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Utah Lawmakers Kill Bill That Would Have Raised Smoking Age To 21

Utah legislators have killed a bill that could have made their state the first in the country to raise the age for legal tobacco purchases to 21.


The new law would treat tobacco like alcohol, meaning it would be off limits for 18-20 year-olds. (Getty Images)

Utah And Colorado Moving To Raise Smoking Age To 21

Lawmakers in both states approved proposals to treat tobacco like alcohol.


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Sentencing Set For Fast And Furious Suspect

A Mexican man will be sentenced in federal court Monday in the killing of a U.S. Border Patrol agent whose death revealed a botched law enforcement sting in which agents lost track of hundreds of guns sold to criminals.


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Ex-Marlboro Man Dies From Smoking-Related Disease

When it came to portraying the rugged western outdoorsman who helped transform a pack of filtered cigarettes into the world’s most popular brand, Marlboro Man Eric Lawson was the real deal.


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New Mexico State University Aims To Ban Tobacco

New Mexico State University could have a new smoking and tobacco use policy by next summer.


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Nevada Ranks Low For Smoking Prevention

The American Lung Association is giving Nevada an “F” for tobacco control and prevention efforts.


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Opinion: Mitt Romney The Cigarette Peddler

It turns out that Mitt Romney made millions and saved the company he was running by peddling cigarettes in the former Soviet Union and in the United States in the early 90s.


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Reno ATF Unit Spurned by Federal Prosecutor

(Las Vegas CBS KXNT)  Northern Nevada law enforcement is perturbed, as the federal prosecutor’s office has issued a blanket rejection — in writing — of cases brought by the Reno unit of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, […]

NewsRadio 100.5 KXNT–09/25/2012


Higher Tobacco Taxes Proposed

Smokers could be paying more if a bill raising tobacco taxes is approved.


Great American Smoke-Out Held Today

Today, the American Cancer Society and its advocacy affiliate, the American Cancer Society Action Network (ACS CAN), are celebrating the 35th Great American Smokeout by calling on state lawmakers to overcome the country’s tobacco epidemic […]