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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
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[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
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[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
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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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[Alaska] Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly to vote on tobacco tax

the Assembly is set to vote Monday on a $3-per-pack tax on cigarettes and a 75-percent wholesale tax on other tobacco products including e-cigarettes. At the Assembly's last meeting in June, the tax failed to pass when two Assembly members were absent. N
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 8, 2015 21:35
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[Alaska] WAGGONER: Dangers of e-cigarettes overstated

In response to Kristin Cox’s Community Perspective titled “E-Cigarettes come with their own risks,” ... I have a few concerns and observations...t I am an Alaskan owner of a small chain of vapor shops. Electronic cigarettes are not risk free. Nicotine ca
Fairbanks (AK) Daily News-Miner
added Feb 7, 2015 16:51
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[Alaska] Juneau Assembly approves big hike in local tobacco taxes; e-cigarettes also covered

Following public comment by community members young and old at City Hall Monday night, the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly approved a $2 per pack increase to the city tobacco excise tax. The proposed increase would bring the excise tax on each pack o
Juneau (AK) Empire
added Feb 4, 2015 14:31
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University of Alaska considering tobacco ban on its campuses

University of Alaska leaders are drafting a policy that could ban tobacco use at its statewide campuses as soon as next year. The momentum for a smoke-free university system in Alaska has steadily been building, thanks to student pressure and a larger shi
Fairbanks (AK) Daily News-Miner
added Oct 14, 2014 20:26
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[Alaska] Assembly to consider raising tobacco tax

The price of a pack of cigarettes in Juneau could increase if the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly raises the tax on them and other tobacco products. The Assembly, acting as its Committee of the Whole, unanimously forwarded the idea of an increased e
Juneau (AK) Empire
added Oct 8, 2014 03:25
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[Alaska, California] Charlo Greene In Legal Dispute with Neighbor Over Her Pot Smoking

Greene allegedly smoked so much pot at home that her next door neighbor’s kid got violently ill … and now they’re warring in court. Tyler Gilbrech tells TMZ … Charlo and her boyfriend moved into the apartment above his in June, and claims she immediately
Electronic Urban Report (EUR)
added Sep 23, 2014 14:10
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