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[Alaska] Survey suggests smoking ban ineffective

Of the 17 smokers who responded, 95 percent violate the ban and nearly two-thirds of them don’t try to hide it when they do. Of the smokers, only five said they had ever been confronted for smoking and only one confrontation was initiated by a student.
The Sun Star (University of Alaska Fairbanks)
added Apr 15, 2017 15:34
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[Alaska] SEARHC Supports HUD Decision to Prohibit Smoking in Public Housing

SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) applauded the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) decision to require all public housing agencies to go smoke-free within 18 months. The new rule includes not only residential units
Alaska Native News and Information
added Dec 5, 2016 22:21
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Alaska Preparing To Ban Smoking In Public Housing By Next Spring

It doesn’t apply to electronic cigarettes, but the state is leaning towards eliminating those as well. Smoking marijuana in public housing is a federal offense regardless of state law. Stone says that the reason Alaska’s ban would come early is because
KYUK (Bethel, AK)
added Dec 2, 2016 22:51
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Alaska prepares public housing smoking ban

Cathy Stone is the Director of the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, which runs public housing throughout the state. “(In) April or May, when it’s a little warmer and people can adjust to the requirement that they have to go outside to smoke,” Stone s
Alaska Public Media (KSKA)
added Dec 2, 2016 22:20
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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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