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  • 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,…