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[New York] Gov Cuomo signs bill to ban smoking where child services are provided

The bill prohibits smoking in facilities that provide child care services, including private homes that provide child services, such as a day care. "The dangers of secondhand smoke are indisputable and we must do everything in our power to prote
WRGB TV-6 / cbs6 Albany (NY)
added Aug 21, 2018 10:26
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[New York] HUD smoke-free housing takes effect

The Tobacco Action Coalition of the Fingers Lakes partnered with Wayne County Public Health to hold a tenant meeting in the beginning stages of the process, providing information, listening to tenants’ concerns and answering questions.
Finger Lakes (NY) Times
added Aug 20, 2018 17:08
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[Minnesota] E-cigarettes raise the risk of mouth cancer by damaging DNA

But as scientists scramble to study the trendy devices, they are discovering more reasons that they should be approached with caution. The latest findings of a small study from the University of Minnesota suggest that vaping may raise levels of DNA-dam
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 20, 2018 16:22
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[Minnesota] VAPING COULD RAISE RISK OF CANCER, STUDY FINDS

recruited five e-cigarette users, and collected samples of their saliva before and after they vaped for 15 minutes. The team then studied the saliva for chemicals that are believed to damage DNA. After vaping, the participants’ saliva contained higher le
Newsweek
added Aug 20, 2018 16:13
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[Missouri] Editorial: Time to clear the air on casino smoking

this whole bi-county, multi-front battle presses a bigger issue: It’s time for Missouri to quit piddling around, join the 21st century and 30-plus other states and pass a statewide indoor smoking ban without exceptions. And it should include casinos.
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added Aug 20, 2018 15:50
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South Carolina could be doing more to reduce cancer, study finds

In this year’s report, South Carolina also scored red for smoke-free laws, tobacco prevention funding... “Our cigarette tax is the sixth-lowest in the country and the tax on other tobacco products also ranks at the bottom,” she said. “While 64 cities and
Greenville (SC) News
added Aug 20, 2018 15:48
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[Georgia, New York] A New Smoking Ban in Public Housing Roils Some Residents

Many housing advocates support the ban. But they worry about how it will be enforced. Elderly, disabled and mentally ill tenants, they say, will have a harder time complying because the ban forces them to stand 25 feet away from their front door to smoke
Pew Center on the States & stateline.org
added Aug 20, 2018 15:46
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[New York] Letter: Smoking ban been good for residents

a resident of Schenectady Municipal Housing Authority contacted me desperate for relief from the second-hand smoke that was aggravating her lungs. She had developed a pulmonary illness from being on the Critical Incident Team at Ground Zero after 9/11. S
Schenectady (NY) Daily Gazette
added Aug 20, 2018 15:43
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[California] Fontana bans smoking in city parks

Fontana this week joined more than 300 California cities and counties in prohibiting smoking in public parks. City leaders on Tuesday, Aug. 14, unanimously approved the ban, which includes e-cigarettes and will take effect by the end of October. Fontana
Riverside (CA) Press-Enterprise
added Aug 20, 2018 02:09
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[Virginia] Cigarette tax moves forward on South Boston council vote

South Boston Town Council moved decisively to impose a 10 cent-per-pack tax on cigarette purchases in town by voting 4-1 in favor of the levy Monday night. Council members passed the new tax on the first reading but it will not become official until the
SoVaNow (South Boston, VA News & Record)
added Aug 20, 2018 02:09
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