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Smokefree Alaska Law Goes Into Effect

The Smokefree Alaska Law protects employees and the public from the dangerous health effects associated with secondhand smoke. Smokefree workplace laws have been proven to reduce the incidence of heart attacks and improve pulmonary function, encourage qui
Sitnews (Ketchikan, AK)
added Oct 14, 2018 15:31

[Alaska] Smokefree workplace law takes effect Oct. 1

As of today, workers and customers of Alaska businesses who smoke or vape will have to take it outside — at least 10 feet away...With a few exceptions, all smoking, including vaping or e-cigarettes, is prohibited in places where people shop, eat, drink a
Kenai Peninsula (AK) Clarion
added Oct 5, 2018 13:34
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[Alaska] Kenai Peninsula Borough assembly unanimously votes down cigarette tax

A cigarette and tobacco products tax was voted down unanimously by the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly last Tuesday, but residents may see it on the agenda again later this year. The tax proposal was brought forth by assembly member Willy Dunne as a
Kenai Peninsula (AK) Clarion
added Sep 12, 2018 14:10

[Alaska] Secondhand Smoke Loophole May Close

The Bethel City Council is considering the first change in its smoking laws in 20 years. At issue is how far a smoker has to be from the entrance to a public building, and exactly what should be considered an entrance. It all started when several commun
KYUK (Bethel, AK)
added Aug 30, 2018 22:59

[Alaska] LETTER: Tanana Valley State Fair takes a healthy stance

This year, thanks to the leadership of the Tanana Valley State Fair board of directors, the smell of secondhand smoke will no longer be part of the fair. Thank you to the Tanana Valley State Fair board of directors for adopting a smoke-free policy that p
Fairbanks (AK) Daily News-Miner
added Aug 15, 2018 15:07

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker signs bill banning indoor smoking

Starting Oct. 1, smokers must take it outside. In a Tuesday ceremony at Anchorage’s Lucky Wishbone restaurant, Gov. Bill Walker signed Senate Bill 63, a statewide ban on indoor public smoking that mirrors local laws in Bethel, Juneau, Anchorage and o
Juneau (AK) Empire
added Jul 19, 2018 22:02

[Alaska] Walker signs smoking ban bill

Gov. Bill Walker signed a bill Tuesday that will effectively ban smoking in public spaces, including restaurants and bars. Senate Bill 63, originally introduced by Soldotna Republican Sen. Peter Micciche, aimed to diminish the risk of second hand smoke
Fairbanks (AK) Daily News-Miner
added Jul 18, 2018 15:16

Walker signs Alaska workplace smoking ban

Walker put his pen to Senate Bill 63 Tuesday morning, calling it "a wonderful bill, just a tremendous bill" at the Lucky Wishbone restaurant in downtown Anchorage. The bill, sponsored by state Sen. Peter Micciche (R-Soldotna), protects Alaskans by ensur
KTVA Channel 11 (Anchorage, AK)
added Jul 18, 2018 15:14

[Alaska] Fair moves smoking areas to the parking lot

FAIRBANKS — Smoking areas at the Tanana Valley State Fair are being moved out to the front parking area in an act being applauded by the local chapter of the American Lung Association. “Going smoke-free is a trend across Alaska and we are following suit,
Fairbanks (AK) Daily News-Miner
added Jun 2, 2018 10:08

[Alaska] Legislative Update: Reaching a complete fiscal plan was not possible

SB 63 – Regulation of Smoking On the final day of session, SB 63 passed into law. This bill protects Alaskan employees from the adverse health effects of secondhand smoke by providing a statewide smoke-free workplace law for businesses and public places
Cordova (AK) Times
added May 24, 2018 07:17
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