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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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Richards: It's quittin' time in Tennessee every February for smokers

At this time of year, many of us have already left our New Year's resolutions behind, but Tennessee Quit Week, held each February, offers the perfect opportunity to make a commitment to quit tobacco use now. This initiative is in its third year and bring
Chattanooga (TN) Times & Free Press
added Feb 12, 2018 06:02
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[Tennessee] National smoking rates decline, local challenges remain

The current smoking rate in Tennessee — 22.1 percent of adults use cigarettes — gives it the eighth highest rate of smoking prevalence in the nation. In Alabama and Georgia, 21.5 percent and 17.9 percent of adults, respectively, are smokers.
Chattanooga (TN) Times & Free Press
added Feb 11, 2018 19:03
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[Tennessee] Ramsey sponsors bill to allow local governments to curb secondhand smoke

Local governments would have the option to regulate smoking more strictly than state law under a new bill sponsored by Rep. Bob Ramsey, R-Maryville. “As written today, state law is ignoring the will of the people in local communities who desire smoke-fr
Maryville (TN) Daily Times
added Feb 10, 2018 02:27
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[Tennessee] New Bill Could Place Smoking Laws in Local Governments' Hands

The Local Option Bill, sponsored by Sen. Bill Ketron, R-Murfreesboro, would repeal the tobacco preemption clause, which says that state law trumps local laws pertaining to where smoking is prohibited. The new bill would allow municipal governments to c
Memphis Flyer
added Feb 9, 2018 22:45
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[Tennessee] FLOMBERG: Living the Dream: A (qualified) defense of smoking on campus

Banning smoking on campus would just force them to smoke in their cars and homes more. It will not help them quit. It won’t help students quit either. This is because a smoking ban solves NOTHING. It does not get at the root of the issue. If these senato
Daily Beacon (University of Tennessee)
added Feb 6, 2018 18:16
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It’s ‘quittin’ time’ in Tennessee Feb. 5 – 9

The Tennessee Department of Health joins partners from across the state in celebrating the third annual Tennessee Quit Week February 5-9, 2018 renewing the call to each and every Tennessean to be part of our state’s celebration of Tennesseans who have qui
Winchester (TN) Herald-Chronicle
added Feb 1, 2018 18:46
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