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Exercise helps teens quit smoking

A George Washington University study finds the best success comes when teens combine exercise with a quit smoking program.

Tuesday - 04/09/2013, 07:54am EDT

Tags: george washington university, exercise, smoking,

Va. lawmakers take aim at cigarette trafficking

Lawmakers are aiming to impose harsher penalties on cigarette traffickers in Virginia, where officials say low excise taxes have made it an attractive base for smugglers.

Friday - 01/25/2013, 04:47pm EST

Tags: smuggling, Virginia General Assembly

Md. comptroller announces contraband violations

Comptroller Peter Franchot announced Wednesday that 196 people were charged with tobacco violations in fiscal 2012, which ended July 1. He also says 325,851 packs of cigarettes valued at nearly $2 million were confiscated.

Wednesday - 07/25/2012, 01:29pm EDT

Tags: Peter Franchot, tobacco,

Ex-Md. cop sentenced for role in extortion plot

A former Prince George's County police officer has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for his role in an extortion scheme involving the trafficking of contraband cigarettes and alcohol.

Monday - 07/23/2012, 05:53pm EDT

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Airport officials bust man with 18,480 cigarettes

A Customs and Border Protection official referred him to a secondary agricultural inspection, where an X-ray revealed 924 individual packs of cigarettes inside almost all 10 pieces of his luggage.

Friday - 03/09/2012, 11:17am EST

Tags: dulles airport, Customs and Border Protection, import, Department of the Treasury, Department of Homeland Security

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