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Alabama has second-highest rate of tobacco use among high school students, and this could be why

Despite this, Alabama has spent just $275,000 on tobacco prevention in 2014, according to data collected by The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. Alabama has generated $223.1 million in revenue from tobacco this year. The CDC has recommended that Alabama
added Jul 15, 2014 16:23
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[Alabama] Foley approves ban on e-cigarette use in public places and workplaces

No smoking signs like this will soon begin to go up around Foley as the council on Monday, June 16, 2014, approved a ban on the use of e-cigarettes and other alternative smoking devices in public places and places of employment. (City of Foley)
Mobile (AL) Press-Register
added Jun 20, 2014 16:04

[Alabama] LETTER: Dictating to businesses

ludicrous that Kamela Aaron of the Etowah County Smoke Free Coalition thinks that by banning smoking in bars, it would increase business for these establishments....Public officials encouraging people to go to a bar to drink shows a real lack of rational
Gadsden (AL) Times
added Jun 20, 2014 04:43

[Alabama] More readers agree retailers should quit selling cigarettes, other tobacco products

An unscientific poll last week shows more readers think retailers should join CVS by stopping the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products. Earlier this year, CVS became the first American pharmacy chain to announce it will take a $2 billion
added Jun 9, 2014 18:41

[Alabama] Foley moving ahead with ban on 'vaping' in public places and workplaces

council is moving ahead with plans to amend its 2006 smoking ordinance to include electronic cigarettes, banning "vaping" in enclosed public places and places of employment. It's a similar move being considered in Orange Beach, except that Foley's smokin
added Jun 4, 2014 09:46

[Alabama] OUR VIEW: Seeking fairness on smoking ordinance

cities and counties always have had the right to impose conditions and stipulations on commerce conducted within their boundaries, especially when there's a compelling public interest involved. Those conditions often change over time, and businesses have
Gadsden (AL) Times
added May 30, 2014 05:34

[Alabama] Gadsden council considers public's feedback on proposed smoking ban

FOX6 WBRC-TV (Birmingham, AL)
added May 28, 2014 12:27

[Alabama] Hospitals like UAB should not exclude smokers from employment -- it's discriminatory, says report

the problem with smoker bans at healthcare institutions, a trio of professors aver, is that the policies may disproportionately impact lower-skilled and lower-paid staff. The report in the June edition of the Journal of the Association of American Medica
added May 21, 2014 14:55

[Alabama] Smokers hiring bans ignite debate, readers get fired up

A story about a research article making the case that smoking hiring bans are discriminatory sparked a healthy debate with more than 100 comments on today. Authors, Dr. Stefan Kertesz, an associate professor at UAB and the VA Medical Center, and
added May 21, 2014 14:52

[Alabama] Poll results: Say 'no' to banning e-cigarettes in public places in Orange Beach

Out of 480 votes on an readers' poll, 308 -- or 64.17 percent -- were against the city modifying its existing smoking ordinance to include "alternative smoking devices," such as hookahs, e-cigarettes or any other electronic device that typically u
added May 15, 2014 11:54
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