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[Tennessee] Nashville exempt from public housing smoking ban, MDHA says

But MDHA has converted almost all of its public housing to Section 8 housing — which exempts Nashville from this smoke-free rule, according to Jamie Berry, communications director for MDHA. Berry said 18 of their 20 housing facilities have been converte
The Tennessean
added Jul 16, 2018 12:50
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[Tennessee] Housing Authority Bans Smoking In Its Buildings

A smoke-free policy was approved Tuesday by the Housing Authority Board of Commissioners, which will go into effect next month. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is requiring the implementation of the policy. According to HUD, the pol
Greeneville (TN) Sun
added Jun 28, 2018 21:45
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[Tennessee] EDITORIAL: Lawmakers should protect children from secondhand smoke

Preventing a lifetime of health problems for unsuspecting children isn’t an attack on personal freedoms or parental authority. It’s a commonsense solution to a problem that has plagued the state for decades. We urge our lawmakers to take the lead in the
Johnson City (TN) Press
added May 19, 2018 19:01
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[Tennessee] ETSU researcher urges repeal of tobacco-friendly law

Tennessee General Assembly kill legislation last last month that would have banned smoking in cars when children are present. Hadii Mamudu, whose research focuses on public policy and the harmful effects of smoking, said the narrow defeat of the bill on
Johnson City (TN) Press
added May 11, 2018 21:59
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[Tennessee] Local teens spearhead historic tobacco policy for Hamilton County schools

A youth-led, anti-tobacco group mentored by local leaders inspired Hamilton County schools to scrap the system's outdated tobacco policy and go nicotine-free. Although the old policy prohibited smoking inside or near buildings, it allowed smoking on sch
Chattanooga (TN) Times & Free Press
added May 4, 2018 17:10
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[Tennessee] Cooper: Smokers, not state, should decide

A bill in the Tennessee Senate to do just that narrowly missed passing Wednesday and is likely dead for the year. However, given its one-vote failure, it's likely to come back in the next General Assembly.
Chattanooga (TN) Times & Free Press
added Apr 20, 2018 17:20
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[Tennessee] Public health series takes on e-cigarettes

While they are safer than traditional tobacco-filled cigarettes, according to East Tennessee State University public health professor Dr. Hadii Mamudu, that doesn’t necessarily mean they are 100 percent safe. “The evidence on its impact on health is not
Johnson City (TN) Press
added Apr 15, 2018 17:59
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[Tennessee] Austin Gives Tuesday Book Club History Of County's Tobacco Industry

the meeting was a talk featuring Richard Austin, who spoke about the evolution of the Greene County tobacco industry and the role his family’s company, The Austin Company, played in it for decades from the early 1900s until its sale in 1990.
Greeneville (TN) Sun
added Apr 5, 2018 19:11
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[UK, Tennessee] AGRAFIOTIS: Vape advocate: Scientific evidence clears the air on vaping as tobacco harm reduction

John Newton, Director for Health Improvement at PHE said, “It would be tragic if thousands of smokers who could quit with the help of an e-cigarette are being put off due to false fears about their safety.”
Nooga.com
added Mar 31, 2018 14:12
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[Tennessee] Students seek broader policy on tobacco use at schools

Townsend was one of four local high school students who recently met with Hamilton County Commissioners Sabrena Smedley and Chester Bankston to show their support for a more comprehensive tobacco-free policy for all Hamilton County schools. "I was very
Chattanooga (TN) Times & Free Press
added Feb 25, 2018 16:38
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