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22 Jan 2014

Bills Seek E-cig Ban for Minors

By Dana Carlson Capital News Service RICHMOND — Electronic cigarettes could be banned from the hands of minors as Virginia legislators in the House and Senate push for regulation. In response to the growing number of young people experimenting with smokeless tobacco products, Virginia lawmakers have introduced House Bill 1111, House Bill 26, House Bill […]

21 Jan 2012

Tax Increase on Tobacco Is Snuffed Out

Smokers can breathe – or wheeze – a sigh of relief after legislation to raise the state tax on tobacco products died in a House subcommittee on Friday. House Bill 160, introduced by Delegate Patrick A. Hope, D-Arlington, would have increased Virginia’s tax on cigarettes from 30 cents per pack to $1.45 per pack – a 383 percent boost.