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[Pennsylvania] Pa. legislation targets secondhand smoke loopholes

“We are urging the general public to contact their legislator to amend [the state antismoking] law to extend it to casinos and bars, which currently have waivers,” Ms. Petrow said. “But at this point I think it’s an uphill battle. It simply is a low prio
Pittsburgh (PA) Post-Gazette
added Oct 30, 2014 13:23

Pennsylvania’s Secondhand Smoke Loopholes; Dangerous Highway Guardrails?

Anti-smoking advocates say that loopholes in Pennsylvania’s workplace smoking ban are exposing employees who work in bars and casinos to harmful secondhand smoke. Legislation to close those loopholes is stuck in a state committee
added Oct 30, 2014 13:22

[Pennsylvania] EDITORIAL: Electronic cigarettes are bad bet for kids

If adult smokers feel they are gaining ground in defeating the deadly habit by substituting e-cigarettes for the real thing, then they are welcome to do so. But children should be discouraged from smoking cigarettes of any kind even subliminally.
Pottstown (PA) Mercury
added Oct 28, 2014 11:56

[Pennsylvania] Nutter Administration Pushing City Workers Toward No-Tobacco Pharmacies

Thousands of non-union Philadelphia municipal workers are being coaxed into using pharmacies that don't sell tobacco products. And higher health care premiums are coming for those workers who do smoke.
KYW Newsradio-1060 KYW-TV CBS 3 (Philadelphia, PA)
added Oct 24, 2014 15:13

[Pennsylvania] LETTER: Raising the age for buying tobacco would curb smoking

largely ignored but far more widespread and deadly “gateway drug” for teens is tobacco, which remains legal for purchase by those 18 or older. Simply increasing the minimum age for purchase of tobacco to 21, as with the purchase of alcohol, would have eno
Pittsburgh (PA) Post-Gazette
added Oct 14, 2014 14:03
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[Pennsylvania] Smoking cited as possible cause of fatal fire

Authorities say smoking may have started an early morning fire that killed two people in their northern Pennsylvania home.
WHTM-TV (Harrisburg, PA)
added Oct 14, 2014 13:36

[Pennsylvania] As e-cigarette industry booms, liquid nicotine exposure among children spikes

More than 2,700 people have called poison control this year to report an exposure to liquid nicotine, over half of those cases in children younger than 6, according to national statistics. The number shows a sharp rise from only a few hundred total cases
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 14, 2014 11:57

[Pennsylvania] 'Vaping' in schools: Berks districts scramble to stop smoke-free smoking problem ($$)

Mirroring a national trend, Berks County is seeing a rise in youths smoking e-cigarettes, a situation that alarms some educators and
Reading (PA) Eagle
added Oct 6, 2014 16:57

[Pennsylvania] Mayor Nutter Reminds Citizens Not to Smoke Anything in Parks

the mayor tweeted this morning to remind everyone that smoking in public is still illegal. And, well, that smoking anything in a public park is illegal, too. The policy banning smoking in public parks took effect this spring. The ban has no real penalty
Philadelphia Magazine
added Oct 3, 2014 22:10

[Pennsylvania] Allegheny County Housing Authority bans smoking at five sites

A total of 330 units were designated non-smoking as of Wednesday, according to the county. They are the Andrew Carnegie Apartments in Carnegie, G.W. Carver Hall in Clairton, John Frazer Hall in Turtle Creek, Ohioview Tower in McKees Rocks and West Miffli
Pittsburgh (PA) Post-Gazette
added Oct 3, 2014 17:18
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