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[Massachusetts] Fatal Fall River fire caused by improper use of smoking materials

Diane Roy, a 69-year-old woman who lived at 164 Hartwell St., died in the bathroom of her third-floor apartment after the cigar she was smoking ignited her clothing...Roy’s cigars were not required to meet the state’s Fire Standard Compliant Cigarettes g
Boston (MA) Globe
added Apr 15, 2018 16:31
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[New York] Best way to help on Earth Day: Quit smoking

As small as cigarette butts are, even one can do immerse harm. A cigarette butt will take a minimum of nine months to break down, and its particles can dilute soil and water during that time....The New York State Smokers' Quitline believes that no reason
Niagara Frontier Publications
added Apr 15, 2018 16:28
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Antismoking bill advances in Alaska House

The chief legislative antagonist of a statewide antismoking bill relaxed her opposition Tuesday evening, and a revised version of the measure now appears bound for a vote of the full House of Representatives... “It says that marijuana and vaping usage ar
Juneau (AK) Empire
added Apr 15, 2018 16:27
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Alaska workplace smoking ban moves toward vote after yearslong stall in House committee

Senate Bill 63, to enact a statewide workplace smoking ban, advanced Tuesday evening at a rare meeting of the House Rules Committee. The legislation had been warehoused in the committee by Anchorage Republican Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux, the committee chair,
Anchorage (AK) Daily News
added Apr 15, 2018 16:25
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[Indiana] Newburgh officials consider smoking ban in parks

the parks department is asking to ban smoking including e-cigarettes. Powell says park officials are concerned about second-hand smoke around kids. The town council tabled and ordinance Wednesday to let the parks department review it. The park board meet
WTVW Fox 7 (Evansville, IN)
added Apr 15, 2018 16:20
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[California] Long Beach bans e-cigarette - vaping' in public spaces

The City Council voted 5-1 on Tuesday to add electronic cigarettes to the city tobacco ordinance, requiring sellers of the devices and derivatives to comply with the law and prohibiting their use in smoke-free areas. Councilman Dee Andrews, who first pr
Long Beach (CA) Press-Telegram
added Apr 15, 2018 16:17
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[Oklahoma] OSMA president: CDC's tobacco prevention efforts need full funding

The CDC can only prevent tobacco use effectively if it is adequately funded. Rep. Tom Cole, R-Moore, is chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee that oversees CDC funding. While Cole has been a champion for public health, last summer his bill pr
The Oklahoman
added Apr 15, 2018 16:08
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[Wyoming] E-cigarette use growing among teens ($$)

They use them in class, in the bathroom, in the hallway and the parking lot. “There probably isn’t a place we haven’t caught someone,” Thunder Basin High School Principal Dennis Holmes said. “They’re easy to hide, and students can be so clever about whe
Gillette (WY) News-Record
added Apr 15, 2018 16:00
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[North Carolina] Up in smoke: Tobacco’s decline

A quarter century after tobacco was the money crop in Robeson County, bringing in hundreds of millions a year to farmers and those who provide support services, the amount of tobacco grown here is a fraction of what it was then. But the number of Robeso
Lumberton (NC) Robesonian
added Apr 15, 2018 01:48
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[Minnesota] Trying to snuff out tobacco use: Minnewaska students visit Capitol, talk with legislators

"Increasing the tobacco age will prevent 30,000 Minnesota kids from becoming smokers over the next 15 years," said Braten, an eighth-grader in the Minnewaska School District. "It's common sense." Amy Reineke, a health educator with Horizon Public Health
Alexandria (MN) Echo Press
added Apr 14, 2018 22:10
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