First Circuit Court affirms Providence anti-tobacco laws

IN WHAT THE CITY has called
IN WHAT THE CITY has called "an important victory," the First Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a December 2012 ruling affirming the validity of Providence's anti-tobacco laws banning the sale of tobacco products aimed at children, Mayor Angel Taveras' office announced Monday. / COURTESY WIKIMEDIA COMMONS
PROVIDENCE – In a decision handed down Monday, the First Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously affirmed the validity of Providence’s anti-tobacco laws, Mayor Angel Taveras’ office announced. The ruling upholds the December 2012 decision of Rhode Island U.S. District Court Chief Judge Mary Lisi, finding no legal basis on which to invalidate the tobacco sales…

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