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E-cigarettes increase nicotine use among Alaska teens

Alaska teens have increased their use of nicotine products since the arrival of electronic cigarettes, and a nearly two-decade decline in the use of traditional tobacco products among teenagers has stagnated since 2011, a recent survey shows.
Fairbanks (AK) Daily News-Miner
added Nov 11, 2015 20:51

[Alaska] Fergus: Young people turning to new types of tobacco and nicotine products

A recent study by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services shows one in three teenagers in Alaska are using a few type of tobacco product. “We need more research before we can say for sure that e-cigarettes can be useful for people trying to k
added Oct 31, 2015 21:10

Report: More Alaska teens using e-cigs than cigarettes

More of Alaska's high schoolers reported using electronic cigarettes in 2015 than traditional cigarettes, according to results from the Alaska Youth Risk Behavior Survey. Valerie Davidson, commissioner of the Alaska Department of Health and Social Servic
Anchorage (AK) Daily News
added Oct 27, 2015 20:04

New statewide survey shows one out of three Alaska teens uses tobacco, e-cigarettes

Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Commissioner Valerie Davidson will discuss the new concern of e-cigarette impacts on teen health during the opening address of the School Health and Wellness Institute at 9:45 a.m. Monday, Oct. 26, at the H
Alaska Business Monthly
added Oct 26, 2015 15:09

[Alaska] Electronic cigarette tax vexes vapers

At last [Sept 15] week’s meeting of the Matanuska Susitna Borough Assembly, e -cigarette users spoke out against the new tax. The new ordinance went into effect when it was passed in August. It puts a a 55 % tax on wholesale purchases of e cigarette prod
Alaska Public Media (KSKA)
added Sep 24, 2015 18:49

[Alaska] Department of Defense competition to fight teen tobacco use

An anti-tobacco video competition is being hosted by the Department of Defense. Teens video producers, ages 13-18, are encouraged to “Fight the Enemy” of tobacco.
Fairbanks (AK) Daily News-Miner
added Sep 21, 2015 09:44

Alaska health survey finds e-cigarette use quadrupled from 2010 to 2013

An Alaska Division of Epidemiology bulletin released Thursday said e-cigarette use among Alaska adults rose from 1 percent in 2010 to 4 percent in 2013, the latest data available.
Anchorage (AK) Daily News
added Aug 25, 2015 21:00

[Alaska] Ketchikan Borough votes down tobacco tax

the Assembly voted 4-3 Monday against the proposed ordinance, which would have levied a $3-per-pack tax on cigarettes and a 75-percent wholesale tax on other tobacco products including e-cigarettes.
AP - Associated Press
added Aug 23, 2015 16:20

[Alaska] Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly to vote on tobacco tax

the Assembly is set to vote Monday on a $3-per-pack tax on cigarettes and a 75-percent wholesale tax on other tobacco products including e-cigarettes. At the Assembly's last meeting in June, the tax failed to pass when two Assembly members were absent. N
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 8, 2015 21:35

Tobacco sales in Alaska hit new low as e-cigarettes surge

Serino is one of many in Alaska who, for a variety of reasons, have stopped buying cigarettes and other highly addictive tobacco products, driving consumption to its lowest point since the latest available records in 2001. Much of the decrease is due to
Anchorage (AK) Daily News
added Jul 4, 2015 17:41
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