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[Hawaii] LETTER: Tighten up secondhand smoke law

My condominium is in a complex that has two- and three- stacked units with common air handling vents in the bathrooms....The law needs to be amended to include multi-unit buildings with common air handling, regardless if they are publicly or privately own
West Hawaii Today
added Feb 19, 2017 16:14


A bill currently making its way through the Hawaii House of Representatives is seeking to close a loophole that 13 legislators see as allowing people–particularly minors–to circumvent the state’s current tobacco taxes and laws by purchasing such products
added Feb 16, 2017 22:39

[Hawaii] Lawmakers propose hefty tax on some e-cig products

State lawmakers are exploring a measure that would implement a wholesale tax on Nicotine e-cigarettes and related products that would likely be passed on to retailers and consumers. The Coalition for a Tobacco Free Hawaii say the tax will reduce e-cig u
KGMB 9 (Honolulu, HI)
added Feb 9, 2017 01:05
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Bills Seek to Cap Hawaii's Cigar Tax at 50 Cents

While some state legislators in Hawaii are seeking to raise the state’s tax on premium cigars, others are looking to lower it drastically by way of a 50-cent cap on the state’s existing rate of 50 percent of the wholesale price.
added Feb 3, 2017 13:24

[Hawaii] EDITORIAL: Not good news for smokers

Fewer people smoke today, but 30 reports later the surgeon general’s findings about smoking remain grim. Among those cited in last year’s report on “You don’t have to be a heavy smoker or a long-time smoker to get a smoking-related d
Maui News
added Nov 4, 2016 19:53

[Hawaii] Tobacco-free beach / Cigarettes nixed at Lydgate Beach Park

The first steps toward giving tobacco the boot at Lydgate began in 2012 with Tobacco Free Kauai and a statewide bill for tobacco-free beaches and parks, which didn’t pass. That didn’t stop the movement on Kauai, though.
The Garden Island (Lihue, HI)
added Oct 19, 2016 15:57

[Hawaii] County may put brakes on secondhand smoke

The county’s public works and parks and recreation committee unanimously voted Wednesday to recommend passing a bill that would prohibit smoking in vehicles with children under the age of 18. “It comes down to taking care of our youth and the rights of ou
The Garden Island (Lihue, HI)
added Jul 14, 2016 15:50

[Hawaii] Giving Kauai keiki a voice

For Christopher Takinaka, a proposed bill that seeks to prohibit smoking in cars with children under the age of 18 will protect those who cannot protect themselves. “This isn’t about the old man, driving in his car, enjoying a smoke; it’s not about me, of
The Garden Island (Lihue, HI)
added Jun 21, 2016 10:59

[Hawaii] E-Cigarettes are more hazardous than we think

Regardless of Hon Lik’s unintentional harm in providing society with electronic cigarettes, he may have overlooked one of the biggest significant problems concerning nicotine and the consequences it carries. Studies and research provided by the American
Ka Leo O Hawai'i [University of Hawaii]
added Jun 8, 2016 18:07

VIDEO: More Hawaii children sickened by e-cigarette liquid

KHON2 has learned e-cigarette poisonings are also a problem in Hawaii. “About 70 percent of the calls are in children and the rest are in adults,” said Dr. Alvin Bronstein, Department of Health Emergency Management Services and Injury Prevention System
KHON2 News (Honolulu, HI)
added May 13, 2016 19:52
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