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Md. Attorney General Doug Gansler Calls On Pharmacies To Stop Tobacco Sales

Following the leaders. The Attorneys General of Maryland and 26 other states are asking pharmacy chains to stop selling tobacco products.

03/18/2014

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CVS Pulls Tobacco Products From Its Shelves; Baltimore Puts Smoking Bans On The Table

There’s strong reaction to that bold decision from CVS to stop selling tobacco products in stores. This as Baltimore City takes aim at smokers.

02/06/2014

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CVS To Stop Selling Cigarettes & Tobacco

A bold step by one of the nation’s biggest pharmacy chains. CVS will stop selling cigarettes at stores nationwide, even though the decision could cost them billions in sales.

02/05/2014

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Authorities Thwart Smuggling Attempt At Jail

Maryland prison officials say they used closed-circuit cameras to stop an attempt to smuggle marijuana, tobacco and a cell phone into the troubled Baltimore city jail.

11/20/2013

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Tobacco Remains Way Of Life In Southern Md.

Along a busy road in Calvert County, Md., a crop is being harvested that may surprise some: tobacco.

09/15/2013

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Study: Ebola Treatment Grown In Tobbaco Shows Promise

A new study authored by Army scientists at Fort Detrick reports that a treatment grown in tobacco plants cured three of seven monkeys that developed symptoms from the deadly Ebola virus.

08/22/2013

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Md. Honors Prosecutors In Key Civil Rights Case

Three Maryland lawyers are being honored for their prosecution of a tobacco farmer who was charged in the death of a Baltimore waitress 50 years ago.

03/10/2013

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More Than 40 States Get An ‘F’ For Tobacco Control

For its efforts to lessen smoking last year, the Obama administration is getting three D’s and an F.

01/17/2013

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FDA Review Of Tobacco Products Grinds To A Halt

Nearly 3,500 tobacco products that have yet to be ruled upon by the FDA are already being sold.

12/18/2012

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Health Coalition To Call For $1 Tobacco Tax Hike

Thursday is the Great American Smokeout and, in case you need incentive, there’s a campaign to raise the cigarette tax next year.

11/14/2012

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Tax Increase On Cheaper Tobacco Products Aims To Reduce Number Of Teen Users

Upping the price on lighting up lowered the number of teen smokers in Maryland. A new tax aims to do the same thing with cheaper tobacco products.

10/24/2012

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Opinion: Mitt Romney The Cigarette Peddler

It turns out that Mitt Romney made millions and saved the company he was running by peddling cigarettes in the former Soviet Union and in the United States in the early 90s.

10/16/2012

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