Daily Archives: March 19, 2009

Illegal cigarettes runners

Mounties are seeing more bold attempts by cigarette smugglers to outrun federal cops, who in 2008 seized 46% more contraband smokes in the Cornwall area.

Swedes smoking less tobacco

Swedish health officials say the number of people who smoke regularly has dropped by 200,000 in the past five years.

Smoking ban in rental housing examined

Could smoking inside rental housing be banned in Tacoma? Potentially, but such a ban has legal complexities surrounding it. Tacoma City Council’s Neighborhoods and Housing Committee heard a proposal on the topic on March 2.

Mixed Smoking Signals

While the governor’s budget proposal addresses numerous facets of North Carolinians’ lives, it was the cigarette tax that drew the most attention Tuesday from officials who reacted to the plan.

Governor cigarette tax hike draws fire

A massive state budget plan rolled out Tuesday by Gov. Bev Perdue contains much to digest, but various state and local officials wasted no time in criticizing one of its key proposals, a $1-per-pack cigarette tax hike.

Cartoon family get animated

In The Name of the Grandfather sees the dysfunctional animated family travel, on a pilgrimage of sorts, to the village of Dunkilderry so Homer can make his ageing father’s dream of one last pint in Tom O’Flanagan’s bar a reality. . . .

Long Beach puts smoking lounges on hold

No new smoking lounges will be allowed in Long Beach for one year following the City Council’s approval Tuesday of a moratorium on the businesses.

Smoking ban for North Dakota colleges and universities

A smoking ban for North Dakota public college and universities will be considered Thursday by the state Board of Higher Education.

Senecas to stop selling cigarettes that fail to meet fire safety standards

Cigarettes that fail to meet fire-safe standards will no longer be sold by Seneca Nation smoke shops, a change that likely will affect millions of cigarettes sold each year by the several hundred Indian retailers operating on the tribe’s reservations.