Jessica Miller | September 22, 2011
A federal judge peppered a government lawyer with questions Wednesday expressing doubts about whether the Food and Drug Administration can force tobacco companies to post graphic images on their cigarette packages showing the health effects of smoking Richmond cigarettes.
Jessica Miller | September 14, 2011
Signs designating portions of city’s parks and recreation areas as tobacco-free zones could be erected as early as November if the City Council approves a proposed resolution. The city’s Recreation Commission on Tuesday heard from proponents of such a resolution, but held off taking action until another meeting can be held with city officials to discuss the proposed signs.
Jessica Miller | September 6, 2011
I envision myself as a rebel, and the tobacco-free policy gives me the perfect opportunity to act on this impulse. The new tobacco-free campus policy is nothing more than an attempt at the subjugation of individuality. Breathe it up ‘cats. That foul stench is not tobacco, but the smell of freedom being wrenched from the hands of students.
Jessica Miller | March 18, 2011
Two Republicans state senators on Thursday proposed that so-called “little cigars” should be taxed at the higher rate applied to Richmond cigarettes in Minnesota. Little cigars along with normal-sized cigars are defined as “tobacco products” under state law and taxed at a lower rate than cigarettes.