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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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Tennessee has mixed record with tobacco policies

• funding for state tobacco prevention programs – grade F. • strength of smokefree workplace laws - grade C. • level of state tobacco taxes - grade F. • coverage and access to services to quit tobacco - grade F. • minimum age of sale for tobacco prod
Lebanon (TN) Democrat
added Feb 1, 2018 01:38
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Smoking costs the average Tennesseean $1,197,782 over a lifetime

A 2017 WalletHub survey positioned Tennessee as fourth in the nation for smokers. West Virginia ranked No. 1, with Utah coming in last. Despite the fourth place ranking for smokers, costs vary by state with Tennessee taking sixth place for Total Cost pe
Columbia (TN) Daily Herald
added Jan 18, 2018 06:54
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[Tennessee] Dade County, Ga., bans tobacco use on school campuses

more than 100 other school districts in the state banning the use of tobacco products on school campuses. The district recently adopted a 100 percent Tobacco Free Schools policy, joining the other 10 counties in the Georgia Department of Public Health's
Chattanooga (TN) Times & Free Press
added Jan 3, 2018 14:49
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[Tennessee] Dade County Schools Adopts Tobacco-Free Schools Policy

Dade County Schools has become the 123rd school district in Georgia to adopt the 100% Tobacco-Free Schools (TFS) policy, which makes schools in all ten counties comprising the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) Northwest Health District – Bartow,
Chattanoogan.com
added Jan 3, 2018 14:42
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