Faced with a $298 million budget deficit, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has pledged not to raise taxes on homes, gasoline or retail purchases. However, he has not ruled out a cigarette tax hike for the city of Chicago.
CHICAGO | Ten people were indicted in federal court Wednesday on allegations stemming from an illegal cigarette-trafficking scheme that already netted charges against a Cook County sheriff's officer from Lansing and his adult son.
INDIANAPOLIS | The state's health insurance program for low-income, childless adults will enroll up to 8,000 Hoosiers already on its waiting list and accept new applications for any remaining open slots.
INDIANAPOLIS | A House-approved statewide indoor smoking ban is scheduled for a Senate committee vote Wednesday, but the committee chairman will not allow the legislation to be amended before the vote.
American cigarette packages will get their biggest facelift in history this year. Designed to escalate efforts to reduce smoking, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will begin requiring realistic graphic images to cover half the surface of each package by June 2011. Some of the proposed i…
Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of death and disease in the United States. The impact on Indiana is even greater, as the state ranks fifth in the nation for highest smoking rates, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Lowell business folks are complaining that the recently enacted smoking ban is hurting their business, and they are right. But that does not make me back down on my prior call for a statewide ban on smoking in public places.
A story in Wednesday editions misstated the amount of allegedly counterfeit cigarettes found in a Dyer store. The story should have stated that a Delaware company was suing over 20 to 30 cartons of cigarettes suspected of being counterfeit.
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