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Calif. moves forward with ordinance to make multiunit housing smokefree
Posted on December 5, 2013
As soon as next May, smokers living in the city of Berkeley may have one fewer place to light up their cigarettes.
court upholds Indianapolis smokefree ordinance
Posted on December 3, 2013
A federal appeals court on Monday upheld the citywide smoking ban in most Indianapolis bars, denying the injunction request brought by several bar owners who claimed the 2012 law would have a negative impact on their businesses.
spark call for study, regulation
Posted on November 15, 2013
Three states North Dakota, New Jersey and Utah already include e-cigarettes in their smoking bans, and about 100 cities and counties nationwide have taken similar steps, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation.
Ariz., Legion says 'smoke 'em if you got 'em' ... outside
Posted on November 12, 2013
American Legion Post 39 has banned smoking inside its premises in downtown Gilbert.
Wharf in Monterey, Calif. to go smokefree
Posted on November 8, 2013
Monterey prohibits smoking in several public places, including the Recreation Trail, city beaches and covered public parking lots.
to Secondhand Smoke at Work On the Decline, but Gaps Remain
Posted on November 4, 2013
New policy changes have led to decreased exposure to environmental tobacco smoke at work, yet workers in some occupations still experience a high prevalence of secondhand smoke, according to new research released today at the American Public Health Association's 141st Annual Meeting in Boston.
Casper Smoke Free: Trial Against City to Occur in March '14
Posted on November 1, 2013
Officials with Keep Casper Smoke Free say the anti-smoking groups lawsuit against the city of Casper will go to trial next year.
York City Council Raises Legal Age to 21 for Tobacco Buyers
Posted on October 31, 2013
New York's City Council voted to raise the legal age to buy tobacco products and electronic cigarettes to 21 from 18, to keep young people from smoking.
leaders consider making all bars and nightclubs smoke free
Posted on October 29, 2013
It's a trend that's catching smoke nationwide.
rental units growing more popular
Posted on October 28, 2013
Smoking even in one's own home may someday be a thing of the past, as more real estate developers and landlords in the Philadelphia region are embracing the trend toward healthy housing.
Maryland, parks to go smokefree
Posted on October 24, 2013
Smoking is set to be banned at Hagerstown's city-owned parks.
ordinance stays in place for now, Sedalia, Mo. Council says
Posted on October 23, 2013
The Sedalia City Council met for an impromptu work session on Saturday, Oct. 12 to discuss whether or not to make changes to the current smoking ban.
Posted on October 10, 2013
It's surprising and disappointing that Gov. Mary Fallin has delayed action on an initiative petition to tighten state smoking regulations.
Calif. proposes non-smoking ordinance for apartment building
Posted on October 9, 2013
The city presented a proposed no-smoking ordinance Tuesday that, although it would affect most Oakley apartment buildings, is aimed at one high-rise complex in particular.
Court weighs arguments in smokefree ordinance case
Posted on October 4, 2013
The Indiana Supreme Court will decide whether the city of Evansville gets to exempt the only casino in town from a law that bans smoking nearly everywhere else.
Creek, Calif., City Council Gives Final Approval To Anti-Smoking Ordinance
Posted on October 3, 2013
A new anti-smoking ordinance is set to take effect Nov. 1 in Walnut Creek.
Calif. votes to make nearly all public property smokefree
Posted on October 2, 2013
If you are looking to light up in the city of Coronado, think again.
Foundation Updates Its Smokefree Lists and Maps
Posted on October 1, 2013
Congratulations to all the cities with new strong smokefree laws in effect!
out! Jersey City councilman wants to ban smoking from city parks
Posted on September 24, 2013
Jersey City parks may soon be smoke-free, thanks to the efforts of a City Councilman who is a nicotine addict himself.
Creek, Calif. passes toughest secondhand smoking law in the Contra Costa County
Posted on September 19, 2013
Finding a place to smoke in this city is about to get a whole lot tougher.
dismisses Omaha, Nebraska, pool hall's lawsuit
Posted on September 17, 2013
An Omaha pool hall owner lost his fight against a statewide smoking ban in court Friday, but an earlier decision in the case now could have bigger implications for cigar bars, tobacco stores and hotels.
Lucie County, Florida, schools go tobacco free
Posted on September 13, 2013
The School Board of St. Lucie County has passed a policy to maintain a tobacco free environment on all school properties and at all school events held off campus during normal and non-school hours 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year.
