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[Iowa] KUHN: Smoke-free park initiatives creating positive outcomes (Alex Kuhn guest view)

I understand there are opposing views on this issue and I respect and welcome all of those viewpoints. I am in no way disparaging smokers, whose choice to smoke I respect. But we have roughly 300 acres in Mason City devoted to city parks, and I am confi
Mason City (IA) Globe-Gazette
added Sep 14, 2014 12:42
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[Iowa] E-cigarette law imperils new shop

A new Iowa law restricting e-cigarette sales threatens a Des Moines business owner, who is a convicted felon.... The law, which took effect July 1, requires businesses selling such products to have a tobacco license, and prohibits selling the items to peo
Des Moines (IA) Register
added Sep 13, 2014 17:58

[Iowa] EDITORIAL: Making park play areas smoke-free a healthy move (Globe Gazette editorial)

There is nothing worse to many of us than being out in the fresh air and getting a disgusting whiff of cigar or cigarette smoke. So we’re pleased to see City Councilman Alex Kuhn taking the issue personally and urging the Parks and Recreation Board to r
Mason City (IA) Globe-Gazette
added Sep 13, 2014 07:49
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[Iowa] City Council ponder e-cigarettes

Iowa City City Council decided Tuesday it would try to quickly move forward on a resolution regarding electronic cigarettes and other vapor-releasing devices. Although nothing formal was decided, there was broad council support for moving forward to stop
Daily Iowan (University of Iowa)
added Sep 3, 2014 16:33

[Iowa] VIDEO: New anti-tobacco ads aim to shame celebrities who smoke

Iowa's attorney general is touting the power of a new anti-smoking tactic: celebrity-shaming. While young people around the world were watching MTV's Video Music Awards show Sunday night, they got an eyeful of entertainers with cigarettes hanging out of
Des Moines (IA) Register
added Aug 26, 2014 22:17

[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
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