Collins extends smoking ban to restaurant and bar patios
The Coloradoan - November 20, 2013
Banning all outdoor smoking would considerably damage Tony's, he said.
Delaying implementation of the expanded smoking-ban gives bars a chance
would allow front-yard pot smoking under rules given early OK
Morning Edition, Denver Business Journal November 13, 2013
...and renters to smoke marijuana anywhere on their properties, including
their front lawns, The Denver Post's Jeremy P. Meyer reports. That relaxes
rules proposed earlier that would have banned pot smoking anywhere
problems in Colorado schools increasing
KOAA.com Colorado Springs and Pueblo News - November 12, 2013
Mesa County resource officer Mike Dillon says he is seeing more problems
and younger kids bringing marijuana to schools after Colorado voters
voters affirm state views regarding taxes and marijuana
The Mountain Jackpot - November 12, 2013
Teller County voters followed state trends in voicing strong opposition
to a nearly $1 billion proposed tax increase for public schools. And
surprisingly, Teller, an area known as one of the strongest anti-tax
areas in the state, said yes to a proposed 25 percent tax on recreational
marijuana products, consisting of excise and sales levies. Both the
local public school and marijuana votes were fairly similar to the state
results. Meanwhile, in Manitou Springs, voters strongly approved a small
local tax hike for marijuana sales,
users should keep it to themselves
Durango Herald - November 9, 2013
I support others rights to use medical marijuana, but I would like my
right to smoke-free air protected. I have to close my windows because
I can smell the pot smoke from the house next door. I propose Durango
establishes a pot zone where all the shops, bars and any marijuana-related
situations take place.
already looming over Colorado marijuana revenues
Colorado Springs Gazette - November 8, 2013
Marijuana was on the minds of Joint Budget Committee members Thursday
as Gov. John Hickenlooper presented a budget proposal he said funded
a "bare-bones" regulatory system for legalized recreational
pot sales "that would not have made anybody proud."
Sets Course to be Market Leader in E-Cig Category
CSNews Online - November 7, 2013
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- To some, three months may not be enough time
to test the waters with a new product. However, for R.J. Reynolds Vapor
Co. (RJRV), it was enough time to know it had a winner on its hands
with its new digital vapor cigarette VUSE.
to fund public services with cannabis tax
BBC News - November 7, 2013
Colorado will become the first state in America to tax the sale of marijuana
when the drug becomes legal next year. Under new piece legalisation
cannabis sales will have a 25% levy placed on them to pay for public
school construction and the marijuana industry costs.
marijuana tax potential attracts new allies in legalization ...
Summit Daily News - November 7, 2013
Colorados hearty embrace of a 25 percent marijuana tax this week could
prove a turning point for legalization backers. Theyve long argued that
weed should come out of the black market and contribute to tax coffers
instead of prison populations. The rest of the money would go toward
paying for the regulation of pot shops. Several Colorado municipalities
approved additional pot taxes Tuesday, ranging from 3.5 percent in Pueblo
County to up to 10 percent in the city of Boulder. Denver approved a
3.5 percent tax Tuesday that could generate $4.5 million a year. The
Denver Post has predicted state and city taxes will add $8.59 to a $30
eighth of an ounce of pot.
drops backyard marijuana ban from draft ordinance
Albany Times Union (blog) - November 6, 2013
Marijuana users in Denver have found refuge: their backyards. While
Colorado has legalized the recreational use of marijuana, Denvers City
Council continues to figure out how to enforce and regulate the new
state law in their jurisdiction. CBS Denver reports the new draft ordinance
was revised so people could be allowed to smoke in their backyards.
Collins City Council votes to expand smoking restrictions
Rocky Mountain Collegian - November 6, 2013
Current regulations ban smoking in places of employment and business
and public buildings. Those smoking are also required to be more than
20 feet from all ...
Collins City Council snuffs smoking in outdoor dining areas
The Coloradoan - November 5, 2013
Smoking also would be banned at outdoor Transfort facilities and within
20 feet of ... The smoking ban inside restaurants and bars has been
in effect since 2003.
to continue tweaks to public pot consumption law
Brush News Tribune - November 5, 2013
In what's become a debate over civil liberties and compliances with
a new state law legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, the Denver
City Council on ...
looks at reducing restrictions on public pot smoking
kdvr.com - November 4, 2013
The new ordinance would allow pot smoking in your front or back yard
as long as it's not visible from a public area such as a sidewalk or
street. City Council will ...
