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[Minnesota] Tired of Waiting for the Feds, Local Groups Target Menthol Cigarettes

cities ranging from Oakland and Los Gatos, Calif., to Minneapolis and St. Paul have passed laws limiting the availability of menthol cigarettes, which health advocates say have a particular appeal to beginning smokers. St. Paul is the latest, voting this
FairWarning
added Dec 11, 2017 12:17
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[Florida] Vaping Ban Proposal Gets Unanimous Support

A ban on vaping in workplaces is one step closer to appearing on the 2018 ballot after a panel of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission unanimously approved the proposal...said people are being adversely affected by public vaping because a ban on
CBS Local CBS4/TV33
added Dec 1, 2017 15:41
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[Wisconsin] Greendale​ ​Junior​ ​Tells​ ​Her​ ​Family​ ​Tobacco​ ​Story

The following story was written by the Greendale High School FACT Group, a local group of high school students who are part of FACT — a statewide anti-tobacco advocacy organization that aims to educate students and community members on the effects of smok
Patch.org
added Nov 30, 2017 21:47
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[New York] PARSNOW: Raise The Tobacco Purchasing Age To 21

Onondaga County should be the place where it comes next. Last week, the county legislature’s health committee unanimously passed a measure that would raise the required age to purchase tobacco-related products in Onondaga County from 19 to 21. The law wo
Syracuse (NY) New Times
added Nov 30, 2017 05:11
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[Missouri] Morgan County students attend ‘Taking Down Tobacco’ conference

Thirteen groups of youth from across the state began the training with Tobacco 101 which is supported by CVS Health Foundation, Campaign for Tobacco – Free Kids, and Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Youth from Morgan County RI and RII
Lake Sun Leader (Camdenton, MO)
added Nov 30, 2017 04:45
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[New Hampshire] MCNALLY: Your Words: November was a big month in the world of tobacco prevention and cessation

First, locally, the Cheshire Coalition for Tobacco Free Communities hosted its second Butt Stop initiative to increase access to tobacco cessation resources throughout the region. Nearly 20 trained volunteer tobacco treatment coaches were stationed aroun
Keene (NH) Sentinel
added Nov 30, 2017 04:42
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[Kentucky] UK study: Smoke-free laws decrease lung cancer cases

Dr. Ellen Hahn and a team of researchers began a study back in 2004 when Lexington went smoke-free. The study found indoor air pollution in restaurants, bars and other entertainment venues dropped 91% after Lexington's smoke-free law went into effect. Sh
WKYT-TV CBS 27 (Lexington, KY)
added Nov 30, 2017 04:40
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[Alabama] Proposed bill would ban smoking in vehicles with minor passengers

A Birmingham lawmaker wants to ban smoking in vehicles with minors inside. Despite anti-smoking campaigns, a lot of people still smoke. And a lot of drivers like to smoke inside of their cars. Birmingham Representative Rolanda Hollis, who is sensitive
FOX6 WBRC-TV (Birmingham, AL)
added Nov 30, 2017 04:39
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[Pennsylvania] Port Allegany library joins tobacco-free movement

On Wednesday, the Pennsylvania Department of Health welcomed S. W. Smith Memorial Library in Port Allegany to the growing list of McKean County community partners who have joined Young Lungs at Play!, an initiative to make outdoor areas, such as public pa
Bradford (PA) Era
added Nov 30, 2017 04:35
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[Florida] Proposed vaping ban gets unanimous backing

A ban on vaping in workplaces is one step closer to appearing on the 2018 ballot after a panel of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission unanimously approved the proposal on Tuesday. Former state Sen. Lisa Carlton, a member of the commission, said
Gainesville (FL) Sun
added Nov 29, 2017 17:11
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