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Alaska fire continues to grow, may have been caused by cigarettes

The human-caused fire was sparked May 19 in the 1.9 million-acre Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. The weather forecast for the area calls for possible rain beginning Tuesday, said Willie Begay, a spokesman with the management team responding to the fire.
AP - Associated Press
added May 27, 2014 12:34

Bill calls for more Alaska non-smoking areas

A bill expanding the list of Alaska locations where smoking is banned has been introduced in the state House. The measure by Anchorage Republican Lindsey Holmes includes a ban on electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, in those places.
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 28, 2014 19:43

ALA Says Alaska Needs More Secondhand Smoke Protection

Alaska received the following grades for 2012 in the "State of Tobacco Control" report: * Tobacco Prevention and Control Funding: A * Cigarette Tax: C
KTUU-Ch. 2 (Anchorage, AK)
added Jan 16, 2013 14:35

[Alaska] Bars worry about smoke-free future

Bar owners are worried while clean-air advocates are elated this week after Palmer residents decided to end indoor smoking in public. The rule change means the trio of businesses that still allowed smoking must cease doing so in January 2013 when the law
Wasilla (AK) Frontiersman
added Oct 7, 2012 22:43

[Alaska] O'MALLEY: Hard to argue in favor of smoking in clubs

Anchorage (AK) Daily News
added May 20, 2012 11:39

[Alaska] EDITORIAL: By the numbers

Alaska is No. 6 in the country in percentage of cancer deaths attributable to cigarette smoking, according to a new study... In Alaska, it gets a little tricky: Individual cities such as Anchorage have banned smoking in bars, but there is no state law. I
Ketchikan (AK) Daily News
added Nov 2, 2016 06:25

Adult smoking generally declines, still higher among Alaska Natives

Smoking rates continue to decline in Alaska, according to the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services... The survey also showed an uptick in e-cigarette use among both high school students and adults. This year was the first year the survey asked
Kenai Peninsula (AK) Clarion
added Jun 15, 2016 16:28

[Alaska] State misled public on hazards of e-cigarettes, vaping advocacy group says

Conley, president of the American Vaping Association, says the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services has been misleading the public about the health effects of using electronic cigarettes. "Alaska's department of health has been perhaps the wor
KTUU-Ch. 2 (Anchorage, AK)
added Jan 15, 2016 16:17

[Alaska] E-cigarettes get trade organization

The e-cigarette industry is getting organized. Clear the Air Alaska, a trade association representing retailers in Alaska, announced its creation on Thursday. In a statement, spokesman Tom Anderson wrote that the organization was created to “clarify and
Juneau (AK) Empire
added Dec 6, 2015 21:08

E-cigarettes increase nicotine use among Alaska teens

Alaska teens have increased their use of nicotine products since the arrival of electronic cigarettes, and a nearly two-decade decline in the use of traditional tobacco products among teenagers has stagnated since 2011, a recent survey shows.
Fairbanks (AK) Daily News-Miner
added Nov 11, 2015 20:51
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