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[Alaska] Hometown U: The students behind the smoke-free campus initiative

With the majority student voice known, Chancellor Tom Case has asked faculty and staff leaders to poll their constituents at the start of the new academic year. This student initiative would change current policy, which allows anyone to light up outdoors
Anchorage (AK) Daily News
added Jul 28, 2014 22:36

[Alaska] Juneau regulates electronic cigarettes

The ordinance amending the city's pre-existing secondhand smoke control code to include e-cigarettes was adopted at a June 30 Assembly meeting. It puts into writing what some city institutions — including the Juneau School District and the Zach Gordon Yo
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 12, 2014 10:35

Alaska offers free texting and online programs for smokers trying to quit

Text2Quit sends out automated messages that revolve around the user's quit date. One reads: "Today is the big day! Are you ready to live a long and healthier life? Let us know if you are quitting today. Reply yes or no." Once you've reached two weeks wit
Anchorage (AK) Daily News
added Jul 6, 2014 21:42

[Alaska] VIDEO: Cigarettes to Blame for 13 of 21 Recent Anchorage Fires

Fire Department says in the past three weeks, there have been 21 local structure fires -- including 13 resulting from people not properly disposing of their cigarettes.... AFD Assistant Chief of Operations Graig Temple says the fires have collectively cau
KTUU-Ch. 2 (Anchorage, AK)
added May 27, 2014 12:36

Alaska fire continues to grow, may have been caused by cigarettes

The human-caused fire was sparked May 19 in the 1.9 million-acre Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. The weather forecast for the area calls for possible rain beginning Tuesday, said Willie Begay, a spokesman with the management team responding to the fire.
AP - Associated Press
added May 27, 2014 12:34

[Alaska] New e-cigarette stores in Anchorage fly under state regulatory radar

A handful of electronic cigarette shops that have popped up in Anchorage strip malls in the last year have found themselves at the center of a growing controversy over how the country regulates high-tech smokes.
Anchorage (AK) Daily News
added May 12, 2014 18:54

[Alaska] American Lung Association objects to tobacco store lease

The city of Wasilla, which owns the Meta Rose Square, approved a lease to a tobacco store on Monday over the objections of a current building tenant — the American Lung Association.
Wasilla (AK) Frontiersman
added Apr 22, 2014 10:22

[Alaska] Students vote to move forward with a smoke free campus

Students voted last week to move forward with a proposal that would make the University of Alaska Anchorage a smoke- and tobacco-free campus. The referendum passed the preliminary election results by earning 719 votes in support of the initiative, a
The Northern Light (University of Alaska Anchorage)
added Apr 16, 2014 03:57

[Alaska] Legislators to Consider State-Wide Public Smoking Ban, Includes E-Cig

Peter Micciche (R-Soldotna) says Senate Bill 209 will provide a far-reaching measure to include all communities in the state not currently protected from second-hand smoke, including Fairbanks. “Senate Bill 209 will protect Alaskans from the well-known h
KTUU-Ch. 2 (Anchorage, AK)
added Apr 13, 2014 23:39

Supporters call for Alaska lawmakers to expand smoke-free workplace laws

Supporters of the Alaska Smoke-Free Indoor Workplace bill (SB209) sent the message to lawmakers last Thursday that it's time for Alaska to have statewide smoke-free laws. The proposed law got a hearing yesterday with the Senate State Affairs Committee at
Sitnews (Ketchikan, AK)
added Apr 9, 2014 00:36
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