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[Connecticut, Tennessee] National Report: West Virginia Tied for Last in Protecting Kids from Tobacco

West Virginia has budgeted zero state funds for programs that prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit and is tied for last nationwide in funding...joins Connecticut and Tennessee as the only states that provide no state funding for tobacco prevent
PR Newswire
added Dec 14, 2018 15:19
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[California] ‘Thirdhand smoke’ can be embedded in furniture, fabrics, SDSU research says

A new San Diego State study shows tobacco smoke can embed traces of toxins into furniture and fabrics. SDSU Department of Psychology Chairman Georg E. Matt led the study that investigated concentrations of residual nicotine in the air and in traces left o
Daily Aztec (San Diego State U.)
added Dec 14, 2018 05:33
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[New Jersey] Unattended cigarette eyed in fire at NJ apartment that displaced dozens

WOODBRIDGE TOWNSHIP, N.J. — An unattended cigarette is being eyed as the possible cause of a fire that ripped ...About 20 families, 31 people in all, were displaced by the fire, according to the Red Cross of New Jersey.
WPIX-TV (New York, NY)
added Dec 14, 2018 03:41
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[Florida] Man airlifted to hospital after e-cigarette explosion in North Port

Although the burns were not life-threatening, the patient was taken to Blake Medical Center by BayFlite as a trauma alert. The man was at work with the vaporizing device in his back pocket when it exploded. The state Fire Marshal’s Office is investigatin
Sarasota (FL) Herald-Tribune
added Dec 14, 2018 03:26
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[California] E-cigarettes could lead to serious, long-term lung damage, lung specialist says

This epidemic holds the potential to cause serious health problems to both young and mature users, says Laren Tan, MD, a pulmonologist and asthmatologist at Loma Linda University Health.  “The damage caused by e-cigarettes, both in minors and adults, can
Loma Linda University Health
added Dec 14, 2018 03:13
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[California] ‘Sexual favors for cigarettes’: Multi-victim East Bay sex offender gets short jail term

A Discovery Bay man accused of sexually abusing three teen girls — including by giving them marijuana, alcohol and cigarettes in exchange for sex acts — accepted a plea deal that with good behavior could see him freed within a year. On March 23rd, 2017 la
San Jose (CA) Mercury-News
added Dec 13, 2018 18:18
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[Ohio] Cincinnati City Council raises minimum age of tobacco purchases from 18 to 21

City Council voted Wednesday afternoon to raise the minimum age of tobacco purchase from 18 to 21, joining Cleveland, Columbus and Akron in their efforts to reduce habitual smoking among young people.The ordinance, which was originally proposed by Counci
WCPO (Cincinnati, OH)
added Dec 13, 2018 15:40
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[Arizona] City vape decision concerns industry but anti-tobacco groups cheer

Flagstaff City Council passed an ordinance that treats e-cigarettes and vaping in the same way as commercial cigarettes, much to the chagrin of the Arizona Smoke Free Alliance
Arizona Daily Sun
added Dec 13, 2018 15:22
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[New York] Pharmacies to stop selling cigarettes, tobacco products Jan. 1

Consumers will no longer be able to purchase cigarettes in pharmacies citywide beginning Jan. 1 under a new city law.The bill will prohibit pharmacies and businesses that contain pharmacies -- like supermarkets and chain stores -- from obtaining licenses
Staten Island (NY) Advance
added Dec 13, 2018 13:39
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[New York] Pharmacies to stop selling cigarettes, tobacco products Jan. 1

Consumers will no longer be able to purchase cigarettes in pharmacies citywide beginning Jan. 1 under a new city law.The bill will prohibit pharmacies and businesses that contain pharmacies -- like supermarkets and chain stores -- from obtaining licenses
Staten Island (NY) Advance
added Dec 13, 2018 13:39
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