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Philadelphia Bans Smoking In Public Housing

As we reported yesterday, the Philadelphia Housing Authority held a hearing and voted unanimously yesterday to ban smoking in all PHA units. The measure which was unanimously passed without a debate prohibits┬áthe 80,000 low-income tenants from lighting up inside their apartments, or on public-housing property except in designated outdoor areas. Those who violate the order will be asked to attend counseling for the first three violations before the risk of losing their lease if the […]

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Philadelphia Housing Authority To Hold Smoking Ban Hearing

This afternoon the Philadelphia Housing Authority will host a hearing to consider a ban on at least some of its proprieties. If the measure is passed it would make it the largest public housing agency in the United States to implement such a policy. The PHA has approximately 80,000 low-income residents that would be effected by the ban and they would join approximately 500 housing authorities across the nation that have such a ban in […]

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Law | Philadelphia Proposes Cigar Tax

Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love has no love for cigar smokers. Despite the state operating with no tobacco tax, the city recently passed a new tax on cigarettes to be used toward schools. This time around the city is gunning for cigars and other tobacco related products. According to a report on NATO (National Association of Tobacco Outlets) the city is looking to tax cigars at the rate of 36 cents per stick. While […]

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Review | Tortuga Reserva Cedro

Victor Vitale is a legend in New England. From his humble beginning with The Cigar Agency he has grown to brand owner of Ora Vivo and today’s review, Tortuga Reserva Cedro. According to their website, “Tortuga is [his] dedication to premium cigars. It defines everything [he] stands for in our industry and is a tribute to the art, culture and tradition of tobacco. After twenty years in the business [he] continues to discover more of […]

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