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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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Tennessee ranks 34th for smoking prevention funding nationwide

The state spends a little more than $6 million annually to prevent people from picking up the habit and convincing current smokers to drop it... State funding also pales in comparison to the whopping $428.7 million generated in total revenue from tobacco
Chattanooga (TN) Times & Free Press
added Dec 17, 2017 12:50
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[Tennessee] Say goodbye to smoking on Memphis UT Health Science campus Jan. 1

The policy is sweeping, covering 55 acres of the medical district campus, including sidewalks and parking lots adjacent to university buildings. Also prohibited is smoking, as well as e-cigarettes, in personal vehicles...bans advertising, selling and off
Memphis (TN) Commercial Appeal
added Dec 16, 2017 15:36
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[Tennessee] Public housing to go smoke-free

The Shelbyville Housing Authority board, complying with a new federal rule, has voted to make all of its public housing smoke-free. Failure to comply will be considered a violation of the lease agreement, and after four violations, the lease agreement c
Shelbyville (TN) Times-Gazette
added Dec 13, 2017 04:16
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[Tennessee] UTHSC banning all smoking on campus

New Year’s Day kicks off the year-round tobacco ban on University of Tennessee Health Science Center campus. It’s an idea that students pushed to have the university put into action. The days are numbered for students, faculty, and staff to enjoy a smo
WMC-TV Channel 5 (Memphis, TN)
added Dec 6, 2017 17:22
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[Tennessee] Vanderbilt researchers test nicotine patches to treat early memory loss

Researchers are trying to treat early stage memory loss with nicotine patches to prevent those diagnosed from moving into full-blown Alzheimer's. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is collaborating with the University of Southern California on a two-
The Tennessean
added Nov 30, 2017 06:33
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[Tennessee] Herbicide spraying faulted for dead tobacco crops

Daniels alleges that herbicide spraying by the Powell Valley Electric Cooperative killed dozens of acres of his crops and has caused him to lose millions of dollars in profits. RJ Reynolds, a large tobacco company that Daniels usually sells his product
WBIR NBC (Knoxville, TN)
added Nov 28, 2017 20:21
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