Federal court orders big tobacco to tell the truth in new ads

Cigarettes kill 1,200 Americans a day. That’s more people than HIV/AIDS, car crashes and alcohol combined. Michigan State has banned smoking on campus, but the behavior is still common with young people. Now, a new court order might change that. After nearly a decade of court battles, Big Tobacco companies are being forced to pay for ads that tell consumers just how deadly their products are.

Prohibiting smoking in the parks

By Tiara Marocco
Bath-DeWitt Connection Staff Writer

BATH, Mich. – In Bath Township’s efforts to provide a cleaner environment for its citizens, the board passed the first reading of the proposed ordinance amendment to prohibit smoking in the parks. On Monday, October 1, 2012, the board debated on the importance of banning smoking in the parks.  The first reading passed with four votes in favor of the ordinance while three opposed. “The No Smoking Ordinance will become effective November 21, 2012 and will be enforced by our police department on a complaint-basis only,” said Kathleen McQueen, Bath Township Clerk. To support or not to support?