Confusion about the University’s smoking rules, however, goes beyond official signs. Ream more »
The city council has approved a proposal that regulates use of electronic cigarettes and other nicotine-containing products, further strengthening its anti-smoking policy. The measure, which has yet to be signed by Mayor Sara Z. Duterte-Carpio to become an ordinance, is an expanded version of the 2002 anti-smoking law.
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The new rules will apply to all unenclosed dining areas where food or drinks are served, including sidewalk cafes. Ream more »
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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It’s something advocates have wanted for years.
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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 »
You can still smoke in the city’s parks, beaches and other recreational areas.
A draft ordinance that would ban tobacco on any city recreational property or within 30 feet of the entrances and exits of city owned buildings failed to move to the City Council for a vote during Monday’s Public Welfare Committee meeting, but Chairwoman Marie Friess-McSparran said she would revisit the ordinance at a future committee meeting. Ream more »
Since the city-wide smoking ban was enacted in Indianapolis in July, some smokers have been traveling to Harvey’s Tavern in Beech Grove just to smoke cigarettes freely.
That may soon change. The Beech Grove City Council discussed a city-wide smoking ban of its own at Monday night’s meeting.
“It’s basically the same ordinance that the city of Indianapolis has and the city of Lawrence,” Mayor Dennis Buckley told RTV6’s Matt Trees. Ream more »
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 »
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 »