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Bullitt health board passes smoking ban, legal challenge pending

March 23rd, 2011 Posted in Smoking ban Tags:

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A smoking ban for Bullitt County is official. Tuesday night, the county’s health board voted in favor of not lighting up in public buildings. Businesses must go cold turkey by September. But a legal battle is still brewing.

Bullitt County health officials tell us they recommended the smoking ban after they got back poor air quality tests and found out more than 75 percent of residents polled were in favor of a ban. Despite that, Judge-Executive Melanie Roberts and the Fiscal Court still want a judge to decide if it’s legal.
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All Florida Prisons To Ban Tobacco Use In Six Months

March 15th, 2011 Posted in Smoking ban Tags:

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All Florida Department of Corrections facilities will be tobacco-free in six months — including a ban on inmate smoking.
“Inmate smoking and second-hand smoking is costing millions in healthcare costs each year,” said Florida Department of Corrections Secretary Edwin Buss. “Eliminating smoking is a win for taxpayers, but it’s also a win for employees and inmates, making our facilities healthier places to work and live in, and making them a little safer too.” Ream more »

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SG weighs the options of a tobacco-free campus

February 9th, 2011 Posted in Smoking ban Tags:

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In the last year, many Florida colleges, including UF, FIU and Edison State College, have implemented campus-wide smoking bans. Student Government has recently begun to discuss this issue in an attempt to establish a stance on how the student body of FGCU would like to address this trend.
Some of the topics being addressed by Student Government include how any kind of prospective ban will be enforced, and how much of campus the ban would include. For instance, would the dorms be ruled smoke-free as well? Ream more »

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Valencia bar owners demonstrate against Spain’s smoking ban

February 8th, 2011 Posted in Smoking ban Tags:

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Central government offices in Valencia were the scene on Monday for a protest by bar and restaurant owners against the new anti-smoking legislation which came into force on January 2.

It’s now an offence to smoke in closed public spaces, and Valencia business owners in the sector are demanding changes in the law to stop their businesses suffering the ‘catastrophic’ effects of the ban. El Mundo reports some 200 protesters at the demonstration. Ream more »

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No Smoking in Times Square or Central Park

February 7th, 2011 Posted in Smoking ban Tags:

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Now is the time to give up smoking or your addiction will keep you at home. On Wednesday New York’s City Council approved a law that extends the smoking ban to municipal parks, beaches and other pedestrian zones such as Times Square.
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Smoking Ban Hits CUNY Schools

January 27th, 2011 Posted in Smoking ban Tags:

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On Monday, City University of New York forbade smoking entirely on all their campuses. They joined at least 466 other campuses in this endeavor.
Nationwide, universities are working to promote healthier student lifestyles.
College life has often been connected with harmful behavior like smoking, excessive drinking and drug abuse. Authorities hope that the ban will discourage students who smoke from continuing to do so. It is also intended to decrease the amount of second-hand smoke on their campuses. Ream more »

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NY Bill Would Ban ‘E-Cigarettes’ Until FDA Action

January 25th, 2011 Posted in Smoking ban Tags:

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Backers of electronic cigarettes are watching legislation that could make New York the first state in the nation to ban the devices widely advertised on the Internet as a way to help quit smoking.
A key vote in the state Assembly Health Committee could be cast as early as Tuesday.

Health officials say e-cigarettes are just another addictive habit, one that can hook kids early and legally on smoking. Ream more »

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Smoking in Movies: Why Your Brain Thinks It’s Cool

January 20th, 2011 Posted in Smoking ban Tags:

Smoking in Movies
Two things people say when they hear about research on smoking tobacco are: “Why do research on smoking? We all know it’s bad for you,” and “Smoking is just a bad habit. You can quit if you have enough willpower.” Now it turns out that a new study published in the The Journal of Neuroscience shows that those people who said, “smoking is a bad habit,” were partially right.
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A tobacco ban fiasco

January 18th, 2011 Posted in Smoking ban Tags:

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A new year comes with new resolutions. Some people may have decided to eat healthier and some may have decided to quit smoking. There is good news for potential cigarette quitters who live in Great Neck, NY. Smoking has now been banned on the public sidewalks outside of businesses.

On Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011 the Great Neck Village Board approved the smoking ban on the public sidewalks leaving smokers in disbelief. If caught, smokers could receive a fine of up to $1,000. Ream more »

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Call for smoking ban in all cars carrying children

December 29th, 2010 Posted in Smoking ban Tags:

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A CHARITY will today call on people to pledge their support for a smoking ban in all private cars carrying children. The British Lung Foundation Wales has promised to redouble its efforts to campaign for an extension to the current smoking ban in a bid to protect children’s lungs. The campaign follows Wales’ chief medical officer Dr Tony Jewell’s support for further restrictions on smoking – he is the first CMO in the UK to call for such a ban. Ream more »

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