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Tennessee Introduces Bill to Raise Tobacco Age

The state of Tennessee has seen a bill introduced by State Senator Rosalind Kurita (I-22) that would raise the tobacco age in the state from 18 to 21. In addition the new bill would make tobacco possession for those under 21 a Class C Misdemeanor. In the state, a Class C misdemeanor is punishable by up to 30 days in jail and up to a $50 fine. In an article that appeared in the MTSU […]

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Law | Houston, TX Bans Smoking In City Parks

In Houston, TX the city has begun enforcing a smoking ban on all properties belonging to the Parks and Recreation Department as well as the Houston Public Library. Violating the new ban, could make a serious dent on your pocket and give you a criminal record. Violators of the new ordinance will be charged with a misdemeanor and fined up to $2000.00. According to the director of Houston Parks & Recreation Department, “A smoke free park […]

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Law: Arlington, WA Park Smoking Ban

The city of Arlington, WA moved one step closer to becoming smoke free on the 11th of August as city staff presented a proposed law to ban tobacco from city parks. The law which has been discussed since 2006, but was not formally introduced until this week will allow police to detain those who are suspected of crimes. Council member Debora Nelson added that an infraction would be the same level as a parking ticket, it wouldn’t be on […]

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