Collins eyes smoking ban for outdoor dining
9NEWS.com - November 4, 2013
FORT COLLINS - No-smoking areas in Fort Collins bars and restaurants
could be extended to their outdoor patios and decks. The City Council
on Tuesday is scheduled to give initial consideration to an ordinance
that would revise the city's smoking ban to include outdoor dining and
Collins eyes smoking ban for outdoor dining
The Coloradoan - November 4, 2013
No-smoking areas in Fort Collins bars and restaurants could be extended
to their outdoor patios and decks.
High City backing off on stopping public marijuana smoking
DigitalJournal.com November 1, 2013
Denver - From the moment voters approved the legalization of marijuana
last year government has sought to make it difficult for stoners to
light up. Cities large and small around the state considered ordinances
barring any marijuana possession or smoking.
funding from pot taxes proposed in Proposition AA surprised ...
The Denver Channel - November 1, 2013
Proposition AA would create a 15 percent excise tax on marijuana when
it is sold ... percent state sales tax and does not include any taxes
created and approved ...
Hands off pot money
Pueblo Chieftain - October 31, 2013
Some counties that prohibit recreational marijuana sales are concerned
they'll be ... And if they want the tax revenue they should've regulated
adult recreational ...
ski slopes differ on marijuana tolerance
Brush News Tribune - October 31, 2013
"For the people who like to use it, that is awesome, but it's not
legal to use it in public," Henceroth said. Amendment 64 does not
allow marijuana consumption ...
Scales Back Proposed Marijuana Restriction Ordinance
The Daily Chronic - October 31, 2013
A proposed ordinance in Denver would allow marijuana use in back yards
and possession in public parks, easing an earlier draft banning open
use, officials said. The new version being considered by the Denver
City Council isnt as harsh as the earlier one, which would have banned
even the smell of burning marijuana from peoples back yards, The Denver
Post reported Wednesday. The prior version would have forbidden marijuana
smoking on outdoor private property, and made it illegal to possess
marijuana in public parks and at Denver's ...
pot restrictions still go too far
Denver Post - October 30, 2013
We're glad Denver officials have toned down a proposed city ordinance
on pot smoking that would have effectively prevented people from lighting
up in their own backyards. But the revised ordinance still has problems
we think could violate Amendment 64, which legalized the possession
and use of recreational marijuana. And we ...
Odor Bans Stink: Would Marijuana By Any Other Name Smell Just as Rank?
San Francisco Chronicle (blog) - October 28, 2013
Not everybody likes the smell of cannabis. But unlike farts, body odor,
and Axe Body Spray, the mere olfactory presence of otherwise legal marijuana
could soon bring prison sentences of up to a yearif a newly proposed
Denver city ordinance passes.
Carbondale rules clarify where pot can be smoked in town
Aspen Daily News - October 24, 2013
Recent amendments to Carbondales criminal code ban pot smoking in open
and public places, require that pot be grown in enclosed, locked spaces,
and provide a bit of much-needed clarity on exactly what those terms
mean. The amendments, passed by the Carbondale Trustees by a vote of
5-0 Tuesday night, are meant to compliment a larger set of rules that
the trustees approved in late September governing the towns emerging
recreational marijuana industry.
code changed to recognize legal marijuana
Glenwood Springs Post Independent - October 23, 2013
CARBONDALE This towns criminal codes now reflect the new reality of
legalized marijuana use by adults, although questions have come up about
what is the appropriate punishment for someone who violates the new
County to join state tobacco campaign
Mountain Mail Newspaper - October 23, 2013
Chaffee County Public Health is participating in a Colorado campaign
to limit children's exposure to secondhand smoke. Bev Orrill, Chaffee
County Public ...
Woman mad about pot smoke getting into her apartment
KDVR FOX 31 - October 22, 2013
A woman in Longmont is frustrated because she says marijuana smoke from
her neighbor's is making it into her apartment. The woman has a baby
and she doesn't want her child exposed to that second-hand smoke.
couple: Secondhand pot smoke is endangering baby
KUSA-TV Channel 9 - October 22, 2013
The Barlows say the pot smoke is coming into their apartment through
a vent from a neighboring unit. They've tried calling their landlord,
the police and even child-protective services. Because smoking pot at
home is legal under Colorado law, they say
Worry About Marijuana's Effect On Colo. Ski Tourism
KUOW News and Information - October 22, 2013
Last year, Colorado voted to legalize the sale and use of marijuana.
The measure passed by a healthy margin, but was especially popular in
resort towns such ...
all responsible for protecting the environment, the government ...
