| Oct 13, 2012
| 7:03 PM
HAMPTON — Two City Council members say Hampton's city manager has backed off her prior assertion that a "gift" from a private entity provided funding for an undercover police company created to go after cigarette bootleggers.
In a Sept. 27 email...
| May 8, 2012
| 6:43 PM
SAN DIEGO -- California's primary elections are around the corner and one of the propositions has been making national headlines.
Proposition 29 would put a $1 tax on every pack of cigarettes sold in California. If passed, it is expected to raise more...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 7:53 AM
Wedding Day: Aug. 11, 2012
Her story: Alexandra Heifetz-Jones, 29, grew up in Dayton. She lives in Davis, Calif., and is in her second year at the University of California-Davis School of Law. Her mother, Suzanne Heifetz, is a clinical social worker in...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 10:34 AM
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — As a political science major at Ohio State University, Ida Seitter says, she lit up many a cigarette to help her through the stress of exam season. Right or wrong, they were her security blanket as she toiled through college....
| Jan 27, 2012
| 3:23 PM
A fight over roll-your-own cigarettes is heating up in Richmond.
New machines in a growing number of shops have gotten the attention of Virginia's cigarette makers.
The issue is now lighting up the legislature.
The customer dumps the loose tobacco,...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 3:02 PM
The customer dumps the loose tobacco, loads the paper tubes, punches a few buttons on a touch screen and the RYO Filling Station comes to life, cranking out the finished cigarettes
It’s easy to see why shops like Tobacco Direct have become...
| Sep 30, 2012
| 7:14 PM
HAMPTON — One day in the spring of 2010, a special agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) approached the Hampton Police Division about working with him on undercover cigarette stings.
That agent, Clifford D....
| Mar 8, 2011
| 1:25 PM
A warehousing operation where hundreds of farmers from throughout the region bring their crop to sell to the country's largest tobacco companies is moving from Lebanon to Danville later this year.
Ken Garcia, a spokesman for Philip Morris USA, confirmed...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 5:02 AM
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Tobacco companies want a judge to put a stop to new graphic cigarette labels that include the sewn-up corpse of a smoker and pictures of diseased lungs, saying they unfairly urge adults to shun their legal products and will cost...