July 19, 1990 |
Clover, the discount-store division of Strawbridge & Clothier, said yesterday that it would no longer stock or sell cigarettes or other tobacco products after current supplies run out. The decision followed naturally from the stores' earlier decision to ban smoking by employees and customers in Clover stores and offices effective Aug. 5, a company official said. "We made the decision to have a smoke-free environment with our employees, and one thing led to another," said Robert Hofner, vice president for stores.
December 14, 2012 |
RICHMOND, Va. - Talk about a smoke break. Tobacco companies have introduced almost no new cigarettes or smokeless-tobacco products in the United States in more than 18 months because the federal government has prevented them from doing so, an Associated Press review has found. It's an unprecedented pause for an industry that historically has introduced dozens of products annually, and reflects its increasingly uneasy relationship with the Food and Drug Administration, which in 2009 began regulating tobacco.
July 3, 1990 |
Suppose you're at a function sponsored by Temple University, but being held at an off-campus establishment. And you want to smoke. Well, you'll have to light up in the hallway or outside on the street. That's how far-reaching the no-smoking ban is that Temple implemented yesterday. No smoking in any campus buildings - not even in the restrooms. No smoking in classes, lecture halls, offices, hallways or dormitories. The ban even extends to university-owned vehicles and university-sponsored functions that are held off campus.
October 8, 1997 |
Life may soon get tougher for young smokers in Evesham. Under an ordinance introduced unanimously last night by the Township Council, minors - those under 18 - would face a warning, then subsequent fines if caught smoking in public, on school property or in open view anywhere. Even the possession of tobacco products by minors in open public view would be illegal under the ordinance. A first offense would result in a written warning that also would be sent to parents. Each subsequent offense would carry a fine of $50 to $500.
May 15, 2015 |
We already know that the prospect of earning some cash helps people quit smoking. But a new study from the University of Pennsylvania found that the way cash rewards are structured can make a big difference in how well such programs work. People were far more likely to quit for six months if they had some skin in the game. The problem was getting them to invest some of their own money - they got it back if they stopped smoking - in a reward program. The results were striking enough, though, that CVS Health, which helped fund the study, is launching a deposit-based smoking-cessation program for employees next month.
June 3, 1993 |
Major league baseball has announced a sweeping ban of all tobacco products by all minor league personnel effective June 15. No cigarettes or any smokeless tobacco products will be allowed on the field, in the dugout or the clubhouse or on team transportation. At least partly because the ban doesn't extend to major leaguers, there was an immediate and predictable howl of protest from the younger players. "It's a violation of our rights," Scranton/Wilkes-Barre outfielder Tony Longmire, a smoker, told The Scranton Times before the Red Barons game against Columbus.
August 3, 2012 |
RICHMOND, Va. - Sales of tobacco to minors in the U.S. reached an all-time low in 2011 under a federal and state inspection program intended to curb underage tobacco use, according to a report released Thursday. The "violation rate," which measures retailers that were willing to sell tobacco to underaged youth, has fallen from about 40 percent in 1997 to 8.5 percent in the last fiscal year, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration. The rate is based on the results of random, unannounced checks to see whether stores would sell tobacco products to a customer younger than 18. In March, the U.S. Surgeon General said more needs to be done to keep young Americans from using tobacco, including new bans and increased taxes on tobacco products.
October 25, 2014 |
Looking to better manage health-care costs, the Nutter administration is taking two big swings at tobacco. Come Jan. 1, Philadelphia will add a $500 annual premium to benefits costs for nonunion employees who use tobacco products, and a $15 surcharge for prescriptions filled at pharmacies that sell tobacco products. The charge on prescription co-pays is part of a plan being launched by the city in partnership with CVS Caremark, a pharmacy benefits provider owned by the parent company of CVS drug stores.
September 14, 2010
A former Ridley Township police officer was found guilty of assaulting a Wawa clerk, the Delaware County District Attorney's Office said Monday. Brian Decker, 34, of Swarthmore, was tried before Judge Patricia H. Jenkins. He was off-duty when he struck a female Wawa manager who had requested proof of age when he purchased tobacco products in December 2009. The manager of the Folsom-area store was treated for a black eye and bruises. Decker was later fired. Jenkins found Decker guilty of simple assault and harassment, and set sentencing for November.
December 9, 2003
IBELIEVE that the Philadelphia fails to fulfill its duty of prohibiting the sale of tobacco products and alcoholic beverages to minors. It is appalling that a great number of teens and preteens have easy access to such harmful substances. Over the years, I have seen advertisements against smoking, but there are still commercials promoting the consumption of alcohol. Nevertheless, it is easy for the adolescents of today to acquire tobacco products and alcoholic beverages. It disturbs me to see many of my fellow students smoking cigarettes after school or easily purchasing cigarettes at nearby stores adjacent to our school.