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Alaska Housing Finance Corp bans smoking in certain units

The Alaska Housing Finance Corp. is banning smoking at its large multi-unit housing units as part of a new policy catalyzed by resident surveys that favored a smoking ban, said Director of Public Housing Cathy Stone.
Fairbanks (AK) Daily News-Miner
added May 18, 2013 11:24
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Alaska man with ruined lungs now face of CDC's anti-smoking effort

Michael Patterson, a formerly homeless person who started smoking at age 9, has stories of carved-away lungs, battles to breathe, and doctors who tell him he's a walking dead man living on borrowed time. He'll be taking those stories on the road to schoo
Alaska Dispatch
added Apr 15, 2013 08:24
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[Alaska] AUDIO: Bethel Finalizes Tobacco Tax Ordinance

The Bethel City Council has finalized an ordinance to impose a tax on all tobacco products sold in the city. The tax is similar to one found in Anchorage. The tax has the backing of many in the community, but one retailer is taking a stand against it.
Alaska Public Radio Network (KSKA)
added Feb 10, 2013 11:13
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ALA Says Alaska Needs More Secondhand Smoke Protection

Alaska received the following grades for 2012 in the "State of Tobacco Control" report: * Tobacco Prevention and Control Funding: A * Cigarette Tax: C
KTUU-Ch. 2 (Anchorage, AK)
added Jan 16, 2013 14:35
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[Alaska] OPINION: Local tribal councils become tobacco-free in 2012

Looking back at 2012 for Maniilaq Association's Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Programs, the year went fairly well. Both programs visited and met with all 12 of the Maniilaq Service Area local tribal council offices in each community and informed them
The Arctic Sounder
added Jan 12, 2013 11:38
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[Alaska] National Expert to Present Tobacco's Influence on Mental Health

The Director of the Behavioral Health and Wellness Program at the University of Colorado, Dr. Chad Morris, will speak with Alaska tobacco and behavioral health experts today, January 8, as part of a summit at the Alaska Mental Health Trust Offices.
KTUU-Ch. 2 (Anchorage, AK)
added Jan 11, 2013 09:55
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[Alaska] Bethel Oks tobacco tax hike

the Bethel City Council passed an ordinance that will increase taxes on all tobacco products sold in the city. The ordinance will raise the price of cigarettes by $2.21 per pack and raise prices for other tobacco products by 45 percent.
Juneau (AK) Empire
added Dec 13, 2012 10:17
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Two more tribes go tobacco-free in Southeast Alaska

The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) congratulated the Skagway Tribal Council and the Chilkat Indian Village (Klukwan) last week for recently adopting local, comprehensive tobacco-free workplace resolutions. The tribes join 13 Southe
Juneau (AK) Empire
added Nov 19, 2012 18:43
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Two more tribes go tobacco-free in Southeast Alaska

Momentum for statewide tobacco-free workplaces continues to spread in Alaska as the Skagway Tribal Council and the Chilkat Indian Village (Klukwan) tribes join the growing number of 13 Southeast and 36 statewide Alaska tribes that have already passed loc
Sitnews (Ketchikan, AK)
added Nov 17, 2012 18:43
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Alaska Native groups join forces to fight tobacco use

Now, with that support of the Alaska Federation of Natives, they’re trying to cut into the state’s high rate of tobacco use by Alaska Natives by persuading individual tribes to stop their employees from smoking at work. They’ve been particularly successf
Fairbanks (AK) Daily News-Miner
added Oct 22, 2012 06:16
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