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[Alaska] Fergus: Young people turning to new types of tobacco and nicotine products

A recent study by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services shows one in three teenagers in Alaska are using a few type of tobacco product. “We need more research before we can say for sure that e-cigarettes can be useful for people trying to k
LidTime
added Oct 31, 2015 21:10
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[Alaska] New Marijuana Restrictions Regulate Secondhand Smoke

In Alaska’s largest city, marijuana is now subject to the same rules limiting second-hand smoke from cigarettes. The move is a setback for legalization advocates in Anchorage, and leaves many regulatory questions unanswered.
Alaska Public Radio Network (KSKA)
added Jun 11, 2015 11:02
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[Alaska] Anchorage Assembly chair wants to treat marijuana smoke like tobacco smoke

A measure that Traini plans to introduce next week at the Assembly meeting would incorporate marijuana and marijuana products into the city’s secondhand smoking law. That means smoking marijuana would not be allowed in public places, workplaces, child ca
Anchorage (AK) Daily News
added May 22, 2015 11:41
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[Alaska] Ketchikan lawmakers push for island-wide tobacco, e-cigarette excise tax

Cooperative Relations Committee, a joint group of the Ketchikan City Council and the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly, unanimously voted Friday to work toward and excise tax on all cigarettes and tobacco products.
AP - Associated Press
added Apr 27, 2015 10:57
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[Alaska] Tobacco is target of new antismoking push in Legislature

HB40, sponsored by Rep. Bob Herron, D-Bethel, would add e-cigarettes to the state’s antismoking laws. SB1, proposed by Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, would prohibit smoking in public places, restaurants and bars across the state.
Juneau (AK) Empire
added Feb 26, 2015 08:59
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[Alaska] Pot smoke added to Juneau's indoor smoking ban

Juneau Assembly last night unanimously voted to amend the city’s indoor public smoking ban to include pot, despite objections from some marijuana advocates.
KTOO (Juneau, AK)
added Feb 4, 2015 12:15
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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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[Alaska] Nome Voters Reject Sales Tax Hike for Alcohol, Tobacco

Proposition 1 on Tuesday's ballot asked voters to increase the sales tax on tobacco and alcohol, including sales in bars and restaurants, from five to eight percent. Preliminary results Tuesday night show the vote failing, with 270 "no" votes to 242 "yes
KNOM Radio Mission (Nome, AK)
added Oct 8, 2014 03:10
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[Alaska] Anchorage woman pleads guilty to profiting off tax-free cigarettes obtained illegally

Sims entered guilty pleas to charges of mail fraud, conspiracy to launder money and “conspiracy to make false statements regarding the distribution of cigarettes,” according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Alaska. She is pleading to three coun
Anchorage (AK) Daily News
added Sep 6, 2014 10:48
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Alaska offers free texting and online programs for smokers trying to quit

Text2Quit sends out automated messages that revolve around the user's quit date. One reads: "Today is the big day! Are you ready to live a long and healthier life? Let us know if you are quitting today. Reply yes or no." Once you've reached two weeks wit
Anchorage (AK) Daily News
added Jul 6, 2014 21:42
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