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[Minnesota] Lawmakers want say in 3M settlement dollars

Republican lawmakers on Monday questioned the structure of a multimillion-dollar settlement between the state of Minnesota and 3M Co.... "One of the things I wanted to avoid was a tobacco-like problem. The money was settled in the tobacco case, but the
AP - Associated Press
added Mar 6, 2018 18:29

Mothers who smoke while pregnant contribute to the severity of asthma and poor lung function in their children

A new study published in the journal CHEST® highlights the burden of obstructive lung disease in US children and implicates tobacco smoke exposure (TSE) through maternal smoking during pregnancy as more strongly associated with worse lung function than cu
AlphaGalileo Foundation (uk)
added Mar 6, 2018 18:28
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[Colorado] Denver International stubs out last smoking lounge

Denver has joined more than 600 other airports US-wide as a smoke-free facility after announcing The Smokin’ Bear Lodge Smoking Lounge had come to the end of its lease.
International Airport Review (uk)
added Mar 6, 2018 18:27

[Canada] A Clean, Well-Lit Place to Smoke Rocks: North America's First Supervised Inhalation Site Opens

But ARCHES, a recently opened facility in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada comes with a twist—it's the first supervised inhalationsite in North America, allowing drug users to combust and inhale narcotics, such as meth or crack cocaine, under the supervision
added Mar 6, 2018 18:27

[Illinois] Glancing Back: March 6-7

25 years ago, 1993 MATTOON -- In the wake of new studies that show that second-hand smoke causes cancer...Local governments, restaurants and other businesses have taken steps toward eliminating smoking. Mattoon Mayor Roger Dettro recently made smoking p
Journal Gazette and Times-Courier (IL)
added Mar 6, 2018 18:26
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[Pennsylvania] Moon passes resolution banning smoking at township recreational areas

There will be no more lighting up tobacco products at playgrounds, fields, parks and recreational areas in Moon. Supervisors passed a resolution to participate in Allegheny County Young Lungs at Play, a program established to eliminate children's exposu
Pittsburgh (PA) Post-Gazette
added Mar 6, 2018 18:26
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[Canada] Hampstead to ban smoking in all public places with no public consultation

Hampstead is proposing to pass a public smoking ban next month. Smoking would be prohibited in all public places within the town, including streets, sidewalks, parks, municipal vehicles, town buildings and land next to those municipal buildings.The town
The Suburban (ca)
added Mar 6, 2018 18:26

[Canada] MILTON: Why are Concordia Departments Spreading Fraser Institute Events?

As recently as 1999...It would be wrong to ban smoking in bars and restaurants, they said, because we don’t even know whether second-hand smoke is dangerous! In what is surely a pure coincidence, the Fraser Institute has also received a whole lot of fundi
The Link (Concordia University) (ca)
added Mar 6, 2018 15:34

[Montana] Yellowstone County Tavern Association sues county over smoking rule

filed a lawsuit alleging the new rule that prohibits people from smoking within 20 feet of public entryways was passed in an “anti-democratic and soft totalitarian fashion” and harms local businesses. The suit was filed on behalf of the tavern associatio
KTVQ (Billings, MT)
added Mar 6, 2018 15:25

Smoking Bans May Not Rid Casinos of Smoke

Toxic residue from smoking remains on surfaces inside a casino for months after smoking has been banned there, a new study has found. "Casinos are unusual environments because of the amount of smoking that takes place 24/7 over long periods of time," sai
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Mar 6, 2018 15:09
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