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[Alaska] New Smoking Rule Stirs Ire at Assembly

The Assembly voted 5-2 Tuesday night to defer action on a proposal to amend the local ordinance banning smoking in public places ... The proposal would state that bars and clubs that allow smoking may not have children under age 18 on their prem
Sitka (AK) Daily Sentinel
added Jan 30, 2014 23:48
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Alaska anti-smoking groups concerned about e-cigarettes and youth tobacco use

under current Alaska law, tobacco or nicotine sales to anyone under the age of 19 are already illegal. “We dropped the ball,” Wielechowski, a Democrat who represents East Anchorage, said later, adding that the legislation banning the sales to minors wil
Alaska Dispatch
added Dec 7, 2013 12:01
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Alaska Reports Big Drop in High School Smoking

Showing once again that well-funded, sustained tobacco prevention programs work, Alaska reported this week that the state’s high school smoking rate fell to just 10.6 percent this year – a 40 percent drop since 2007.
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Oct 21, 2013 00:36
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Smoking Rates Decline Among Alaska Teens

"Just before July my ex-wife passed away from cancer weighing 84 pounds; and now her son is stage two with lung cancer - a young man," Bean said. "These stories need to be told to our young people; this is a deadly habit." He encourages Alaska's native
Alaska Public Radio Network (KSKA)
added Oct 16, 2013 03:20
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Alaska officials say smoking down among teens

Smoking among Alaska high school students has dramatically declined in recent years, health officials said Monday. A spring survey found 40 percent fewer students are smoking compared to six years ago — 10.6 percent this year compared with 17.8 percent
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 16, 2013 03:19
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Alaska Youth Risk Behavior Survey Trends 2003-2013: Preliminary Highlights (PDF)

Some risks were significantly lower in 2013 than in 2007 among traditional high school students, including: . . . ••Percentages on tobacco use measures (e.g., any tobacco use in the past year: 24% in 2007; 17% in 2013)
Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
added Oct 16, 2013 01:53
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[Alaska] AK YRBS results: 2013

The Youth Risk Behavior Survey is part of a national surveillance system developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to assist with assessing and addressing the health risks of youth. It is conducted in Alaska every other year by th
Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
added Oct 15, 2013 17:18
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Alaska officials say smoking down among teens

A spring survey found 40 percent fewer students are smoking compared to six years ago — 10.6 percent this year compared with 17.8 percent in 2007. Officials said that means only one in 10 students in the state reported smoking at least one cigarette duri
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 15, 2013 02:17
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[Alaska] Kenai Peninsula Fair goes smoke-free

The Kenai Peninsula Fair Association Board approved a policy on May 16, which went into effect June 1, to make the fairgrounds a smoke-free workplace. The Kenai Peninsula Fair’s policy follows the smoke-free efforts of the Alaska State Fair, which went
Kenai Peninsula (AK) Clarion
added Aug 17, 2013 14:00
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[Alaska] EDITORIAL: Stick with it: Keep no-smoking policy in public housing units

Yes, it’s hard, perhaps close to impossible, for some people to quit. So they’ll have to smoke outside, and AHFC should make sure safe, accessible areas are available. It still will be uncomfortable and annoying, but it won’t cancel anyone’s civil rights
Fairbanks (AK) Daily News-Miner
added Aug 6, 2013 14:19
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