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[Alaska] CDC: High smoking rate among Native Americans continues to climb

A new federal report says 38.9 percent of Native American adults smoked, the highest rate in the nation by far and one of the only racial or ethnic groups to see smoking rates rise.
Cronkite News (Arizona PBS)
added Aug 5, 2016 18:05
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Marijuana social clubs dwindle in Alaska as legal confusion reigns

The only bill directly pertinent to clubs has stalled and shows no sign of movement before lawmakers adjourn. Rather than directly addressing the licensing issue, the bill incorporates a de facto public marijuana smoking ban into a larger anti-smoking me
Anchorage (AK) Daily News
added Apr 18, 2016 19:26
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STUDY SAYS ALASKANS STRONGLY DESIRE SMOKE-FREE WORKPLACES

69% favor passage of a law prohibiting smoking in workplaces, public buildings, offices, restaurants and bars. The Alaska Legislature is currently considering Senate Bill 1, the "Take it Outside Act", which would protect all Alaskan workers from secondh
KTVF 11 NBC (Fairbanks, AK)
added Feb 2, 2016 14:32
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[Alaska] New advocacy group forms for electronic cigarettes

ad campaign in favor of electronic cigarettes is hitting Alaskan airwaves. It’s sponsored by a group called “Clearing The Air Alaska,” which represents local businesses...don’t want to be regulated like tobacco, especially if it means being taxed or banne
KTVA Channel 11 (Anchorage, AK)
added Dec 4, 2015 22:00
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VIDEO: Survey says Alaska teens smoke less, consider suicide more

The other obvious development is a decline in the popularity of cigarettes. 32.5 percent of students said they have tried a cigarette, compared to 52.7 in 2007... While the popularity of traditional cigarettes may be slowing, the electronic cigarette in
KTVA Channel 11 (Anchorage, AK)
added Nov 21, 2015 17:42
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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 Media (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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