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[Pennsylvania] Smoking ban in public housing cleans up air, sets Philly as national model

Well ahead of the curve, the Philadelphia Housing Authority prohibited smoking in its properties in 2015. A new study documents some recent success by the Philadelphia Housing Authority, the largest agency in the country to have banned smoking in all it
WHYY (Philadelphia, PA)
added Mar 2, 2017 12:02
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[Pennsylvania] Cigar Smoking Among Philadelphia Teens Surpasses Cigarette Use: Report

Philadelphia’s Commissioner of Public Health Dr. Thomas A. Farley says the "shift away from cigarettes" is being caused by cheap tobacco products that are "marketed in ways specifically designed to attract our kids."
NBC Philadelphia (NBC Local Media)
added Mar 1, 2017 16:29
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[Pennsylvania] Bill advances to ban flavored electronic smoking devices

An Assembly committee on Monday advanced the ban. It also approved a bill that would prohibit the use of coupons and promotional offers for tobacco and vapor products. The bill's co-sponsor, Assemblyman Herb Conway Jr., who is a physician, says the goal
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 28, 2017 17:24
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[Pennsylvania] Smoker suffers severe burns after accidentally lighting his hooded sweatshirt on fire while having a cigarette

A man accidentally lit his hooded sweatshirt on fire while smoking outside a Pennsylvania mall and badly burned himself, police say. The incident happened Tuesday evening outside the Palmer Park Mall near Easton, according to Palmer Township police.
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 22, 2017 19:17
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[Pennsylvania] Airborne nicotine down in public housing after new policy

A 2015 policy change had led to a reduction in the airborne nicotine levels in Philadelphia public housing, a Drexel University study indicates. Ann Klassen came to the Dornsife School of Public Health in 2011 and was awarded the Community Transformatio
The Triangle (Drexel University)
added Feb 17, 2017 21:16
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[Pennsylvania] HIMELSTEIN: Teens using cigars: What you should know

Why teenagers? Perhaps because cigars are being marketed to them. Some cigars contain candy and fruit flavoring, such as strawberry or grape. Some cigars are sold as a single stick, making them cheaper and easier to get. Tobacco is tobacco, right? Clo
Philly blogs
added Feb 14, 2017 10:57
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[Pennsylvania] Philadelphia’s Smoke-Free Housing Policy Is Proving Effective

Public housing residents in Philadelphia are getting a breath of fresh air: A new study presents evidence that a 2015 policy by the Philadelphia Housing Authority has led to lowered levels of second-hand smoke in the city’s public housing communities.
Pacific standard magazine and PSMag.com
added Feb 14, 2017 09:46
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[Pennsylvania] EDITORIAL: Tobacco talk

we hesitate to endorse all of the American Lung Associations recommendations for Pennsylvania in its latest State of Tobacco Control report... Trying to force smokers who don’t want to quit to give up an activity they enjoy by lightening their wallets may
New Castle (PA) News
added Feb 13, 2017 14:53
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[Pennsylvania] Tobacco Sales Permit Restrictions Rise in Philly

The regulation will limit the number of new permits to one retailer per 1,000 residents, taking into account daytime commuters. It will also prohibit new tobacco permits for retailers operating within 500 feet of a K-12 school. At least one notable c-s
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Feb 10, 2017 23:42
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[Pennsylvania] SNYDER: Send tobacco ban up in smoke

Campus smoking bans don’t and shouldn’t work. It’s time we let them go, in favor of a more nuanced, fairer approach that gives space for both smokers and non-smokers. We need to balance respect for individuals’ choices regarding their health and the acco
Pitt News (University of Pittsburgh)
added Feb 9, 2017 16:36
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