Posts tagged: tobacco store

NEMA stops BAT from burning tobacco

Tweet THE National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) has stopped British American Tobacco (BAT) from incinerating over 200 tonnes of tobacco as a measure against releasing more toxic gases into the air. Grace Birikadde, an official from NEMA said, the fire outbreak over the weekend at a warehouse at Kyambogo left residues containing partially burnt tobacco and ashes. He said BAT was proposing to incinerate the residues, but were curtailed s ... Jump to full article >>

Snohomish County checks up on stores selling tobacco to minors

Tweet The Snohomish County Health District is ramping up efforts to cut down on teen smoking. So this week, it’s seeking out stores marlboro cigarettes sale to minors. The process is more like fishing. Health officials send a 17-year-old into a store to ask for cigarettes or chewing tobacco. About 1 in 10 stores make the sale. The current compliance rate is 88.7 percent, up from 84 percent in the previous year. The all-time low rate for to ... Jump to full article >>

Store ads attract children to tobacco

Tweet As people were encouraged to quit smoking during the 2010 Great American Smoke out on November 18, attention was also paid to tobacco ads targeting kids. A survey, which was released by Queens Smoke-Free Partnership, Asian Americans for Equality and the American Cancer Society (ACS) Asian Initiative, was conducted at 34 retailers located within 1,000 feet of schools that were licensed to sell tobacco in Queens. Retailers were selected at ra ... Jump to full article >>

Tax agents visit tobacco dealers

Tweet Stores throughout Columbiana and Jefferson counties were visited Wednesday by agents with the Ohio Department of Taxation, checking to make sure they are legally selling tobacco products. As of early afternoon, in this county agents had found one Lisbon store selling cigars that had not been properly taxed, with additional vendors still to be visited. Agents declined to name that business but confiscated 21 miscellaneous cigars they said ha ... Jump to full article >>