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Mich. OKs Cigarette Tax Deal Despite Complaints

Michigan’s $2-per-pack cigarette tax, 11th-highest in the country, has made the state a target for smuggling, which hurts tax revenues.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/13/2013

CMU Plans To Become Tobacco-Free Starting July 1

The Mount Pleasant school says the policy, “A Breath of Fresh Air,” will eliminate the use of tobacco products indoors or outdoors on campus.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/30/2013

Mich. Lawmaker Wants To Ban Tobacco Use In Cars With Kids

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/26/2013

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Michigan Contract For Cigarette Stamps Questioned

Michigan wants to award a $9.6 million contract to Xerox to help make sure taxes are paid on cigarettes.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/10/2013

Skyview Tower Apartments in Detroit (WWJ/Mike Campbell)

Fire On 9th Floor Of Skyview Tower Apts Injures One

A potentially deadly situation is averted after residents in an apartment building in Detroit are evacuated due to a fire.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/13/2013

Health System To Screen Job Seekers For Nicotine

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/05/2013

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Analysis: High Cigarette Taxes Contribute To Increased Smuggling Rates In Michigan

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/08/2013

Students Work To Remove Butts From Beach

Some community college students say beach-goers should see fewer cigarette butts in the sand next summer, thanks to their cleanup project.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/10/2012

Crews work to put out a fire at an apartment unit in Waterford. (WWJ/Lance Howard)

Officials: Apartment Fire Caused By Cigarettes In Plastic Container

Waterford fire investigators say cigarettes put in a plastic container started a Monday afternoon fire that destroyed five apartments.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/10/2012

Government Seeks To Cut Tobacco Use On College Campuses

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services wants college campuses nationwide to take steps to eliminate tobacco use.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/11/2012

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