February 23, 2016

Charleston Gazette Eric Eyre February 21, 2016 West Virginia lawmakers have county smoking bans in their crosshairs. For the second consecutive year, Republican legislators are moving bills that would allow county commissions across the state to revoke clean indoor air regulations and other public health board rules. “This legislation would …

January 5, 2016

Public health agencies, community partners and activists working at the local and state levels play a critical role in advancing public health. Cities and states act as testing grounds for innovative and progressive policies—like New York City’s smokefree law, Berkeley’s soda tax or Seattle’s paid sick days ordinance—that protect health …

November 23, 2015

The Lund Report November 20, 2015 by Chris Gray Multnomah County has come good on a promise it made to the Oregon Legislature if it failed to pass legislation this summer requiring businesses to have a license before selling tobacco. A new county ordinance passed last week will become law next …