Stories tagged: cigarettes
TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017, 3:29 P.M.
Health leaders call for immediate action to curb smoking in the U.S.
Every year cigarette smoking contributes to about 1 in 5 deaths in the United States. A group of prominent health leaders called for the immediate implementation of national action to …
TUESDAY, FEB. 14, 2017, 7:56 A.M.
Man convicted of stealing $500K in cigarettes from Connecticut warehouse
A New Jersey man has been convicted in federal court of stealing more than 8,000 cartons of cigarettes worth about $500,000.
TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2016, 1:58 P.M.
Appeals court rules Yakama Nation can’t sue over tobacco tax
A federal appeals court says the Yakama Indian Nation can’t sue to block collection of a federal tax on tobacco products made by a company on the reservation.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30, 2016, 2:18 P.M.
New federal rule bans smoking in public housing
Smoking will be prohibited in public housing developments nationwide under a final rule announced Wednesday by the Obama administration.
SATURDAY, NOV. 26, 2016, 6:02 P.M.
Some fear California’s e-cigarette tax may deter smokers from making switch
Smoking has dropped to historic lows nationwide, dramatically decreasing revenue from tobacco taxes. In search of funds, a growing number of states are taxing electronic cigarettes – a trend that …
TUESDAY, NOV. 8, 2016, 4:36 P.M.
Teens who use e-cigarettes are more likely to smoke tobacco, study finds
Los Angeles teenagers are giving health experts a new reason to worry about electronic cigarettes. In a study of more than 3,000 students in L.A. County public schools, those who …
FRIDAY, OCT. 21, 2016, 8:21 A.M.
$47 billion offer to create world’s biggest tobacco company
LONDON – British American Tobacco is offering to buy Reynolds American Inc. in a $47 billion deal that would create the world’s largest publicly traded tobacco company and attempt to …
SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 2016
100 years ago in Spokane: Doctor arrested after issuing 27 prescriptions for whisky
From our archives, 100 years ago A Spokane pioneer physician, Dr. W.D. Valentine, was locked up in county jail for issuing prescriptions for whisky by the score.
FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2016
The Columbian: Raise smoking age to 21
Editorials cover raising the smoking age from 18 to 21 years of age, and the Senate GOP report on the Department of Corrections scandal.
FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2016
FDA’s vaping regulations long overdue
The greatest concern is the increasing number of young people who have been drawn to vaping. Many of them had never smoked before. Rather than kicking an old habit, they’re …
THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2016, 5:19 A.M.
European court OKs crackdown on e-cigarettes, packaging
The European Union’s top court dealt a blow to the tobacco industry Wednesday by approving sweeping new rules that will require plain cigarette packs, ban menthol cigarettes and regulate the …
THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2016, 11:36 A.M.
Bill regulating vapor industry gets governor’s signature
A state Senate bill regulating vapor products was signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Jay Inslee.
THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2016, 11:45 A.M.
California lawmakers OK raising smoking age to 21, regulating e-cigs
California lawmakers voted Thursday to raise the smoking age from 18 to 21, approving a measure that would make the nation’s most populous state only the second to put legal …
TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2016, 3:45 P.M.
San Francisco raises tobacco purchase age to 21
San Francisco supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to boost the legal age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21, despite arguments from opponents that cities and counties cannot trump California …
THURSDAY, FEB. 18, 2016
Editorial: Health benefits in raising smoking age to 21 would outweigh revenue loss
A short-term dip in sales-tax revenue is a poor reason to delay raising the cigarette-buying age to 21.
MONDAY, OCT. 26, 2015, 10:53 A.M.
First-time tobacco users lured by flavorings, report says
In a nationwide survey of U.S. children ages 12 to 17, the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products has found that among those trying a hookah, electronic cigarette, …
THURSDAY, JAN. 22, 2015
Washington smoking age could jump from 18 to 21
OLYMPIA – Young adults would be barred from cigarettes under a proposal unveiled Wednesday by Attorney General Bob Ferguson. Under Ferguson’s plan, Washington would become the first state in the …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 21, 2015, 10:10 A.M.
State could raise smoking age to 21
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson wants to raise the state’s legal age for cigarettes to 21.
FRIDAY, MAY 16, 2014, 12:33 P.M.
Chris Gregoire pushing for $1 cigarette tax hike
Former Gov. Chris Gregoire is leading an initiative campaign that may ask Washington voters next fall to raise the cigarette tax by $1 a pack to pay for cancer research …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 8, 2014, 4:14 P.M.
Footprints in snow lead to cigarette heist suspects
Police have arrested two men suspected of stealing more than 400 packs of cigarettes from Sonnenbergs Market during a burglary at 3:30 a.m. today. Police responded to an alarm at …
THURSDAY, NOV. 7, 2013
Doug Clark: At the price of a pack, Plaza smokers deserve a lot
Hanging out on a downtown Spokane street corner, smokin’ ciggies with my new best buds, Tony and Rock. When I heard the bus Plaza (aka The Garage Mahal) was going …
THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2013, 8:57 A.M.
Incoming Altria Group CEO made $10.3M in ’12
RICHMOND, Va. — Marlboro maker Altria Group Inc.’s incoming CEO Martin J. Barrington received a pay package valued at $10.3 million for fiscal 2012, according to an Associated Press analysis …
TUESDAY, DEC. 4, 2012
High court weighing tribal cigarette sales
BOISE – Idaho Supreme Court justices are pondering a case in which a Native American-owned cigarette wholesaler from a reservation in New York says the state has no jurisdiction to …
SATURDAY, AUG. 18, 2012
Cigarettes suspected in two separate fires
Cigarettes are the likely culprit in two recent fires put out by Spokane Valley Fire Department crews, but the two incidents had radically different outcomes. The first fire was reported …
WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 2012
Roll-your-own cigarettes put out by state, fed taxes
About 16 months ago, Mohammad Khan at Spokane Cigar bought a roll-your-own cigarette machine that slowly but surely developed a following among his customers. By last month, it was producing …
THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2012, 6 A.M.
Commission opts for smoking areas away from doors
The Spokane County government campus is littered with violations of Washington’s smoking-in-public-places law, literally. Cigarette butts are strewn across sidewalks and courtyards.
SATURDAY, FEB. 4, 2012
Nonini solo cigarette smoker in Statehouse
BOISE – Standing outside the Capitol on a brisk January afternoon, Rep. Bob Nonini cups his hand deftly to shelter a cigarette – not from the wind, but from a …
MONDAY, NOV. 7, 2011, 5:11 P.M.
FDA blocked from requiring graphic warnings on cigarette labels
A federal judge has blocked the government from requiring tobacco companies to begin placing images of diseased lungs and cadavers on cigarette packages, saying the health warnings violated the firms’ …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21, 2011, 1:48 P.M.
Judge questions images for cigarette packages
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge peppered a government lawyer with questions Wednesday expressing doubts about whether the Food and Drug Administration can force tobacco companies to post graphic images …
SATURDAY, JULY 16, 2011
Woman, dogs killed in house fire
A woman and her dogs died in a fire that ripped through her northeast Spokane home Friday. Inez L. Williams, 67, was described by friends and family as an animal …