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[Arkansas] Editorial: Smoking ban at Fort Smith parks can only be a good thing

A smoking ban isn't a political issue, nor should it be one. It's about creating a healthy environment and allowing everyone to enjoy the great outdoors. We applaud the Parks and Recreation Commission's efforts and hope the Fort Smith Board of Directors
Southwest (AR) Times Record
added Feb 12, 2017 21:12
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[Arkansas] Fort Smith parks panel OKs smoking ban

Tobacco products took a step closer to being banned in Fort Smith's parks following a unanimous vote by the Parks and Recreation Commission on Wednesday. Secondhand smoke as a health hazard and the influence of smoking around children were some of the ma
Southwest (AR) Times Record
added Feb 9, 2017 09:15
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[Arkansas] Fort Smith parks panel seeks smoking ban at city parks

The Fort Smith Parks and Recreation Commission will vote Wednesday on a proposed ban on smoking and tobacco use in the city's parks. Parks and Recreation Director Doug Reinert has received complaints from residents about smoking in the parks, he said.
Southwest (AR) Times Record
added Feb 7, 2017 21:15
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Arkansas Senate OKs Tapping Into Funds to Cut Disabled Waitlist

to tap into $8.5 million in unused money from the 1999 settlement with tobacco companies to provide more services to the developmentally disabled. The Senate voted 34-0 Thursday to approve a proposal to redirect the money from a health insurance program
AP - Associated Press
added Jan 26, 2017 22:38
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VIDEO: Missouri, Arkansas score badly in Lung Association survey

In 2016 -- California became the second state -- after Hawaii -- to raise the legal age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21, earning the Golden State glowing remarks from the American Lung Association: "They really had a banner year this year as far a
KYTV KY3 (Springfield, MO)
added Jan 25, 2017 18:09
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[Arkansas] Tobacco funds would go to disability services under bill, Senate OKs medical marijuana rule change

The Arkansas House of Representatives on Thursday (Jan. 19) passed a bill that would redirect unused tobacco settlement funds to provide services to waiting individuals with developmental disabilities. House Bill 1033 by Rep. Andy Mayberry, R-East End,
Talk Business & Politics
added Jan 20, 2017 03:52
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Arkansas judge approves $29.1M payout in Marlboro case

Fox on Tuesday approved paying $29.1 million from a $45 million lawsuit settlement fund to 21,132 Marlboro Lights smokers and their lawyers. The fund was set up to end a 13-year-old class-action lawsuit accusing Philip Morris USA and parent company Altri
Morning News of NW Arkansas
added Jan 18, 2017 19:18
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[Arkansas] Council tables no-smoking ordinance in city parks

The Eureka Springs Parks and Recreation Department still doesn't have an official smoking policy in city parks. On Monday night, the Eureka Springs City Council tabled discussion on two proposed no-smoking ordinances in city parks. The council first loo
Lovely County (AR) Citizen
added Jan 11, 2017 21:12
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Tobacco suit pay bid put to Arkansas court; smokers’ lawyers seek up to $30M

they’re asking the presiding judge, Circuit Judge Tim Fox of Little Rock, to decide how much they should be paid for their efforts, money that would come out of the settlement fund. The lawyers don’t ask for a specific amount in their payment petition fi
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
added Jan 7, 2017 02:15
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Tobacco suit pay bid put to Arkansas court; smokers’ lawyers seek up to $30M

The lawyers who secured a $45 million settlement for Arkansas Marlboro Lights smokers worked more than 15,000 hours...asking the presiding judge...to decide how much they should be paid for their efforts, money that would come out of the settlement fund.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
added Jan 6, 2017 19:29
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