Smoke Campaign in Colorado Focuses on Kids
Posted on September 10, 2013
Supported by Amendment 35 funds, a coalition of Colorado counties is launching the "I Am A Smoke-Free Zone" secondhand smoke campaign this week.
Idaho, Council May Consider a Smokefree Ordinance
Posted on September 6, 2013
Pocatello could be going the way of Boise, Eagle and 60 other heavily populated cities in the United States by imposing a smoking ban in public places.
State Fullerton becomes the first CSU campus to implement comprehensive smoke-free
Posted on September 5, 2013
Cal State University Fullerton (CSUF) implemented a campus-wide smoke-free policy this semester, making it the first CSU campus to ban all tobacco products.
goes smokefree, sees membership surge
Posted on August 26, 2013
Toni Schaberick has tended bar at Venice Moose Lodge 1308 for quite a while.
More Cruise Lines Tighten Smoking Policies
Posted on August 19, 2013
A day after Disney Cruise Line announced it will ban balcony smoking beginning February 2014, Seabourn and Cunard Line say they, too, are tightening their smoking policies next year.
Study: Ambulance Rates Plummet When Casinos Go Smokefree
Posted on August 5, 2013
A trailblazing new health study published today by researchers from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) in the scientific journal Circulation, found a 20 percent reduction in ambulance calls to casinos following the implementation of Colorados smokefree law. - Link to the abstract - Link to editorial
a Breath of Fresh Air: GW is Officially Smoke-Free
Posted on August 2, 2013
Joining the more than 1,182 college campuses committed to barring students from lighting up on school grounds, GW is now officially smoke-free as of August 1, 2013.
to Date Finds State Smoke-Free Laws Would Not Hurt Restaurant and Bar Business
Posted on August 1, 2013
A study conducted by RTI International in nine states concludes that statewide smoke-free laws would not be expected to have an adverse economic impact on restaurants and bars in these states.
Peninsula Fairgrounds Going Smoke Free
Posted on July 30, 2013
The Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds will be smoke free this year. The Kenai Peninsula Fair Association Board approved the policy on May 16TH, which went into effective June 1st.
Turn: Smoke-free policy good for everyone
Posted on July 26, 2013
On behalf of the American Lung Association in Alaska, I applaud the Alaska Housing Finance Corporations plan to implement smoke-free housing policies in its multi-family units.
on Casper, Wyoming's Smokefree Ordinance Will Not Happen
Posted on July 25, 2013
A referendum on changes to the city of Caspers public indoor smoking ban will not happen.
adults support smokefree air in cars with kids
Posted on July 23, 2013
Eighty-two percent of American adults support banning smoking in cars when children younger than 13 are in the vehicle, according to a new survey.
indoor smokefree law has changed much in 10 years
Posted on July 22, 2013
Smoky restaurants and offices and even smoke-filled bars, buses and trains are mostly a historical image in New York as the state marks the 10th anniversary of its landmark indoor smoking ban, which advocates say saved thousands of lives while most of its opponents' worst fears blew away.
Michigan University considers going tobacco-free
Posted on July 19, 2013
Western Michigan University may join a long list of campuses that have become tobacco-free.
California's new smoking ordinance takes effect this week
Posted on July 15, 2013
Arcata residents may soon no longer see or smell quite as many people lighting up -- cigarettes, at least -- while shopping or dining downtown.
Court of Appeals turns away challenge to tobacco free prison
Posted on July 12, 2013
The Kentucky Court of Appeals has turned away a challenge by a death row inmate to the state's tobacco free prisons policy.
laws boost smoke-free campus momentum
Posted on July 10, 2013
Lighting up on campus is becoming increasingly difficult as more colleges and universities completely ban smoking.
year later business booming after statewide smoking ban
Posted on July 2, 2013
It has been one year since many businesses in the state of Indiana went smoke free.
air pays off in Springfield, Mo.
Posted on July 1, 2013
But the good news released by the Healthy Living Alliance this past week is that many bars and restaurants have not only survived the smoking ban but have prospered in the past two years.
Community College goes smoke-free
Posted on June 27, 2013
The ban takes effect Aug. 1 and includes all products used to smoke tobacco, such as cigarettes and pipes. It also includes tobacco dip and electronic cigarettes.
Supreme Court will review tavern owners' challenge to Evansville smokefree ordinance
Posted on June 27, 2013
The Indiana Supreme Court will weigh in on a group of Evansville tavern and private club owners effort to block the city from enforcing its indoor smoking ban.
