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[Pennsylvania] Local housing authority’s policy predates federal ‘no smoking’ initiative

A fire three years ago – triggered by a cigarette – that injured 13 residents of public housing in North Charleroi prompted Washington County Housing Authority to ban indoor smoking in all apartments it manages.... No one challenged the Washington County
Washington (PA) Observer-Reporter
added Nov 28, 2015 16:30

[Pennsylvania] EDITORIAL: E-cigarettes should be off-limits to teens

we support her effort to correct this oversight. It’s time our legislators add Pennsylvania to the list of 48 states and territories that ban the sale of e-cigarettes and other vaping materials to minors.
Pottstown (PA) Mercury
added Nov 24, 2015 19:19

[Pennsylvania] E-cigarette battery explodes inside car, burning Washington County couple

the battery went up in flames and severely burned his girlfriend’s hands while they were driving on Interstate 79 Tuesday night. “It was an instant flash. I mean, the battery just instantly started glowing red, it was like a blacksmith heating metal --
WPXI (Pittsburgh, PA)
added Nov 21, 2015 20:40

[Pennsylvania] RIDDLE ME THIS: Lung cancer awareness month: learn how to reduce your risks

In honor of Lung Cancer Awareness Month, observed in November, it’s important to know that lung cancer continues to be the leading cause of cancer deaths in both men and women in the United States—killing more people than all other cancers combined. Whil
Delaware County (PA) News Network
added Nov 19, 2015 15:48

[Pennsylvania] Pa. Must Join Multistate Tobacco Settlement Arbitration ($$)

A Pennsylvania appeals court ruled Wednesday that the state could not go it alone in arbitration proceedings over whether it adequately complied with tax obligations as part of a massive settlement over tobacco-related health costs, and instead had to su
added Nov 19, 2015 05:46

[Pennsylvania] Allegheny County Smoking Rates Above Nation, State

“We’ve got a problem with tobacco here in Allegheny County,” said Health Department Director Karen Hacker. “You just have to walk around Downtown to know that what I’m saying is very accurate.” Hacker was joined by Tobacco Free Allegheny officials, anti
WESA 90.5 (Pittsburgh, PA)
added Nov 17, 2015 15:47

[Pennsylvania] EDITORIAL: A good tax: The Pa. budget should draw more from tobacco

it’s hard to fathom why the tentative plan doesn’t call for raising the cigarette tax.... A $1 hike in the cigarette tax, which Gov. Tom Wolf had proposed earlier, would generate an estimated $358 million a year. Pennsylvania’s tax is not excessive — it’
Pittsburgh (PA) Post-Gazette
added Nov 16, 2015 22:32

[Pennsylvania] Phila. to ban smoking at psychiatric hospitals

All psychiatric hospitals that have contracts with the city must ban all forms of tobacco, inside and outdoors, among patients and staff, on Dec. 14. All but one is including visitors in the policy, as well. The conventional wisdom is that banning smoki
Philadelphia (PA) Inquirer
added Nov 16, 2015 21:46
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[Pennsylvania] Years later, adjusting to public housing smoking ban

A similar ban has been in place at public housing in York County since October 2012. The move initially drew protests, and about 70 people went to a public meeting about the issue. Now, about three years later, some people here are still adjusting to the
York (PA) Daily Record
added Nov 16, 2015 04:02

[Pennsylvania] EDITORIAL: Tobacco war on home front

Smokers are a minority in public housing, as in the rest of the society. The negative health consequences of tobacco smoke are not confined by common apartment walls. HUD’s proposed policy is an important step to diminish the public health scourge of sm
Scranton (PA) Times-Tribune
added Nov 16, 2015 01:26
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