smoking http://nwpr.org en Study: Cigarette Tax Evasion Sky-High In Washington, Idaho Big Supplier http://nwpr.org/post/study-cigarette-tax-evasion-sky-high-washington-idaho-big-supplier <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Nearly half of the cigarettes smoked in Washington went untaxed by the state. That estimate comes from a new study by two think tanks from back East. They compared actual legal sales in a state against the level you would expect to see based on its smoking rate. From that, they came up with a smuggling estimate. The study pegs low-tax Idaho as a major source of smuggled cigarettes. Correspondent Tom Banse reports.</p> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 00:27:17 +0000 Tom Banse 43157 at http://nwpr.org Study: Cigarette Tax Evasion Sky-High In Washington, Idaho Big Supplier Lawmakers Vote To Ban Smoking In Cars With Children Present http://nwpr.org/post/lawmakers-vote-ban-smoking-cars-children-present <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/06/060313CL_thompson_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Oregon lawmakers signed off Monday on a measure that makes it illegal to smoke in a car when there are children present. Drivers could only be ticketed for the offense if they've already been pulled over for something else.<p>Supporters include Republican representative Jim Thompson. Mon, 03 Jun 2013 23:05:11 +0000 Chris Lehman 28662 at http://nwpr.org Lawmakers Vote To Ban Smoking In Cars With Children Present Oregon Senate Votes To Ban Smoking In Cars With Children Present http://nwpr.org/post/oregon-senate-votes-ban-smoking-cars-children-present <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/03/031313CL_hayward_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>SALEM, Ore. – Some Oregon lawmakers want to make it against the law to smoke in a vehicle when children are present. The Oregon Senate Wednesday approved a measure that would prohibit lighting up when anyone under the age of 18 is riding along.<p>Opponents called the bill an example of government intrusion. Wed, 13 Mar 2013 23:09:44 +0000 Chris Lehman 24241 at http://nwpr.org Oregon Senate Votes To Ban Smoking In Cars With Children Present