Signature campaign forces issue to referendum
SAN FRANCISCO -- A signature campaign will force a recently passed ordinance banning the sale of menthol-flavored tobacco products in San Francisco to be put before a vote by city residents. The campaign, led by a coalition of residents, business leaders, retailers and trade associations called Let...
Midyear review of category news shows promise amid uncertainty
Attorneys argued ‘cessation’ fee a budgetary ploy
OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Oklahoma Supreme Court has declared the state’s $1.50-per-pack fee on cigarettes unconstitutional, sparking a reported $215 million budget shortfall and forcing the governor to suggest legislators reconvene to address the matter, according to Reuters . Signed into law June 1 by...
Analyst assesses potential effects of low-nicotine announcement
Drafts of direct-mail, brochure materials published