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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:

Plan to curb smoking
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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Whiteside County Considers Outdoor Smoking Ban

August 8th, 2012 Posted in Smoking ban Tags:

Outdoor Smoking Ban
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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Smoking ban in New London parks knocked down in committee

August 7th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco ban Tags:

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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 »

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Proposed Smoking Ban Sparks Debate In Beech Grove

August 7th, 2012 Posted in Teens smoking Tags:

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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 »

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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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