Smoking

No Smoking Sign
Dreamstime.com
Joe DeStio
February 12, 2020 - 5:29 pm
There would be no more smoking in any public place in Pennsylvania under legislation proposed by a Pittsburgh state lawmaker.
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PA State Park Playground
DCNR
Andrew Limberg
February 07, 2020 - 2:44 pm
No more smoking at state park playgrounds.
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FILE - In this June 14, 2006 file photo are U-Haul trucks sit on a dealer lot in Des Moines, Iowa. U-Haul has a New Year's resolution: cut down on hiring people who smoke. The moving company said that it won't hire nicotine users in the 21 states where it is legal to do so, saying that it wants to ensure a "healthier workforce." The new policy will start Feb. 1, 2020. and won't apply to those hired before then. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
Associated Press
January 02, 2020 - 3:39 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — U-Haul International has announced plans to stop interviewing and hiring nicotine users, including people who use e-cigarettes and vaping products. The well-known truck and trailer rental company approved the nicotine-free policy set to go into effect Feb. 1 in more than 20 states...
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Giant Eagle
Andrew Limberg
December 27, 2019 - 4:03 pm
Effective immediately, Giant Eagle has banned tobacco sales for anyone under 21.
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Police Officer Marlin Goff shows some of the vaping products he has confiscated from students at a high school
(Tim Dotson/Bristol Herald Courier via AP)
Associated Press
December 17, 2019 - 6:38 pm
Congress is moving to pass the biggest new sales restrictions on tobacco products in more than a decade
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Pennsylvania gets an “F” grade from the American Lung Association in spending to reduce smoking and e-cigarette use.
Dreamstime
Joe DeStio
November 27, 2019 - 1:31 pm
Governor Tom Wolf has signed legislation that raises the legal age to purchase tobacco products in Pennsylvania to 21-years-old.
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FILE - In this April 23, 2014 file photo, a man smokes an electronic cigarette in Chicago. Teen vapers prefer Juul and mint is the #1 flavor among many of them, suggesting a shift after the company’s fruit and dessert flavors were removed from retail stores, new U.S. research suggests. The results are in a pair of studies published Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, including a report from the Food and Drug Administration and federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicating that the U.S. teen vaping epidemic shows no signs of slowing down. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
Associated Press
November 18, 2019 - 4:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump boarded Air Force One to fly to a Kentucky campaign rally two weeks ago, a plan was in place for him to give final approval to a plan to ban most flavored e-cigarettes. By the time Trump landed back at Joint Base Andrews outside Washington a few hours...
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This image provided by Swedish Match in 2019 shows the company's "General Snus" pouched smokeless tobacco product. On Tuesday, Oct 22, 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration endorsed the tobacco pouches as less harmful than cigarettes, a first-ever decision that could open the door to more lower-risk options for U.S. smokers. (Swedish Match via AP)
Associated Press
October 22, 2019 - 4:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, U.S. health regulators have judged a type of smokeless tobacco to be less harmful than cigarettes, a decision that could open the door to other less risky options for smokers. The milestone announcement on Tuesday makes Swedish Match tobacco pouches the first...
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(AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
Associated Press
October 10, 2019 - 12:50 pm
Everybody seems to be having fun when the kids in a new public service announcement are just playing football, until one boy is thrown to the ground and the background music turns ominous.
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FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2014, file photo, a patron exhales vapor from an e-cigarette at a store in New York. Only two years ago e-cigarettes were viewed as holding great potential for public health: offering a way to wean smokers off traditional cigarettes. But now Juul and other vaping companies face an escalating backlash that threatens to sweep their products off the market. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
October 05, 2019 - 11:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Only two years ago, electronic cigarettes were viewed as a small industry with big potential to improve public health by offering a path to steer millions of smokers away from deadly cigarettes. That promise led U.S. regulators to take a hands-off approach to e-cigarette makers,...
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