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Missouri to Implement Tobacco-Free Policy in All Prisons

Department of Corrections is slowly implementing its new tobacco-free policy that goes into full effect in the spring. Starting April 1, 2018, all Missouri state prisons will be tobacco-free. Karen Pojmann, the department’s communications director, said
KBIA 91.3 (mid-Missouri Public Radio)
added Dec 1, 2017 02:10
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[Alabama] OUR VIEW: Ban on smoking with kids in cars worth considering

Hollis, D-Birmingham, has prefiled a bill that would make it illegal for anyone to use tobacco products — cigarettes, cigars, pipes, whatever — inside a vehicle with a passenger who’s a minor. Violators could be fined up to $100. Alabama wouldn’t be an o
Gadsden (AL) Times
added Dec 1, 2017 02:10
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[Virginia] DONNIE JOHNSTON: Will more warnings about smoking really work?

So don’t expect “smoking kills” labeling to cripple the tobacco industry. We are a weak society where everyone needs a crutch and if tobacco does the trick then our young people will light up. And if a cigarette doesn’t satisfy their needs, then they wi
Fredericksburg (VA) Free Lance-Star
added Nov 30, 2017 21:47
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[Wisconsin] Greendale​ ​Junior​ ​Tells​ ​Her​ ​Family​ ​Tobacco​ ​Story

The following story was written by the Greendale High School FACT Group, a local group of high school students who are part of FACT — a statewide anti-tobacco advocacy organization that aims to educate students and community members on the effects of smok
Patch.org
added Nov 30, 2017 21:47
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[Minnesota] Plymouth Prioritizes the Health of Kids Over Big Tobacco Profits / City Council votes to raise minimum tobacco sale age to 21

Minnesotans for a Smoke-Free Generation, a coalition of more than 50 organizations working to reduce youth tobacco use, thanks the Plymouth City Council for voting tonight to put kids above tobacco industry profits by raising the minimum tobacco sale age
PR Newswire
added Nov 30, 2017 21:45
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[Florida] Link Between Tobacco Messaging and Smoker's Heart Disease Debated, as Trial Against Philip Morris Opens

Attorneys last week debated what role, if any, nicotine addiction and tobacco marketing played in a Florida man’s death from complications related to heart disease, as trial began against Philip Morris. Bryant v. Philip Morris, 2015CA001691.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 30, 2017 15:45
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[Kentucky] Lung cancer incidence and the strength of municipal smoke-free ordinances

Comprehensive smoke-free laws were associated with fewer new cases of lung cancer, whereas weak or moderate smoke-free laws did not confer the same benefit. One hundred percent smoke-free laws, covering all workers and the public with few or no exception
Wiley Online Library
added Nov 30, 2017 15:06
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[Tennessee] Vanderbilt researchers test nicotine patches to treat early memory loss

Researchers are trying to treat early stage memory loss with nicotine patches to prevent those diagnosed from moving into full-blown Alzheimer's. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is collaborating with the University of Southern California on a two-
The Tennessean
added Nov 30, 2017 06:33
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[Illinois] New E-cig popular among teens

It looks and feels just like a USB flash drive, but more and more students are using it to get high. It's called the "JUUL",and some convenience store clerks say they can hardly keep the devices in stock. Public health officials say this device is so po
WCIA (Champaign, IL)
added Nov 30, 2017 06:31
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[North Carolina] Reynolds CEO Debra Crew leaving company by end of the year

Debra Crew, the top executive of Reynolds American Inc., will leave the company after just one year at the helm, parent company British American Tobacco Plc said Tuesday. Crew, 46, will be replaced by Ricardo Oberlander, a Reynolds board member since lat
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Nov 30, 2017 06:21
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