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Beginning Jan. 1, Montana retailers will need a new state license to sell alternative nicotine and vapor products, and they won’t be able to s…

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A Yellowstone County judge has ordered a Billings tobacco shop to shut down its roll-your-own cigarette machines that produce inexpensive ciga…

  • Maia Dickerson For The Gazette

While we all know about the chronic health problems linked to smoking. About 1,400 Montanans are among the 480,000 Americans who die each year…

  • By Laura Hancock For The Gazette

BUFFALO, Wyo. — A legislative panel recommended a tobacco tax increase Tuesday morning to curb the state smoking rate, although it did not wei…

A Fairview man who started using drugs at age 13 and amassed a long criminal record will spend nine years in federal prison for stealing guns …

  • By Tom Dixon For The Gazette

CASPER, Wyo. — The lone customer at Casper’s Backdoor Lounge early Thursday afternoon remembered when the small, low-ceilinged bar was a smoke…

A recent federal report indicates that the use of electronic cigarettes among American teens tripled over the course of a year, and local heal…

Billings’ newest smoke shop promises access to cheap cigarettes by walking a fine line through a haze of state and federal regulations.

  • JAMES WOODCOCK/Gazette Staff

Rows of cigarette tubes line a wall in the Smokes 4 Less store.

  • JAMES WOODCOCK/Gazette Staff

Holding a box of empty cigarette tubes, Smokes 4 Less owner Casey Brock stands next to the tobacco-rolling machines in his Rimrock Mini Mall s…

  • By CLAIR JOHNSON and ZACH BENOIT cjohnson@billingsgazette.com

A fire that destroyed an oil tank business in Laurel on Friday caused an estimated $5 to 7 million in damage.

  • Associated Press

First, CVS Health pulled tobacco from its store shelves. Now, it plans to make some customers think twice about filling prescriptions at other…

  • Associated Press

MISSOULA — A Missoula-area shipping company has reported the theft of about $30,000 in tobacco products.

  • Associated Press

MISSOULA — A Missoula-area shipping company has reported the theft of about $30,000 in tobacco products.

  • Associated Press

As CVS sharpens its focus on customer health, the nation’s second-largest drugstore chain will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of t…

A Fairview man suspected of stealing 13 firearms from a Sidney business appeared Friday in Billings on federal charges.

The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on Thursday honored a former Montana federal prosecutor for her work in prosec…

Nationwide, fewer high school students are smoking, according to the 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Survey 2013 released last week. Unfortunately, t…

  • By Claire Oakley For The Gazette

Smoking during pregnancy can harm the mother, the developing fetus and the newborn baby. During pregnancy, smoking and tobacco use can lead to…

  • Associated Press

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A former Casper firefighter faces federal charges alleging he had another man torch his home and pickup truck in 2012 for ins…