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Oklahoma State University delays proposed e-cigarette ban

university officials said the proposal didn't go through “normal processes” before being included on the agenda for Friday's meeting of the Board of Regents for OSU and the A&M Colleges. University officials will continue to review OSU's campus tobacco p
The Oklahoman
added Oct 25, 2013 01:51
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[Alabama] Madison County commissioners wary of Chairman Dale Strong's smoking ban, health fines for county employees

Health was hot topic during a two-hour work session where the Madison County Commission debated banning tobacco from workplaces and installing stiff fines for employees who skipped free health screenings.
AL.com
added Oct 24, 2013 23:44
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[North Carolina] County issues smoking restrictions at courthouses

In 30 days, smoking will limited to smaller, designated areas at the county's two courthouses. The Davidson County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution Tuesday prohibiting smoking at the Lexington and Thomasville courthouses, except for in limit
The Dispatch (Lexington, NC)
added Oct 23, 2013 02:06
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[Wisconsin] Three Sixty Real Estate Solutions adopting smoke free policy

An area company is making all of the residential rental properties it manages smoke free starting this spring. Three Sixty Real Estate Solutions in La Crosse decided to make the switch after trying it out on a couple of its buildings last year.
WEAU-TV Channel 13 NBC (Eau Claire, WI)
added Oct 17, 2013 03:33
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Alaska officials say smoking down among teens

Smoking among Alaska high school students has dramatically declined in recent years, health officials said Monday. A spring survey found 40 percent fewer students are smoking compared to six years ago — 10.6 percent this year compared with 17.8 percent
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 16, 2013 03:19
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[Maryland] Tobacco Mini-Grant proposals sought by the Somerset County Health Department

on behalf of the Cigarette Restitution Fund (CRF) Cancer/Tobacco Community Coalition, is soliciting mini grant proposals from 501(c)(3) (not for profit) or governmental organizations serving Somerset County that are interested in preventing and/or reducin
Newszap
added Oct 13, 2013 12:10
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[Missouri] EDITORIAL: CoxHealth true to mission

Missouri law prohibits employers from firing or refusing to hire smokers ... exception for religious organizations or nonprofits, like CoxHealth, “whose principal business is health care promotion.” By taking a stand, CoxHealth is putting its mouth where
Springfield (MO) News-Leader
added Oct 2, 2013 14:02
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[Colorado] Police won't target smokers in parks, but park-goers might

The Tobacco Police are not going to patrol the city's parks looking for smokers, in spite of a law passed Tuesday that makes it illegal to light up in parks, trails and open spaces. "It's going to be enforced no differently than alcohol," said Gary Feffe
Colorado Springs (CO) Gazette
added Sep 28, 2013 17:50
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[Kentucky] EKU announces move toward tobacco-free campus

Eastern Kentucky University President Michael Benson on Friday announced that a task force has been established to finalize a tobacco-free policy on campus, to take effect June 1.
Richmond (KY) Register
added Sep 28, 2013 17:39
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[Indiana] Smoking ranks as the number one cause of COPD

In June, the American Lung Association released a disheartening report about the rise of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in women. The report showed that women are 37 percent more likely to have COPD than men and account for more than half of all d
Goshen (IN) News
added Sep 26, 2013 01:24
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