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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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[Alaska] American Lung Association urges smoke free workplace law

Officials with the American Lung Association say it’s time that Alaska passes a strong smoke free workplace law, a policy that would reduce exposure to secondhand smoke and save lives.
Cordova (AK) Times
added Jan 25, 2018 01:36
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[Alaska] ALTMAN: GREEN TARA: Let's Talk Vape

If you’re looking for an alternative to traditional smoking, I highly recommend giving vape cartridges a try. And if you happen to find yourself in the valley and you’re looking for some solid CBD information, go see Anthony at Hempire, located next door
Anchorage Press
added Jan 18, 2018 19:03
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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.
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
added Dec 22, 2017 21:35
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[Alaska] Tobacco 21 campaign seeks to raise sales age

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
KCAW NPR Radio 104.7 FM / 90.1 FM (Sitka, AK)
added Dec 22, 2017 20:57
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