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[Arizona] Tucson apartment communities testing smoke-free policies

Four apartment communities, owned by NALS Apartment Homes, have banned smoking within 20 feet of their residential buildings and common areas as of April 1. The communities, home to a total of about 2,000 residents, are Saddle Ridge in Oro Valley, Sonor
Arizona Daily Star
added Jun 23, 2017 02:44

[Arizona] Ban on smoking in Flagstaff parks moves forward

Flagstaff City Council took the first decisive step Tuesday toward banning the smoking of cigarettes and other forms of tobacco in public parks and cemeteries. The council voted 6-1 Tuesday evening to approve the first reading of an ordinance that would
Arizona Daily Sun
added Jun 2, 2017 17:59

[Arizona] FACTCHECK: Can e-cigarettes cause an incurable disease?

As the NIDA notes, much remains unknown about the health risks of e-cigarettes, including whether or not they are safer than conventional cigarettes. There also isn’t enough evidence to say definitively they’re effective at helping people to quit smoking
Green Valley (AZ) News
added Jun 1, 2017 03:08

[Arizona] UA Trauma Team Looks at Danger of E-cigarette Burns

University of Arizona trauma surgeons used examples from their own emergency room to highlight the potential dangers from electronic cigarette battery failures. Their case report is in the May issue of the journal Burns.
Arizona Public Media
added May 10, 2017 15:59
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[Arizona] UA trauma surgeon sees increase in e-cigarette burns in patients

A University of Arizona trauma surgeon is seeing a spike in e-cigarette burns in patients. Dr. Gary Vercruysse says he and his colleagues noticed about a year and a half ago emergency patients were coming in with severe burns after their e-cigarette cau
KGUN TV 9 (Tucson, AZ)
added May 9, 2017 20:32

[Arizona] Trauma surgeon seeing rise in burns from electronic cigarettes

That's when Vercruysse, a UA-Banner burn surgeon, started to ask those patients and ones with similar wounds how they got burned. "They all told me basically the same thing," he says. "They had an electronic cigarette in their pocket, then they started f
added May 1, 2017 22:17
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[Arizona] DCrew calls for Tobacco 21

The Cochise County Youth Health Coalition, a group of local high school students, asked the City mayor and council to adopt a policy change that would raise the legal age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21 in Douglas. The coalition, also known as DCre
Douglas (AZ) Dispatch
added Apr 21, 2017 19:26

[Arizona] EXPERT: Mishandling electronic cigarettes makes them more prone to explosions

a spokesperson for Butt Out, a store that sells vaporizer products in Tempe, said explosions are typically due to “user error.” Manager Eli Kaczka e-cigarette batteries can catch fire if they’re mishandled. He explained that the shop warns all of its cus
KNXV-TV ABC 15 (Phoenix, AZ)
added Apr 17, 2017 14:19

[Arizona] Letter: Public meetings should be held in smoke-free establishments

If the American Legion in Ash Fork, Robert Fulton Unit 57, is going to house meetings for the public, it needs to comply with Arizona law. The Smoke Free Arizona Act states smoking is prohibited in public places. Even though there are exemptions
Williams-Grand Canyon (AZ) News
added Apr 11, 2017 21:51

Lawmaker kills bill to raise tobacco purchase age to 21 in Arizona

committee chairman Rep. Jeff Weninger, R-Chandler, said he won't hear the bill because he believes it puts an unnecessary restriction on 18-year-olds. The current legal age is 18. While cautioning that he's not a proponent of smoking, Weninger said it ca
AZ Central - Arizona Republic
added Feb 10, 2017 23:51
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