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[Alaska] Senate proposes smoke-free workplaces

Senate Bill 63, a bill that proposes to extend the ban on smoking in workplaces, has made its way to the House Rules Committee. It has already passed through the Senate and is currently sitting in the committee to be considered for the floor vote.
The Northern Light (University of Alaska Anchorage)
added Feb 21, 2018 14:29
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BLUM: It might surprise you who else holds tobacco stock

Like the vast majority of universities, academia's largest retirement provider of financial services, TIAA (Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association), hasn't sold its tobacco stocks, which are simply too lucrative. ...TIAA created a separate investment
AL.com
added Feb 12, 2018 21:06
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[California, Nevada] Third-hand smoke may linger forever: Study shows casinos are still toxic to customers after cigarette ban - and replacing material could be the only solution

But several states - including Nevada - allow 'adult venues' like casinos to allow smoking indoors. In some states, including California, where the new study was conducted, tribal casino are exempt from otherwise universal bans.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 8, 2018 19:48
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Thirdhand smoke lingers in casino months after smoking ban

the residue, known as thirdhand smoke, declined significantly after smoking was banned in a Northern California casino. But even six months later, toxic tobacco smoke residue remained above levels found in hotels or private homes with smoking bans. That'
EurekAlert
added Feb 8, 2018 19:43
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Thirdhand smoke lingers in casino months after smoking ban

the residue, known as thirdhand smoke, declined significantly after smoking was banned in a Northern California casino. But even six months later, toxic tobacco smoke residue remained above levels found in hotels or private homes with smoking bans. That'
EurekAlert
added Feb 8, 2018 19:43
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[Missouri] Joplin asked to adopt stricter smoking regulations

Eight years after a resident-driven effort failed to persuade Joplin officials to ban smoking in businesses and other public places, another organization has rekindled the cause. Vision Joplin 2022 is aiming to implement two measures: One would raise th
Joplin (MO) Globe
added Feb 4, 2018 17:02
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[Virginia] Editorial: Altria delivers more good news from the GOP tax cuts

Now that companies are handing out bonuses and raises, liberal Democrats have realized they can no longer pretend the tax cut does nothing for the middle class. So they have shifted tactics. Pelosi has dismissed the raises and bonuses as “crumbs.” To som
Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch
added Feb 3, 2018 00:43
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[Virginia] Altria Group will pay $3,000 bonus to all non-executive employees

said it also plans to set aside $35 million over three years for philanthropic programs in the communities where it has operations, focusing particularly on nonprofit programs in youth development and workforce preparedness. The money is in addition to th
Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch
added Feb 3, 2018 00:29
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Civil Rights Song “We Shall Overcome” Part of Public Domain

Ludlow Music, the song’s publisher, agreed in a New York federal court last week to back down on claims of copyright ... In the 1940s, a song called “We Will Overcome” was used by striking tobacco workers in South Carolina. That song was then taught at t
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 1, 2018 18:45
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Two-time killer, not state leaders, changes smoking policy in Missouri prisons

arguably the most sweeping change — a complete tobacco ban — will soon happen courtesy of a former death-row inmate named Ecclesiastical Denzel Washington, who claimed the state was allowing him to die from secondhand smoke.
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added Jan 21, 2018 20:48
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