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Alaska officials say smoking down among teens

Smoking among Alaska high school students has dramatically declined in recent years, health officials said Monday. A spring survey found 40 percent fewer students are smoking compared to six years ago — 10.6 percent this year compared with 17.8 percent
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 16, 2013 03:19

Alaska man with ruined lungs now face of CDC's anti-smoking effort

Michael Patterson, a formerly homeless person who started smoking at age 9, has stories of carved-away lungs, battles to breathe, and doctors who tell him he's a walking dead man living on borrowed time. He'll be taking those stories on the road to schoo
Alaska Dispatch
added Apr 15, 2013 08:24

SIEGEL: Alaska Health Department Airs First Pro-Smoking Television Ad Since 1970

began running a television spot that undoubtedly promotes smoking by strongly discouraging smokers who might otherwise quit from using electronic cigarettes. The commercial will likely also cause ex-smokers who have quit via electronic cigarettes to retur
The Rest of the Story-Tobacco Analasys and Commentary (Michael Siegel blog)
added Jan 8, 2015 23:04

Two more tribes go tobacco-free in Southeast Alaska

The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) congratulated the Skagway Tribal Council and the Chilkat Indian Village (Klukwan) last week for recently adopting local, comprehensive tobacco-free workplace resolutions. The tribes join 13 Southe
Juneau (AK) Empire
added Nov 19, 2012 18:43

Alaska officials say smoking down among teens

A spring survey found 40 percent fewer students are smoking compared to six years ago — 10.6 percent this year compared with 17.8 percent in 2007. Officials said that means only one in 10 students in the state reported smoking at least one cigarette duri
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 15, 2013 02:17

[Alaska] Supercharged chew is a tradition in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta

People of all ages, sometimes entire families, chewing an earthy, super-charged variety of smokeless tobacco. It's called iqmik, or blackbull, and it makes a mule kick of a first impression. . . . A University of Alaska Anchorage researcher is studying
Anchorage (AK) Daily News
added Oct 12, 2012 07:42

Alaska Reports Big Drop in High School Smoking

Showing once again that well-funded, sustained tobacco prevention programs work, Alaska reported this week that the state’s high school smoking rate fell to just 10.6 percent this year – a 40 percent drop since 2007.
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Oct 21, 2013 00:36

[Alaska] GUSSE: Proposition 3 — smoking really?

There are false arguments presented by the tobacco industry through our city council members . . . Our city council has rejected the idea of an ordinance that’s why it took a petition by local voters to get this on the ballot. I’m not sure why some on
Wasilla (AK) Frontiersman
added Oct 1, 2012 01:23

Alaska SC: Amended tobacco statute provides due process

The Alaska Supreme Court ruled last week that a lower court was correct in upholding a decision to fine a tobacco seller and temporarily suspend its state endorsements for illegal sales to minors. At issue is the state's tobacco endorsement statute, whic
Legal NewsLine
added Jul 24, 2012 17:12

Tobacco sales in Alaska hit new low as e-cigarettes surge

Serino is one of many in Alaska who, for a variety of reasons, have stopped buying cigarettes and other highly addictive tobacco products, driving consumption to its lowest point since the latest available records in 2001. Much of the decrease is due to
Anchorage (AK) Daily News
added Jul 4, 2015 17:41
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