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[Pennsylvania] New research: smokers try to quit after "sin taxes"

But the thrill of inhaling nicotine vapor — instead of smoke — eventually wears off. Then, the 43-year-old tattoo artist from Scranton starts smoking again. “It only satisfies you for so long, then it’s right back to cigarettes,” he said of vaping. The
Wilkes Barre (PA) Citizen's Voice
added Oct 8, 2018 20:31
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[Pennsylvania] Smoker’s fee? City employees who use tobacco will pay monthly premium in Pittsburgh

There will be a $50 monthly premium surcharge to each employee who uses tobacco products, according to a letter sent to employees. Employees must complete and sign an affidavit, stating whether or not they are a tobacco user or a non-tobacco user, acc
WPXI (Pittsburgh, PA)
added Oct 7, 2018 19:41
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LIVE WELL: Oklahoma's smoking policies don't stack up

Oklahoma’s current smoking rate is 20.1 percent is and this combined with the lack of comprehensive smokefree policies at the state level leaves many Oklahomans, especially children, vulnerable to the dangers of tobacco use and secondhand smoke. “
Stillwater (OK) News-Press
added Oct 7, 2018 19:29
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[Massachusetts] Cancer Widow Seeks $27M From Tobacco, Auto Parts Cos. ($$)

R.J. Reynolds, Philip Morris and an auto parts company should pay $27 million in damages for selling cigarettes and asbestos-laden brakes that combined to cause a man’s fatal lung cancer, counsel...
Law360
added Oct 6, 2018 19:18
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[Montana] UM adds e-cigarettes to tobacco-free policy

The University of Montana has added e-cigarettes to its Tobacco Free UM Policy. The policy change reflects the University’s commitment to a tobacco-free campus and providing a safe and healthy environment for its employees, students and visitors. “When
Missoula (MT) Current
added Oct 6, 2018 15:48
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[Michigan] EDITORIAL: Our View — Teen vaping presents some concerning statistics to inhale

When parents pursue such dialogue...take steps such as learning the facts, being patient and ready to listen, finding the right moment to start the conversation and being prepared to answer any questions from a teen on the topic. A tip sheet for parents a
Petoskey (MI) News-Review
added Oct 6, 2018 15:47
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Florida has never had law against smoking outside public buildings

"In Florida, we have what’s known as the Florida Clean Indoor Air Act," said personal injury attorney Bruce L. Scheiner. He adds that act was amended in 2002, banning smoking inside almost all public places, with a few exceptions. "They have special sm
WZVN ABC7 (Fort Myers, FL)
added Oct 6, 2018 15:45
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[Pennsylvania] Pittsburgh seeks smokers fee for city employees

Starting in January, the city will charge about one-third of its 3,000 employees an additional $50 per month for health care premiums if they continue to use tobacco products, officials said Friday. At least one union is objecting to the added fee. Jane
Pittsburgh (PA) Tribune-Review
added Oct 6, 2018 15:43
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[Wisconsin] La Crosse County survey: Most people support banning smoking in parks, fest grounds

“The kids really don’t have a choice” but to be exposed to secondhand smoke, Nelson said Friday as she pushed her 2-year-old birthday girl, Ellie, at Weigent Park in La Crosse. “So, if you could just step out of the park and get away from the kids, that
La Crosse (WI) Tribune
added Oct 6, 2018 15:41
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[Connecticut] Reels vows to press case over state cigarette tax on reservation

When state revenue agents showed up this week at his tiny convenience store on the Mashantucket Pequot reservation, Kenny Reels wondered where they’d been. “I was shocked it took so long,” Reels said Thursday, days after the Department of Revenue Service
The Day (New London, CT)
added Oct 6, 2018 14:10
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