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[Rhode Island] Sosnowski Bill Lets Police Warn Smokers Driving with Kids - Police & Fire - Narragansett - South Kingstown, RI Patch

The Senate passed legislation (2014-S 2084) today (March 13) authorizing police officers to provide a verbal warning to an individual who is smoking in a vehicle containing a restrained child.
added Mar 18, 2014 00:38

[Rhode Island] Heidi Heilman: Marijuana follows Big Tobacco’s lead

Big Marijuana is doing all it can to cast doubt on these scientific facts in the same way that Big Tobacco succeeded in hiding the dangers of cigarette smoking for more than 80 years.
Providence (RI) Journal-Bulletin
added Mar 17, 2014 00:02

[Rhode Island] RI bill: cops could warn smokers in cars with kids

Legislation in the Rhode Island Senate would allow police to issue warnings to drivers who are seen smoking in a vehicle containing a young child. The proposal, which is scheduled to be reviewed Thursday in a Senate committee, would only apply when
AP - Associated Press
added Mar 6, 2014 13:52

[Rhode Island] R.I. receives low marks in tobacco prevention

State’s poor report attributed to insufficient funding for anti-tobacco policies
Brown Daily Herald (Providence, RI)
added Feb 6, 2014 13:46

[Rhode Island] CVS ends sale of cigarettes, tobacco products at its 7,600 stores

There is only one national convenience-store chain (7-Eleven), many regional chains — including Massachusetts-based Cumberland Farms, but 63 percent of convenience stores are one-store operations. CVS competitors Walgreen Co. and Rite Aid Corp. both sell
Providence (RI) Journal-Bulletin
added Feb 6, 2014 12:39

[Rhode Island] CVS wins widespread praise for decision to stop selling tobacco products

Government officials from President Obama to Providence Mayor Angel Taveras praised the Woonsocket-based company for its action. “I congratulate — and thank — the CEO of CVS Caremark, Larry Merlo, the board of directors, and all who helped make a choice
Providence (RI) Journal-Bulletin
added Feb 6, 2014 12:37

[Rhode Island] Reed Commends CVS for Ending Tobacco Sales

"I commend CVS Caremark for voluntarily taking tobacco products off their shelves. CVS is a trusted brand that focuses on health and wellness and they reached this decision on their own because they understand that tobacco use and public health don't mix
US Senator Jack Reed (D-RI)
added Feb 6, 2014 16:25

[Rhode Island] Tobacco Free RI, health director praise CVS Caremark's decision to phase out tobacco sales

A network of Rhode Island anti-tobacco organizations and state health officials Wednesday praised the decision of Woonsocket-based CVS Caremark to phase out tobacco sales at its more than 7,600 drugstores nationwide.
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 6, 2014 12:04

[Rhode Island] GOURLAY: 50 Years Of Anti-Tobacco Efforts. Can RI Quit Now?

thousands of Rhode Islanders still smoke, including kids and adults. And according to every doctor and public health expert I've ever talked to, that's no good. What's more, the Campaign says Rhode Island could be spending more on preventing tobacco use,
WRNI (Rhode Island Public Radio)
added Jan 9, 2014 06:49

[New England, Massachusetts, Rhode Island] RI Black Market Tobacco Sales Rampant, Among Worst in Nation

Up to 40 percent of cigarettes smoked in Rhode Island are smuggled into the state according to one estimate. That analysis comes from the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, a nonpartisan research group ... "the best solution to the problem of interstate
added Dec 25, 2013 22:31
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