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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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Alaska Editorial: State's smoking report has encouraging news

The smoking rate in Alaska dropped dramatically between 1996 and 2011, according to the most recent update of “Alaska Tobacco Facts,” ... It’s a free country, but smoking isn’t free. The costs in cash and health are high. Its good to see so many people
Juneau (AK) Empire
added Jul 28, 2013 18:43
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[Alaska] EDITORIAL: Getting there: State’s smoking report has encouraging news

It’s a free country, but smoking isn’t free. The costs in cash and health are high. It’s good to see so many people are escaping the habit, and we wish much success to those who haven’t yet succeeded.
Fairbanks (AK) Daily News-Miner
added Jul 25, 2013 13:02
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Report: Fewer Alaskans are smoking

The annual “Alaska Tobacco Facts” update is produced by the Tobacco Prevention and Control Program, which is part of the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. The report introduction says the document is designed to be a “brief, annual update
Fairbanks (AK) Daily News-Miner
added Jul 25, 2013 12:59
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[Alaska] Kodiak smoking ban fails in assembly vote

A contentious and wise-sweeping measure to ban smoking in businesses on Kodiak Island has failed. The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly on Thursday evening killed the smoking ban measure. Had members approved the measure, it would have gone to voters on the
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 20, 2013 13:58
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