Alabama, City Council passes smokefree ordinance
Posted on June 26, 2013
The Troy City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to ban smoking in public places.
Miss. enacts comprehensive smokefree law
Posted on June 18, 2013
Plantersville will soon be a smoke-free town, joining the ranks of at least 64 other municipalities statewide including its neighbors, Tupelo and Verona.
Ky., approves smokefree ordinance through first reading
Posted on June 11, 2013|
Officials in Mayfield have given preliminary approval to a ban on smoking in public places.
a blow for respiratory freedom and expand Pennsylvania's smoke-free law: editorial
Posted on June 10, 2013
The famous 19th century American jurist Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. once described the limits of a persons individual freedom this way: The right to swing my fist ends where the other man's nose begins.
lawmaker calls for stricter smokefree law
Posted on June 5, 2013
A Pennsylvania lawmaker has introduced legislation that would update the Clean Indoor Air Act and ban smoking in public facilities that are currently exempt from the law.
Springs, Mo., Council passes smokefree ordinance
Posted on June 4, 2013
After allowing citizen input for two straight meetings, the Excelsior Springs City Council asked for no additional testimony Monday night before approving a new smoking ordinance for all enclosed places of employment and public areas.
Lautenberg, 5-Term Senator From New Jersey, Dies at 89
Posted on June 3, 2013
Frank R. Lautenberg, who fought the alcohol and tobacco industries and promoted Amtrak as a five-term United States senator from New Jersey, died on Monday in Manhattan.
Beach begins first smoke-free summer season
Posted on May 24, 2013
This weekend marks the first major test of the smoking ban at Dewey Beach as crowds flood the coast for the Memorial Day holiday.
Air quality in Casper, Wyo. businesses improves after smokefree ordinance
Posted on May 21, 2013
The air quality in Casper businesses that previously allowed smoking improved significantly after the smoking ban took effect last September, according to a study released Monday.
majority of adults have smoke-free rules in homes, vehicles
Posted on May 17, 2013
Four out of five U.S. adults report having voluntary smoke-free rules in their homes and three out of four report having voluntary smoke-free rules in their vehicles, according to a study published in the journal Preventing Chronic Disease.
on to expand Pennsylvania's clean indoor air law
Posted on May 16, 2013
A new push by health advocates is underway to expand the statewide ban on indoor smoking by eliminating a dozen existing exemptions and allowing local governments more say on the matter.
travels to non-smoking hotel rooms, study shows
Posted on May 14, 2013
Anyone who has ever walked into a "non-smoking" hotel room and caught the distinct odor of cigarette smoke will not be surprised by the findings of a new study: When a hotel allows smoking in any of its rooms, the smoke gets into all of its rooms, the study suggests.
of Minnesota poised to go smokefree
Posted on May 9, 2013
After years of debate, the Us Twin Cities campus is poised to ban smoking inside and out.
New Mexico Governor Carruthers led effort backed by tobacco firm
Posted on May 2, 2013
After the Environmental Protection Agency declared second-hand smoke a cancer-causing carcinogen in 1992, further fueling government restrictions on smoking in public places, the tobacco giant Philip Morris formed an organization dedicated to cultivating doubt about the scientific basis for increased regulation. Garrey Carruthers was tapped by APCO Associates, a public relations firm working for Philip Morris, to head the new organization, called The Advancement of Sound Science Coalition, or TASSC.
Alabama, approves smokefree ordinance
Posted on April 29, 2013
Creola has joined Saraland, Citronelle and Bayou La Batre in creating a comprehensive smoking ordinance that prohibits smoking in all public and work places, according to a news release from the Mobile County Health Department.
Alabama, City Council restricts public smoking
Posted on April 26, 2013
Come July, it will be illegal to smoke in workplaces and public places in the Model City.
Alabama, council could vote Tuesday on smoking ban
Posted on April 23, 2013
Anniston's city council could vote Tuesday night to restrict smoking in most public buildings.
decline to hear challenge to tobacco law
Posted on April 22, 2013
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a tobacco industry challenge to a federal law that expanded restrictions on the advertising and marketing of cigarettes.
Calif. leaders to consider smokefree options for multifamily buildings
Posted on April 19, 2013
Lafayette officials are eyeing changes to the city's municipal code to address the effects of secondhand smoke in apartment buildings and other multiple dwelling units.
