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Student tackles Alaska legislation

...with Soldotna's Teens Against Tobacco Use chapter and the Teen Tobacco Control Line to speak out on the dangers of tobacco products. Blackwell spent a few hours acting as a guest page in the House of Representatives for Rep. Kurt Olson, R-Soldotna...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-05
News
Establishments should have a choice in smoking rules

With some age and workplace restrictions, using tobacco products in this country is legal. And, with the proper permits, selling tobacco products is legal. I suspect that the tobacco tax collected...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2015-03-02/establishments-should-hav
Letters

...health threat that should be strictly regulated like tobacco products, joining other states and health advocates across...legislation this week that would regulate e-cigarettes as tobacco products and ban their use in public places such as hospitals...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/fenit-nirappil/2015-01-28

...travelers to Cuba will be able to bring home merchandise worth up to $400, of which $100 can be spent on alcohol and tobacco products combined. Like the rest of the eased trade, travel and currency restrictions announced Wednesday, the rum rules...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/food/2014-12-23
Food
What others say: Request for recommendations from UA campuses points toward new policy

...a 2011 proposal that would have imposed a $600 annual health insurance surcharge on university employees who use tobacco products or who have dependents who use tobacco. That proposal was a part of a plan by university officials to help offset...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-10-19/what-others-say-request-for-recom
Opinion
Rich Lowry: The military vs. Marlboro

...military is shrinking dangerously as global threats are growing, and yet the Pentagon is mustering its forces against tobacco products.The Department of Defense is studying a ban on the sale of cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco on bases and...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-10-15/rich-lowry-the-military-vs-marlbo
Opinion
Tobacco tax would hurt economy

...select few and jeopardizing the state's retailers. Tobacco products make up a considerable portion of many retailers' sales. A shortsighted tax increase on tobacco products may diminish retailers' revenues and hinder their...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2013-12-20/tobacco-tax-would-hurt-ec
Letters
Around the District

...also be an optional assembly during 1st period to hear a special speaker regarding the negative effects of using tobacco products. The football cheerleader banquet is tonight at 6 p.m. in the library. Students selected to participate in Honor...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/102510/sch_725803805.shtml
Schools
Smokers red hot over new tax: Fuming!

...also the way Alaska taxes other tobacco products besides cigarettes, such as...to how the tax varies among tobacco products; the price of a cigar only...tax hike while purchasing a tobacco product on Monday. "Everything keeps...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/040709/new_285468918.shtml
FDA overwhelmed

...Education, Labor and Pensions Committee will discuss legislation that will give the FDA the authority to regulate tobacco products. This bill, S. 625, could have a deadly impact on the Food and Drug Administration, who, based on its recent...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/072007/letters_2970.shtml

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