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Keene should raise tobacco age, by Joseph Mirzoeff

The CDC estimates more than 480,000 Americans die from cigarettes each year, 20 percent of American deaths. Some 41,000 of these are from secondhand smoke. Cigarettes are the leading cause of preventa... read more

Tobacco-purchase age stays 18 in Essex Co.

ELIZABETHTOWN — A vote to raise the age to buy tobacco products in Essex County ... Jackson (R-Essex), Joe Pete Wilson (D-Keene), James Monty (R-Lewis), Robert Politi (R-North Elba), and Joseph Giorda... read more

Essex County supervisors butt plan to raise age to buy tobacco products

ELIZABETHTOWN — A vote to raise the age to buy tobacco products in Essex County ... Jackson (R-Essex), Joe Pete Wilson (D-Keene), James Monty (R-Lewis), Robert Politi (R-North Elba), and Joseph Giorda... read more

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Tobacco-purchase age remains 18 in Essex County

A vote to raise the age to buy tobacco products in Essex County got ... Joe Pete Wilson, D-Keene; James Monty, R-Lewis; Robert Politi, R-North Elba; and Joseph Giordano, R-Ticonderoga. Nine supervisor... read more


Latest Updates on the Gun Violence Debate

Obama: “If you want to buy a gun—whether from a licensed dealer or a private seller—you should at least have to pass a background ... come with an ingrained responsibility taught at a young age,” Ms. ... read more

Bill Bradley Attacks Al Gore's Record on Agriculture; George Bush and John McCain Take Fire at Each Other's Tax Cut Plan

ANNOUNCER: From Washington, this is INSIDE POLITICS, with Judy Woodruff and Bernard Shaw ... over): The day after Bill Bradley accused rival Al Gore of being soft on "Big Tobacco," he resumed his assa... read more

Kansas City metro area raises legal age to buy cigarettes, other tobacco products to 21

The city councils for Kansas City, Missouri, and Kansas City, Kansas, voted Thursday night to raise the age ... actually raises the legal smoking age, which will remain 18, meaning tobacco vendors in ... read more

NH Senate Roundup: Bill raising smoking age to 21 tabled

CONCORD — The state Senate voted Thursday to set aside legislation (SB 545) to raise the tobacco smoking age to 21. With no debate and on a voice vote, the Senate tabled the measure and the bill’s two ... read more

Essex Co. raises tobacco buying age

Joseph Giordano, R-Ticonderoga; and Randy Preston, I-Wilmington. Essex County attorney Daniel Manning, left, and Board of Supervisors Chairman Randy Preston, I-Wilmington, discuss a resolution to rais... read more

Keene’s Katie Wilson announces run against Stefanik

Katie Wilson of Keene announced her bid for the seat on Tuesday ... “But that doesn’t mean we should replace it with something that kicks millions of Americans – including tens of thousands of North C... read more

Essex County supervisors approve raising smoking age to 21

The Essex County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution Tuesday making it illegal to purchase tobacco products younger than the age of ... Wilson, D-Keene; James Monty, R-Lewis; Roby Politi, I-North ... read more

Portland first in state to raise age to buy tobacco to 21

Portland is the first municipality in Maine to raise the minimum age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21. The City Council voted on Monday night to make the change, which will take effect in 30 days ... read more



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