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Report: Fewer Alaskans are smoking

The annual “Alaska Tobacco Facts” update is produced by the Tobacco Prevention and Control Program, which is part of the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. The report introduction says the document is designed to be a “brief, annual update
Fairbanks (AK) Daily News-Miner
added Jul 25, 2013 12:59
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Alaska Native groups join forces to fight tobacco use

Now, with that support of the Alaska Federation of Natives, they’re trying to cut into the state’s high rate of tobacco use by Alaska Natives by persuading individual tribes to stop their employees from smoking at work. They’ve been particularly successf
Fairbanks (AK) Daily News-Miner
added Oct 22, 2012 06:16
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[Alaska] Palmer goes smoke-free, with 61.5 percent voting for ban

A proposed smoking ban in the city was approved by voters on Tuesday, according to Palmer election results, passing with 61.5 percent of voters supporting a ban on smoking in public places.
Alaska Dispatch
added Oct 8, 2012 05:01
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customizing a mobile program to help rural alaska native youth quit tobacco

tobacco use has long been part of communities in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, a remote region in southwest Alaska comprised of more than 80 percent of Alaska Natives. In a study from 2007, 63 percent of 15- to 18-year-olds reported being current smokers o
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Jun 28, 2017 14:14
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[Alaska] Senate votes to ban smoking in bars, restaurants statewide

The Alaska Senate has voted 15-5 to approve a bill banning smoking in most public buildings across Alaska. Senate Bill 1, brought forward by Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, will prohibit smoking in bars, restaurants and most workplaces. Micciche, speak
Juneau (AK) Empire
added Mar 31, 2016 15:54
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Alaska anti-smoking groups concerned about e-cigarettes and youth tobacco use

under current Alaska law, tobacco or nicotine sales to anyone under the age of 19 are already illegal. “We dropped the ball,” Wielechowski, a Democrat who represents East Anchorage, said later, adding that the legislation banning the sales to minors wil
Alaska Dispatch
added Dec 7, 2013 12:01
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Alaska Youth Risk Behavior Survey Trends 2003-2013: Preliminary Highlights (PDF)

Some risks were significantly lower in 2013 than in 2007 among traditional high school students, including: . . . ••Percentages on tobacco use measures (e.g., any tobacco use in the past year: 24% in 2007; 17% in 2013)
Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
added Oct 16, 2013 01:53
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[Alaska] Bethel Oks tobacco tax hike

the Bethel City Council passed an ordinance that will increase taxes on all tobacco products sold in the city. The ordinance will raise the price of cigarettes by $2.21 per pack and raise prices for other tobacco products by 45 percent.
Juneau (AK) Empire
added Dec 13, 2012 10:17
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Two more tribes go tobacco-free in Southeast Alaska

Momentum for statewide tobacco-free workplaces continues to spread in Alaska as the Skagway Tribal Council and the Chilkat Indian Village (Klukwan) tribes join the growing number of 13 Southeast and 36 statewide Alaska tribes that have already passed loc
Sitnews (Ketchikan, AK)
added Nov 17, 2012 18:43
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[Alaska] To smoke or not to smoke, Palmer voters to decide on smoking ban

On Oct. 2, Palmer residents will vote on three ballot measures, one which will ban smoking in public places, including bars and restaurants.
Alaska Dispatch
added Sep 6, 2012 02:08
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