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CDC recommends SD triple anti-smoking funding

February 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

South Dakota’s tobacco prevention funding should be nearly tripled, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control.According to the American Lung Association, South Dakota spends $4 million a year on smoking prevention and cessation. …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Report: Smoking to kill 5.6M US kids if not snubbed out

January 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

Another 5.6 million American children may die prematurely unless smoking rates fall in the United States, according to a report by the U.S. surgeon general which links a range of new illnesses to the habit.
Fifty years after the first surgeon genera…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Rapid City Civic Center takes aim at e-cigarettes

January 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

RAPID CITY (AP) — The Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City wants to snuff out electronic cigarettes, but one seller of the cigarette substitute says the proposal goes too far.

E-cigarette inhalers are an odorless, vapor-emitting substitut…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Rapid City Civic Center takes aim at e-cigarettes

January 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

RAPID CITY (AP) — The Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City wants to snuff out electronic cigarettes, but one seller of the cigarette substitute says the proposal goes too far.

E-cigarette inhalers are an odorless, vapor-emitting substitut…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Judge says hookah falls under SD’s smoking ban

November 22, 2013 in Uncategorized

RAPID CITY (AP) — A Rapid City judge says hookah consumption does fall under South Dakota’s ban on smoking in public places.

Circuit Court Judge Jeff Davis’s ruling means the Ifrits Hookah Lounge in Rapid City can no longer sell alcohol.

The …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Anti-smoking initiative grapples with new technology

November 20, 2013 in Uncategorized

LUVERNE — From the 2007 Freedom to Breathe Act that banned smoking in indoor public spaces to recent tax hikes on tobacco products, Minnesota health care agencies continue their efforts to reduce tobacco use. And while those efforts never stop, the…continue reading on dglobe.com

ND smoking ban: 1 year later; Support increases, businesses see no change

November 13, 2013 in Uncategorized

Support has only increased in the year since North Dakota voters decided to end smoking in bars, the group that lobbied to implement the law said.
North Dakotans got the measure on last November’s general election ballot and it passed with a super…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

ND smoking ban: 1 year later; Support increases, businesses see no change

November 13, 2013 in Uncategorized

Support has only increased in the year since North Dakota voters decided to end smoking in bars, the group that lobbied to implement the law said.
North Dakotans got the measure on last November’s general election ballot and it passed with a super…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Revenue drops for non-Indian casino operators

November 1, 2013 in Uncategorized

Gambling revenue at American Indian casinos in South Dakota grew during 2011 while other gambling revenue in the state plunged to a six-year low, according to a new report.
The year covered by the report was the first full year of a statewide smokin…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Revenue drops for non-Indian casino operators

November 1, 2013 in Uncategorized

Gambling revenue at American Indian casinos in South Dakota grew during 2011 while other gambling revenue in the state plunged to a six-year low, according to a new report.
The year covered by the report was the first full year of a statewide smokin…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com