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Daniels supports state smoking ban

December 21st, 2011 Posted in Smoking ban Tags:

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For the first time since he took office seven years ago, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is pushing for a statewide public smoking ban.

The Indiana House of Representatives has passed a ban several times in recent years, but the measure has always failed in the Senate. Daniels has never opposed a ban in the past, but he hasn’t advocated for oneeither. The Republican governor said mounting evidence showing the damaging effects of secondhand smoke and growing public sentiment in favor of a ban led him to make it a priority for the legislature’s 2012 session, which will be his last as governor.
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City-County Council Committee Snuffs Proposed Smoking Ban

December 19th, 2011 Posted in Smoking ban Tags:

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A plan to ban smoking at most Indianapolis bars before the Super Bowl went up in smoke before the City-Council Council.
A Council committee voted against the latest Republican smoking ban that would have prevented smoking in all city businesses except hookah bars, tobacco shops and private clubs.
Mayor Greg Ballard supported the proposal and thought a compromise had been reached with council Democrats on the issue, RTV6’s Stacia Matthews reported.
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Bar owners list fairness as issue on smoke ban

December 16th, 2011 Posted in Smoking ban Tags:

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A no-exemptions smoking ban proposal got some unexpected support last week from an unlikely coalition.

An association that represents approximately 1,300 bar owners, employees and patrons called on the Indianapolis City Council to adopt such a law so long as it applies across the board with no special exemptions granted.

Ironically, the same group launched an intense lobbying campaign two years ago against another smoke ban proposal the City Council was considering.
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Council bans smoking in new hotels

December 15th, 2011 Posted in Smoking ban Tags:

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The City Council voted Tuesday to restrict smoking in new hotels, but held off implementing rules on multi-unit housing until staff could address concerns about privacy and compatibility with federal and state financing laws.

If passed on second reading, the new rule will ban smoking from all new hotels and allow existing hotel owners to designate their hotels smoking or non-smoking.

The change will have an immediate impact as at least one application to build a new hotel is expected within the next 90 days, said City Manager Rod Gould.
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Permanent smoking ban in parks is neede

December 12th, 2011 Posted in Smoking ban Tags:

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The Austin City Council voted Thursday to ban smoking in city parks. The time for such a ban has come.

Cities have been moving away from tolerating smoking in public places for a few decades; proposals to ban smoking in city parks are now part of that trend. Hundreds of cities in the United States have banned smoking in their outdoor spaces. We support the council’s decision to make Austin one of them. Ream more »

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Sweeping Smoking Ban for Papua New Guinea

December 7th, 2011 Posted in Smoking ban Tags:

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The government in Papua New Guinea is to introduce sweeping measures to outlaw smoking in public places.The new laws are expected to face widespread community opposition in a country where tobacco consumption is a national pastime.

A recent survey found more than 70 percent of households in Papua New Guinea contained at least one smoker, while another study showed more than half of children aged between 13 and 15 smoke. Ream more »

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Smoking banned in Vancouver’s parks

December 6th, 2011 Posted in Smoking ban Tags:

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In 30 days, all smoking and tobacco use will be stubbed out in Vancouver’s parks and recreation centers.

Following lengthy testimony from public health officials and residents concerned about discrimination against smokers, the city council approved the controversial new law unanimously Monday night.
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A Holiday Without Cigarettes: Smoking Ban To Hit Bali

November 29th, 2011 Posted in Smoking ban Tags:

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Bali visitors as well as locals might find it harder to smoke on the tropical island after the provincial legislature passed a new bylaw on Anti-Smoking Areas on Monday.

“I want all people to be healthy and the bylaw is an implementation of the 2009 Health Law,” Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika said after attending the Bali legislative council (DPRD) plenary meeting.

“Regarding this smoking ban in tourism centers, I think tourists will understand. Instead, it is Bali’s people who often do not understand.” Ream more »

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City smoking ban may extend to outdoor dining

November 29th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco ban Tags:

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Smokers may soon find even fewer places to light up in Mountain View as a ban on smoking in outdoor dining areas is set to come before the City Council early next year.

A meeting is set for 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 29, for residents to discuss the proposal inside the plaza conference room at City Hall.

The proposed ban would mean no smoking allowed at most outdoor dining areas within city limits, including those of restaurants and picnic areas in public parks. Ream more »

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Pendleton council adopts smoking ban

November 8th, 2011 Posted in Smoking ban Tags:

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The Pendleton Town Council on Monday passed a long-debated ordinance that restricts public smoking.

The ordinance, named “Sandra’s Law” in honor of resigning council member Sandra Gantt, was a year in the making. For the second time council members Bruce Kalley and Frank Crenshaw voted against the ordinance, which goes into effect in February.
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