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[Colorado] This Week in History

25 Years Ago • The Loveland City Council began considering a smoking ban in restaurants in the city because of the dangers of second-hand smoke. Smoking was already prohibited, by a 1985 ordinance, in city-owned buildings and public areas with exception
Loveland (CO) Daily Reporter-Herald
added Aug 27, 2017 07:20
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[Rhode Island] Narragansett bans tobacco use on town property

Town Council banned the use of tobacco products on all town-owned property in a 3-2 split vote...“I’m hoping I don’t have to go through statistics of second-hand smoke and outdoor second-hand smoke,” said Moretti at the meeting. “There’s lots of statistic
Narragansett (RI) Times
added Aug 27, 2017 07:14
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First "hemp" cafe now open in Colorado Springs

The cafe is right below "Studio 64" a smoking lounge, where people are required to bring their own cannabis to smoke. The food and beverage items on the menu are infused with CDB, also known as, Cannabidiol which is the part of the marijuana plant used
KRDO TV 13 (Colorado Springs, CO)
added Aug 28, 2017 21:39
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[California] Jurors — and others — get a break from smoking ban at Ventura

Smokers can now light up during breaks from county jury duty despite a sweeping outdoor tobacco ban that took effect at mid-month. Managers decided to set aside a smoking zone at the Ventura County Government Center in Ventura based on the public servic
Ventura County (CA) Star
added Aug 28, 2017 21:38
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[Minnesota, North Dakota] Shaw: It's a good call to raise the smoking age to 21

City councils in Detroit Lakes, Frazee and Perham, Minn., are being urged to raise the smoking age to 21. I say--Go for it. For that matter, raise the smoking age in all of Minnesota and North Dakota to 21, to match the drinking age. It's about time. The
Fargo (ND) InForum
added Aug 27, 2017 07:12
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[Pennsylvania] No butts about it: This Lehigh Valley college going totally smoke free

On Monday, the Allentown school become a completely smoke-free and tobacco-free campus. Other Lehigh Valley schools limit smoking to specific areas, but none have taken such a hard stance, according to a review of their policies.
Easton (PA) Express-Times
added Aug 26, 2017 17:26
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[California] Hoping for a smoke free downtown policy

“Tobacco continues to be the leading cause of preventable death and disease, and in Kings County our smoking rate is 17.8 percent compared to the state rate of 11.3 percent,” said Vallejo. Although California was the second state to raise the minimum sm
Hanford (CA) Sentinel
added Aug 26, 2017 17:18
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[California] Reynolds gains legal victory in lawsuit addressing e-cig vapor

lawsuit claiming public harm from the content of electronic cigarette vapor....Harris sued Reynolds Vapor in September 2015, claiming the company violated California law by failing to include a potential carcinogen risk, particularly exposure to formaldeh
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Aug 26, 2017 14:48
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[Illinois] Vrdolyak lawyers: Indictment ‘deceptive, irrelevant and sinister’

A grand jury hit Vrdolyak last November with a 19-page indictment that outlined his alleged role in a scheme to pocket millions from Illinois’ $9.3 billion settlement with tobacco companies nearly two decades ago. The indictment alleges Vrdolyak, known
Chicago Sun-Times
added Aug 26, 2017 14:46
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[Florida] Wendy D. Resnick: Join battle to raise tobacco sales age

Our successful efforts could help save millions of lives and eliminate smoking as the leading preventable cause of death and disease. Working together, the fight against tobacco is one worthwhile battle we can help win.
Gainesville (FL) Sun
added Sep 4, 2017 14:37
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