Stories tagged: tobacco
Tue., April 11, 2017, 1:27 p.m.
Montana House kills bill to raise tobacco taxes
The Montana House has killed a bill to hike tobacco taxes after Democrats failed to muster enough votes to bring the measure to the floor for debate.
UPDATED: Thu., April 6, 2017, 11:25 p.m.
Spokane health district, CHAS team up to help people quit smoking
Done My Way is a new campaign to get people to quit smoking using evidence-based, mostly free resources. It’s put on by the Spokane Regional Health District and CHAS.
UPDATED: Thu., March 30, 2017, 8:35 p.m.
Smoking and vaping age would be 21 under bill that passes Washington House committee
Washington could raise the smoking age to 21 and tax vaping products like cigarettes under bills approved Thursday morning by the House committee that oversees taxes.
Tue., 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 …
Wed., 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.
Sat., 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 …
Fri., 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 …
Mon., June 20, 2016, 11:31 a.m.
High court nixes European suit against R.J. Reynolds
The Supreme Court says the European Union can’t pursue a lawsuit accusing tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds of taking part in a global money-laundering scheme that sponsored cigarette-smuggling in Europe.
Mon., June 6, 2016, 12:52 p.m.
Unfiltered Donald Trump gets boot as BuzzFeed likens ads to cigarettes
BuzzFeed terminated a deal to run “Trump for President” advertising on its website, likening the decision to rejecting spots for cigarettes.
Tue., May 24, 2016, 7:14 p.m.
Baseball Notes: Vogelsong recovering after wild pitch
Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Ryan Vogelsong remained hospitalized with swelling and multiple facial fractures on Tuesday, a day after the veteran took a 92 mph fastball to the head from Colorado’s …
Thu., May 5, 2016, 7:19 a.m.
California raises legal age to buy tobacco to 21
The governor of California has raised the legal age to buy tobacco for smoking, dipping, chewing and vaping from 18 to 21.
Thu., 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 …
Thu., 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.
Tue., March 29, 2016, 12:38 p.m.
NFL demands retraction of New York Times concussion story
The NFL has demanded The New York Times retract a story that called the league’s concussion research flawed and likened the NFL’s handling of head trauma to the tobacco industry’s …
Thu., 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 …
Tue., 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 …
Fri., Feb. 12, 2016, 1:07 p.m.
Your Neanderthal inheritance could affect your mood, skin and smoking habits
It’s been 40,000 years since the Neanderthals disappeared, but their lingering genetic legacy may be influencing your health.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 30, 2015, 5:41 p.m.
Regents approve making WSU campus nicotine-free
Cigarettes and other products containing nicotine will soon be banned on the Pullman campus of Washington State University, after the Board of Regents approved the ban on Friday.
Mon., 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, …
Tue., Nov. 18, 2014, midnight
Jim Kershner’s this day in history
From our archives, 100 years ago The Spokane City Council was contemplating an ordinance aimed at curtailing juvenile delinquency.
Sun., June 22, 2014, midnight
Grip on Sports: Nothing cool about chew
Wednesday: Do you remember your first time? I mean the first time you tried tobacco. I do. It wasn’t pretty. And it was my last. Tony Gywnn’s death, attributed to …
Wed., Feb. 12, 2014, midnight
Shawn Vestal: Raiding of tobacco prevention fund may explain smoking rate
For several years, Washington was a national leader in using money from a landmark tobacco settlement to battle smoking. Taking millions of dollars from the 1998 settlement with the tobacco …
Mon., Jan. 13, 2014, midnight
The Rock Doc: Carrots, sticks to help you kick smoking
Thirty years ago, I was a light smoker. After several failed attempts to quit, I was able, for some reason, to go cold turkey and finally be done with tobacco. …
Fri., July 19, 2013, midnight
Official: Chattaroy fire suspicious
CHATTAROY – Neighbors of two people severely burned in a mobile home explosion Wednesday struggle to believe it may have been an attempted murder. They say the couple were too …
Fri., May 31, 2013, midnight
SNAP housing will go smoke-free
Spokane Neighborhood Action Partners will follow the lead of other low-income housing providers in the city by asking residents to not smoke in their properties beginning Aug. 1. Residents of …
Thu., Nov. 8, 2012, midnight
Marijuana initiative creates opportunity, questions
Despite what the Bob Marley posters might suggest, John Kim’s family business is all about tobacco. Cigars and hookahs. Cigarettes and lighters. Pipes shaped like dolphins, horses and motorcycles, ranging …
Fri., March 30, 2012, 10:26 a.m.
New FDA rules would require tobacco ingredient list
WASHINGTON — Tobacco companies will be required to report the levels of dangerous chemicals found in cigarettes, chew and other products under the latest rules designed to tighten regulation of …
Wed., 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 …
Sun., Aug. 21, 2011, midnight
Motley Fool: Tobacco industry changes may not bode well for investors
Increasing regulation is aimed straight at big tobacco companies, and not just in the United States. Australia’s government recently introduced a bill that would prevent tobacco companies from displaying their …
Tue., Feb. 8, 2011, midnight
Spokane City Council blocks sale of e-cigs to minors
Minors no longer are allowed to buy electronic cigarettes in Spokane. The Spokane City Council on Monday voted unanimously to outlaw the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors.