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[Washington] EDITORIAL: Park policy should target kids' health

A comprehensive indoor smoking ban made sense. We're not so sure about one that prohibits smoking outdoors, except in places where people are concentrated -- play areas, grandstands and picnic shelters, for instance.
Bellingham (WA) Herald
added Feb 14, 2014 06:24

[Washington] Sponsored Post: Marijuana Smoking and the Risk of Lung Cancer: Time for Pause

For individuals who treat lung cancer patients in the states of Washington and Colorado, the recently passed legislations raise serious concerns. Ironically, this happened on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the first US Surgeon General Report by Dr. L
Seattle (WA) Post-Intelligencer blogs
added Oct 30, 2013 00:39

[Washington] Prosecutor: Driver was lighting cigarette when she killed Kenmore walker

According to a King County detective’s account, Jones told investigators she was driving "a little faster than she should have" and lighting a cigarette when she felt a bump. She is alleged to have told the detective she didn’t see anything but returned
Seattle (WA) Post-Intelligencer
added Oct 25, 2013 03:58

[Washington] Historic pact: Feds to notify Yakamas of warrant activity

Department of Justice has agreed to notify Yakama tribal police before executing search and arrest warrants against tribal members on tribal land. The move could help widen the path for the Yakama Nation, a sovereign nation, to have its full civil and cr
Yakima (WA) Herald
added Aug 28, 2013 12:34

[Washington] Yakima moves ahead with proposed smoking ban by writing legislation

City council voted to create legislation that will ban smoking at special events, city parks and playgrounds. Once the legislation is written council will take a formal vote on it.
KIMA TV (Yakima, WA)
added Aug 21, 2013 10:09

[Washington] Changing of guardian for health as smoking reaches crossroad

For the first time since 1998, Washington is getting a new secretary of health. Mary Selecky is retiring, and her replacement starts today. Selecky has been a familiar face during health emergencies, such as the pandemic flu. She made tobacco her top he
KPLU 88.5 (Seattle, WA)
added Apr 15, 2013 07:32

[Idaho, Oregon, Washington] Proposed cigarette tax increase in OR could light up black market

“You get a lot of crime accompanying cigarette bootlegging,” said Patrick Fleenor, chief economist of Fiscal Economics Inc., who has written extensively on the economics of smoking. “It has similar effects to drug smuggling.” A study by the Mackinac Cen (Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity)
added Apr 12, 2013 10:42

[Washington] Court shoots down Yakama tobacco company lawsuit

A tobacco company owned by a Yakama Nation tribal member must pay into an escrow account established under a 1998 settlement with big tobacco companies, a federal judge has ruled.
AP - Associated Press
added Apr 9, 2013 02:15

[Washington] Great American Spitout Campaign Exposes Chewing Tobacco Dangers

added Feb 16, 2013 21:49

[Washington] Tobacco sales to minors at highest level in the last decade

The number of Washington retailers illegally selling tobacco to minors has risen to its highest level in more than a decade. An annual report that tracks illegal sales shows about 16 percent of tobacco retailers in our state sold tobacco to minors from Ja
PR Newswire
added Dec 12, 2012 15:48
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