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Poll: Strong Support for Early Childhood Education Funded by Cigarette Tax

More evidence that cigarette tax is a win-win-win

Editor
Jul 31, 2013

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Early learning advocates today released results of a national survey showing strong support across party lines for a plan to expand early childhood education programs with funding from a 94-cent increase in the federal cigarette tax.

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posted July 31, 2013

College Campuses Clear the Air

Students return to smoke-free campuses

Editor
Sep 7, 2011

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Though lots of pizza and late nights still make college life a health challenge, exposure to secondhand smoke is becoming less of a threat:  More than 500 campuses around the country are now completely smoke-free.

Prohibitions on smoking in residence halls, classrooms and other indoor spaces have long been  common, but increasingly, students and faculty have advocated for — and won — smoke-free policies that apply anywhere on campus, including outdoor spaces such as athletic stadiums and parking lots. Among the smoke-free venues are all 33 campuses in the Arkansas state university system, and the 23 campuses of the City University of New York.

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posted September 07, 2011

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