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[Massachusetts] Columnist Johanna Neumann: Making a town council government work for you

After months of campaigning, the city council voted 9-2 in favor of citywide smoke-free workplace legislation. And, a few days later, state-level legislation advanced and the vision laid out in the tip-the-scales strategy was realized. Today 26 states, i
Hampshire (MA) Gazette
added Oct 19, 2018 03:43

[North Carolina] More dangerous than cigarettes? Hookah a growing trend among NC teens

Consumer Reports says it's not just a risk to those who smoke, noting secondhand smoke from hookahs can also be a health risk. One study found the most common place for teens to smoke hookah is at home, a friend's house or another family member's home.
WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)
added Oct 19, 2018 03:34

[Virginia] Perspective: Pocahontas, and her long, 400-year history of being used as a pawn

Since the first years of the Virginia colony, the girl with a short life and a long history has been a pawn, moved this way and that to serve the interests of colonists, nations and tribes, tobacco sellers, moviemakers and activists.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Oct 19, 2018 02:24

[Montana] LETTERS: Letters to the editor for and against I-185, the proposed tobacco tax hike to continue medicaid expansion

We at the Montana Guardian Group oppose I-185 — not because we are funded by big-tobacco dark money (we are not); nor because we believe the use of tobacco products should be more widespread (we do not); but because we are Montanans, and we believe our C
Helena (MT) Independent Record
added Oct 19, 2018 02:07

[Montana] Helena commission advances ban on self-service tobacco displays, but nixes other restrictions

gave its initial approval Monday night to only part of an ordinance that seeks to prohibit the sale of tobacco products in self-service displays. A
Helena (MT) Independent Record
added Oct 19, 2018 02:03

[Montana] NIEMANN: Public Health: Beware of tobacco in sheep’s clothing

The variety of flavors, brightly colored packaging, and youthful styling are all marketing tactics to get our children addicted to nicotine. It’s our job to support policies that protect our children and teach them to make healthy decisions that will ser
Helena (MT) Independent Record
added Oct 19, 2018 02:02

LETTER: Tobacco industry not concerned with Montanans

There is transparency in the absurd amount of money Big Tobacco is throwing into the oppositional campaign. The tobacco industry is not concerned with Montanans, and is advocating for the removal of support services that allow our patients to pursue heal
Helena (MT) Independent Record
added Oct 19, 2018 02:01

[Montana] City commission will put local tobacco ordinance to first vote Monday

The Helena City Commission will hold its first vote Monday on a new city ordinance that would regulate where and how local residents purchase tobacco products. State law already prohibits sale of tobacco products to minors under the Access to Tobacco Pr
Helena (MT) Independent Record
added Oct 19, 2018 01:57
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[California] UCSF agrees to $150K settlement over sexual harassment claim

As part of the settlement, UC and Glantz denied all of Neeley’s allegations. UCSF and Glantz declined to comment. But Glantz, in a rebuttal of the lawsuit’s allegations posted on his blog, cited “extensive written records” that he said refute Neeley’s
San Francisco (CA) Chronicle
added Oct 19, 2018 01:22

[Connecticut] Blumenthal hears from New Haven students on e-cigarettes

On Wednesday, Blumethal met with a dozen students at Wilbur Cross High School to hear their perspectives on a proposal to federally enforce a ban on fruit-flavored e-cigarette vapor. Although electronic cigarettes are commonly believed to help cigarette
New Haven (CT) Register
added Oct 18, 2018 16:30
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