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July 17, 2018
Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska—July 17, 2018— Governor Bill Walker signed the statewide smoke-free workplace bill into law today at the Lucky Wishbone, reportedly the first restaurant in Alaska to go completely smoke-free. Senate Bill 63, commonly called the "Take it Outside Act," protects Alaskans working indoors from secondhand smoke and includes marijuana

May 15, 2018
Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska – May 15, 2018—In the final hours of the legislative session, the Alaska State Legislature passed a statewide smoke-free workplaces bill, Senate Bill 63. This bill, commonly called the “Take It Outside Act”, was sponsored by Sen. Peter Micciche (R-Soldotna) and was championed by thousands of businesses, organizations

February 20, 2018
Alaska

Cancer advocates across Alaska convene at the Capitol on February 20 for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) annual Cancer Action Day at the Capitol to highlight the importance of smoke-free workplaces and other public health policies to save lives from cancer.

January 24, 2018
Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska— January 24, 2018— Today, the House Judiciary Committee took Alaska one step closer to ensuring Alaskans across the state are protected from dangerous secondhand smoke exposure by passing Senate Bill (SB) 63, which would protect Alaskans working indoors from secondhand smoke and electronic cigarette aerosol. The legislation simply

State Contacts

Emily Nenon
Alaska Government Relations Director
Heather Aronno
Alaska Grassroots Manager
Noe Baker
Senior Specialist, Media Advocacy

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