This New Year's some people are resolving to give up smoking, but according to the American Lung Association it takes people on average six to eight times before they truly quit.
Now there is a fairly new alternative to lighting up.
"This is something I never thought I... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal says he's not changing his mind: He intends to veto a 4-cent per pack cigarette tax renewal passed by Louisiana lawmakers. Jindal received the bill this week and said he will reject it within the 10 days he has before the renewal... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state Republican Party says it's launching an anti-tobacco tax ad Friday on radio stations around Louisiana. According to a script released by the GOP, former U.S. Rep. Bob Livingston narrates the 30-second ad, which urges people to call their lawmakers and tell them to... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A group of lawmakers, including Senate President Joel Chaisson, is pushing to boost cigarette taxes by 70 cents per pack, with similar increases for cigars and chewing tobacco. The change would increase the state tax on cigarettes from 36 cents per pack to $1.06. The... more »
On February 21, 2010, at approximately 9:30 pm, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to an Armed Robbery at 2428 West Pinhook Road. The suspect entered the business, produced a small black semi-automatic pistol and demanded money and Kool's cigarettes. The clerk turned over an undisclosed amount of cash... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Nearly two dozen new state statutes take effect with the start of the new year. Some are arcane or technical changes to existing laws while others are more sweeping. The new statutes will:
-Increase the minimum auto insurance liability coverage required for drivers, boosting... more »
An 89 year old Acadia Parish man is dead after fire broke out in his home. State Fire Marshal, Butch Browning, says Mason A. Guidry Sr. was smoking a cigarette when it fell into his garbage can, igniting the flames, now he's hoping a new state law can prevent anymore... more »