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[California] Smokeless tobacco to take a dip among big league newcomers

Players new to the majors won’t be able to dip next year without risk of penalty, a provision under baseball’s tentative five-year labor agreement reached late Wednesday. “I think the smokeless tobacco ban is both logical and I am thankful,” Los Angeles
AP - Associated Press
added Dec 2, 2016 23:12
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ARCHIVE: “They’re Going to Die Anyway”: Smoking Shelters at Veterans’ Facilities

Despite strong VA support, the tobacco industry created a public relations–focused grassroots veterans’ opposition group, eventually pushing the US Congress to pass a law requiring smoking areas in every VA health facility. Arguing that it would be unpat
American Journal of Public Health
added Dec 2, 2016 23:04
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[South Carolina] Ten years and 31,315 quitters / Tobacco Quitline celebrates 10th anniversary

The South Carolina Tobacco Quitline has turned 10 years old and the Department of Health and Environmental Control highlightED its success on Nov ember 17, 2016 — the day set aside for the Great American Smokeout. The 3rd Thursday of each November marks
Union Daily Times
added Dec 2, 2016 23:02
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Instituting Smoke-Free Public Housing (PDF)

IV. Responses to Comments... Commenters also asked HUD for additional insight into their rationale for a 25-foot perimeter. A group of commenters, however, supported the perimeter and even requested that HUD expand the outdoor restrictions. Some state
US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
added Dec 2, 2016 22:59
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Alaska Preparing To Ban Smoking In Public Housing By Next Spring

It doesn’t apply to electronic cigarettes, but the state is leaning towards eliminating those as well. Smoking marijuana in public housing is a federal offense regardless of state law. Stone says that the reason Alaska’s ban would come early is because
KYUK (Bethel, AK)
added Dec 2, 2016 22:51
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[Minnesota] New smoke-free rule protects public housing

Minnesota is well positioned to offer smoke-free living to all public housing residents. Most of Minnesota’s public housing agencies already have some smoking restrictions for their buildings or grounds. Through the Statewide Health Improvement Program (
Hometown Focus (Virginia, MN)
added Dec 2, 2016 22:49
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BAHR: Will the Public Housing Smoking Ban Include Electronic Cigarettes? Let's hope not.

HUD also allows that it could revise its prohibition to include e-cigarettes if evidence shows that doing so "will, for example, result in significant maintenance savings." This marks another opaque metric that, if applied broadly and strictly, could lea
Weekly Standard
added Dec 2, 2016 22:34
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400,000 New Yorkers will be affected by ban on smoking in public housing

Many public housing agencies across the country had already implemented bans... NYCHA however was not one of them, and has not kept pace with some of the other agencies throughout the country. To be fair, it is the largest public housing agency in the co
Curbed
added Dec 2, 2016 22:31
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[New York] Public housing smoking ban sparks mixed reviews in NYC

“I have my black coffee and a cigarette at home,” Acosta, 67, said Thursday outside the Chelsea-Elliot Houses. “I mean, that’s my freedom. You do whatever you want to do because it’s your body. The government has no business in your personal choice.” Ac
AP - Associated Press
added Dec 2, 2016 22:29
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[New York] Feds To Ban Smoking In Public Housing Nationwide

New smoking rules will eventually impact about 400,000 NYCHA residents, according to NYC Smoke-Free. "Living free from the dangers of secondhand smoke will no longer be a luxury out of reach for New Yorkers who depend on NYCHA public housing," said NYC S
The Gothamist [Blog]
added Dec 2, 2016 22:28
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