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[Montana] Hamilton vape shop owner protests new ban policy

The co-owner of Freedom Vapes is challenging a board of health decision to prohibit electronic nicotine delivery devices in indoor public buildings. Ron Marshall said his establishment isn't selling tobacco products. The board of health last week voted t
NBC Montana (KECI, KTVM, KCFW)
added May 24, 2018 07:35
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[Alaska] Legislative Update: Reaching a complete fiscal plan was not possible

SB 63 – Regulation of Smoking On the final day of session, SB 63 passed into law. This bill protects Alaskan employees from the adverse health effects of secondhand smoke by providing a statewide smoke-free workplace law for businesses and public places
Cordova (AK) Times
added May 24, 2018 07:17
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[Georgia] Bar owners, smokefree advocates square off

Both sides lobbed familiar arguments Wednesday for and against a tougher smokefree ordinance being considered by the Augusta Commission. Those for and against a tougher smokefree ordinance in Augusta reached for familiar themes of freedom of choice and
Augusta (GA) Chronicle
added May 24, 2018 07:13
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[Illinois] Vrdolyak says he wrote note to inform then-AG Jim Ryan of his big-money deal

Spevack went on to name the three witnesses. Among them is Ryan, who is being pulled into a case that revolves around a deal Vrdolyak cut to get a massive piece of Illinois’ $9.3 billion legal settlement with tobacco companies in the 1990s.
Chicago Sun-Times
added May 23, 2018 22:00
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[Montana] Ravalli County’s new indoor vaping ban set to be challenged

Ron Marshall of Hamilton's Freedom Vapes hopes the Ravalli County Board of Health will reconsider its decision to include electronic nicotine delivery devices in its local Clean Indoor Air Act ordinance.
Ravalli (MT) Republic
added May 23, 2018 21:59
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The University of Utah will become tobacco-free in July

About 1,800 universities across the U.S. have gone tobacco-free, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. The University of Utah is joining those numbers and will officially become tobacco-free starting in July. So far, the response with
Deseret News
added May 23, 2018 21:53
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[Minnesota] Polk County Wellness Coalition - Latest Youth Tobacco Survey data is troubling

Why is this when traditional cigarette smoking is on the decline? Youth reported significantly higher access and use of e-cigarettes. As of 2017, over 26 percent of Minnesota high school students use tobacco products – up 7 percent from 2014. According t
Crookston (MN) Times
added May 23, 2018 21:53
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[California] Council leans toward outdoor smoking ban

Results of a city-administered smoking survey are in and 70 percent of the 350 responses indicated that they would be in support of banning smoking in outdoor recreational areas such as beaches, trails, picnic areas and parks. In response to a survey qu
Half Moon Bay (CA) Review
added May 23, 2018 21:49
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[Colorado] City recognizes Boys and Girls Clubs’ tobacco free policy

During its May 16th meeting the Alamosa city council issued a proclamation recognizing the Boys and Girls Clubs of the San Luis Valley’s campus smoke and tobacco free policy. Club Director Aaron Miltenberger said the youth at the club took this action to
Valley Courier Online (CO)
added May 23, 2018 21:48
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[Ohio] Worthington eyes increasing age for tobacco sales to 21

elected officials in two more central Ohio suburbs will soon consider banning the sale of tobacco products to anyone younger than 21. Worthington will host a public hearing on the matter Monday night, and city council members are expected to vote on a lo
Columbus (OH) Dispatch
added May 23, 2018 21:45
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