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[Alaska] Anchorage Assembly resolution calls for regulations on allowing pot consumption in retail stores

urged state marijuana regulators to pass laws allowing tourists and locals to smoke or consume marijuana in retail shops, saying it's a problem that tourists and locals can buy commercial pot products but can't legally smoke it outside of private homes.
Anchorage (AK) Daily News
added Jul 12, 2017 09:15
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customizing a mobile program to help rural alaska native youth quit tobacco

tobacco use has long been part of communities in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, a remote region in southwest Alaska comprised of more than 80 percent of Alaska Natives. In a study from 2007, 63 percent of 15- to 18-year-olds reported being current smokers o
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Jun 28, 2017 14:14
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[Alaska] Marijuana board will revisit onsite consumption at July meeting

Mlynarik’s draft allowed on-site consumption but applied certain restrictions, including prohibition against smoking. He said he wanted to address concerns from the public about both second-hand smoke protections for employees and the public municipal la
Alaska Journal of Commerce
added May 24, 2017 22:16
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Two Alaska youth honored for volunteerism at national award ceremony in Washington, D.C.

After Leena's mother and older sister founded the group, called "PINK" (for "People in Need of Knowledge"), Leena wanted to join because her father was a smoker. "I felt it was important because I learned how harmful smoking was and didn't want to see my
PR Newswire
added May 9, 2017 13:48
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[Alaska] LETTER: Youths turn to e-cigarettes, lured by industry's candy flavoring

As a leader in an Alaskan Native youth dance group that promotes positive and healthy choices, I'm excited ...Their latest tactic is to market candy-flavored products like e-cigarettes and cigars that come in flavors like Mountain Dew, Orange Creamsicle,
Anchorage (AK) Daily News
added Apr 22, 2017 13:03
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[Alaska] Survey suggests smoking ban ineffective

Of the 17 smokers who responded, 95 percent violate the ban and nearly two-thirds of them don’t try to hide it when they do. Of the smokers, only five said they had ever been confronted for smoking and only one confrontation was initiated by a student.
The Sun Star (University of Alaska Fairbanks)
added Apr 15, 2017 15:34
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[Alaska] SEARHC Supports HUD Decision to Prohibit Smoking in Public Housing

SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) applauded the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) decision to require all public housing agencies to go smoke-free within 18 months. The new rule includes not only residential units
Alaska Native News and Information
added Dec 5, 2016 22:21
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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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Alaska prepares public housing smoking ban

Cathy Stone is the Director of the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, which runs public housing throughout the state. “(In) April or May, when it’s a little warmer and people can adjust to the requirement that they have to go outside to smoke,” Stone s
Alaska Public Radio Network (KSKA)
added Dec 2, 2016 22:20
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[Alaska] Bethel Superior Court Tobacco Trial Ends In Hung Jury

After three-and-a-half weeks, the Bethel Superior Court trial over whether or not tobacco company Philip Morris misled a Pilot Station man about the harmful effects...eight jurors needed more testimony on why Benjamin Frances chose to smoke Marlboro Ligh
KYUK (Bethel, AK)
added Nov 16, 2016 20:20
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