Headlines Tagged with Alaska — 732 headlines found
Prevalence and Disparities in Tobacco Product Use Among American Indians/Alaska Natives — United States, 2010–2015
Whereas significant progress has been made in reducing overall commercial tobacco product use, disparities persist, with American Indians/Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) having one of the highest cigarette smoking prevalences of all racial/ethnic groups.
Dec 22, 2017 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
added Dec 22, 2017 21:35
Several health agencies in Sitka are organizing a campaign to raise the legal age of tobacco sales to 21. Eric Brodell, the Western Regional Director for Preventing Tobacco Addiction Foundation, said there’s a correlation between raising the sales ago an
Dec 12, 2017 KCAW NPR Radio 104.7 FM / 90.1 FM (Sitka, AK)
added Dec 22, 2017 20:57
FT. WAINWRIGHT, Alaska - Dec. 1, Medical Department Activity -- Alaska will join an ever growing list of medical campuses throughout the Army, Department of Defense and private sector who are listed as tobacco-free.
Nov 8, 2017 United States Army
added Nov 10, 2017 14:56
[Alaska] Anchorage Assembly resolution calls for regulations on allowing pot consumption in retail stores
urged state marijuana regulators to pass laws allowing tourists and locals to smoke or consume marijuana in retail shops, saying it's a problem that tourists and locals can buy commercial pot products but can't legally smoke it outside of private homes.
Jul 12, 2017 Anchorage (AK) Daily News
added Jul 12, 2017 09:15
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
Jun 27, 2017 Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Jun 28, 2017 14:14
Mlynarik’s draft allowed on-site consumption but applied certain restrictions, including prohibition against smoking. He said he wanted to address concerns from the public about both second-hand smoke protections for employees and the public municipal la
May 24, 2017 Alaska Journal of Commerce
added May 24, 2017 22:16
After Leena's mother and older sister founded the group, called "PINK" (for "People in Need of Knowledge"), Leena wanted to join because her father was a smoker. "I felt it was important because I learned how harmful smoking was and didn't want to see my
May 8, 2017 PR Newswire
added May 9, 2017 13:48
As a leader in an Alaskan Native youth dance group that promotes positive and healthy choices, I'm excited ...Their latest tactic is to market candy-flavored products like e-cigarettes and cigars that come in flavors like Mountain Dew, Orange Creamsicle,
Apr 16, 2017 Anchorage (AK) Daily News
added Apr 22, 2017 13:03
Of the 17 smokers who responded, 95 percent violate the ban and nearly two-thirds of them don’t try to hide it when they do. Of the smokers, only five said they had ever been confronted for smoking and only one confrontation was initiated by a student.
Apr 14, 2017 The Sun Star (University of Alaska Fairbanks)
added Apr 15, 2017 15:34
SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) applauded the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) decision to require all public housing agencies to go smoke-free within 18 months. The new rule includes not only residential units
Dec 5, 2016 Alaska Native News and Information
added Dec 5, 2016 22:21