Chewing tobacco, e-cigarettes and snuff have gained popularity as an alternative to cigarettes, and the state's Tobacco Prevention and Control program is trying to do something about it.
Following public comment by community members young and old at City Hall Monday night, the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly approved a $2 per pack increase to the city tobacco excise tax.
Nicotine use is not merely an inconvenient habit - it is a powerful addiction which kills 500 Alaskans prematurely and costs Alaskan tax payers $539 million every year.
The price of a pack of cigarettes in Juneau could increase if the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly raises the tax on them and other tobacco products.
Think e-cigarettes are a fun, new, tobacco-harm-reduction innovation? Do you think they are going to help to stop the senseless loss of life that smoking is responsible for? I suggest you think again. E-cigarette aerosol is not "harmless water vapor".
...the person you're thinking about; it could be you. Get help. Check out these local resources: National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Juneau Affiliate: http://www.ncaddjuneau.org.Rainforest Recovery Center - A Program...
Businesses and residents agree, the availability of affordable housing is the top barrier to economic development in Juneau, according to surveys conducted by McDowell Group and Sheinberg Associates.McDowell Group Owner and President Jim Calvin revealed this and more during a presentation on the Juneau Economic Development Plan at Monday night's Assembly Committee of the Whole meeting. Data from the past decade - including income, employment rates and more - has been collected and analyzed to build the plan's framework.
Can regulations keep up with those jonesing for nicotine? With rapid technological advances in nicotine delivery over the last decade, and especially the last few years, government entities face challenges with attempts to regulate e-cigarettes and vaporizers.
In a lot of recovery programs, there's a focus on anonymity, but on Saturday, people in recovery are coming out in broad daylight to celebrate their successes and to reconnect.
It doesn't take much time to lose everything - ask Kathryn Chapman. An alcohol-fueled fight with a boyfriend led to an arrest, the loss of her job and jail time, but it also led to recovery.
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