Colorado Springs Independent - October 16, 2013
To City Council: The Colorado Springs smoking ban in the city parks
and open ... of nearly 500 other municipalities across the U.S. as examples
of smoking bans ... banning all smoking in the parks and open space
will reduce fires and litter.
makes way for recreational marijuana
Aspen Times - October 16, 2013
In Aspen, the number of recreational marijuana retailers will be capped
at the ... Because of ambiguity with state law, Aspen also has decided
to ban public and ...
Decision On Marijuana Regulations In Denver
Personal Liberty Digest - October 15, 2013
The proposal would also ban marijuana possession in city parks and use
on private property while visible from off the property. Filed Under:
mayor wants to stop public pot smoking
Associated Press - October 14, 2013
...possessing, smoking or giving away marijuana would be illegal in
city parks, the downtown pedestrian mall, mountain parks, including
Red Rocks amphitheater, as well as cars on public streets. ...
Under Denver Proposal, Pot Smokers Could Go To Jail For Consuming A
Legal Product On Their Own Property
Forbes - October 14, 2013
The upshot could be that people are free to consume marijuana in businesses
catering to pot smokers but not on their own porches, patios, and balconies.
mulls outlawing drifting marijuana smoke
Reuters - October 11, 2013
...if a proposed ordinance becomes law in the state's largest city,
pot smokers could face jail time and fines if smoke wafts onto a neighbor's
property. A measure under consideration by the Denver City Council would
impose up to $999 in fines and a maximum ...
ordinance would make even smell of marijuana smoke illegal
Kitsap (WA) Sun - October 11, 2013
The text of the proposed ordinance says, "It shall be unlawful
for any person to openly and publicly display or consume one (1) ounce
or less of marijuana." It goes on to define "openly"
as being "perceptible through sight or smell to the public."
Senate at the University of Northern Colorado conducts ...
University of Northern Colorado The Mirror - October 14, 2013
A smoking ban on campus would mean just that: no one would be allowed
to ... I feel like banning cigarettes would cause a problem because
there's a lot of ...
floats new rules that could make even the odor of pot a crime
Denver Post - October 11, 2013
Even the smell of marijuana wafting from your backyard could be illegal
if Denver City Council passes a new ordinance. Denver officials, responding
to fears that public pot consumption could become an ever-present problem
in the Mile High City, will propose a set of new rules for open consumption
and possession of marijuana.
Denver ordinance contains rules against visible, smellable smoking of
The Denver Channel - October 11, 2013
DENVER - As Colorado makes progress toward the retail sale of marijuana,
the City of Denver is considering an ordinance that would make smoking
the drug illegal if it can be seen or even smelled by others.
Colorado, you still can't smoke marijuana in public
Denver Post - September 30, 2013
If anybody should know that smoking marijuana in public is against the
law in Colorado, it's an attorney versed in pot laws who is one of the
state's most vocal marijuana rights activists.
Corry Busted for Smoking Pot at Rockies Game
CelebStoner - September 30, 2013
It's legal to smoke pot in Colorado these days, just not in public.
Marijuana activist Rob Corry broke the law at a recent Rockies game
and was arrested for it.
aims to debunk myths about secondhand smoke
Loveland Daily Reporter-Herald - September 29, 2013
Colorado county health departments hope to convince parents to make
kids 'A Smoke-Free Zone'
won't target smokers in parks, but park-goers might
Colorado Springs Gazette - September 28, 2013
The Tobacco Police are not going to patrol the city's parks looking
for smokers, in spite of a law passed Tuesday that makes it illegal
to light up in parks, trails and open spaces. "It's going to be
enforced no differently than alcohol," said Gary Feffe
Now Banned In Colorado Springs City Parks
KKTV 11 News - September 25, 2013
Smoking Now Banned In Colorado Springs City Parks. Print ... The Colorado
Springs City Council voted Tuesday to ban smoking in city parks. The
ban goes into ...
Secondhand Smoke Campaign in Colorado Focuses on Kids
SYS-CON Media (press release) - September 10, 2013
DENVER, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Supported by Amendment 35 funds,
a coalition of Colorado counties is launching the "I Am A Smoke-Free
Zone" secondhand smoke campaign this week. The campaign stresses
that children are "smoke-free zones."
Town Council to vote on marijuana ordinance forcing downtown Cannabis
Club to move
Summit Daily News - September 10, 2013
Oktoberfest has adults drinking in public, and some people might not
see that as a family friendly event. Some people see marijuana as a
safe alternative to ...
marijuana: Denver council sets sales tax, retail rules
Denver Post - August 27, 2013
Denver City Council on Monday made several big decisions about the nascent
marijuana industry, including allowing stores to sell both medical and
nonmedical pot without requiring physical barriers in the shops and
setting a proposed 3.5 percent tax rate.
