco sale slumps 75 pc in Ramadhan

Tobacco sale slumps 75 pc in Ramadhan
Those who work tirelessly to get tobacco products banned from the society in view of growing public health concerns can heave a sigh of great relief. Sale of tobacco and associated products in the Sultanate of Oman has dropped to all time low in the first week of the advent of the month of Ramadhan. ...

Massachusetts town bans tobacco sales at pharmacies

Massachusetts town bans tobacco sales at pharmacies
This tourist-dependent Massachusetts town has banned the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products in drug stores. The prohibition was voted unanimously by the board of health, effective Sept. 1, or two months before Halloween, when visitors flock here for the annual celebration tied to the 17th century Salem witch trials. Dr. Barbara Poremba, head ...