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[Alaska] Bethel Superior Court Tobacco Trial Ends In Hung Jury

After three-and-a-half weeks, the Bethel Superior Court trial over whether or not tobacco company Philip Morris misled a Pilot Station man about the harmful effects...eight jurors needed more testimony on why Benjamin Frances chose to smoke Marlboro Ligh
KYUK (Bethel, AK)
added Nov 16, 2016 20:20
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[Alaska] The far-reaching effects of eliminating tobacco use on health campuses

November 17 marks ANTHC's 10th anniversary of adopting a tobacco-free policy (it has been updated to include not only cigarettes and spit tobacco, but e-cigarettes as well). The anniversary coincides with the Great American Smokeout, a national event cre
Anchorage (AK) Daily News
added Nov 7, 2016 22:02
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[Alaska] EDITORIAL: By the numbers

Alaska is No. 6 in the country in percentage of cancer deaths attributable to cigarette smoking, according to a new study... In Alaska, it gets a little tricky: Individual cities such as Anchorage have banned smoking in bars, but there is no state law. I
Ketchikan (AK) Daily News
added Nov 2, 2016 06:25
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This year, the Alaska State Fair went totally smoke-free. Here's how it's working out.

PALMER — The Alaska State Fair is entirely smoke-free for the first time this year, becoming perhaps the first fair in the country to take that step. The 12-day event that drew nearly 300,000 attendees in 2015 is now the only fair in the nation to ban s
Anchorage (AK) Daily News
added Sep 2, 2016 21:07
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[Alaska] CDC: High smoking rate among Native Americans continues to climb

A new federal report says 38.9 percent of Native American adults smoked, the highest rate in the nation by far and one of the only racial or ethnic groups to see smoking rates rise.
Cronkite News (Arizona PBS)
added Aug 5, 2016 18:05
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[Alaska] Smoking rates are dropping for racial and ethnic groups — except one

Only among Native Americans and Alaska Natives did the smoking rate rise...“In general, smoking is getting more and more concentrated among disadvantaged groups. And it's poor people, ethnic minorities, people with mental illness,” said Glantz
Washington Post
added Aug 5, 2016 17:41
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[Alaska] Smoking, vaping banned in Anchorage's Town Square Park

Smoking and vaping are now banned in downtown's Town Square Park, following approval by the Anchorage Assembly Tuesday night. The vote reversed a June rejection of the ban. Assembly members Tim Steele and Bill Starr decided to change their votes, leading
Anchorage (AK) Daily News
added Jul 27, 2016 14:29
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[Alaska] Anchorage Assembly approves first pot cultivation license, bans smoking, vaping in Town Square Park

The Assembly also passed an ordinance Tuesday banning smoking and vaping in Town Square Park. The 7 to 4 vote makes it illegal to use any electronic or battery operated cigarette or to smoke any tobacco or marijuana product not only in Town Square Park,
KTVA Channel 11 (Anchorage, AK)
added Jul 27, 2016 14:07
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[Alaska] TARNAI: Secondhand smoke a danger in apartments

Secondhand smoke exposure in multi-unit housing complexes is a common problem and can be dangerous. Exposure to secondhand smoke can lead to lung cancer, COPD, strokes, heart attacks and asthma. It’s particularly dangerous for children, pregnant women,
Fairbanks (AK) Daily News-Miner
added Jul 13, 2016 14:20
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[Alaska] Marijuana Control Board tweaks marijuana bar rules

Major aspects that remain up in the air are ventilation – and how to ensure employee health and safety in a room where there is cannabis smoke – and tracking the marijuana purchases. Concerns about secondhand smoke — and whether servers exposed to that
Anchorage (AK) Daily News
added Jul 8, 2016 19:00
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