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Smokefree advocates fight pre-emption laws that limit regulations on tobacco use in Tennessee

There are pre-emption laws on the books that basically state that local municipalities — on the city and county level — can’t go further than pre-existing state laws....Mamudu said in his article “Tennessee’s Smokefree Policy: It’s Time for Local Control
Johnson City (TN) Press
added Dec 15, 2014 00:47
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[Tennessee] Electronic cigarettes added to city smoking ban

The smoking ban already in place for City of LaFollette buildings was updated to include electronic cigarettes by a unanimous vote at Tuesday’s City Council meeting.
La Follette (TN) Press
added Dec 4, 2014 20:08
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[Tennessee] Tobacco pact funds earmarked for local prevention programs

Knox County will get to spend $327,041 per year on tobacco use prevention. But that's a fraction of the money it could save, said Michael Thomas, program manager with Knox County Health Department. "Based on 2011 data, if we reduced the number of pregna
Knoxville (TN) News-Sentinel
added Dec 3, 2014 19:10
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[Tennessee] Local Health Council reviews e cigarette risks

The Bradley County Health Council reviewed a PowerPoint presentation on e-cigarettes created by the Tennessee Department of Health at a recent meeting. The presentation listed a series of “unknowns” yet to be discovered about the new fad.
Cleveland (TN) Banner
added Dec 1, 2014 18:30
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[Tennessee] JAIN: Is it acceptable to deny employment to smokers?

not having any hospital employees smoke sets an example for the community. Health care workers who value the health of their patients need to value their own health by not smoking.
The Tennessean
added Nov 9, 2014 19:22
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[Tennessee] Phil Everly's widow shares the pain of his COPD death

When they met, Phil was a chain smoker, but he eventually quit in 2001. "Seven years of nagging, I finally got through to him," she said. "That's a long time to be nagged."...Genetics and smoking are often causes of COPD, but the disease can and does occ
The Tennessean
added Oct 31, 2014 20:58
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[Tennessee] Health department launches anti-tobacco billboard campaign

Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department and the Tennessee Department of Health Southeast region have launched anti-tobacco billboards to inform area residents about the effects of second- and thirdhand smoke.
Nooga.com
added Oct 31, 2014 12:06
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[Tennessee] Local billboards targeting secondhand smoke

Both Hamilton County and state health officials have launch an anti-tobacco campaign aimed at educating the public about the effects of secondhand smoke on children. The campaign involves the use of large billboards that are being placed throughout South
News 12 Chattanooga, TN
added Oct 29, 2014 09:32
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[Florida, Tennessee] Nashville attorney wins second verdict against tobacco companies

Kenneth Byrd, a Nashville attorney from Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, has won a $41.4 million judgement against tobacco giants Philip Morris USA and R.J. Reynolds. Byrd was the lead counsel in a liability suit that spun out of a Florida class-act
NashvillePost.com
added Oct 24, 2014 15:35
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[Tennessee] STOLLINGS: More information about the newest trend of electronic cigarettes

Tennessee Department of Health issued a health advisory on electronic cigarettes and similar devices. This was released in February 2014. Here they are and in case you my column missed last week, I will add those as well. » There is inadequate scientific
TriCities.com (Bristol (TN) Herald Courier/WJHL-TV)
added Oct 15, 2014 16:29
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