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E-cigarette use growing rapidly in Iowa, but regulation lacking

For now, e-cigarettes exist in a legal limbo of sorts, where government is trying to play catch-up to private enterprise. “There’s no current Iowa Department of Public Health position,” said Jerilyn Oshel, interim director of the department’s Division o
Cedar Rapids (IA) Gazette
added Oct 8, 2013 13:50
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[Iowa] Clearing the air on casino smoking

Some inquiring readers wonder whether a potential Cedar Rapids casino will or won’t allow smoking while gambling. “If Linn County gets a casino, it won’t be for everyone; really it will only be for the smokers, if my past experiences with the current Io
Cedar Rapids (IA) Gazette
added Feb 17, 2013 14:31
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[Iowa] Advocates for cancer victims call for increase in state cigarette tax

The American Cancer Society’s “Cancer Action Network” is urging Iowa’s political leaders to increase the state tax on cigarettes. Dr. Richard Deming — a Des Moines oncologist — founded “Above + Beyond Cancer” and has led cancer survivors on mountain cli
Radio Iowa
added Jan 17, 2013 09:46
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[Iowa] A Breath of Fresh Air

County fairs are a place where families go during the summer for a fun day of rides, food and music. But smoking is still allowed at most fairs. Now, the Freeborn County Partners in Prevention are working to change that, one day at a time.
KIMT TV (Mason City, IA)
added Aug 4, 2012 23:05
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[Iowa] DORMAN: Proceed with caution on banning beer, tobacco from parks in Cedar Rapids

But puffing on a cigar, on a fairway, 100 yards from the nearest human seems like much less of a public health emergency. Heck, if we’re truly concerned about the health habits of golfers, maybe the city should ban the use of carts. Spoil your good walk
Cedar Rapids (IA) Gazette
added Jun 30, 2018 22:06
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[Iowa] Council passes smoke-free parks ordinance

The Clear Lake City Council has passed a no-smoking ordinance for its City parks and additional public outdoor spaces. However, the ordinance underwent some last minute revisions prior to a 3-2 passage. Smoke-less tobacco was removed from the proposed
Clear Lake (IA) Mirror Reporter
added Oct 26, 2017 04:47
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[Iowa] GOP Bill Bans Underage Sales of E-Cigarettes Online

Electronic cigarettes and other so-called vaping products sold to Iowans on the internet would be regulated for the first time under a last-minute spending bill as the GOP majority strives toward adjournment of this year’s legislative session.
WOI Radio (Iowa Public Radio) (Des Moines, IA)
added Apr 19, 2017 02:09
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Alliance seeks $2.3 million more for Iowa’s anti-smoking programs

The Iowa Tobacco Prevention Alliance is asking the governor and legislators to significantly boost state spending on anti-smoking programs. “We realize that this is a tight budget year and we know that it’s going to be really hard and money is scarce, b
Radio Iowa
added Dec 30, 2016 16:46
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[Iowa] Fewer cigarettes, more fruits, veggies at tobacco stores

chain is de-emphasizing cigarette sales and instead focusing on fresh and prepared foods at its tobacco shops ... Kwik Trip Inc. has started transforming its Tobacco Outlet Plus stores into Kwik Star Express markets that will feature fresh fruits and vege
Des Moines (IA) Register
added Aug 29, 2016 16:49
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[Iowa] Law column: Some tips on handling smoking in the workplace

First, an employer can ban smoking entirely on its own property. An Iowa employer does not have to provide smoking breaks, smoking areas or any accommodations for smokers. Second, it is legal for employers to charge employees more for health insurance b
Cedar Rapids (IA) Gazette
added Apr 30, 2016 18:56
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