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VIDEO: Public housing to become smoke-free zones in southern Nevada

A policy affecting thousands of families will start this summer. There will be no more smoking allowed in public housing. A new policy was voted through last night by the Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority, that would make public housing smoke-f
KTNV-TV ABC 13 (Las Vegas, NV)
added Mar 16, 2018 18:36
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[Florida] Health groups say proposed constitutional amendment would increase smoking rates

A proposed constitutional amendment making its way through the Constitution Revision Commission is looking to put more money into cancer research, but health groups oppose it, because the money would come out of the state’s tobacco prevention program. F
WBBH NBC2 (Tallahassee, FL)
added Mar 16, 2018 18:08
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[Rhode Island] Bill would increase age to buy tobacco products in RI to 21

Rep. Teresa Tanzi, a Democrat who represents South Kingstown and Narragansett, introduced a bill that would raise the minimum age to buy tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes, to 21. (WJAR) The age to buy tobacco products in Rhode Island cou
NBC 10 (Providence, RI)
added Mar 16, 2018 18:07
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Oregon Kids to 'Kick Butts' on March 21

Kids in Oregon will unite against tobacco use on March 21 as they join thousands of young people nationwide to mark Kick Butts Day. More than 1,000 events are planned across the United States for this annual day of youth activism, sponsored by the Campaig
PR Newswire
added Mar 16, 2018 17:57
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[Kentucky] Dr. Patrick Withrow Receives Smoke-free Advocate of Year Nomination

Patrick Withrow, MD, FACC, has been nominated for the 2018 David B. Stevens, MD Smoke-free Advocate of the Year Award, which recognizes excellence in promoting secondhand smoke education and smoke-free policy.
SurfKY News
added Mar 16, 2018 17:56
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[Oregon] Columbia City parks to become smoke-free

The Columbia City City Council is expected to host a second and final reading of an ordinance Thursday night, March 15, that prohibits the use of tobacco and marijuana products in city parks. By state law, smoking marijuana in any public space is alread
Pamplin Media Group
added Mar 16, 2018 17:55
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[Florida] 11th Circuit upholds ruling against tobacco companies in COPD case

upheld a jury award in the case of a woman who sued three tobacco companies claiming smoking their cigarettes caused chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Pauline Burkhart was one of many individuals who moved forward with an individual lawsuit a
Florida Record (U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform)
added Mar 15, 2018 23:14
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[California] Marijuana tourists can smoke it where they buy it in San Francisco

San Francisco's marijuana "czar" Nicole Elliot said new permits will be issued once city health officials finalize regulations designed to protect workers from secondhand smoke and the neighborhood from unwelcomed odors.
AP - Associated Press
added Mar 15, 2018 23:04
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[Florida] VIDEO: Verdict reached in tobacco company lawsuit

A jury awarded Alachua County resident, Jo Freeman, $4 million in damages, after her husband, David, died of lung cancer. He had smoked Philip-Morris cigarettes for thirty years. The jury found Philip-Morris was 60% responsible for David Freeman's death
WCJB TV20 (Gainesville, FL)
added Mar 15, 2018 18:50
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[North Carolina] FDA moving forward on effort to reduce nicotine levels in cigarettes

Analysts and advocates say the FDA notice kicks off a multi-year process... "The critical decision is how quickly to reduce nicotine: we expect the scientific community to rally around an immediate vs gradual reduction in nicotine levels in cigarettes —
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Mar 15, 2018 17:13
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