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Southeast regents to vote on tobacco-free policy for campus
Southeast Missourian - February 17, 2017

The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents will vote today on a proposal that would bar faculty, staff, students and visitors from smoking or using any tobacco product or smoking devices campuswide. … As of early January, more than 1,700 college and university campuses nationwide were smoke-free, with 1,468 being 100 percent tobacco-free, according the Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights organization website. …

Lawmakers Weigh Increasing Smoking Age To 21
CT News Junkie- - February 13, 2017

That's according to the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, American Heart ... the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights and ...

Kentucky receives poor grades in tobacco prevention program ...
Glasgow Daily Times - February 1, 2017

Tobacco use kills more than 480,000 Americans and costs the nation about $170 ... Johnson Foundation, Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights and Truth Initiative.

USC's anti-smoking policy marks progress
Daily Trojan Online - January 23, 2017

On Jan. 10, USC became a smoke-free campus. This policy shift resulted in a ban of all smokable tobacco products, electronic cigarettes and hookahs. … USC is one of about 1,700 campuses to go smoke-free and one of only 110 to completely ban smokable tobacco-based products, e-cigarettes and hookahs. …

Fitzgerald Wants Council To Extend County's Smoking Ban To Vaping [AUDIO]
90.5 WESA - January 18, 2017

Nearly 600 counties and municipalities across the nation have enacted restrictions on e-cigarettes and other forms of vaping in existing smoke-free public venues, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. Allegheny County could soon join that list. Philadelphia is the only Pennsylvania municipality that has a local ordinance for smoke-free areas and it only prohibits vaping in restaurants. Allegheny County Council is now considering legislation proposed by County Executive Rich Fitzgerald that would extend the county's broad smoking ban to include vaping. … "Secondhand vaping can be just as dangerous as secondhand smoke," Fitzgerald said. …

USC establishes new smoke-free campus policy
Daily Trojan Online - January 11, 2017

On Tuesday, USC announced a new policy that establishes the University a smoke-free campus. The new policy, issued by Provost Michael Quick, prohibits smoking in "all indoor and outdoor facilities on university-owned and leased property," including the Health Sciences Campus and all sorority and fraternity houses recognized by the University. The newly instituted rule will apply to all smoking devices including hookahs and e-cigarettes. The new policy also added that "refusal by faculty, staff or students to comply with this policy may result in appropriate disciplinary action." The previous policy allowed smoking on campus, except in indoor locations and other specific areas with no smoking signs. … With the new policy's implementation, USC joined more than 1,500 other colleges in the United States that prohibit smoking. …

Georgia bill proposes ban on smoking when person under 18 in vehicle
The Telegraph - January 5, 2017

A bill has been prefiled that would ban smoking in vehicles in Georgia when a person under 18 is present. … According to the Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights website, Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Maine, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Utah and Vermont have enacted similar legislation. The age varies of those present in the vehicle in which smoking is not allowed. …

Saint Xavier University Implements 100 Percent Tobacco-Free Campus
Chicago Tribune - January 4, 2017

Saint Xavier University (SXU) was awarded a $20,000 grant that will help the University advocate for, adopt, and implement a 100 percent smoke- and tobacco-free initiative on SXU's Chicago and Orland Park campuses as part of the American Cancer Society and the CVS Health Foundation's Tobacco-Free Generation Campus Initiative (TFGCI). … According to the Americans for Nonsmokers Rights Foundation, only 1,427 college campuses are 100 percent smoke- and tobacco-free and now SXU has joined this prestigious club ,,,