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[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

Supporters call for Alaska lawmakers to expand smoke-free workplace laws

Supporters of the Alaska Smoke-Free Indoor Workplace bill (SB209) sent the message to lawmakers last Thursday that it's time for Alaska to have statewide smoke-free laws. The proposed law got a hearing yesterday with the Senate State Affairs Committee at
Sitnews (Ketchikan, AK)
added Apr 9, 2014 00:36

SPARCK: Alaska is dying for a statewide smoke-free workplace policy

We need legislation to combat this workplace threat. Secondhand smoke is a major cause of needless, preventable suffering and death. And it isn’t only cancer we need to worry about; non-smokers exposed to secondhand smoke increase their risk of heart dis
Alaska Dispatch
added Apr 4, 2014 17:01

[Alaska] Soldotna tobacco shop goes viral in smoking ban debate

Since the video was published on March 24, it has received 1,485 views and caught Micciche’s attention. Not only did he call to listen to her concerns, he revised the bill to make freestanding tobacco shops exempt. Micciche said while the bill focused o
Kenai Peninsula (AK) Clarion
added Apr 3, 2014 14:56

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

10 years in the making, smoke-free workplace bill reaches Alaska Legislature

Workplace smoking bans are in effect in Alaska communities that comprise about half the state's population. Proponents of a statewide ban have a bill in the Legislature, but opponents have been vocal in their testimony against the proposed law.
Alaska Dispatch
added Mar 26, 2014 01:16

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

[Alaska] New Smoking Rule Stirs Ire at Assembly

The Assembly voted 5-2 Tuesday night to defer action on a proposal to amend the local ordinance banning smoking in public places ... The proposal would state that bars and clubs that allow smoking may not have children under age 18 on their prem
Sitka (AK) Daily Sentinel
added Jan 30, 2014 23:48

Alaska anti-smoking groups concerned about e-cigarettes and youth tobacco use

under current Alaska law, tobacco or nicotine sales to anyone under the age of 19 are already illegal. “We dropped the ball,” Wielechowski, a Democrat who represents East Anchorage, said later, adding that the legislation banning the sales to minors wil
Alaska Dispatch
added Dec 7, 2013 12:01

Alaska Reports Big Drop in High School Smoking

Showing once again that well-funded, sustained tobacco prevention programs work, Alaska reported this week that the state’s high school smoking rate fell to just 10.6 percent this year – a 40 percent drop since 2007.
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Oct 21, 2013 00:36
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