cigars and cigarettes

New York News
12:35 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

New York's Tobacco Smuggling Not A Shock To Shop Owners

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Recent statistics show more cigarettes are smuggled into New York than any other state. Local tobacco merchants say it’s no coincidence, because the state’s markup on cigarettes has gone up about 200 percent since 2006.

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New England News
5:05 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

Report: Smoking Still Leading Cause of Preventable Death and Disease in Mass.

According to a recently released report, smoking is still the leading cause of preventable death and disease in Massachusetts, while the state also continues its struggle with illegal drugs. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports…

In a report by the Massachusetts Health Council, a statewide non-profit agency that includes over 150 health oriented organizations, tobacco use is still the leading cause of preventable illness and death among Massachusetts residents – with 9,000 deaths attributed annually to tobacco use.

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Vox Pop
3:00 pm
Tue April 10, 2012

Vox Pop : Open Forum – Graphic Labels on Cigarette Packs : 4/10/12

A federal appeals court is considering the constitutionality of requiring large graphic photos on cigarette packs to show that smoking can harm or kill smokers. Today we want your take on the labels. WAMC’s Alan Chartock hosts along with WAMC’s Ray Graf.