Ocean City is finding a new use for all those cigarette butts littering the ground. Dozens of metal boxes and tubes designated for the recyclable butts have been set up outside of restaurants, bars, condos and other shops in the beach town to create benches.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has signed legislation banning people under 21 from buying tobacco and nicotine products, a measure enacted in a state known historically for its tobacco production.
Six states and the District of Columbia have already raised the minimum age to buy tobacco products to 21, and Virginia is on track to enact similar legislation.
36-year-old John Edward Lowe was sentenced Thursday. He was convicted in November of robbery and second-degree assault in the crime.
“I will not allow a generation of children to become addicted to nicotine through e-cigarettes,” Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, said in a statement.
Smoking rates have dropped by 67 percent since 1965, when the U.S. government first began tracking smoking rates.
Authorities say a dozen people collaborated to smuggle nearly 4 million cigarettes from Virginia to New York City and resell them, dodging over $1.3 million in city and New York state taxes.
Several D.C. tax rates change effective Oct. 1, coinciding with the start of the District’s 2019 fiscal year. WTOP has a list of the D.C. taxes going up.
D.C. Fire and EMS says a preliminary investigation shows a cigarette came in contact with a mattress, sparking the fatal fire. Investigators found no working smoke detectors in the home.
Tax cheats and smugglers have helped build a vault of contraband sitting in the basement of a government building in Annapolis, and Maryland’s comptroller cracked it open.
The D.C. City Council moved forward Tuesday with a bill to raise the age of legal tobacco use from 18 to 21 and restrict its public use.
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MICHAEL FELBERBAUM AP Tobacco Writer RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is snuffing out smoking in its offices and buildings. The nation’s second-biggest tobacco company informed employees Wednesday that beginning next…
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Virginia Beach police are looking for two suspects believed to be responsible for three large thefts of cigarettes at one convenience store since last August. Police say in a news…
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