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Poll: Support for raising the smoking age in Washington

A survey by independent pollster Stuart Elway released at a news conference Wednesday says 65 percent of voters back hiking the smoking age to 21, while 35 percent oppose a potential raise. State Attorney General Bob Ferguson requested the legislation to
AP - Associated Press
added Jan 20, 2016 21:40

[Washington] EDITORIAL: Raise state smoking age to 21

The arguments for raising the minimum age to 21 are sound. Smoking remains the No. 1 preventable cause of death in the U.S., and kills an estimated 8,300 Washington state residents every year. If the smoking age remains at 18, the AG's office estimates,
Everett (WA) Herald
added Jan 17, 2016 14:55

[Washington] Smoking ban clears the air / Latest health concerns focus on effects of vaping products

Ten years after Washington State’s Smoking in Public Places law was put into effect, local health officials and restaurant owners agree that overall the smoking ban has been a good thing both for workers and for business.
Spokane Journal of Business (Wa)
added Jan 14, 2016 18:49

[Washington] EDITORIAL: Haze still surrounds impacts of e-cigarettes

But we do know enough to ask questions that require more complete answers. In the meantime, the situation calls for caution both in expanding regulations and the rights to purchase and use the product.
Yakima (WA) Herald
added Jan 12, 2016 16:07

[Washington] State lawmakers try to hike legal smoking age to 21

The primary sponsor of the House measure, Rep. Tina Orwall, D-Des Moines, remains optimistic about Washington following Hawaii's lead. "I think it's gaining momentum," she said in a phone interview Wednesday. Orwall's measure points to a study by the
AP - Associated Press
added Jan 8, 2016 21:26

[Washington] 100 years ago in Spokane: Banned from booze, saloons turn to tobacco sales

said the new statewide prohibition law did not appear to be hurting business. “Yesterday, we were visited by half a dozen proprietors of what were formerly saloons, who placed orders with us for cigars and tobacco,” he said. “They will continue in busine
The Spokesman-Review
added Jan 6, 2016 16:50

[Washington] Gyms, smoking hotlines receive increased interest during new year

Department of Health, said the department’s hotline gets up to 30 percent more calls around New Year’s, above the usual 200 a month.... The hotline offers tips to help people quit tobacco and, for those without insurance, five free calls with a counselor
Yakima (WA) Herald
added Jan 2, 2016 16:14

[Washington] 10 years of clean indoor air

Public health officials across the state are celebrating 10 years of clean indoor air today. On Dec. 8, 2005, the state’s Smoking in Public Places law went into effect, banning smoking in all indoor workplaces and public places, including restaurants, b
Vancouver (WA) Columbian
added Dec 9, 2015 14:08

[Washington] E-cigarette causes hotel fire over holiday weekend

Oyster Bay Inn suffered fire damage from an overcharged e-cigarette Nov. 28. ...caused about $3,500 of damage, according to Jeff Prichard, deputy fire marshal with the Bremerton Fire Department. Prichard said that when lithium-ion batteries, like those
Bremerton Patriot
added Dec 7, 2015 15:46

[Washington] BIA Says Court Can’t Hear Wash. Eviction Notice Suit ($$)

Bureau of Indian Affairs renewed its bid Friday to toss a suit in Washington federal court over alleged eviction proceedings instituted against the tenants of a disputed off-reservation property... ... parties to evict them from the former site of a Puyal
added Dec 1, 2015 01:19
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