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Md. Candidates Urged to Take Stance on Cigarette Tax

Health advocates are starting a campaign to make each General Assembly candidate take a stance on a proposal to raise the cigarette tax from $2 a pack to $3.

04/09/2014

Some smokers at the University of Maryland are flocking to designated smoking areas to light up; while others, not so much. (credit: Lauren McLendon/All-News 99.1)

No Butts About It: UMd. Smoking Ban Lacks Enforcement

The push for a smoke-free campus is underway at the the University of Maryland’s College Park campus, but is administration just blowing smoke?

01/05/2014

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Former Surgeon General Joins E-Cig Company Board

Former U.S. surgeon general Richard Carmona, who highlighted the dangers of secondhand smoke and supported a ban on all tobacco products, is joining the board of directors for NJOY Inc., the nation’s leading electronic cigarette company — a move that could bring increased legitimacy to e-cigarettes as a viable alternative to traditional cigarettes.

03/24/2013

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Va. Senate Panel Backs Smoking Restriction

A Virginia Senate committee has endorsed legislation making it illegal for adults to smoke with kids in the car.

01/28/2013

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