• Indio tobacco store sells ticket with five Superlotto Plus numbers

    A ticket with five numbers, but missing the Mega number, in Wednesday evening’s SuperLotto Plus drawing was sold at a tobacco store in Indio and is worth $10,170. There were no tickets sold with all six numbers and the estimated jackpot for Saturday’s drawing will grow to $38 million. There were three other tickets sold […]

  • US officially raises the tobacco buying age to 21

    A new law in the United States that prohibits the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21 is now in effect, according to the US Food and Drug Administration. Last week, President Donald Trump signed the new minimum age into law as part of a sweeping spending bill. On Friday, the FDA noted on its website that […]

  • PSPD Awarded Grant Funding Prevention of Tobacco Sales to Minors

    The Palm Springs Police Department was awarded a $532,000 grant Tuesday to tackle the illegal sale of cigarettes and tobacco products to children. The PSPD is one of 76 state entities awarded funds through the Department of Justice’s Tobacco Grant Program, which is funded by Proposition 56’s cigarette tax increase. The department reported the funding […]

  • Walmart will stop selling e-cigarettes

    Walmart said Friday it will stop selling e-cigarettes as the number of deaths tied to vaping grows. The decision from America’s largest retailer may influence other stores and marks a significant blow to the vaping industry. “Given the growing federal, state and local regulatory complexity and uncertainty regarding e-cigarettes, we plan to discontinue the sale […]

  • Melania Trump tweets concerns over e-cigarettes

    First lady Melania Trump on Monday aired her concern over the growing dangers associated with e-cigarettes and use of them by children. “I am deeply concerned about the growing epidemic of e-cigarette use in our children. We need to do all we can to protect the public from tobacco-related disease and death, and prevent e-cigarettes […]

  • Michigan becomes first state to ban flavored e-cigarettes

    Michigan has become the first state to ban flavored e-cigarettes. Governor Gretchen Whitmer has been making a push to get nicotine out of teens hands. She has publicly stated several times the importance of making sure non-traditional nicotine products are not sold to young people. Back in June, she signed a bill making it illegal […]

  • Beverly Hills Votes to End Most Tobacco Sales

    Beverly Hills has become the first U.S. city to end most tobacco sales. The City Council on Tuesday unanimously voted to snuff out sales of cigarettes, cigars, e-cigarettes and other tobacco products beginning in 2021. The ban covers sales at gas stations and pharmacies as well as convenience and grocery stores. However, it exempts hotels […]

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