Idaho, passes smokefree ordinance
Posted on April 17, 2013
Ketchum officials have banned smoking in a long list of areas that include all city-owned facilities, parks, and indoor public places and places of employment, including hotel and motel rooms.
subsidized housing would save $521 million a year
Posted on April 16, 2013
The estimated annual cost savings from eliminating smoking in all U.S. subsidized housing would be $521 million, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Wyo. City Councl to hold public hearing on smokefree ordinance April 16 [Audio]
Posted on April 15, 2013
Casper residents will have the opportunity to address city council members about proposed revisions.
mayor signs measure making some beaches and parks smokefree
Posted on April 9, 2013
Hawaii visitors and residents who smoke cigarettes will have to put them out before stepping foot on some of Honolulu's sandy beaches.
Foundation Updates Its Smokefree Lists and Maps
Posted on April 8, 2013
Congratulations to all the cities with new strong smokefree laws in effect!
Neighbors Go Tobacco-Free Starting May 1
Posted on April 5, 2013
Atlantic General Hospital, Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and the Worcester County Health Department are joining together to become a tobacco-free campus on May 1.
Alabama, city council awarded for expanding smokefree ordinance
Posted on April 4, 2013
Councilor Johnathan Austin represented the council as it received the Lou Wooster Public Health Hero award in recognition of the expanded smoke-free law the city passed last year.
mass exodus from Casper in wake of smokefree law
Posted on April 2, 2013
Despite claims that Casper smokers would leave the city to seek refuge in Mills or Evansville, it doesnt seem that bar crowds have changed much since September.
expands its public housing smokefree policy
Posted on April 1, 2013
The Springfield Housing Authority is expanding its ban on smoking to areas outside its properties, one year after the agency ordered residents and visitors to stop smoking inside its buildings.
Shows Support from Texans for Smoke-Free Workplace Law at All-Time High
Posted on March 26, 2013
The poll found overwhelming support for a smoke-free workplace law: 74 percent of Texas voters favor a proposed statewide law that would eliminate smoking in all indoor workplaces, including public buildings, offices, restaurants and bars.
Community College ponders going smoke-free
Posted on March 25, 2013
Officials at Glendale Community College this week proposed that the college join a small handful of smoke-free campuses statewide.
org tries to clear the air with smoke-free petition
Posted on March 22, 2013
A student group at UNH is trying to clear the air. Substance Awareness through Functional Education is inviting students to sign an online petition to ban smoking on the UNH campus.
City, Kentucky, Exploring Smokefree Ordinance
Posted on March 19, 2013
A proposed smoking ban in Elkhorn City is sparking a debate throughout the community.
battle over secondhand smoke hits home
Posted on March 18, 2013
The battle over secondhand smoke is intensifying in California, as the focus shifts from public spaces to the most private of places: Lighting up at home.
campus to become smoke-free
Posted on March 15, 2013
Berkshire Community College's (BCC) Board of Trustees has unanimously approved an initiative designed to make the campus smoke-free starting Aug. 1.
Smokefree Bill Under Consideration in Arkansas
Posted on March 13, 2013
An Arkansas lawmaker wants to ban smoking in all public places, even bars that fought for exemptions.
Wyo., City Council plans discussion of possible smokefree ordinance exemptions
Posted on March 11, 2013
The Casper City Council on Tuesday will review options for amending the public smoking ban after a majority of members at recent meetings expressed the desire to amend or repeal it.
casino companies make case for customers to light up
Posted on March 7, 2013
Iowa casino heads say a smoking ban in their establishments will hurt their bottom line. That's the message they gave to lawmakers at their annual visit to the state capitol building, called gaming day.
Texas, restaurants sales unaffected by smoking ordinance
Posted on March 4, 2013
According to the first quarter report of restaurant revenue, sales were not negatively affected by the no-smoking ordinance.
Statewide Smokefree Bill Dies in General Assembly
Posted on March 1, 2013
As the bill for a statewide smoking ban lies on its deathbed in the General Assembly, new federal data show Kentucky still has the highest percentage of smokers (29 percent) of any state, leads the nation in the share of smoking high school students (24 percent) and spends only a miniscule portion of their tobacco revenues to fight tobacco use.
bill would make multi-unit housing smokefree
Posted on February 28, 2013
Millions of Californians would not be able to smoke tobacco inside their own homes under new legislation that would raise the bar nationwide for fighting secondhand smoke.
