Jessica Miller | September 2, 2011
A Superior Court judge ruled yesterday that the man who won a $152 million lawsuit last year against a tobacco company for causing the death of his mother – by giving her free Lucky Strike cigarettes when she was just a child – can collect the money with interest retroactive to 2004, the year the case was filed.
Jessica Miller | September 1, 2011
Three Vashon Island retailers have been cited for illegally selling tobacco and Lucky Strike cigarettes to minors, a major reversal from an island-wide clean record between 2005 and 2009, disappointed public-health officials say. King County’s overall retailer compliance rate has also dropped — from 96 percent in 2009 to less than 89 percent in the 999 inspections done so far this year.
Jessica Miller | August 30, 2011
The move to step-up smoking bans within Muskingum County is continuing. Once again, Community Impact Team representatives, Kate Paul and Amy Davis met with Muskingum County Commissioners requesting their approval on a tobacco free campus policy. The proposed policy would effect the 205 North 7th Street building in Zanesville.
Jessica Miller | August 22, 2011
Los Angeles, California – When apartment tenants light up a Lucky Strike cigarette, it’s not just their smoking-averse neighbors who suffer. Landlords are also sucking it up — in increased cleaning costs. But by implementing complete smoke-free rules throughout their properties, owners of California multi-unit rental buildings could save up to $18 million a year statewide on the cost of cleaning apartments vacated by tenants who smoke, according to a new UCLA study.
Jessica Miller | August 18, 2011
Sonoma County is considering banning smoking in apartments and condominiums, on county-owned property, in parks, campgrounds and beaches and at many other outdoor public and private areas where people gather. The ordinance, which seeks to reduce the effects of secondhand smoke, would affect all areas of the county outside city limits and prohibit smoking Lucky Strike cigarettes at public events such as fairs, festivals and parades, outdoor dining areas and service areas such as ATMs, bank teller windows, telephones, ticket lines, bus stops and taxi stands.