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Smoke-Free North Dakota starts effort for public smoking prohibition

June 14th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco marketing Tags:

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On the heels of Linton voters urging their city council to make the town the ninth smoke-free municipality in North Dakota, Smoke-Free North Dakota announced it will try to snuff out smoking in indoor public places and places of employment statewide.

The organization wants to gather 13,452 signatures to get a statewide smoking ban on the ballot for the November general election. Ream more »

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City govt vows to stop all smoking in public

May 18th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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The city government declared war on smoking in public places on Thursday, saying it would shut down sheesha cafes, restaurants and hotels that allowed smoking on their premises.
City government officials said that they would serve notices to sheesha cafes, restaurants and hotels within the next few days instructing them to completely abolish tobacco use. Ream more »

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Smoking debate continues to smolder

April 18th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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Although two weeks ago Hannibal voters said they want a smoke-free environment in public spaces, exactly what will be defined as a “public space” was a point of comment by members of the public during Tuesday night’s meeting of the Hannibal City Council.
Ward “Andy” Shipley, quartermaster of VFW Post 2446, told the council that the post is a private facility and should not be governed by the new smoke-free guidelines, especially since a majority of the post’s members and staff are smokers. Ream more »

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Council restricts outdoor smoking

April 6th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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Chatsworth council has decided to restrict smoking in some public places.

The main hitch regarding the rules recommended by the Grey Bruce Health Unit is enforcement.

“Who will enforce these bylaws, because we can’t,” Deputy-mayor Terry McKay said Wednesday. Council approved three out of five proposals from the health unit, although Coun. Scott Mackey wanted all five accepted.
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Efforts continue to implement public smoking ban

March 28th, 2012 Posted in Smoking ban Tags:

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Support continues to build for efforts to snuff out secondhand smoke in St. Joseph.
The Buchanan County Women’s Democratic Club endorsed Clean Air St. Joe’s message Tuesday in favor of a potential city ordinance to eliminate smoking in public places and workplaces.
Dr. Sara Summers-Stein and Emily Baumann, both of Clean Air St. Joe, gave the club a presentation full of statistics about the ills of secondhand smoke. Ream more »

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Morro Bay may restrict oudoor smoking

February 20th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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Morro Bay is moving ahead with new regulations that would ban smoking in all outdoor public places.
A divided City Council voted last week to consider a law that would make Morro Bay only the second jurisdiction in the county to comprehensively regulate secondhand smoke. Another ordinance would require permits for tobacco retailers.
The council voted 3-2 to have City Attorney Rob Schultz draft the regulations for formal consideration. Mayor Bill Yates and Councilman George Leage dissented. Ream more »

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No smoking in public advises Royal Jubilee midwife

February 9th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco industry Tags:

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A senior midwife has advised staff at Belfast’s Royal-Jubilee Maternity Hospital that if they intend to smoke, they should not do so in public.

In an email leaked to the BBC, staff were told that a member of the public had lodged a complaint.

It was over the sight of a member of hospital staff in theatre scrubs and hat smoking outside the maternity hospital. Ream more »

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Divided council approves outdoor smoking ban

February 8th, 2012 Posted in Smoking ban Tags:

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There was applause and jubilation Monday night after the Orland City Council finally passed an outdoor smoking ban in public places.

The 3-2 vote ends months of discussion and changes to the ordinance that prohibits smoking within 20 feet of primary business entryways and bans it near playgrounds, picnic areas and outdoor cafes.

Vice Mayor Charles Gee and Councilman Dennis Hoffman voted against the ordinance, reiterating concerns about its enforcement and impacts on individual rights.
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North Myrtle Beach passes non-smoking ordinance

February 7th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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The City Council has passed an ordinance that regulates smoking in public places, work places and certain outdoor facilities in North Myrtle Beach.
The council took its final vote Monday night on the non-smoking ordinance titled “Smoking in Public Places.”
“I am pleased with how the ordinance evolved regardless of where each member of council stands on the issue,” said Councilman Greg Duckworth prior to Monday’s vote. “Each member of council contributed to make the ordinance work…” Ream more »

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