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[Iowa] LETTER: Walgreens, Hy-Vee should end tobacco sales

As I was making a purchase at Walgreens in Coralville, I was amazed to hear the assistant, who was standing in front of row upon row of cigarettes, tell me (as expected by corporate policy) to “be well.”
Des Moines (IA) Register
added Aug 6, 2014 09:36

[Iowa] Few applying for insurance acknowledge smoking

Surveys show about 20 percent of adults in Iowa smoke regularly, but but a much smaller percentage acknowledged their habit when signing up for insurance with federally mandated forms. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 20
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 31, 2014 11:37

Some Iowans blowing smoke about tobacco use

David Brown, Wellmark's executive vice president, said his company tried to set its tobacco-use surcharge at a reasonable level. "Obviously, smokers are more expensive to care for, but if you price it too high, you're just encouraging people to lie," he
Des Moines (IA) Register
added Jul 30, 2014 19:42

[Iowa] EDITORIAL: Tobacco ban in parks but not casinos?

Creating more smoke-free places is generally a positive thing. But if we really want to move the needle on public health as it pertains to cigarette smoke, the state should be looking at casinos, not parks.
Muscatine (IA) Journal
added Jul 16, 2014 09:10

[Iowa] EDITORIAL: Our opinion: Tobacco ban in parks but not casinos? ($$)

The Iowa city of Epworth just got tough on smoking. Even though state law already prohibits smoking in enclosed public spaces or public places where lots of people congregate, Epworth this week made it illegal to smoke inside the perimeter of the city's
Dubuque (IA) Telegraph-Herald
added Jul 16, 2014 09:09

[Iowa] Poison expert: Electronic cigarettes bring new list of health hazards

Iowa Statewide Poison Control Center is seeing a slight uptick in calls that deal with e-cigarettes, especially the liquid nicotine inside them and the refill bottles. Tammy Noble, a registered nurse and spokeswoman for the Sioux City-based center, says
Radio Iowa
added Jul 4, 2014 12:21

[Iowa] Ban on sale of e-cigarettes to kids set to begin

A new state law takes effect Tuesday banning the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors, but e-cigarette sellers don’t expect much of a dip in business. Cory Hatfield, who runs Central Iowa Electronic Cigarettes in Des Moines, lobbied the state legislatu
Radio Iowa
added Jul 1, 2014 12:29

[Iowa] Supervisors add e-cigs to smoke ban

Johnson County Board of Supervisors passed a motion last week that will prohibit the use of alternative-tobacco products — which includes electronic cigarettes — on Johnson County property. The motion passed with a 3-2 vote. Supervisor Chairman Terrence
Daily Iowan (University of Iowa)
added Jun 30, 2014 13:23

[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

[Iowa] Branstad signs bill banning e-cigarette sales to minors

Gov. Terry Branstad signed 11 bills into law Friday, including a ban on the sale of electronic cigarettes and alternative nicotine products to minors in Iowa.
Sioux City (IA) Journal
added May 27, 2014 15:30
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