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Arkansas Children's Hospital Won't Hire Smokers

"We wanted it to be one of the healthiest work environments," Arkansas Children's Hospital Director of Communications Dan McFadden said. Starting May 1, the hospital will begin looking for nicotine in drug tests. Whether it be from cigarettes, cigars, e
KTVE NBC 10 & KARD FOX 14
added Apr 2, 2015 17:42
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[Arkansas] Bill to regulate e-cigarettes passes House

Senate Bill 978, sponsored by Sen. Eddie Joe Williams, R-Cabot, passed the House with a 51-16 vote. The legislation would not add any additional taxes but would provide "considerable regulation" for these nicotine products, Rep. Douglas House, R-North
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
added Apr 1, 2015 18:39
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[Arkansas] Children's Hospital saying no to new hires who smoke

Arkansas Children's Hospital is joining the growing number of medical facilities and businesses in Arkansas and across the nation that are implementing more stringent policies on smoking. Starting May 1, when its new Tobacco and Nicotine-Free Campus pol
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
added Apr 1, 2015 18:16
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Arkansas court says class-action status appropriate for lawsuit against tobacco company

Arkansas Supreme Court says a lawsuit against tobacco giant Philip Morris USA can proceed under class-action status. The lawsuit seeks refunds on every pack of Marlboro Lights sold in Arkansas from 1971 to 2010. The plaintiffs claim Philip Morris, which i
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 27, 2015 09:33
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PAGELS: Arkansas Politician Tries to Make It Harder to Quit Smoking - Hit & Run

One state rep has proposed jacking up taxes on e-cigarettes, discouraging a safer alternative for those looking to quit tobacco.
Reason Magazine
added Feb 13, 2015 15:12
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[Arkansas] Goode takes over as Director of Tobacco Control

Justice of Peace Steve Goode, District 3, Vilonia, said he has been working at his Little Rock office as the state director of Arkansas Tobacco Control since being appointed last month by Gov. Asa Hutchinson.
Log Cabin Democrat (Conway, AR)
added Feb 10, 2015 22:26
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[Arkansas] Churches, university join in anti-smoking campaign

Churches in Pine Bluff and the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff are joining in an anti-smoking campaign that leaders of the group say is aimed primarily at black churchgoers...the churches are banning smoking on their properties. He calls smoking a sc
AP - Associated Press
added Dec 30, 2014 07:17
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[Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas] Some ArkLaTex businesses may benefit from CVS tobacco ban

A specialty tobacco shop just around the corner from a CVS store in Bossier City, saw quite a bit of new customers flow through Wednesday. Sheila Conrad, assistant manager at the Tobacco House, isn't exactly sure where the influx has come from, but she
KSLA-TV Ch. 12
added Sep 4, 2014 12:37
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[Arkansas] EDITORIAL: How We See It: E-Cigs Not The Same As Cigarettes

they do not represent dangers to passersby and do not, any more than the packaging of a sport drink or nutrition bar, represent a threat of more litter on trails and in parks areas. Government intervention ought to be about protecting public health and w
Morning News of NW Arkansas
added Sep 3, 2014 09:58
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[Canada, Arkansas] Six Nations tobacco company fined $30 million

Cigarette manufacturer Grand River Enterprises has been ordered to pay nearly $30 million to the State of Arkansas for failing to set money aside in escrow in lieu of its participation in a master settlement agreement. The state's Attorney General's Offi
Brantford (Ont) Expositor (ca)
added May 24, 2014 09:40
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