Advocates Push to Raise Legal Smoking Age From 18 To 21Health advocates in Annapolis met Monday with lawmakers to convince them to consider a bill that would make it illegal for anyone under 21 to buy tobacco products.
Juul Ramped Up Nicotine Levels, Competitors Followed, Study Says Leading e-cigarette company Juul Labs spurred a "widespread rush" of companies seeking to boost their own nicotine concentrations in order to mirror Juul's success, according to a paper published Thursday in the BMJ journal Tobacco Control.
Comptroller Decries Bill To Take Regulatory Power Over Alcohol, Tobacco, Gas From HimMaryland's comptroller is denouncing a measure that would take regulatory powers over alcohol, tobacco and gasoline away from his office.
Caucus Pushes To Raise The Age For Buying Tobacco To 21The Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland is concerned about the toll smoking has taken on the African-American community and is leading an effort to impose restrictions on access to tobacco.
New Proposal Would Raise Tobacco Sales Age to 21Maryland students and representatives are working to pass legislation that would raise the minimum sales age of all tobacco products to 21.
Tobacco Companies Running Ads On Dangers Of CigarettesTobacco companies were court-ordered to run advertisements telling the truth about the dangers of cigarettes and secondhand smoke.
Smugglers Crossing State Lines To Avoid Sales Taxes Cost States BillionsAlcohol and tobacco taxes make millions for Maryland and the State wants to keep it that way.
Trying To Snuff Out The Habit: Graphic Ads Targeting Smokers Send A Powerful MessageThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is rolling out new ads to show what it's like to live every day with disability from smoke.
No Butts About It: Local Hospital To Stop Hiring SmokersNot hiring smokers. In an unusual move, a local hospital says it will no longer hire people who light up.
Md. Health Group Pushes For $1 Tobacco Tax HikeThe cost to keep smoking in Maryland may soon get even steeper. Another tobacco tax hike is being pushed for 2015.
Md. Attorney General Doug Gansler Calls On Pharmacies To Stop Tobacco SalesFollowing the leaders. The Attorneys General of Maryland and 26 other states are asking pharmacy chains to stop selling tobacco products.