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When Jonnie R. Williams believed he had discovered a way to make tobacco less harmful, the Virginia car salesman-turned-entrepreneur tried to sell his method to anyone who would listen.
Tazewell County's school system is now tobacco- free.
The school board has banned the use of tobacco products at all schools, along with school-related facilities and activities in the county.
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Comptroller Peter Franchot announced Wednesday that 196 people were charged with tobacco violations in fiscal 2012, which ended July 1. He also says 325,851 packs of cigarettes valued at nearly $2 million were confiscated.
Lorillard Inc. CEO Murray Kessler received a pay package valued at $13 million in his first full year on the job with the nation's third-biggest tobacco company.