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[Pennsylvania] New research: smokers try to quit after "sin taxes"

But the thrill of inhaling nicotine vapor — instead of smoke — eventually wears off. Then, the 43-year-old tattoo artist from Scranton starts smoking again. “It only satisfies you for so long, then it’s right back to cigarettes,” he said of vaping. The
Wilkes Barre (PA) Citizen's Voice
added Oct 8, 2018 20:31
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[Pennsylvania] Smoker’s fee? City employees who use tobacco will pay monthly premium in Pittsburgh

There will be a $50 monthly premium surcharge to each employee who uses tobacco products, according to a letter sent to employees. Employees must complete and sign an affidavit, stating whether or not they are a tobacco user or a non-tobacco user, acc
WPXI (Pittsburgh, PA)
added Oct 7, 2018 19:41
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[Pennsylvania] Pittsburgh seeks smokers fee for city employees

Starting in January, the city will charge about one-third of its 3,000 employees an additional $50 per month for health care premiums if they continue to use tobacco products, officials said Friday. At least one union is objecting to the added fee. Jane
Pittsburgh (PA) Tribune-Review
added Oct 6, 2018 15:43
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[Pennsylvania] EDITORIAL: Close the loopholes on indoor air law

The law allows bars to exempt themselves from the state’s Clean Indoor Air Act if food sales make up less than 20 percent of their revenues, and people younger than 18 are prohibited from entering. There once were more than 3,000 such establishments in t
Washington (PA) Observer-Reporter
added Sep 28, 2018 14:08
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[Pennsylvania] Penn researchers receive $18 million grant for Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science

The center will examine the effects of advertising, packaging, and labeling on perceptions, use, and exposure to tobacco products
EurekAlert
added Sep 20, 2018 17:01
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[Pennsylvania] EDITORIAL: Snuff out exceptions to smoking law

state law allows about 1,700 such places to continue to expose nonsmoking patrons and thousands of workers to airborne toxins and carcinogens. State Rep. Dan Frankell, an Allegheny County Democrat who has rounded up a great deal of bipartisan support, wa
Wilkes Barre (PA) Citizen's Voice
added Sep 19, 2018 20:06
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[Pennsylvania] EDITORIAL: Fix error: Ban indoor smoking

the state Legislature maintains exceptions that imperil the health of workers at 1,700 businesses... continue in casinos, in some bars based irrelevantly on the amount of food they serve, and in private social clubs.
Scranton (PA) Times-Tribune
added Sep 14, 2018 17:37
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[Pennsylvania] Plan for hooka lounge on North Fifth Street draws some objections in Reading

The city zoning hearing board has heard a request for zoning relief from Hatboi Entertainment LLC, which is seeking a use variance and a special exception to allow a café and hookah lounge in a vacant storefront at 113 North Fifth St.
Reading (PA) Eagle
added Sep 13, 2018 16:39
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[Pennsylvania] 10 Years After Passage Of Clean Indoor Air Act, Lawmakers Want To Close Exemptions

More than 2,300 establishments in Pennsylvania still allow indoor smoking, according to the Pennsylvania Alliance to Control Tobacco. Two bills, one in the state House and the other in the state Senate, would close the loopholes. Both are awaiting actio
WESA 90.5 (Pittsburgh, PA)
added Sep 12, 2018 19:46
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[Pennsylvania] Allegheny County representatives call for statewide indoor smoking ban for workplaces

On Tuesday, Pennsylvania VFW commander Thomas Hanzes spoke at the Morningside VFW and called on state lawmakers to end the exemptions and ban smoking inside all workplaces. He says VFW members have already voted to support this step and many other posts
Pittsburgh (PA) City Paper
added Sep 12, 2018 00:53
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