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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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[Alaska] Tobacco tax before Petersburg voters

Should Petersburg tax tobacco products and e-cigarettes? That question goes before local voters in the Oct. 7 municipal election.
KTOO (Juneau, AK)
added Oct 3, 2014 01:42
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[Alaska] Students vote to move forward with a smoke free campus

Students voted last week to move forward with a proposal that would make the University of Alaska Anchorage a smoke- and tobacco-free campus. The referendum passed the preliminary election results by earning 719 votes in support of the initiative, a
The Northern Light (University of Alaska Anchorage)
added Apr 16, 2014 03:57
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Alaska Editorial: State's smoking report has encouraging news

The smoking rate in Alaska dropped dramatically between 1996 and 2011, according to the most recent update of “Alaska Tobacco Facts,” ... It’s a free country, but smoking isn’t free. The costs in cash and health are high. Its good to see so many people
Juneau (AK) Empire
added Jul 28, 2013 18:43
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[Alaska] AHFC Seeks Comments on Smoke-Free Public Housing Units

The Alaska Housing Finance Corp. is seeking comments on a plan to ban smoking in more than 600 of its public housing units.
AP - Associated Press
added May 24, 2013 05:27
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[Alaska] National Expert to Present Tobacco's Influence on Mental Health

The Director of the Behavioral Health and Wellness Program at the University of Colorado, Dr. Chad Morris, will speak with Alaska tobacco and behavioral health experts today, January 8, as part of a summit at the Alaska Mental Health Trust Offices.
KTUU-Ch. 2 (Anchorage, AK)
added Jan 11, 2013 09:55
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