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[Alaska] The far-reaching effects of eliminating tobacco use on health campuses

November 17 marks ANTHC's 10th anniversary of adopting a tobacco-free policy (it has been updated to include not only cigarettes and spit tobacco, but e-cigarettes as well). The anniversary coincides with the Great American Smokeout, a national event cre
Anchorage (AK) Daily News
added Nov 7, 2016 22:02

Alaska Senate Okays Smoking Ban

Alaska moved closer to becoming the 31st state to prohibit smoking in public places with the Senate’s approval of a measure that would forbid smoking e-cigarettes or tobacco within enclosed public spaces, KTUU-TV reports.
National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS)
added Apr 2, 2016 00:52

2015 Alaska Youth Risk Behavior Survey Results

Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
added Nov 21, 2015 17:43

[Alaska] Department of Defense competition to fight teen tobacco use

An anti-tobacco video competition is being hosted by the Department of Defense. Teens video producers, ages 13-18, are encouraged to “Fight the Enemy” of tobacco.
Fairbanks (AK) Daily News-Miner
added Sep 21, 2015 09:44

10 years in the making, smoke-free workplace bill reaches Alaska Legislature

Workplace smoking bans are in effect in Alaska communities that comprise about half the state's population. Proponents of a statewide ban have a bill in the Legislature, but opponents have been vocal in their testimony against the proposed law.
Alaska Dispatch
added Mar 26, 2014 01:16

[Alaska] EDITORIAL: Stick with it: Keep no-smoking policy in public housing units

Yes, it’s hard, perhaps close to impossible, for some people to quit. So they’ll have to smoke outside, and AHFC should make sure safe, accessible areas are available. It still will be uncomfortable and annoying, but it won’t cancel anyone’s civil rights
Fairbanks (AK) Daily News-Miner
added Aug 6, 2013 14:19

[Alaska] EDITORIAL: Getting there: State’s smoking report has encouraging news

It’s a free country, but smoking isn’t free. The costs in cash and health are high. It’s good to see so many people are escaping the habit, and we wish much success to those who haven’t yet succeeded.
Fairbanks (AK) Daily News-Miner
added Jul 25, 2013 13:02

[Alaska] Proposed smoking ban on Kodiak Island all but dead

A proposal to ban public smoking on the Kodiak Island Borough is all but dead after one of the principal backers dropped his support. The Kodiak Daily Mirror reports that assemblyman Tuck Bonney announced Thursday he is abandoning his effort to put a bo
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 17, 2013 01:16

[Alaska] Bethel city rakes in revenue from new tobacco tax

A new excise tax on tobacco in the Southwest Alaska hub of Bethel brought the city more than $25,000 in its first month in effect. With an election looming, city officials have yet to decide what to do with the money.
Alaska Dispatch
added May 27, 2013 12:32

[Alaska] AUDIO: Bethel Finalizes Tobacco Tax Ordinance

The Bethel City Council has finalized an ordinance to impose a tax on all tobacco products sold in the city. The tax is similar to one found in Anchorage. The tax has the backing of many in the community, but one retailer is taking a stand against it.
Alaska Public Media (KSKA)
added Feb 10, 2013 11:13
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