Everett Koop, Forceful Surgeon General, Dies at 96
Posted on February 26, 2013
Dr. C. Everett Koop, who was widely regarded as the most influential surgeon general in American history and played a crucial role in changing public attitudes about smoking, died on Monday at his home in Hanover, N.H. He was 96.
Island, Delaware, adopts smokefree beaches and parks
Posted on February 25, 2013
Town officials have implemented an ordinance to ban the burning of tobacco products on the beach or in town parks.
Fallin wires around lawmakers, launches anti-tobacco effort
Posted on February 21, 2013
It's a sad day and time when the governor has to wire around her own Legislature and resort to initiative petition to pursue legislation that a majority of Oklahomans support.
smoking in Iowa's casinos
Posted on February 19, 2013
Iowa is among those states where smoking in bars, restaurants, workplaces and assorted other venues frequented by the public is forbidden.
Tobacco Control Program Generates Huge Health Care Savings
Posted on February 14, 2013
Over a span of nearly 20 years, Californias tobacco control program cost $2.4 billion and reduced health care costs by $134 billion, according to a new study by UC San Francisco (UCSF).
Wyo. City Council to Reconsider Smokefree Ordinance
Posted on February 12, 2013
The Casper City Council is taking another look at the city's smoking ban.
says they have going proof smoke free makes communities healthier
Posted on February 11, 2013
A Missouri group pushing for smoke free restaurants says they have the numbers to prove going smoke free makes communities healthier.
House panel passes public smokefree bill
Posted on February 8, 2013
Smokers in one of the nations top tobacco-producing states would have fewer places to light up under legislation that appears to be gaining momentum in the Kentucky Legislature.
Governor Fallin endorses preemption repeal
Posted on February 5, 2013
Gov. Mary Fallin rolled out details of her "Oklahoma Plan" alternative to the federal health-care law on Monday, including her endorsement of a plan to let cities pass smoking restrictions that are more stringent than state law.
quality in Alexandria businesses has improved since smoking ban enacted, advocate
Posted on February 1, 2013
The air quality in Alexandria has improved in the year since the city banned smoking in bars, businesses and gaming facilities, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Springs, Oklahoma, Passes Resolution Asking Oklahoma Legislature for Authority
to Enact Local Smoke-Free Ordinance
Posted on January 31, 2013
The Sand Springs City Council voted unanimously in favor of a resolution calling on the Oklahoma Legislature to grant municipalities the authority to pass local smoke-free ordinances.
Idaho, to consider smokefree ordinance
Posted on January 29, 2013
Ketchum City Council members have asked for a new ordinance to be drafted that would ban smoking in enclosed public spaces and places of employment, on school grounds and city property, including parks.
smokefree law hasn't harmed bars, restaurants, study finds
Posted on January 28, 2013
The Kansas Health Institute has released an analysis saying the statewide smoking ban has not had an overall negative effect on the restaurant and bar industry, as some initially feared.
Governor Wants No More Smoking In Casinos
Posted on January 22, 2013
Radio Iowa reported that Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad is hoping that state lawmakers eventually send him a proposal to ban smoking in states casinos.
major US airports that allow smoking won't kick the habit
Posted on January 18, 2013
Smoking is still allowed in specific areas at the five major U.S. airports detailed in a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that showed air pollution levels that are significantly higher than those at non-smoking airports.
of Tobacco Control 2013 (PDF)
Posted on January 17, 2013
The American Lung Association's State of Tobacco Control report tracks progress on key tobacco control policies at the state and federal levels, and assigns grades based on tobacco control laws and regulations in effect as of January 2, 2013.
Louis County, Mo., rethinking smokefree ordinance exemptions
Posted on January 14, 2013
A St. Louis County councilman said he will introduce legislation to remove all exemptions to the county's smoking ban, including at two local casinos.
S.C., making hospital area no smoking zone
Posted on January 10, 2013
The City of Charleston is imposing a new smoking ban for outdoor areas in the city's hospital district.
Creek, South Carolina, passes smokefree ordinance
Posted on January 9, 2013
It will be illegal to light up in the city of Goose Creek as of July 1.
Calif. council toughens smoking restrictions
Posted on January 8, 2013
The Petaluma City Council unanimously voted Monday to broaden citywide restrictions on smoking to include private living spaces, medical marijuana and electronic cigarettes.
