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Adult smoking generally declines, still higher among Alaska Natives

Smoking rates continue to decline in Alaska, according to the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services... The survey also showed an uptick in e-cigarette use among both high school students and adults. This year was the first year the survey asked
Kenai Peninsula (AK) Clarion
added Jun 15, 2016 16:28

Alaska State Fair going smoke-free

has adopted a smoke-free policy that will send tobacco and e-cigarette users outside the fences into a handful of temporary smoking areas. Under the new policy, smoking isn’t permitted during the fair anywhere within fenced common areas of the fairground
Anchorage (AK) Daily News
added May 6, 2016 05:04

Marijuana social clubs dwindle in Alaska as legal confusion reigns

The only bill directly pertinent to clubs has stalled and shows no sign of movement before lawmakers adjourn. Rather than directly addressing the licensing issue, the bill incorporates a de facto public marijuana smoking ban into a larger anti-smoking me
Anchorage (AK) Daily News
added Apr 18, 2016 19:26
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Alaska workplace smoking ban advocates worry legislation is in limbo

languishing in a committee chaired by Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux, where it’s set to die when the Alaska Legislature adjourns April 17 unless LeDoux decides to schedule a hearing and send it to the House floor.
Anchorage (AK) Daily News
added Apr 12, 2016 17:24

Pot initiative backer cites concern with Alaska smoking bill

Public smoking restrictions that recently passed the Alaska Senate could hurt proposed cannabis cafes in the state, a sponsor of the initiative that legalized recreational marijuana in Alaska said Friday.
AP - Associated Press
added Apr 2, 2016 14:22

Alaska Senate Okays Smoking Ban

Alaska moved closer to becoming the 31st state to prohibit smoking in public places with the Senate’s approval of a measure that would forbid smoking e-cigarettes or tobacco within enclosed public spaces, KTUU-TV reports.
National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS)
added Apr 2, 2016 00:52

[Alaska] Marijuana, tobacco public smoking ban passes Senate

In public comment and in Senate testimony and debate over the legislation aimed at tobacco products, none of the public or senators addressed its affect on state marijuana industry regulations. Both Senate Bill 1 and its House companion, House Bill 328,
Alaska Journal of Commerce
added Apr 2, 2016 01:27

[Alaska] Senate votes to ban smoking in bars, restaurants statewide

The Alaska Senate has voted 15-5 to approve a bill banning smoking in most public buildings across Alaska. Senate Bill 1, brought forward by Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, will prohibit smoking in bars, restaurants and most workplaces. Micciche, speak
Juneau (AK) Empire
added Mar 31, 2016 15:54

[Alaska] Urge legislators to pass smoke-free legislation

I went with a group of advocates and concerned citizens to meet with Alaska State Legislators regarding SB1 and HB136, bills that will create a smoke-free workplace across the entire state. Today, laws, statutes and ordinances that prohibit smoking in th
Wasilla (AK) Frontiersman
added Mar 20, 2016 14:27

Alaskans speak up about bill to smother smoking

The Alaska Senate is again considering a bill to prohibit smoking in bars, restaurants and public places across Alaska. Senate Bill 1 was the first piece of legislation proposed in the Senate last year, but it was sidelined by the need to address the st
Juneau (AK) Empire
added Mar 15, 2016 12:27
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