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More Iowa cities ban smoking, vaping in parks

More central Iowa cities are banning tobacco products in a place once considered a safe haven by smokers — parks. The American Lung Association in Iowa is lobbying city leaders to pass comprehensive bans on nicotine products in public parks. The effort
Des Moines (IA) Register
added Mar 19, 2016 02:07
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[Iowa] Lawmakers Table Bill Raising Legal Age to Purchase Tobacco Products

A bill that would raise the legal age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21 died in a Senate subcommittee Wednesday morning. Senate File 2016, sponsored by State Senator Herman Quirmbach (D-Ames), would change the legal age someone can purchase toba
WHO-TV 13 (Des Moines, IA)
added Feb 18, 2016 19:25
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Poll: Iowans Support Smoke-Free Law, Want Smoke-Free Casinos

A new poll shows the 82 percent of Iowa registered voters support a state law banning workplace smoking and made Iowa a better place to live. The poll also shows most say they would favor extending the law to making casinos smoke-free.
KCRG-TV9 ABC (Cedar Rapids, IA)
added Feb 10, 2016 03:47
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Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa score too many F's on smoking report card

“While we celebrate successes such as Wisconsin’s smoke-free air law, we must also face the reality that young people are using tobacco products like e-cigarettes and little cigars is at an all-time high,” said Linda Witucki, executive director of the Am
La Crosse (WI) Tribune
added Feb 7, 2016 21:48
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Iowa Legislature to Consider Tobacco Purchase Age Increase

At the opening of the current legislative session on Jan. 13, Senator Herman C. Quirmbach (D-23) filed SF 2016, which would make Iowa one of the first states to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco. Only Hawaii has increased the age so far, while Ne
HalfWheel
added Jan 21, 2016 20:59
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[Iowa] Marijuana use tops tobacco use among high school seniors

Siouxland youth say it's now easier for them to get their hands on marijuana than alcohol, according to Holly Keegan, a prevention specialist for Jackson Recovery Centers who works with high-risk children and teens. Although a National Institutes of Heal
Sioux City (IA) Journal
added Jan 11, 2016 18:03
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[Iowa] Council to consider e-cig ban for Ames

A new ordinance drafted by Ames city staff may decide the future of how electronic cigarettes and other forms of nicotine vaporizers are regulated in the city of Ames. The ordinance will be given to the Ames City Council Tuesday for discussion and possib
Ames (IA) Tribune
added Jan 10, 2016 20:02
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[Iowa] VIDEO: Some surprised by Tom Miller's statement on e-cigarettes

Youth and Shelter Services Prevention Specialist Denise Denton said research shows some e-cig users go on to be dual users meaning they smoke both conventional and electronic cigarettes. She stresses the bottom line is e-cig use is harmful. "Reducing ac
KCCI- Channel 8 (Des Moines, IA)
added Jan 4, 2016 04:11
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[Iowa] HALFHILL: Vaping group thanks Miller

Iowans for Alternatives to Smoking and Tobacco (IFAST), we have been instrumental in letting state legislators and local elected officials understand what an e-cig is, and more importantly, what it is not. An e-cig is not a cigar or cigarette; it is not c
Des Moines (IA) Register
added Jan 2, 2016 20:35
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E-cigarettes gain Iowa attorney general's support

Callaway...was surprised by Miller’s letter. “Hopefully, Iowans are listening to their doctors and public health experts for their health information rather than the state’s attorney general,”... But e-cigarette supporters trumpeted Miller’s public stance
Des Moines (IA) Register
added Dec 29, 2015 22:22
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