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[Kansas] County to prohibit tobacco use during work hours

Labette County commissioners agreed Monday on prohibiting tobacco use entirely by county employees during working hours. The board also agreed that vaping, or e-cigarettes, should be prohibited from all county-owned buildings and vehicles. Now, county pol
Parsons (KS) Sun
added Apr 5, 2016 16:59
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[Kansas] Cigarette tax hike unlikely in coming legislative session

Since the Kansas cigarette tax rose from 79 cents to $1.29 per pack — a 63.3 percent increase — revenue from tax stamps is up 65.5 percent over the same period in 2014. That means cigarette sales actually have climbed a bit in Kansas for the first five m
Garden City (KS) Telegram
added Dec 13, 2015 20:36
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[Kansas] Brownback: Changes to reservation tobacco sales needed to keep settlement money

Kansas’ handling of tobacco sales on tribal reservations could jeopardize its share of the tobacco settlement money that was supposed to fund children’s programs... “We’re talking to the tribes about enforcing, because we don’t want to lose that $60 mill
Topeka (KS) Capital-Journal
added Feb 20, 2015 03:20
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[Kansas] The cost of smoking is cheap in Missouri ... relatively

At $1.177 million per smoker over a lifetime, Missouri ranked eighth among the states with the lowest total smoking costs. Kansas ranked 19th with a $1.319 million total cost.
Kansas City (MO) Star
added Jan 20, 2015 22:16
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[Kansas] E-cigarette usage increases among teenagers

According to Emporia School District personnel, there has been an increase in e-cigarette usage among young people in Emporia. Nancy Horst, community relations with USD 253, reports that there have been a few instances of e-cigarette usage among middle a
Emporia (KS) Gazette
added Jan 13, 2015 15:13
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[Kansas] Anti-tobacco group finds link between incomes and location of tobacco retailers

Lower income areas in central Wichita have 38 percent of tobacco retailers in the city, according to new survey presented at the Tobacco Marketing Summit at the Kansas Leadership Center ... “Your life expectancy in the United States today is much more l
Wichita (KS) Eagle
added May 29, 2014 15:55
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Study: Kansas' smoking ban hasn't affected business in restaurants, bars

The Kansas Health Institute analysis concluded "there is no apparent evidence that smoking bans in Kansas have been associated with a decrease in statewide restaurant and bar sales, or with a decrease in the number of establishments serving liquor." Aft
Lawrence (KS) Journal-World
added Jan 26, 2013 06:33
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Smokers denied jobs by Kansas Turnpike Authority

KTA President Michael Johnston says, "We stopped hiring tobacco users 10 years ago, August 1, 2002. Johnston says he wants employees to live healthy lifestyles. By doing so, they could save the company more than 20% on insurance costs. Johnston says, "St
KSNT Channel 27 ( Topeka, KS)
added Sep 27, 2012 13:51
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Kansas law banning e-cigarette sales to minors set to go in place

Health risks of smokeless alternative are hazy, but for some the state’s ban isn’t strict enough.
Kansas City (MO) Star
added Jun 27, 2012 16:08
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Kansas House committee considers selling off tobacco assets to help fix budget deficit

The House budget committee scrutinized a measure Thursday that would sell bonds backed by tobacco litigation settlements to help fill the next two years’ projected $900 million dollar deficit. (Thad Allton/The Capital-Journal) Eric Stafford, vice presid
Topeka (KS) Capital-Journal
added Jun 2, 2017 03:32
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