A store warning to patrons (CNS-TV
State Touts Teen Smoking Decline, But
Figures Don't Add Up
Maryland has boasted declining cigarette sales to minors for the last
seven years, but a review of state data shows the state uses questionable
tactics known to inflate statistics and make compliance with the law look
better than it is.
More Coverage from CNS...
Making Lighting Up Illegal
Smoking Ban Bill Dies (Jan. 22, 2004)
Public Smoking Ban Gets Legislative Airing (Feb. 27, 2003)
State Stores Becoming Off-Limits to Teen Smokers (Dec.
Restaurants Lose Fight for Temporary Stop to Smoking Ban (Oct.
Report Gives Maryland Mixed Reviews on Smoking Prevention (Sept.
Maryland's High Ranking in Anti-Tobacco Spending Jeopardized by Budget Cuts (Jan. 23, 2003)
Ehrlich Makes Mental Health Happy, But Tobacco, Cancer Programs Take Hit (Jan. 22, 2003)
The Buy Out
Tobacco Buyout Creates Market Vacuum That Amish Farmers Fill
(March 19, 2004)
Tobacco Farmers Take Buy Out with Reservations
(March 2, 2001)
Tries to Increase Takers (Jan. 26, 2001)
Buyout Program Could Hurt Amish
Growers (Nov. 27, 2000)
Buyout Response Could Determine Tobacco Future (Oct. 22, 2000)
State Tobacco Auction Brings Higher Prices
(April 6, 2004)
Maryland Farmers Grumble About Low Tobacco Prices in Troubled Market
(March 23, 2001)
Maryland Among States Targeted
(March 14, 2001)
Going to Market:
Maryland's Tobacco Industry is Selling Out
(March 9, 2001)
Maryland Professor's Research May Give Dying Tobacco Market New Life
(March 2, 2001)
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