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[Iowa] Grassroots Healthiest Ames pushes for e-cig ban

A letter being circulated by members of Healthiest Ames is asking the Ames City Council to revisit the issue of banning electronic smoking devices in all places that other forms of tobacco use are currently not allowed. The letter, written by Brian Vand
Ames (IA) Tribune
added Dec 7, 2015 16:36
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[Iowa] Senator: Passing smoking ban in casinos a gamble

A state senator is urging legislators to ban smoking at casinos like Prairie Meadows. And while some casino-goers are on board, others say it would hurt business. An exemption in Iowa's Smokefree Air act currently allows casino-goers to smoke inside. Th
KCCI- Channel 8 (Des Moines, IA)
added Sep 29, 2015 08:39
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VETERAN IOWA ATTORNEY GENERAL TO CHAIR LEGACY BOARD

Miller to lead board of public officials and health experts in fight to end tobacco-related illness and death - Three new members and a youth liaison also join Legacy board
American Legacy Foundation
added Apr 6, 2015 13:29
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Bill would ban smoking on casino floors in Iowa

State lawmakers in both the House and Senate are proposing legislation that would force casinos to comply with the state's smoking ban. Casino floors in Iowa are now exempt from following a 2008 law that prohibits smoking in public places. A bill sponsor
AP - Associated Press
added Jan 21, 2015 06:16
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FOEGE/TOMENGA: Iowa View: Close loophole; Ban smoking at casinos

During our time in the Legislature going smoke-free was a contentious issue. Fears about lost business and business owners' rights were pervasive. But more persuasive was the proof of the serious health ramifications of continuing to allow smoking indoors
Des Moines (IA) Register
added Jan 8, 2015 08:39
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[Iowa] JOST: Blue haze: E-cigarette debate heats up

Iowa Legislature passed a bill banning the sale of electronic cigarettes to consumers under the age of 18. Gov. Terry Branstad signed it into law on May 23. Whatever its origins, Iowa's new law shines a light on the complex, Cirque du Soleil-like twists
Des Moines (IA) Register
added Jun 1, 2014 08:03
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Hazy future for e-cigarettes in Iowa

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 of Tobacco
Sioux City (IA) Journal
added Oct 18, 2013 08:17
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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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