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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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Tobacco & Alcohol Contraband Violations Have Increased In Md.

Millions of tax dollars are going up in smoke. The Maryland comptroller’s office is cracking down on cigarette smuggling.

07/25/2012

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ATF Agent Shoots Man During Arrest Of ‘Gang Of Armed Robbers’

A suspect is shot as agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and Baltimore Police arrest what they call a “gang of armed robbers.”

06/14/2012

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ATF Agents & Baltimore Police Raid, Arrest Gang Of Armed Robbers

A suspect is shot as agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and Baltimore police arrest what they call a “gang of armed robbers”.

06/14/2012

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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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Lawmakers & Health Groups Advocate Increasing The Md. Cigar Tax

Maryland smokers brace for another tax hike, this time on products other than cigarettes.

01/26/2012

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Feds Join Baltimore Police In Probing Northwest Baltimore Fire Bombings

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) joins city police investigating a series of fire bombings in Northwest Baltimore targeting homes at random.

12/02/2011

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Tobacco Farmers Turn Tradition For Health Benefits

Warning: The subject of this exploration will constrict your blood vessels, choke your windpipe and dispatch you to an early grave, 5 million of you a year. The most lucrative crop the Americas have ever seen, it kept the British at bay, kept the enslaved entrapped, kept Hollywood sexy. Until it didn’t anymore.

11/21/2011

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Baltimore School Officials On The Lookout For Pot Bracelets

A piece of jewelry is causing controversy in schools. A dual-purpose ankle or arm bracelet could lead to suspension or arrest.

11/09/2011

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Health Group To Push $1 Increase In Tobacco Tax

A Maryland health group is planning to push for a $1 increase in the state’s tobacco tax.

10/05/2011

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