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[Wisconsin] Health initiative offers grants to pick up butts

Youth organizations and middle school faculty members who get off their butts might get a $100 mini-grant from the La Crosse Area Health Initiative in its third annual initiative to pick up cigarette butts in connection with Earth Day.
La Crosse (WI) Tribune
added Apr 4, 2018 16:55
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STILL NEED MEASURES TO REDUCE SMOKING, TOBACCO USE IN KENTUCKY

The budget passed by the legislature today includes only a 50-cent increase on cigarettes. We appreciate that this was a difficult vote for many legislators in Kentucky. However, evidence shows that a $1 or higher increase in Kentucky’s cigarette tax wo
BereaOnline.com
added Apr 4, 2018 16:55
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Missouri prisons go tobacco free

Missouri prisons are now tobacco free. This change comes after an inmate took the Missouri Department of Corrections to court and won, blaming the department for his secondhand smoke. The tobacco free change became official April 1, 2018. The ban is for
KSPR-TV Springfield 33 (Springfield, MO)
added Apr 4, 2018 16:55
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Ohio lawmaker wants to ban smoking in cars with kids inside

The proposed law would make it a primary offense, unlike a seatbelt law that requires officers to pull you over for another offense before writing you a ticket. Senate Bill 106 is sponsored by Ohio State Senator Charleta Tavares (D-Columbus).
WBNS-10TV CBS (Columbus, OH)
added Apr 4, 2018 16:55
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[Pennsylvania] IUP students still choose cigarettes over JUULs for their smoking needs

More and more people are turning to JUULs now because they find it to be more a healthful alternative to cigarettes. JUULs come in a variety of flavors like cool cucumber, mango, fruit medley and creme brulee accents. “I prefer smoking, personally, as
The Penn (Indiana University of Pennsylvania)
added Apr 8, 2018 18:07
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[Kansas] Ordinance prohibits tobacco products in parks

the ordinance regulates smoking, “the use of tobacco products,” and electronic cigarettes. The conversation at the city commission meeting mostly pertained to cigarettes and the potential for littering of cigarette butts in places where children play.
Garden City (KS) Telegram
added Apr 4, 2018 20:41
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[Maine] AG Mills makes tobacco settlement announcement, LePage slams her

Governor LePage released a statement about the Attorney General's claims that tobacco settlement money could be used for Medicaid expansion. "We have been trying for years to use the tobacco settlement money for Medicaid programs, but the Attorney Genera
WABI-TV CBS 5 (Bangor, ME)
added Apr 4, 2018 20:23
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[North Carolina] Reynolds brands gain ground on top-selling Marlboro; Juul reaches 54% market share

Three key Reynolds American Inc. brands continued to chip away at top-selling Marlboro’s market share during a four-week period that ended March 24. Wells Fargo Securities analyst Bonnie Herzog reported Tuesday that Marlboro’s volume fell 5.4 percent du
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Apr 4, 2018 17:13
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Data Shows E-Cigarette Use Rising in Ohio

In data released by Interact for Health, about half of young adults surveyed said they had tried an e-cigarette, as did nearly 30 percent of adults. That's up from about 19 percent of adults in 2016. President and CEO of the Cincinnati-based foundation
Cleveland (OH) Scene
added Apr 4, 2018 17:11
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New York’s pension funds still invest in guns, tobacco and oil

In March 1996, then-state Comptroller H. Carl McCall declined to divest from tobacco stocks. However, he did agree to hold off on increasing the fund’s tobacco investments, citing the high potential for lawsuits against tobacco manufacturers, which could
City & State NY
added Apr 4, 2018 16:57
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