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Alaska Senate Okays Smoking Ban

Alaska moved closer to becoming the 31st state to prohibit smoking in public places with the Senate’s approval of a measure that would forbid smoking e-cigarettes or tobacco within enclosed public spaces, KTUU-TV reports.
National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS)
added Apr 2, 2016 00:52

[Alaska] Senate votes to ban smoking in bars, restaurants statewide

The Alaska Senate has voted 15-5 to approve a bill banning smoking in most public buildings across Alaska. Senate Bill 1, brought forward by Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, will prohibit smoking in bars, restaurants and most workplaces. Micciche, speak
Juneau (AK) Empire
added Mar 31, 2016 15:54

[Alaska] Urge legislators to pass smoke-free legislation

I went with a group of advocates and concerned citizens to meet with Alaska State Legislators regarding SB1 and HB136, bills that will create a smoke-free workplace across the entire state. Today, laws, statutes and ordinances that prohibit smoking in th
Wasilla (AK) Frontiersman
added Mar 20, 2016 14:27

Alaskans speak up about bill to smother smoking

The Alaska Senate is again considering a bill to prohibit smoking in bars, restaurants and public places across Alaska. Senate Bill 1 was the first piece of legislation proposed in the Senate last year, but it was sidelined by the need to address the st
Juneau (AK) Empire
added Mar 15, 2016 12:27

[Alaska] Local teens talk about two proposed tobacco laws

Blackwell and Yourkoski spoke in favor of SB1, the “Take it Outside Act” sponsored by Sen. Peter Micchiche, R-Soldotna, which would require every operation in the state to adopt laws prohibiting use of tobacco products in and around public spaces and pri
Kenai Peninsula (AK) Clarion
added Mar 4, 2016 13:47


69% favor passage of a law prohibiting smoking in workplaces, public buildings, offices, restaurants and bars. The Alaska Legislature is currently considering Senate Bill 1, the "Take it Outside Act", which would protect all Alaskan workers from secondh
KTVF 11 NBC (Fairbanks, AK)
added Feb 2, 2016 14:32

Survey: 18 percent of Alaska high schoolers use e-cigarettes

A new survey of Alaska high school students has found e-cigarette use higher than the national average. The results of the Youth Risk Behavior Survey, which included questions about e-cigarettes for the first time in 2015, were published Monday by the Al
Juneau (AK) Empire
added Jan 27, 2016 19:06

[Alaska] Marijuana club too close to kids

When the new “social marijuana club” opened in November 201...The club’s proximity to Fairbanks Native Association’s Head Start Center was also mentioned. Head Start empowers families with children ages 3 to 5 to be responsive to their child’s health, edu
Fairbanks (AK) Daily News-Miner
added Jan 21, 2016 15:45

[Alaska] State misled public on hazards of e-cigarettes, vaping advocacy group says

Conley, president of the American Vaping Association, says the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services has been misleading the public about the health effects of using electronic cigarettes. "Alaska's department of health has been perhaps the wor
KTUU-Ch. 2 (Anchorage, AK)
added Jan 15, 2016 16:17

Vaping advocates butt heads with Alaska health officials over e-cigs

Conley, an e-cigarette advocate from New Jersey, flew into Anchorage this week to hold meetings with lawmakers' staff, as well as a press conference, where he extolled e-cigarettes as a way to help people quit smoking, comparing the products to nicotine
Anchorage (AK) Daily News
added Jan 8, 2016 15:11
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