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China bans smoking in public venues — in theory

April 29th, 2011 Posted in Smoking ban Tags:

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China launches a ban on smoking in indoor public spaces Sunday but the effort is widely viewed as vague and half-hearted and few expect it to have much of an impact in the tobacco-addicted country.
The nationwide prohibition is designed to bring China — which has more than 300 million smokers, roughly equal to the entire population of the United States — more in line with health regulations in developed countries. Ream more »

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25 states now ban smoking in public places, CDC report says

April 22nd, 2011 Posted in Smoking ban Tags:

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We’re halfway there, say those who advocate state bans on smoking in public spaces.

According to a report out this week from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 25 states have passed laws banning smoking in workplaces, restaurants and bars during the past 10 years. If the trend continues, the entire nation could have similar bans by 2020, the report stated.
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Students favor smoking ban, poll results say

April 20th, 2011 Posted in Smoking ban Tags:

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The results are in and the majority of the people who responded to a campus-wide poll, issued by the University of South Dakota Student Government Association, want it to be against the campus policy to smoke a cigarette anywhere on campus.
With 1,192 participants, SGA Vice President Nick Weinandt said 52.2 percent of students polled want a ban on campus and 64.4 percent said they would like to see at a minimum, a change in the current policy. Ream more »

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Students should fume over smoking ban

April 14th, 2011 Posted in Smoking ban Tags:

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Herter 227 lecture hall was filled to the breaking point with occupants, as one student after another voiced their staunch opposition to the “Tobacco-Free UMass Amherst” policy.

Regardless, the Faculty Senate has proven yet again its blatant disregard for the will of the student body, endorsing the policy with a vote of 14-to-7. Not one single student, smoker or non-smoker, spoke in favor of the policy. Ream more »

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Principal makes u-turn on Richmond College smoking ban

April 11th, 2011 Posted in Smoking ban Tags:

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A college’s smoking ban has gone up in smoke following residents’ complaints over a rise in antisocial behaviour. Richmond College principal David Ansell announced a u-turn on his no-smoking policy after complaints students were smoking outside people’s homes. In a letter sent out to households on Wednesday, Mr Ansell said: “Recognising the impact our smoking policy has had on the community, Ream more »

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Statewide smoking ban shut down in Senate

April 11th, 2011 Posted in Smoking ban Tags:

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Local bar and nightclub owners are split over the issue of banning smoking in their establishments.
Last week, an Indiana Senate committee voted 8-1 to strike down legislation that would have banned smoking in public places, with exceptions for bars, casinos, fraternal clubs, smoke shops and nursing homes.
“I was a little surprised that it had failed,” said Sandi Boyles-Gillen, owner of Sonka Irish Pub, 1366 Wabash Ave. “I thought it would pass.” Ream more »

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Council pressing ban on smoking at Spartanburg eateries, bars and at events

April 8th, 2011 Posted in Smoking ban Tags:

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City Council is on the verge of implementing a smoking ban in Spartanburg restaurants and bars and at outdoor events — such as Music on Main and Spring Fling — held on city property.

Residents and business owners will have an opportunity to oppose or offer support of the proposed change during a public hearing on April 25. Ream more »

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Indiana Senate panel rejects proposed smoking ban

April 8th, 2011 Posted in Smoking ban Tags:

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A statewide smoking ban that health advocates assailed as too weak was rejected Wednesday by an Indiana Senate committee after several members said they supported broader restrictions on smoking in public places.

“People are asking for a clean-air bill – and this is not a clean-air bill,” said Sen. Jim Arnold, D-LaPorte, who helped the Senate Public Policy Committee reject the plan on an 8-1 vote. Ream more »

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Student organization tries to ban smoking on campus

April 6th, 2011 Posted in Smoking ban Tags:

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A student organization concerned with the effects of second-hand smoke presented A.S. with a petition to ban smoking on campus. The petition presented during Tuesday’s meeting by Campuses Organized and United for Good Health (COUGH) stated CSUN should be a smoke-free campus with the exception of parking areas.
“We’re a student organization that formed on campus in 2008,” COUGH Vice President Marlene Eguizabal said. “We are working towards the same goal (as other health-conscious organizations), a healthier environment.” Ream more »

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Smoking ban a limit on freedom but a big step forward for Springfield

April 1st, 2011 Posted in Smoking ban Tags:

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As members of civilized society, we all accept limits on our freedom.
We know we can’t drive 60 mph in a school zone.
We understand we shouldn’t dump raw sewage into a lake.
We know it’s wrong to yell “fire” in a crowded theater.
On April 5, we strongly urge city voters — smokers and nonsmokers alike — to accept another limit on freedom: Vote “yes” on the proposed ordinance to ban smoking in all indoor places accessible to workers or the public.
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