Michigan’s $2-per-pack cigarette tax, 11th-highest in the country, has made the state a target for smuggling, which hurts tax revenues.
The Mount Pleasant school says the policy, “A Breath of Fresh Air,” will eliminate the use of tobacco products indoors or outdoors on campus.
The legislation would make it illegal for any tobacco product to be lit in a vehicle when a person under the age of 18 is inside.
Michigan wants to award a $9.6 million contract to Xerox to help make sure taxes are paid on cigarettes.
A potentially deadly situation is averted after residents in an apartment building in Detroit are evacuated due to a fire.
Flint-based McLaren Health Care has instituted a no-nicotine policy for all job applicants, testing them for tobacco use as part of the drug screening process.
More than 29 percent of Michigan’s total cigarette consumption in 2011 was smuggled into the state, according to The Mackinac Center for Public Policy.
Some community college students say beach-goers should see fewer cigarette butts in the sand next summer, thanks to their cleanup project.
Waterford fire investigators say cigarettes put in a plastic container started a Monday afternoon fire that destroyed five apartments.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services wants college campuses nationwide to take steps to eliminate tobacco use.