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  • Maryland hospital won’t hire smokers

    WASHINGTON — A hospital in Annapolis, Maryland says it won’t hire people who smoke or use other products with nicotine. Anne Arundel Medical Center recently announced that potential hires would be tested for nicotine as part of its screening process. If the…

  • Maryland health advocates push increase in tobacco tax

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Supporters of a tax hike on cigarette packs are hoping the higher price will also increase healthier living. The Healthy Maryland Initiative is set for a hearing Wednesday before a Senate…

  • US tobacco growers brace for tougher competition

    MICHAEL FELBERBAUM Associated Press DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — Starting next month, America’s remaining tobacco growers will be totally exposed to the laws of supply and demand. The very last buyout checks, totaling about $916.5 million,…