Calif. starts 2013 with trash, smoking ordinances
Posted on January 7, 2013
The Petaluma City Council will seat its newest member Monday and formally vote on new garbage-hauling and smoking ordinances tentatively approved last year by the previous council.
lawmaker takes aim at smoking with statewide law
Posted on January 4, 2013
Filed by State Sen. Rodney Ellis (D-Houston), SB 86 would ban smoking in all indoor and outdoor workplaces, including bars and restaurants statewide.
Foundation Updates Its Smokefree Lists and Maps
Posted on December 20, 2012
Congratulations to all the cities with new strong smokefree laws in effect!
free public housing in Rhode Island
Posted on December 19, 2012
The Rhode Island Department of Health has recognized 16 of the state's 25 public housing authorities for implementing smoking bans in their units.
smoke affects most apartment residents
Posted on December 17, 2012
Nearly half of Americans who don't smoke in their apartments are still exposed to secondhand smoke.
State Health Officer New Tobacco Report States 34000 Deaths from Tobacco-Related
Illnesses Occur Each Year
Posted on December 14, 2012
California Department of Public Health (CDPH) director and state health officer Dr. Ron Chapman released the state's first "State Health Officer's Report on Tobacco Use and Promotion."
State of Delaware workplace rapidly approaching
Posted on December 12, 2012
January is fast approaching, and Gov. Jack A. Markell aims to meet his pledge of making all State of Delaware workplaces tobacco free by the first day of 2013.
Creek, South Carolina, council to consider smokefree ordinance
Posted on December 11, 2012
Smoking, rezoning and annexation are on the agenda for Goose Creek City Councils meeting tonight.
State Court of Appeals Issues Ruling
Posted on December 10, 2012
In a decision that could affect health departments throughout Kentucky, the state Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 Friday that the Bullitt County Board of Health can enact a smoking ban without lawmakers' support.
Gulf Coast Community College going smoke-free, litter-free
Posted on December 7, 2012
Beginning in January, students and employees at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College won't be able to smoke or use tobacco products on any campus.
beach ordinance passes second reading at Honolulu City Council
Posted on December 6, 2012
A measure to ban smoking at certain beach parks passed second reading Wednesday.
Indiana, passes smokefree ordinance
Posted on December 5, 2012
The Columbus City Council approved a smoking ban Tuesday night stricter than the state's - banning smoking in bars, taverns and private clubs with no exceptions.
California, City Council OKs tough smoking restrictions
Posted on December 4, 2012
The City Council late Monday night unanimously approved broad new smoking restrictions, including banning smoking in multi-family housing units, such as apartments and condos, and from certain outdoor spaces, including private balconies, decks, courtyards and bus stops.
IN, council to vote on smokefree ordinance
Posted on December 3, 2012
The Columbus City Council will cast final votes Tuesday on whether the city should prohibit smoking in bars, taverns and private clubs and on how the council districts will be reshaped.
Estrada, Trawick, Bui: Smoking ban protects employee health
Posted on November 27, 2012
Every day, thousands of Texas employees are forced to work in dangerous conditions where they are exposed to the harmful effects of secondhand smoke.
Air Quality at Nine Large-Hub Airports With and Without Designated Smoking AreasUnited
States, October-November 2012
Posted on November 21, 2012
Ventilated rooms and designated smoking areas in airports are not effective in fully eliminating exposure to secondhand smoke.
Smoke-Free Laws 50 Largest U.S. Cities, 2000 and 2012
Posted on November 15, 2012
Secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure causes heart disease and lung cancer in nonsmoking adults and several health conditions in children.
County, Maryland, considers smokefree measure for county buildings
Posted on November 9, 2012
Montgomery County Council member Nancy Floreen (D-At Large) will introduce the bill at a council meting Nov. 20 and will hold a news conference on the law Nov. 15.
Colorado, public sites going smoke-free
Posted on November 8, 2012
The City Council passed a resolution making city-owned parks, playgrounds, bus stops and the Animas River Trail smoke-free.
Dakota Voters Pass Smokefree Law
Posted on November 7, 2012
North Dakota voters have agreed to expand the state's smoking ban to cover bars and other public places.
AU to go tobacco-free in August 2013
Posted on November 6, 2012
AU will ban all smoking and tobacco on campus by Aug. 1, 2013, President Neil Kerwin announced in a University-wide memo sent to the campus community Nov. 5.
County, Indiana, Goes Smoke-Free
Posted on November 5, 2012
Johnson County Commissioners Monday voted to extend Indiana's state smoking law to cover the entire county.