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Ranchi tobacco ban goes up in smoke

November 2nd, 2012 Posted in Tobacco ban Tags:

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The toll-free number 1800110456 started by the National Tobacco Control Programme (NTCP), in 2008-09 has received only one complaint till date. Lack of awareness among people about cigarettes and tobacco products (prohibition of advertisement and regulation of trade and commerce, production, supply and distribution) COTPA 2003, its violation and penalties is one of the main reasons behind it.
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Tobacco ban to be implemented in fall of 2014

October 16th, 2012 Posted in Smoking ban Tags:

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The impending merger of Augusta State and Georgia Health Sciences universities will have unexpected effects on student smokers.
Gina Thurman, the acting assistant vice president for student services and assistant dean of students, addressed Augusta State’s Student Government Association Friday and informed them that the administration of the new university has decided to extend GHSU’s tobacco ban to the Walton Way campus after the universities merge. Ream more »

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Council may consider tobacco ban on city property

September 18th, 2012 Posted in Smoking ban Tags:

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The City Council is discussing outlawing smoking and chewing tobacco on all city-owned property, including parks, alleys and sidewalks.

Councilmen Lee Welles, D-2, and Hilda Lando, D-3, recently sent emails to fellow City Council members suggesting the benefits of a potential tobacco ban, according to several council members.
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Plea to ban tobacco products

September 11th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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A writ plea has been made in the Madras High Court to ban, in the interest of public health, the manufacture, storage, distribution and sale of tobacco and nicotine consumable products including pan
masala and kutkha and all other reflated products. Ream more »

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Tobacco ban or not, smokers will find a way

August 2nd, 2012 Posted in Tobacco ban Tags:

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This fall, nicotine addicts like myself will have an additional monkey on their backs as we get back into the swing of school.

A tobacco ban is officially in full effect. It applies to the entire campus — which is probably quite a bit bigger than you think — and all buildings and lands owned or leased by the university, including vehicles. Look at the campus map on oZONE, everything tinted tan on the map is OU property.
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Tobacco ban passes initial reading; one step left

July 4th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco ban Tags:

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Smokey bars and night clubs may soon be a thing of the past.

On a first reading of an expanded smoking ban for Brownsville, the City Commission voted 4-2 in favor.

If the commission approves it at a second reading, the ordinance would go into effect after 60 days. Ream more »

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Pastor wants tobacco ban lifted in prisons

June 27th, 2012 Posted in Smoking ban Tags:

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A West Virginia minister said the state’s correctional facilities could save “hundreds of thousands of dollars” if it legalized the sale of cigarettes.

He claimed prison employees often compromise the ban, well aware that a pack of cigarettes is worth about $75 behind prison walls, while a pound of tobacco translates into $1,000.
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Pastor wants tobacco ban lifted in prisons

June 26th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco ban Tags:

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Lifting the tobacco ban in West Virginia’s correctional facilities would save the state “hundreds of thousands of dollars” and prevent officers from selling contraband to inmates, a pastor told a legislative panel Monday.

Mike House, pastor of Ambassador Baptist Church in Elkins, also called on the Legislative Oversight Committee on Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority to consider faith-based dorms to help convicts transition back into society.
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State may nudge public colleges to ban tobacco

June 11th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco ban Tags:

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A possible campuswide ban on tobacco products at the state’s public colleges and universities would force serious consideration because more than a quarter of adults aged 18-24 are smokers, area college officials said.
James Tuschman, chairman of the Ohio Board of Regents, told The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer that he plans to introduce a resolution later this month asking the state’s public schools to ban tobacco, an effort driven in part by the chief executive of the Cleveland Clinic. Ream more »

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East Ridge May Ban Tobacco From All City Property

May 30th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco news Tags:

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East Ridge leaders may decide to join an exclusive group of cities that have banned all tobacco products on public property.
The head of the parks and recreation department likes the idea, while some citizens wonder if its too much government interference.

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