The Denver City Council decided a smoking ban in public right-of-ways surrounding hospitals will stand, despite sharp criticism from neighbors and challenges with enforcement.
Two years ago, Denver became one of the first cities in the country to prohibit smoking on sidewalks, alleys and lawns surrounding hospitals.
“You had to walk through a cloud of smoke to get to the entrance,” said Carol Boigon, the councilwoman behind the ordinance. Ream more »
Highsmith, 25, was arrested at 10 a.m. Friday after letting narcotics detectives with the Baton Rouge Police Department and State Police search his home at 10720 Linkwood Court, Sgt. Don Kelly said.
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Marijuana clinic owners and operators in the U.S. are anxious following the recent crackdown against medical marijuana dispensaries and other facilities in California, as Attorney General Eric Holder vowed that the federal government will “vigorously enforce” existing federal laws against the controversial drug. Holder expressed the Obama administration’s dislike of Proposition 19, a California measure to legalize marijuana, in a letter addressed to former federal drug enforcement heads. Ream more »
To the Utah County Board of Health, hookah pipes are the same as cigarettes and cigars. The board unanimously voted Monday to adopt a policy treating hookah pipes like any other tobacco product, fully subject to the Indoor Clean Air Act. The policy will act as a placeholder. It’s expected the state Department of Health will issue an administrative rule declaring hookah pipes subject to Utah’s indoor-smoking law.
Joseph Miner, Utah County Health Department’s executive director, said the county is following the lead of Davis County, which recently enacted an identical policy. Ream more »
I would like to clarify that Smokefree Natrona County is not campaigning to “ban” smoking. We have asked the Board of Health to regulate smoking, in all indoor work environments in Natrona County. We are not asking anyone to quit smoking — that is a choice that should be left up to an individual. Ream more »
Another celebrity has come to know the dangers of smoking that is why she is trying to kick the habit! This celebrity I’m talking about is none other than bombshell Katherine Heigl! Actually, this is not the first time that she’s tried to quit smoking. In an interview on the Late Show with David Letterman, Katherine revealed that she had tried quitting with the aid of a patch, gum, and Chantex but to no avail.
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Smoking in public places in Laramie County will be allowed to continue for now.
The Cheyenne-Laramie County Board of Health has decided not to pursue a countywide smoking ban in public places. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported Monday that board members, who are appointed, aren’t sure they have the authority to enact a ban.
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There is a disturbing study out about children and drug use. More kids and teens are smoking marijuana and at younger ages. According to a study by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, from 2008 to 2009 there was a nine-percent increase to 7.3-percent of all people ages 12 and older. The average age for first-time pot smoker dropped to 17. Ream more »
Did Robert Pattinson cause Kristen Stewart to start smoking? Kristen Stewart was recently photographed having a cigarette in the backseat of a car with Robert Pattinson after a night out on the town. Robert Pattinson is known for his smoking habit but up until her Twilight career and relationship with Robert Pattinson started Kristen Stewart was not known to partake in the nasty habit.
It is well known that Stewart smokes now, and not only cigarettes, as she was once accused by TMZ of smoking a joint and photographed smoking a bowl. Ream more »
Cheryl Cole is trying to quit smoking.
The X Factor judge revealed that she has been trying to cut down with a view to stopping altogether.
The 27 year-old told Piers Morgan in a yet-to-be-screened interview: “I’ve managed to get myself down to four cigarettes a day. It’s my one vice, but I want to stop smoking completely.” Read more