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[Alaska] Local teens talk about two proposed tobacco laws

Blackwell and Yourkoski spoke in favor of SB1, the “Take it Outside Act” sponsored by Sen. Peter Micchiche, R-Soldotna, which would require every operation in the state to adopt laws prohibiting use of tobacco products in and around public spaces and pri
Kenai Peninsula (AK) Clarion
added Mar 4, 2016 13:47
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[Alaska] Marijuana club too close to kids

When the new “social marijuana club” opened in November 201...The club’s proximity to Fairbanks Native Association’s Head Start Center was also mentioned. Head Start empowers families with children ages 3 to 5 to be responsive to their child’s health, edu
Fairbanks (AK) Daily News-Miner
added Jan 21, 2016 15:45
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Report: More Alaska teens using e-cigs than cigarettes

More of Alaska's high schoolers reported using electronic cigarettes in 2015 than traditional cigarettes, according to results from the Alaska Youth Risk Behavior Survey. Valerie Davidson, commissioner of the Alaska Department of Health and Social Servic
Anchorage (AK) Daily News
added Oct 27, 2015 20:04
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New statewide survey shows one out of three Alaska teens uses tobacco, e-cigarettes

Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Commissioner Valerie Davidson will discuss the new concern of e-cigarette impacts on teen health during the opening address of the School Health and Wellness Institute at 9:45 a.m. Monday, Oct. 26, at the H
Alaska Business Monthly
added Oct 26, 2015 15:09
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[Alaska] Electronic cigarette tax vexes vapers

At last [Sept 15] week’s meeting of the Matanuska Susitna Borough Assembly, e -cigarette users spoke out against the new tax. The new ordinance went into effect when it was passed in August. It puts a a 55 % tax on wholesale purchases of e cigarette prod
Alaska Public Media (KSKA)
added Sep 24, 2015 18:49
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[Alaska] Ketchikan Borough votes down tobacco tax

the Assembly voted 4-3 Monday against the proposed ordinance, which would have levied a $3-per-pack tax on cigarettes and a 75-percent wholesale tax on other tobacco products including e-cigarettes.
AP - Associated Press
added Aug 23, 2015 16:20
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What would Indian reservations mean in Alaska?

The deadline approaches for Gov. Bill Walker and Attorney General Craig Richards to decide whether to appeal a federal court ruling in the Akiachak case...would probably have no state or local taxes on gasoline and tobacco sales. In addition, tribal memb
Fairbanks (AK) Daily News-Miner
added Apr 27, 2015 09:00
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[Alaska] Empire Editorial: Secondhand smoke is a threat statewide

We believe smokers shouldn’t have the right to inflict their smoke upon others. As Zechariah Chaffee Jr. wrote in a 1919 issue of the Harvard Law Review, quoting another judge: “Your right to swing your arms ends just where the other man’s nose begins.”
Juneau (AK) Empire
added Feb 26, 2015 09:02
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University of Alaska Board of Regents to consider broad tobacco ban on campuses

The draft proposal has a broad scope, banning almost any form of tobacco use on UA property. Smoking, dipping, chewing and “other assimilation of tobacco products” is banned, including items such as electronic cigarettes and water pipes.
Fairbanks (AK) Daily News-Miner
added Dec 7, 2014 17:58
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Antismoking Story That Is Tailored to Native Alaskans

Research into adolescent psychology, ambitious antitobacco programs ... and public speaking projects like Mr. Patterson’s all support a powerful new insight into how to head off nicotine addiction before it starts: Stories work better than nagging
New York Times
added Dec 2, 2014 06:19
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