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[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

[Alabama] E-cigs giving assist in jails - TimesDaily: Crime

“We’ve been allowing the inmates to purchase the (electronic cigarettes) for 2-3 months, and it is working well,” Mitchell said. “We can already tell a difference in the inmates’ attitudes.” Franklin and Lauderdale counties also have started selling the
Florence (AL) Times Daily
added May 12, 2014 19:30

[Alabama] Waiting to Exhale: A Exploration Into the E-Cigarette Industry

If you were to take a drive around the wiregrass, you would notice various stores selling electronic cigarettes or e-cigs for short. Trant Bullard has been hooked since his first puff. Bullard smoked for 27 years until he was introduced to vaping and eve
WTVY Channel 4 (Dothan, AL)
added May 7, 2014 21:39
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