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Kenai Peninsula College prepares to go smoke-free

KENAI - The University of Alaska system's ban on tobacco products will go into effect by the end of the year, including at Kenai Peninsula College campuses and extension sites.The new policy...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-10-30/kenai-peninsula-college-prepares-go-smo
State
Ketchikan lawmakers push for island-wide tobacco tax

...excise tax on all cigarettes and tobacco products, the Ketchikan Daily News reported...percentage of total cost applied to tobacco products. The taxes would be paid by...and 45 percent tax on other tobacco products would have generated more than...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-28/ketchikan-lawmakers-push-island-wide-to
State
Taking a bite out of 'chew'

...decrease the use of smokeless tobacco products, particularly among youths...time, the use of smokeless tobacco products, which are less easily detectable...tongue cancer from smokeless tobacco products."It's the difference between...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-17/taking-bite-out-chew
Local
Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly to vote on tobacco tax

...Assembly is set to vote Monday on a $3-per-pack tax on cigarettes and a 75-percent wholesale tax on other tobacco products including e-cigarettes.At the Assembly's last meeting in June, the tax failed to pass when two Assembly members...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-07/ketchikan-gateway-borough-assembly-vote
State
UAS goes tobacco free July 1

...tobacco-related products will be prohibited within all university property, buildings and vehicles. Smoking or the use of tobacco products is allowed in personally-owned vehicles, provided any refuse is disposed of appropriately.To achieve this policy...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-06-28/uas-goes-tobacco-free-july-1
Neighbors
Ketchikan-area lawmakers push for island-wide tobacco tax

...excise tax on all cigarettes and tobacco products, the Ketchikan Daily News reported...percentage of total cost applied to tobacco products. The taxes would be paid by...and 45 percent tax on other tobacco products would have generated more than...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-27/ketchikan-area-lawmakers-push-island-wi
State
Juneau Assembly approves big hike in local tobacco taxes; e-cigarettes also covered

...ordinance is to reduce consumption of cigarettes and tobacco products, particularly among youth."The proposal also adds e-cigarettes to the classification of "tobacco products," which are currently taxed at 45 percent of retail...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-03/juneau-assembly-approves-big-hike-local
Local
Increased cigarette tax to get public hearing

...ordinance amending the excise tax on tobacco products code. The tax will increase...amends the definition of "other tobacco products" to include e-cigarettes...consumption of cigarettes and tobacco products, particularly among youth" - which...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-14/%E2%80%A2-tax-pack-will-climb-1-3-%E2%8
Local
Local cost of smoking may float higher

...social and monetary benefits of increasing taxes on tobacco products.The Finance Committee chose to follow the recommendation...tax at $2.39 per pack and 55 percent for other tobacco products. Chicago, Illinois has the highest tobacco sales...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-13/local-cost-smoking-may-float-higher
Local
Higher tobacco tax is right for Juneau

...reason to increase them is to decrease consumption of tobacco products and most importantly, to prevent youth from starting...achieve these results is to increase the price of tobacco products.Dr. Kristin CoxDouglas

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-31/higher-tobacco-tax-right-juneau
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