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[Alaska] After two years of debate, Sitka’s tobacco age goes to 21

The age to buy tobacco in Sitka will be going up, if an ordinance passed by the Sitka Assembly this week survives a second reading. There was broad support for the local initiative — called Tobacco 21 — after the assembly’s concerns were addressed over
Tobacco21
added Jul 12, 2018 13:23
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[Alaska] After two years of debate, Sitka's tobacco age goes to 21

The Tobacco21 ordinance will raise the age to purchase all tobacco products — including e-cigs — to 21. Last year’s assembly debate centered on personal rights; this year, the assembly seemed more concerned about the impact on young smokers (19 and 20 ye
KCAW NPR Radio 104.7 FM / 90.1 FM (Sitka, AK)
added May 12, 2018 22:10
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ROGERS: Alaska must push smoke-free workplace bill through

It was disappointing to read the editorial regarding smoke-free workplaces, especially because I believe that the News-Miner took a position of support several years ago, when work on this legislation began. I have long been in favor of smoke free environ
Fairbanks (AK) Daily News-Miner
added May 3, 2018 16:57
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[Alaska] Jury Rules In Favor Of Phillip Morris In Tobacco Trial

Hunter, accused Phillip Morris of defrauding smokers like her husband by manipulating them with false advertising. Her husband started smoking when he was 10, and died of lung cancer 40 years later. Phillip Morris doesn’t deny that it misled customers, bu
KYUK (Bethel, AK)
added Apr 27, 2018 16:11
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[Alaska] Bethel jury decides: Zero dollars to widow of smoker

A major case that started a decade ago between tobacco company Philip Morris and a woman from Marshall, Alaska, ended yesterday afternoon with zero dollars being awarded to Delores Hunter. Hunter’s husband, Benjamin Francis, smoked Marlboro cigarettes,
Must Read Alaska
added Apr 27, 2018 00:34
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[Alaska] LETTER: Smoke-free workplace bill should be passed

To the editor: I was quite confused and very disappointed when I read the editorial on April 18. I think it was full of misinformation. Here are some facts: ... It is time for Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux, R-Anchorage, to stop playing politics with the health
Fairbanks (AK) Daily News-Miner
added Apr 26, 2018 12:18
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[Alaska] Major Tobacco Trial Comes To A Close In Bethel

Marshall resident Dolores Hunter lost her husband to lung cancer over a decade ago, and she has been suing Phillip Morris for damages ever since. She alleges that her husband, Benjamin Francis, was deceived about the health effects of Marlboro Lights cig
KYUK (Bethel, AK)
added Apr 27, 2018 00:35
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[Alaska] Closing arguments finish in tobacco trial in Bethel

Toward the end of their closing arguments, the attorneys started to argue over how much Benjamin Francis’ life was really worth. Don Burmeister, one of Hunter’s attorneys, says that Francis’ family lost well more than a million dollars when he died. Hi
KTOO (Juneau, AK)
added Apr 26, 2018 13:57
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[Alaska] LETTER: Support Senate Bill 63

We have been walking the halls in Juneau this session in support of Senate Bill 63 ...As owners of local bars and restaurants in Fairbanks, we believe that our employees and our customers have the right to breathe smoke-free air. Smokers have been taking
Fairbanks (AK) Daily News-Miner
added Apr 20, 2018 17:26
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Youth e-cigarette ban nears Alaska House vote

The Alaska House of Representatives is preparing for a final vote to prohibit Alaskans 18 and under from buying electronic cigarettes and the liquid used within them. State law already prohibits stores from selling e-cigarettes with nicotine liquids t
Juneau (AK) Empire
added Apr 19, 2018 23:36
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