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CVS Stops Tobacco Sales 1 Month Early

As CVS sharpens its focus on customer health, the nation’s second-largest drugstore chain will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of tobacco nearly a month sooner than planned.

09/03/2014

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Maryland Zoo In Baltimore Will Ban Smoking On Grounds

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore will ban smoking on its grounds.

06/19/2014

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Md. Health Group Pushes For $1 Tobacco Tax Hike

The cost to keep smoking in Maryland may soon get even steeper. Another tobacco tax hike is being pushed for 2015.

05/28/2014

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Experts Increasingly Contemplate End Of Smoking

A growing number of experts believe the most promising option is to get people to switch to electronic cigarettes.

02/14/2014

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$6.5M Bust: Foreign Prescription Drugs, Cigarettes Trafficked At Pikesville Pharmacy

Eleven people are indicted on federal charges after FBI agents find they trafficked more than $6 million in contraband cigarettes and foreign prescription drugs through a popular pharmacy and restaurant in Pikesville.

12/12/2013

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Police In Md. Seize 5,000 Packs Of Cigarettes

Berlin police have arrested a New Jersey man after more than 500 cases of cigarettes were found in a car during a traffic stop.

12/11/2013

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Study: Children’s Use Of E-Cigarettes On The Rise

Children—like adults—are increasingly trying electronic cigarettes, according to the first large national study to gauge use by middle and high school students.

09/18/2013

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Md. Fire Deaths Down 22 Percent In 2012

The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office says fire-related deaths in the state fell by 22 percent last year.

01/10/2013

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E-Cigarettes Don’t Harm Heart, Study Shows

Electronic cigarettes do not appear to be bad for your heart, according to the first study to look at the effects.

09/04/2012

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Ex-Md. Cop Sentenced For Role In Extortion Plot

A former Prince George’s County police officer has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for his role in an extortion scheme involving the trafficking of contraband cigarettes and alcohol.

07/23/2012

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Senate Gives Initial OK To Vehicle Smoking Ban

Maryland residents would not be able to smoke in a vehicle with a passenger younger than 8, under a measure that has received preliminary approval in the state Senate.

03/12/2012

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Health Advocates Want Increase On Tobacco Taxes

Public health advocates want lawmakers to consider raising taxes on tobacco products.

03/07/2012

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