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[Arkansas] Pulaski County smoke breaks to be restricted to cars

A Pulaski County executive order that will restrict employees who smoke to do so inside their cars will protect public health, the county judge says.... Come March 1, all 14 Pulaski County buildings and their outdoor areas will be entirely smoke free, ac
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
added Dec 10, 2017 17:39
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[New York] Suspected mobster gets prison sentence after pleading guilty to selling untaxed cigarettes

Bradford Wedra, 62, pleaded guilty to trafficking contraband cigarettes in May. Wedra was arrested as part of a massive racketeering bust in August 2016, that implicated 46 gangsters from the Genovese, Gambino, Luchese, Bonanno, and Philadelphia mob fam
New York Daily News
added Dec 12, 2017 01:06
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[Minnesota] West metro news briefs: Robbinsdale, St. Louis Park approve tobacco restrictions

The St. Louis Park and Robbinsdale city councils gave final approval last week to tobacco restrictions, extending the wave of new smoking regulations across the western suburbs. In St. Louis Park, the City Council voted unanimously Monday to ban flavore
Minneapolis (MN) Star Tribune
added Dec 12, 2017 01:06
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[Texas] PRICE: Going smoke-free is the right choice for FW

On Tuesday, the Fort Worth City Council will vote on a proposed ordinance to prohibit smoking in bars and bingo parlors. These prohibitions will be in addition to those already in place for workplaces and restaurants. By passing this ordinance, Fort Wort
Fort Worth (TX) Star-Telegram
added Dec 11, 2017 20:47
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[Pennsylvania, Vermont] Jim Kenyon: Where There’s Smoke ... There’s Likely to Be Higher Inmate Health Care Costs

Vermont inmates are once again legally lighting up inside prison fences — albeit 450 miles away at a Pennsylvania State Correctional Institution where Vermont shipped 270 inmates in June.....unlikely that Vermont prisoners will stay in Pennsylvania foreve
Valley News (West Lebanon, NH)
added Dec 10, 2017 18:10
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[California] UCSF professor denies claims of sexual harassment

He also said he is aware of another woman who “is collaborating with” Neeley and will be filing a lawsuit “in the near future.” “Based on the complaint filed last March I deny the claims made at that time,” he said. As the Examiner previously reported,
San Francisco (CA) Examiner
added Dec 9, 2017 20:51
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AUDIO: Big Tobacco Coughs Up ‘Corrective Statements’ — Arkansas Youth Might Miss The Message

“They seem to do the bare minimum,”...the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, is not one of them. The Sun and some other community newspapers sued for the ad contracts, and won. "It's really too bad that the Democrat-Gazette didn't get some of those ads," Mirive
KUAR FM 89.1 (Little Rock, AR)
added Dec 9, 2017 19:42
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[North Carolina] LETTER: We need more

we need public policies that keep all people tobacco-free and help people quit tobacco for good. Our elected officials should support youth tobacco-prevention programs and evidence-based cessation programs. For several years, North Carolina has put very
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Dec 9, 2017 19:10
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[New York] Tobacco tax fraud bust nets 14 arrests in Broome County

Fourteen people have been arrested in a sweeping crackdown on sales of untaxed cigarettes... State troopers carried out simultaneous sweeps Thursday night of 11 convenience stores in Broome County. The investigation was described by law enforcement offic
Binghamton (NY) Press & Sun-Bulletin
added Dec 13, 2017 13:36
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[Wisconsin] LETTER: Tobacco compliance checks: Keeping youth from addiction ($$)

Wisconsin WINS is a statewide initiative and has helped reduce sales to underage youth and reinforces compliance and education with tobacco retailers. Media outreach and community education are important in the WI WINS Program.
Sawyer County (WI) Record
added Dec 13, 2017 06:05
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