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  • CVS Caremark plans to stop tobacco products sales

    February 5, 2014 9:28 AM

    CVS Caremark is kicking the habit of selling tobacco products at its more than 7,600 drugstores nationwide as it focuses more on providing health care. The nation's second-largest drugstore chain said Wednesday that it will phase out cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco by Oct. 1, a move that will... more »
  • No Tobacco at LSU Health Sciences Center

    March 4, 2012 3:11 PM

    Don't light up or take a chew of tobacco at the LSU Health Sciences Center. That's the word from LSU officials who say the center's New Orleans campus has adopted a zero-tolerance policy on the use of tobacco products inside the buildings or outside on the center's grounds. The policy... more »
  • State Court Order Requiring Tobacco Companies To Pay $270 Million Blocked

    September 14, 2010 3:39 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has temporarily blocked a state court order requiring tobacco companies to pay $270 million for a smoking cessation program in Louisiana. Scalia granted a request from the companies on Tuesday, but said he would reconsider his order later this month after hearing... more »
  • Head of Alcohol and Tobacco Suddenly Leaves Post

    August 16, 2010 4:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The head of the state's Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control left his post after Gov. Bobby Jindal's staff confronted him about an ongoing investigation into the office. Jindal's spokesman, Kyle Plotkin, says the governor agreed with Murphy Painter's decision to resign from the commissioner's... more »
  • LA Alcohol & Tobacco Office Being Investigated

    August 15, 2010 2:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Two state agencies are investigating the Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control. Murphy Painter, who led that office since 1996, resigned Friday without any public explanation. Louisiana State Police Superitendent Mike Edmonson tells The Advocate that another agency asked state police to help investigation... more »
  • Big 3 Stories: Wednesday, September 23, 2009

    September 23, 2009 8:03 AM

    The Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating an attempted abduction. The Sheriff's Office tells KATC that two boys ---10 and 11 years old ---were riding their bikes around nine o'clock Sunday night when a white man in a car drove up next to them. The boys told the Sheriff's Office... more »

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