Cigarettes

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New Jersey’s Legal Smoking Age Rises to 21

Starting today, November 1st, New Jersey teens are no longer able to legally purchase and smoke tobacco products in the Garden State – including e-cigarettes. […]

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Wawa Gets Philly to Change New Tobacco Regulations

You might see more outlets selling cigarettes in Center City sometime soon. The Philadelphia Board of Health last night approved new limits on tobacco sales […]

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Report: New Jersey, Pennsylvania Aren’t Doing Enough to Prevent Cancer

A new study from the American Cancer Society found that New Jersey is the only state in the country that spends zero dollars on tobacco prevention […]

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One of Mayor Nutter’s Last Proposals Is Probably Already Dead

Mayor Michael Nutter has two short months left in office to shape his legacy in the minds of Philadelphians. Councilwoman Marian Tasco introduced a bill earlier this month […]

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Pa. Bill Would Raise Minimum Age for Tobacco Purchase to 21

If you’re a tobacco user in Pennsylvania between the ages of 18 to 20, here’s some advice: Smoke ’em while you got ’em. State Rep. […]

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This Bill Would Ban Cigarette Sales In Drug Stores

Mayor Michael Nutter wants to prohibit cigarette sales in drug stores throughout Philadelphia, in hopes of persuading more smokers to kick the habit. Councilwoman Marian Tasco introduced a […]

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How Philly’s Plummeting Smoking Rate Could Harm Schools

1. Maybe you shouldn’t quit smoking … for the kids. (We kid, we kid.) The gist: Today, Philadelphia’s new cigarette tax is bringing in the bucks for […]

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Giant Cigarette Installation in Dilworth Park Postponed

GlaxoSmithKline has postponed an event where it would erect a 20-foot tall cigarette in Dilworth Park. An email from a PR representative from the drugmaker […]

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Mayor Nutter Reminds Citizens Not to Smoke Anything in Parks

Just so everyone is clear – smoking anything is already prohibited in our parks & recreation centers, so no one should be doing that anyway. […]

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Bill That Approved Cigarette Tax Guarantees More Charter Schools in Philadelphia

Philadelphians exhaled last week when the Pennsylvania House approved a $2-a-pack cigarette tax increase in the city, a move expected to generate up to $170 […]

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Philadelphia Cigarette Tax Vote Delayed Until Monday

Don’t think the city cigarette tax is passing without another delay. A vote on the Philadelphia $2-a-pack cigarette tax, which moved closer to approval earlier […]

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Philadelphia Cigarette Tax Hike Proposal May Be Dead

A higher cigarette tax in Philadelphia, one of lawmakers’ plans to help fund the criminally underfunded Philadelphia public school system, may be dead. Philadelphia politicians […]

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Penn Professors: School Must Divest from Tobacco

In an open letter to the University posted on Philly.com, five Penn professors urge the school to stop investing in companies that sell tobacco products. […]

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50 Things About Wawa for Wawa’s 50th Anniversary

Fifty years ago today, the first Wawa opened at the corner of MacDade Blvd. and Swarthmore Ave. in Folsom, Pennsylvania. Today, you can get free […]