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FDA: New tobacco law in effect
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FDA: New tobacco law in effect

It’s now illegal for anyone under 21 to purchase tobacco products, including cigarettes and e-cigarettes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said this week.

State Health Officer supportive of raising tobacco-buying age
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State Health Officer supportive of raising tobacco-buying age

By Mary Sell, Alabama Daily News Alabama’s top health official is supportive of a nationwide increase in the legal age to buy tobacco products, from 18 to 21. “We know that most people who smoke start smoking before age 21,” Alabama Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris recently told Alabama Daily News. The new age restriction...

Another record: Alabama unemployment 2.7% in November
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Another record: Alabama unemployment 2.7% in November

Alabama’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 2.7% in November, a new record low for the state. That’s down from 2.8% in October and 3.8% in November 2018. “For seven months in a row now, we have announced record-breaking jobs numbers in Alabama,” Gov. Kay Ivey said in a written release this morning.  “We are consistently...