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[Arkansas] Fayetteville Groups Advocate for Bar Smoking Ban to Protect Employees

Groups in Fayetteville have unsuccessfully tried to outlaw smoking in bars to reduce the health risks of workers exposed to secondhand smoke. Arkansas ranks 49th in the U.S. in smoking per capita, and 25 percent of adult residents identify themselves as
Arkansas Traveler (University of Arkansas)
added Feb 19, 2014 10:42
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Arkansas Lung Cancer Rates Declining

“The drop in the nations’ rates of lung cancer has been trending down for years. Finally we are seeing that in Arkansas. Further, we are seeing a statistically significant drop in rates from 2005 - 2009 ... “Unfortunately, here in Arkansas the incidence
Arkansas Department of Health
added Jan 12, 2014 03:23
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[Arkansas] Class-action status OK’d in tobacco suit ($$)

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Tim Fox on Friday formally granted class-action status to a deceptive-trade practices lawsuit against the manufacturer of Marlboro Lights cigarettes, a move that has the potential to create Arkansas’ largest plaintiffs pool e
Morning News of NW Arkansas
added Nov 9, 2013 11:35
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[Arkansas] Special Report: Smoking in City Parks

Smoking in city parks is not allowed in Little Rock, but FOX16 discovered it still happens daily. City leaders encourage community action to fight the problem. Leaders implemented the measure four years ago, but some wonder about its effectivess. Cigaret
KLRT Fox 16 (Little Rock, AR)
added Oct 31, 2013 02:24
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Phillip Morris To Appeal Circuit Court Decision In Arkansas Supreme Court

A decade-old lawsuit filed against the tobacco company Phillip Morris USA was approved to proceed in Little Rock Tuesday.
KUAR FM 89.1 (Little Rock, AR)
added Oct 23, 2013 20:47
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Arkansas judge grants class-action status for suit that challenges Marlboro Lights marketing

A judge in Arkansas has granted class-action status to a lawsuit that claims Philip Morris USA deliberately exaggerated the safety of its Marlboro Lights cigarettes. Attorneys for Philip Morris had argued that any lawsuits should be filed individually, b
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 23, 2013 15:33
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[Arkansas] Marlboro Lights Marketing Suit Will Get Class Cert. ($$)

An Arkansas judge on Tuesday said he will certify a class of potentially hundreds of thousands of smokers in a lawsuit accusing Philip Morris USA Inc. of knowingly misrepresenting to consumers that its Marlboro Light cigarettes were safer than regular bra
Law360
added Oct 23, 2013 15:31
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[Arkansas] Benton County Judge Bans Smoking, Tobacco Use ($$)

Bob Clinard issued a memo about the tobacco policy change: “To protect and enhance our air quality and to contribute to the health and well-being of all employees, Benton County buildings and facilities shall be entirely tobacco free effective October 10
Morning News of NW Arkansas
added Oct 6, 2013 13:42
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Another big tobacco case heads to trial in Arkansas | Arkansas Blog

Little Rock lawyer Thomas Thrash provides an update on pending class action legislation aimed at winning damages from Phillip Morris for alleged deceptive marketing of Marlboro Light cigarettes as safer and healthier than "regular" cigarettes.
Arkansas Times
added Sep 22, 2013 12:57
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[Arkansas] Initiative helping lower teen use of e-cigarettes

A recent CDC report shows an increased use of e-cigarettes with teens. Toni McCastle is helping lower those numbers here in Arkansas. She is the media liason with the Minority Initiative Sub-Recipient Grant Office.
KTHV-DT CBS (Little Rock, AR)
added Sep 20, 2013 15:48
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