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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

[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

[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

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

[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

[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

[Alaska] Anchorage smoke shop owner pleads guilty to fraud

because the two owned stores outside of Anchorage, they could legally buy tax-exempt cigarettes from wholesale distributors within the municipality to sell outside of muni limits. But the release states that between 2009 and 2012, Sims and her partner so
KTVA Channel 11 (Anchorage, AK)
added Sep 8, 2014 05:24

[Alaska] Legislators to Consider State-Wide Public Smoking Ban, Includes E-Cig

Peter Micciche (R-Soldotna) says Senate Bill 209 will provide a far-reaching measure to include all communities in the state not currently protected from second-hand smoke, including Fairbanks. “Senate Bill 209 will protect Alaskans from the well-known h
KTUU-Ch. 2 (Anchorage, AK)
added Apr 13, 2014 23:39

Alaska business owners speak out against smoking bill

House Bill 360, by Anchorage Republican Rep. Lindsey Holmes, would ban smoking in most commercial buildings, such as businesses, restaurants and bars. She told the House Health and Social Services Committee on Tuesday that her intention with the bill
Fairbanks (AK) Daily News-Miner
added Mar 26, 2014 10:20

[Alaska] AK YRBS results: 2013

The Youth Risk Behavior Survey is part of a national surveillance system developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to assist with assessing and addressing the health risks of youth. It is conducted in Alaska every other year by th
Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
added Oct 15, 2013 17:18
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