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Tobacco ban to be implemented in fall of 2014

October 16th, 2012 Posted in Smoking ban Tags:

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The impending merger of Augusta State and Georgia Health Sciences universities will have unexpected effects on student smokers.
Gina Thurman, the acting assistant vice president for student services and assistant dean of students, addressed Augusta State’s Student Government Association Friday and informed them that the administration of the new university has decided to extend GHSU’s tobacco ban to the Walton Way campus after the universities merge. Ream more »

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Radford student body supports smoking ban

October 4th, 2012 Posted in Smoking ban Tags:

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Signs outside Dabney and Bonnycastle dorms on McCormick Road that tell students “No Smoking in Building or Within 20 Feet of Building” do so incorrectly since the correct distance is 25 feet.

Confusion about the University’s smoking rules, however, goes beyond official signs. Ream more »

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Plan to curb smoking in Kingman parks OK’d

September 25th, 2012 Posted in Smoking ban Tags:

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There will be no absolute ban on smoking in Kingman parks for now, but a pilot program to discourage smoking in certain areas cleared a major hurdle Wednesday.

The Kingman Parks and Recreation Commission voted 6-1 to recommend the implementation of the program, which designates certain areas as non-smoking and provides receptacles for smokers to get rid of their butts, to City Council. The vote came after a motion to recommend a complete ban failed 4-3.
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Council may consider tobacco ban on city property

September 18th, 2012 Posted in Smoking ban Tags:

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The City Council is discussing outlawing smoking and chewing tobacco on all city-owned property, including parks, alleys and sidewalks.

Councilmen Lee Welles, D-2, and Hilda Lando, D-3, recently sent emails to fellow City Council members suggesting the benefits of a potential tobacco ban, according to several council members.
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Whiteside County Considers Outdoor Smoking Ban

August 8th, 2012 Posted in Smoking ban Tags:

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Smoking may be banned in public, outdoor spaces in several QCA communities.

Numerous county health departments have gotten grant money from the State of Illinois to promote healthy initiatives.

Whiteside, Lee, Ogle, Carroll, and Stephenson counties will share $210,000. Whiteside County is going to focus on smoke-free parks. Ream more »

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Expanding smoking ban the right move

August 3rd, 2012 Posted in Smoking ban Tags:

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Surely, the juxtaposition was not lost on anyone who was present on Wednesday at a celebration marking the Durham County Board of Health’s Smoking Rule taking effect. The event took place at the American Tobacco Campus, at what was once the home of the American Tobacco Co. and Liggett & Myers.
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Smoking Ban; Cooler Thinking Should Prevail

August 3rd, 2012 Posted in Smoking ban Tags:

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Now that the hype to ban smoking and littering our beachfront with cigarette butts has subsided somewhat, cooler thinking will prevail. It is a good idea to stop all action and rethink this issue before spending money on going any further toward putting an ordinance in effect that will be very difficult to near impossible to enforce. Ream more »

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Commission endorses smoking ban

August 1st, 2012 Posted in Smoking ban Tags:

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A citizen committee that overseas the city’s parks agreed to endorse an ordinance that bans smoking in municipal parks.
The Parks Commission met Tuesday night to consider a proposed smoking ban for the city’s parks. The ban would affect all city-owned and operated parks — which include Monument Square, Deering Oaks, the Eastern Promenade, Tommy’s Park and Lincoln Park. Ream more »

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