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9:36 am
Tue May 13, 2014

Delaware Set to Outlaw Sale of E-Cigarettes to Minors

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - The state Senate is set to vote on final legislative approval of a bill outlawing the sale of electronic cigarettes in Delaware to minors.

The bill to be voted on Tuesday is intended to treat tobacco substitutes such as electronic cigarettes the same as tobacco products under Delaware law.

More than 25 other states already prohibit the sale of e-cigarettes to minors.    

The penalty for selling to minors would be a $250 fine for the first offense, increasing to $1,000 for third and subsequent offenses.

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8:01 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Bill to Add E-Cigarettes to Delaware's In-Door Smoking Ban

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware lawmakers have introduced a bill adding electronic cigarettes to the state's indoor smoking ban.

The bill introduced Tuesday revises the Clean Indoor Air Act to prohibit the operation of electronic cigarettes in public places where tobacco smoking is prohibited under current law.

The legislation states that lawmakers believe it is in the public's best interest to protect nonsmokers not just from secondhand tobacco smoke, but from emissions produced by electronic cigarettes as well.

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11:36 am
Fri April 11, 2014

Move to Ban Sale of E-Cigs to Minors in Delaware Legislature

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The Delaware House of Representatives unanimously approved a measure that would ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors.

The bipartisan legislation makes punishment for such sales the same as for those involving the sale of tobacco to minors.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that lawmakers were concerned that there are too many unknown health risks to the state’s minors from e-cigarettes.

The Food and Drug Administration does not regulate them.

The use of electronic cigarettes has skyrocket among those under the age of 18.

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3:31 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

CVS Decision Against Selling Tobacco Praised by Delmarvans

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If you stop by the local CVS store in October you won’t be able to by any tobacco products.It’s 76-hundred stores are dropping the product but managers hope to offset the loss by offering new health treatments and products  including smoking cessation program.

Delamrvans at a local CVS store in Salisbury said they were pleased with the decision.

The drug store chain that selling tobacco products was not consistent with its purpose of promoting health products.

 

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8:24 am
Tue July 9, 2013

Weather Stalls Virginia Crops

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The rainy spring and early summer has stalled the cutting of hay and prevented tobacco plants from setting deep roots.

But cooperative extension agents say the wet weather hasn't been all bad. Extension crop and soil sciences agent Stephen Barts says the rain has been good for soybean and corn crops.

On the negative side, wheat cutting was lagging because rain and high humidity. The combination is bad for harvesting the grain.

The longer wheat remains in the field, grain's quality declines.

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8:52 am
Thu July 26, 2012

Alcohol and Tobacco Contraband Violations Up In Maryland

Violations for contraband tobacco and alcohol were on the rise during the last fiscal year in Maryland.

State Comptroller Peter Franchot says that 196 people were charged with tobacco violations for the period that ended on July 1st.

He also said nearly $2 million worth of cigarettes were confiscated during the same period.

That’s nearly 326-thousand packs of cigarettes – up by over a 100-thousand during the same period the year before.