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National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence, Juneau thanks for helps in promoting awareness

September is Recovery Month. Local agencies and individuals partnered together to provide several activities for the community to promote awareness about substance use and mental health disorders.
Taking a bite out of 'chew'

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.
Juneau Assembly approves big hike in local tobacco taxes; e-cigarettes also covered

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.
My Turn: Smoking on campus a safety issue

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.
Assembly to consider raising tobacco tax

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.
My Turn: Think E-cigarette are fun? Think again ...

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".
Empire Editorial: Addiction is much closer to home than you may think

...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: Recovery Center - A Program...
Survey: Housing still top local issue

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.
Eagle Valley Center thanks Juneau Children Outdoors Community Coalition partners

SAGA's Eagle Valley Center would like to thank the Juneau Children Outdoors Community Coalition partners who helped organize and lead programs at the Spring Jamboree on Saturday March 29th. This year marked the sixth year of the Jamboree.
Perks of 'vaping' to go up in smoke?

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.


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