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Alaska business owners speak out against smoking bill

House Bill 360, by Anchorage Republican Rep. Lindsey Holmes, would ban smoking in most commercial buildings, such as businesses, restaurants and bars. She told the House Health and Social Services Committee on Tuesday that her intention with the bill
Fairbanks (AK) Daily News-Miner
added Mar 26, 2014 10:20

10 years in the making, smoke-free workplace bill reaches Alaska Legislature

Workplace smoking bans are in effect in Alaska communities that comprise about half the state's population. Proponents of a statewide ban have a bill in the Legislature, but opponents have been vocal in their testimony against the proposed law.
Alaska Dispatch
added Mar 26, 2014 01:16

Bill calls for more Alaska non-smoking areas

A bill expanding the list of Alaska locations where smoking is banned has been introduced in the state House. The measure by Anchorage Republican Lindsey Holmes includes a ban on electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, in those places.
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 28, 2014 19:43

[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

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

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

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 Media (KSKA)
added Oct 16, 2013 03:20

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

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

[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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