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[Massachusetts] Sexual minority youth continue to smoke cigarettes earlier and more often than heterosexuals: Findings from population-based data [FREE FULL TEXT]

though rates of smoking for all youth in Massachusetts have declined since the late 1990s, significant disparities remain between sexual minority and heterosexual youth....targeted tobacco control programs in Massachusetts are needed; perhaps shifts in so
Drug and Alcohol Dependence
added Feb 15, 2018 20:55
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[Minnesota] State Survey Shows Disturbing Rise in Youth Tobacco Use

Youth tobacco use increased for the first time in 17 years, due to easy access to e-cigarettes, aggressive tobacco industry marketing and kid-friendly flavors...For the first time in 17 years, youth tobacco use in Minnesota has increased, according to th
PR Newswire
added Feb 15, 2018 20:41
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Proposed California bill would allow kids to take medical marijuana medications at school

Hill introduced a bill that would enable kindergarten through 12th grade students...to be given the medicine by a parent or guardian on campus...form of a capsule, oil, or topical cream...would prohibit students from smoking or vaping marijuana.
KABC-TV Channel 7 (Los Angeles, CA)
added Feb 15, 2018 17:46
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[Pennsylvania] Easton officials wary about decriminalizing marijuana

An Easton council member is pushing for marijuana decriminalization... Mayor Sal Panto called the bill a dangerous superseding of state laws. Council member Ken Brown said he worried it would bring marijuana smokers onto the streets where secondhand smo
WFMZ-TV Channel 69 (Allentown, PA)
added Feb 15, 2018 17:39
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[Kentucky] Tobacco kills 8,900 Kyians a year; advocates say raising cigarette tax is a win for health, win for state

Representatives and volunteers from the American Heart Association and the Kentucky Chapter of the American College of Cardiology joined Senator Ralph Alvarado, a physician from Winchester, in a Capitol rally Wednesday to urge the Kentucky General Assemb
NKyTribune (Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism)
added Feb 15, 2018 17:37
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[Massachusetts] MEDREK: A new addiction’s on the rise, but vaping isn’t as safe as people may think / The JUUL is not a cigarette; the JUUL is a new threat

Most of us have seen people walking around campus, at the bars and even in class vaping, but how bad are e-cigarettes compared to tobacco?...JUUL may not kill you like tobacco will, but it is a quickly forming addiction that becomes an expensive habit ov
The Massachusetts Daily Collegian
added Feb 15, 2018 17:36
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[Pennsylvania] Housing authority adopts smoke-free rule

The Altoona Housing Authority on Wednesday adopted a smoke-free policy for its public housing complexes and offices, in keeping with a Department of Housing and Urban Development rule that went into effect a year ago. Beginning July 30, no one may smoke
Altoona (PA) Mirror
added Feb 15, 2018 17:35
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[Oregon] SHIRLEY: Tobacco industry as deceptive as ever: Guest opinion

It's my responsibility as the Oregon Health Authority's public health director to make sure you learn the facts -- and that our state continues the work of reducing tobacco use. The Oregon Legislature's decision last year to raise the legal age to posses
The Oregonian
added Feb 15, 2018 02:12
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[Oregon] Ending tobacco companies’ smoke screen

A new round of ads starting this week details how the industry intentionally designed cigarettes to make them more addictive. LEARN MORE Hood River County programs are educating different groups about flavored tobacco products, and e-cigarettes/vapor d
Hood River (OR) News
added Feb 15, 2018 02:02
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[Louisiana] Convenience store mogul John Dan Gielen dies

John Dan Gielen, who built the Shop Rite and Tobacco Plus stores into a Louisiana entrepreneurial empire, died Wednesday after a long illness. He was 79.
Monroe (LA) News-Star
added Feb 15, 2018 02:00
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