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[Alaska] Ketchikan lawmakers push for island-wide tobacco, e-cigarette excise tax

Cooperative Relations Committee, a joint group of the Ketchikan City Council and the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly, unanimously voted Friday to work toward and excise tax on all cigarettes and tobacco products.
AP - Associated Press
added Apr 27, 2015 10:57
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[Alaska] Guest Editorial: Going 'smoke free' at UAS will take more than a few campus signs

Juneau (AK) Empire
added Apr 27, 2015 11:22

What would Indian reservations mean in Alaska?

The deadline approaches for Gov. Bill Walker and Attorney General Craig Richards to decide whether to appeal a federal court ruling in the Akiachak case...would probably have no state or local taxes on gasoline and tobacco sales. In addition, tribal memb
Fairbanks (AK) Daily News-Miner
added Apr 27, 2015 09:00

'He died while smoking, drinking whiskey and telling lies': Hilarious and heartfelt obituary to Alaska fisherman, 60, published in local paper by adoring daughter

Captain Donald Malcolm Jr lived a magnificent life, so it's only fitting that his family would choose to memorialize him in a legendary way when the 60-year-old Alaska fisherman died last month. In an obituary published in the Homer Tribune, Malcolm's da
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Apr 1, 2015 17:11

[Alaska] Empire Editorial: Secondhand smoke is a threat statewide

We believe smokers shouldn’t have the right to inflict their smoke upon others. As Zechariah Chaffee Jr. wrote in a 1919 issue of the Harvard Law Review, quoting another judge: “Your right to swing your arms ends just where the other man’s nose begins.”
Juneau (AK) Empire
added Feb 26, 2015 09:02

[Alaska] Tobacco is target of new antismoking push in Legislature

HB40, sponsored by Rep. Bob Herron, D-Bethel, would add e-cigarettes to the state’s antismoking laws. SB1, proposed by Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, would prohibit smoking in public places, restaurants and bars across the state.
Juneau (AK) Empire
added Feb 26, 2015 08:59

[Alaska] WAGGONER: Dangers of e-cigarettes overstated

In response to Kristin Cox’s Community Perspective titled “E-Cigarettes come with their own risks,” ... I have a few concerns and observations...t I am an Alaskan owner of a small chain of vapor shops. Electronic cigarettes are not risk free. Nicotine ca
Fairbanks (AK) Daily News-Miner
added Feb 7, 2015 16:51

[Alaska] What if my neighbors' pot smoke violates my airspace?

other codes or laws may apply in situations where the byproducts of marijuana consumption cross property lines in situations like yours, measures like health codes and public and private nuisance laws. A section of Anchorage code (AMC 15.20.020) addressin
Anchorage (AK) Daily News
added Feb 6, 2015 11:54

[Alaska] Juneau Assembly approves big hike in local tobacco taxes; e-cigarettes also covered

Following public comment by community members young and old at City Hall Monday night, the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly approved a $2 per pack increase to the city tobacco excise tax. The proposed increase would bring the excise tax on each pack o
Juneau (AK) Empire
added Feb 4, 2015 14:31

[Alaska] Pot smoke added to Juneau's indoor smoking ban

Juneau Assembly last night unanimously voted to amend the city’s indoor public smoking ban to include pot, despite objections from some marijuana advocates.
KTOO (Juneau, AK)
added Feb 4, 2015 12:15
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