Tobacco

A person smoking.
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Hadas Kuznits
January 31, 2020 - 4:03 pm
Pennsylvania does not fare well in the American Lung Association's most recent "State of Tobacco" report. Read more here.
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Gavel in a courtroom.
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Mark Abrams
January 30, 2020 - 4:00 am
A Staten Island man has been convicted in a federal jury trial in Philadelphia of smuggling tobacco products purchased in Pennsylvania into New York and avoiding millions of dollars in state excise taxes. Read more here.
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Vape shop
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Pat Loeb
January 08, 2020 - 3:45 pm
The Philadelphia Department of Public Health has pulled cigarette sale permits from 149 stores — the first enforcement action under beefed-up rules to prevent tobacco sales to minors. Read more here.
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Flavored vaping solutions
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AP News
January 02, 2020 - 3:32 pm
U.S. health officials will ban most flavored e-cigarettes popular with underage teenagers, but with major exceptions that benefit vaping manufacturers, retailers and adults who use the nicotine-emitting devices. Read more here.
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Cigarette
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CNN
December 27, 2019 - 5:20 pm
A new law in the United States that prohibits the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21 is now in effect, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Read more here.
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
December 05, 2019 - 6:26 pm
Philadelphia City Council, Thursday banned the sale of flavored tobacco products in the city. Read more here.
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Governor Tom Wolf
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AP News
November 27, 2019 - 3:45 pm
The legal age to buy cigarettes and other tobacco products in Pennsylvania is increasing to 21, although there's an exception for veterans and service members who are at least 18.
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Sales clerk Jimmy Canzoneri stocks the shelves at Smokes 4 Less smoke shop in the village of Wappingers Falls on November 12, 2019.
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Kim Glovas
November 22, 2019 - 1:18 pm
Pennsylvania will soon join 18 other states in banning the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products to those under age 21. However, the bill is not sitting well with anti-smoking advocates.
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Swedish Match "General Snus" pouched smokeless tobacco product.
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AP News
October 22, 2019 - 5:10 pm
For the first time, U.S. health regulators have judged a type of smokeless tobacco to be less harmful than cigarettes, a decision that could open the door to other less risky options for smokers.
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Man holding vape and tobacco cigarettes
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Tony Romeo
September 25, 2019 - 2:20 pm
The state Senate has sent the House a bill that would raise to 21 the legal age to purchase nicotine and vaping products.
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