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[Alaska] Professor to discuss tobacco and crime links

Morris will talk about the connections between tobacco use for the criminal justice system. Individuals involved in the system suffer a high prevalence of chronic illness, much of which is related to tobacco use, according to Morris. Morris will discuss
Juneau (AK) Empire
added Apr 16, 2018 19:31
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Antismoking bill advances in Alaska House

The chief legislative antagonist of a statewide antismoking bill relaxed her opposition Tuesday evening, and a revised version of the measure now appears bound for a vote of the full House of Representatives... “It says that marijuana and vaping usage ar
Juneau (AK) Empire
added Apr 15, 2018 16:27
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Alaska workplace smoking ban moves toward vote after yearslong stall in House committee

Senate Bill 63, to enact a statewide workplace smoking ban, advanced Tuesday evening at a rare meeting of the House Rules Committee. The legislation had been warehoused in the committee by Anchorage Republican Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux, the committee chair,
Anchorage (AK) Daily News
added Apr 15, 2018 16:25
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[Alaska] Opening statements begin in Bethel tobacco trial

On Wednesday, Dolores Hunter vs. Phillip Morris USA went to trial for the third time in seven years. The trial could have wide-reaching implications for the tobacco company. In their opening statements, the attorneys chose to focus on the legacy of a sin
Alaska Public Media
added Apr 13, 2018 15:25
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[Alaska] MONIAK: We need less politics and more science

The statewide ban on smoking in public places would very likely become law if Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux, R-Anchorage, wasn’t blocking it in the House Rules Committee which she chairs. But this story is less about an obstructionist legislator than the risks w
Juneau (AK) Empire
added Mar 19, 2018 19:52
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Tobacco Industry Promotional Strategies Targeting American Indians/Alaska Natives and Exploiting Tribal Sovereignty

Proven policy interventions to address these disparities including tobacco price increases, cigarette taxes, comprehensive smokefree laws, and industry denormalization campaigns to reduce smoking prevalence and smoking-related disease could be considered
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Mar 14, 2018 22:19
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[Alaska] Smoking ban remains stuck in committee

A popular bill that would bar smoking almost everywhere in Alaska has been stuck in the House Rules Committee since January, and there’s no indication why. Half the House has signed on as cosponsors of the bill, Senate Bill 63, which passed the Senate l
KTUU-Ch. 2 (Anchorage, AK)
added Mar 8, 2018 15:44
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Alaska Senate bill targets vaping by those under 19

Senate Bill 15, sponsored by Sen. Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, was approved by the Senate Finance Committee last week and is expected to advance to a vote of the full Senate this week. Existing state law already prohibits those under 19 from buying or oth
Juneau (AK) Empire
added Mar 8, 2018 00:48
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[Alaska] Senate proposes smoke-free workplaces

Senate Bill 63, a bill that proposes to extend the ban on smoking in workplaces, has made its way to the House Rules Committee. It has already passed through the Senate and is currently sitting in the committee to be considered for the floor vote.
The Northern Light (University of Alaska Anchorage)
added Feb 21, 2018 14:29
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[Alaska] ASSEMBLY MULLS HOW TO SPEND $1 MILLION-PLUS TOBACCO-TAX REVENUE

How to spend the $1 million-plus collected through a boroughwide tobacco tax was a main topic of discussion during Monday’s Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly. But, the assembly postponed a decision until its Feb. 20 meeting.
KRBD 105.3 FM (Ketchikan, AK)
added Feb 8, 2018 04:52
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