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[Arkansas] Harrisburg looks at smoking, tobacco ban in certain public areas

The plan is part of an initiative with St. Bernards to raise awareness involving the health risks of smoking or secondhand smoke. The ordinance will regulate tobacco use in venues including ball fields, pool areas or any public place where people are i
added Dec 15, 2016 04:57

[Arkansas] 11,000 apply for share of $45M tobacco suit; at hearing in Little Rock, judge gives final OK

More than 11,000 Marlboro Lights smokers have applied for a share of a $45 million fund established to settle a Pulaski County lawsuit against cigarette-maker Phillip Morris. But how much of the settlement will be awarded to the smokers has yet to be de
Morning News of NW Arkansas
added Nov 23, 2016 13:30

[Arkansas] Pebbles Fagan Steps In as New Tobacco Center Director at UAMS (Movers & Shakers)

Pebbles Fagan has been named the director of the Center for the Study of Tobacco at the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
Arkansas Business
added Nov 15, 2016 06:26

Study Spotlights Arkansas' High Rate of Cigarette-Related Deaths

One-third of cancer deaths in Arkansas are due to cigarettes... Michael Keck, government relations director for the American Cancer Society in Arkansas said the state's history of tobacco-related public policies has contributed to the problem. "Because o
Public News Service (PNS)
added Oct 31, 2016 18:07

[Arkansas] 33% of state cancer deaths smoking-linked, study finds

ranking the state second behind Kentucky... Arkansas topped the U.S. in the percentage of cigarette-related cancer deaths among men -- 40 percent -- and ranked fourth among women, at 26 percent
Morning News of NW Arkansas
added Oct 26, 2016 13:30

Tobacco giant Philip Morris to pay $45 million to Arkansas smokers

Arkansas is the first state to successfully settle a class action lawsuit against tobacco giant Philip Morris; now some smokers could get their hands on some of the $45 million settlement. Glenda Wills started smoking back in the 1980's; before the dang
KYTV KY3 (Springfield, MO)
added Sep 21, 2016 01:26

[Arkansas] AUDIO: Senator Promises '17 Legislative Session Will Stub Smokers' Quitline Out

Sen. Bart Hester...raised the specter in a council meeting of the country’s third most tobacco-addicted state — that’s Arkansas, according to the Centers for Disease Control — quitting the tobacco “quitline.” It’s costly, redundant, and overreaching, he s
KUAR FM 89.1 (Little Rock, AR)
added Sep 10, 2016 23:55

Some Arkansas smokers are in for some cash

Philip Morris has reached a $45 million settlement with the state, which charged the company deceptively marketed the cigarettes as healthier than regular cigarettes. Philip Morris denied any wrongdoing, and the court did not decide who is right.
Consumer Affairs
added Sep 7, 2016 15:22

[Arkansas] Frequently Asked Questions

What is this lawsuit about? The lawsuit is about, among other things, whether Philip Morris advertised, marketed and sold Marlboro Lights and Marlboro Ultra Lights cigarettes as healthier than regular cigarettes in a manner that had the capacity to deceiv
Arkansas Marlboro Lights Settlement
added Sep 5, 2016 13:07

Court to notify consumers who purchased Marlboro Lights or Marlboro Ultra Lights in the state of Arkansas, that they could get money from a class action settlement.

A $45 million Settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit against Philip Morris USA Inc. ("Philip Morris") about, among other things, whether Marlboro Lights and Marlboro Ultra Lights cigarettes were deceptively advertised, marketed and sold as
PR Newswire
added Sep 5, 2016 13:18
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