The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is spending over $200,000 on an anti-tobacco video game for fifth graders, where they will navigate through “cancer rooms” to find hidden objects to beat cigarettes with.
The city of Boston has banned chewing tobacco at all baseball stadiums, including Fenway Park, and will slap players with a $250 fine if they violate the ban.
Major leaguers are “unsure how they will respond” to an ordinance banning smokeless tobacco from public athletic fields that proponents expect to sweep through cities that are home to professional franchises across the United States.
Consummate D.C. insider Terry McAuliffe resides in the governor’s mansion built by tobacco farmer James Monroe, demonstrating that Virginians have always elected those who excel at peddling its staple crop. The farms that blanketed the I-95 corridor between Washington, D.C., and Richmond are mostly gone now, the land purchased by political profiteers. The stalks have been replaced by glass towers housing the media, contracting, and consulting giants that now serve as the backbone of the Virginia economy. Yet there are some members of the transplanted D.C. caste—former Marines, ambassadors, and George W. Bush appointees—who still pay tribute to the much maligned weed; they can be found at the Embassy Cigar Lounge in Stafford, Va., which celebrated its first anniversary on May 1.
President Barack Obama’s fiscal year 2016 budget would make permanent the Investment Tax Credit (ITC), a benefit used by Solyndra to build solar panels.
A Virginia Democrat has introduced a bill in the state legislature that would increase the per-pack cigarette tax by nearly 700 percent.
The entire world, but more importantly America, is in the midst of an Ebola outbreak that could threat the existence of life on Earth as we know it. Things are looking pretty grim for humanity, and President Obama’s failure to lead has made things even worse.
If we are to survive the epidemic, we are going to need heroes. Several individuals and conglomerates have, in Obama’s absence, already stepped up to the plate and, through their selfless actions, given us hope. It’s worth recognizing those heroes now, before it’s too late.
Rep. Duncan Hunter (R., Calif.) is fighting to protect service members’ right to use tobacco, offering an amendment that would stop the Pentagon’s plans to ban the sale of the product on base.
At least seven local health departments illegally used stimulus grant funds to lobby for greater taxes and restrictions on tobacco and unhealthy foods, according to a report released Tuesday by a nonprofit watchdog group.
The law would force stores to hide tobacco in cabinets, drawers, behind curtains and in other concealed spots, and would mandate they only be visible if an adult made a purchase or during restocking.