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Posted 4 years ago in Products Liability by Janet Raasch  
E-Cigarettes in Legal Limbo

Smokers know that they can’t light up in most public places. Kids know that they cannot purchase cigarettes if they are under 18. Cigarette manufacturers understand that there are restrictions on how they advertise. There are many rules governing the use of traditional tobacco products. But what happens when a smoker lights up an e-cigarette, a kid buys an e-cigarette or a manufacturer advertises an e-cigarette? Currently, most of the rules do not apply.   What Is an E-Cigarette? An …

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Posted 4 years ago in Landlord & Tenant by Janet Raasch  
Can Your Landlord Evict You for Smoking?

It is getting harder and harder to find a place to smoke cigarettes. Smoking is not allowed in many workplaces; in many retail establishments like stores, restaurants and bars; and in many public places. Sometimes, you just want to get into your own personal space, where you make the rules and you can smoke if you want to. After all, smoking by adults is legal private behavior. If you own your own home, you can smoke with impunity. If you …

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Smokers Could Pay Big Bucks For Obamacare

Waiting for Obamacare to bring affordable and comprehensive insurance to the masses? Consumers who enjoy the sweet, sweet drag of an American Spirit or Marlboro Red might be waiting in vain. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which will mandate that nearly everybody carry health insurance starting next year, will allow insurers to charge smokers at a rate of up to 1.5 times what their non-smoking peers pay. The increased premium could mean that older smokers could see bills …

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