Cliff voters to be asked to tax marijuana
Vail Daily News - August 26, 2013
Eagle is also pondering how to tax marijuana, either through a straightforward
sales tax, a set transaction fee similar to the town's lodging tax or
an operating ...
Of Vote, Colorado Marijuana Taxes A Source Of Debate
KVNF Public Radio - August 26, 2013
The sales tax would only apply to recreational marijuana and not medical
... Why should we pay them a penny more in taxes, all they've done is
council defies mayor and chooses 3.5 percent tax on retail pot
Brush News Tribune - August 26, 2013
In a tight vote last week, the Denver City Council defied Mayor Michael
Hancock's request to ask voters to approve a sales tax rate for retail
marijuana that ...
Campaign Stops in Grand Junction
KREX News Channel 5 - August 22, 2013
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. The campaign for a tobacco-free Colorado made
a stop in downtown Grand Junction on Thursday, hoping to reach out to
exactly, can you smoke in Carbondale?
Aspen Daily News - August 22, 2013
While the open and public use of marijuana is prohibited under Amendment
64 the law legalizing the possession, consumption and sale of limited
pot rules take shape
Aspen Daily News - August 22, 2013
That ban, said Carbondale Mayor Stacey Bernot, could push recreational
marijuana grow operations better suited for rural areas into the town
limits of Garfield ...
launches new tobacco tax-funded web site to help ...
Denver Post (blog) - August 21, 2013
Still trying to kick the smoking habit? The state health department
has a new resource. A new web site, intended to be the states primary
source for help to quit smoking, has information for community members
who want to get involved and those who want to learn about the impact
of tobacco use, secondhand smoke and tobacco industry marketing. It
offers advice for quitting and campaign materials.
Boulder goes smoke free -- mostly
The Denver Channel - August 19, 2013
However, it's not a complete ban yet. Smoking is still allowed in designated
areas until December. Then school officials will evaluate the program
and determine if the designated smoking areas should be eliminated.
Collins smoking ban could extend outdoors
The Coloradoan - August 18, 2013
City officials are considering banning smoking in outside dining areas
and bar patios, potentially pushing smokers further into the fringes
of Old Town.
smoking ban gets one last word from proponents
Denver Post (blog) - August 16, 2013
The study on a smoking bans affect on ambulance calls to Colorado casinos
prompted some useful back and forth between proponents of wider tobacco
bans and business interests who do not want to needlessly scare off
groups of customers. They have differing opinions on what the University
of California San Francisco study proves, and weve presented some of
After the casino association weighed in, we got one last letter from
anti-tobacco campaigners who wanted to pass on an amplification from
the studys author, Stan Glantz. The following comment by Glantz was
forwarded by Bob Doyle of the Colorado Tobacco Education and Prevention
Park says no to pot industry
Estes Park Trail-Gazette - August 14, 2013
The Estes Park Town Board passed two ordinances - both unanimously -
that make it clear that public marijuana sales, related clubs, and public
medical marijuana shops back in business in Fort Collins
The Coloradoan - August 13, 2013
Fort Collins could also ask residents for a local tax in addition to
sales taxes, which already apply to medical marijuana. Meanwhile, Cruinkshank
believes there ...
tax on agenda for Silverthorne Town Council Wednesday
Summit Daily News - August 12, 2013
Medicinal marijuana sales, which are only subject to Silverthorne's
retail sales taxes, would be exempt from the proposed 5 percent excise
tax, Braun said.
council to settle 39 issues around new retail pot framework
Denver Post - August 12, 2013
With legislation pending on whether to ask Denver voters to approve
a 5 percent tax on retail marijuana sales, the Denver City Council on
Monday will consider setting a host of rules and regulations for the
battle moves outdoors; bans increase
The Coloradoan - August 11, 2013
He and Bayer worry such bans are really motivated by desires to make
smoking seem like an unusual, socially unacceptable behavior. Ban proponents
see that ...
ban will affect parks and trails ($$)
Mountain Mail Newspaper - August 8, 2013
Salida City Council directed staff to draft an ordinance that will ban
smoking in city parks and on city trails during a work session prior
to the boards regular meeting Tuesday. Council heard a presentation
June 18 from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chaffee County about the
dangers of secondhand smoke. The group requested that council pass an
ordinance banning smoking in city parks and on city trails. At the time,
council directed staff to bring the item back to discuss during a work
Ban Tilts Odds Against Ambulance Calls From Casinos
NPR - August 6, 2013
Public health advocates have lobbied hard in recent years to clear restaurants,
bars and other workplaces of tobacco smoke, and the winds seem to be
at their back. Already, 36 states and the District of Columbia have
enacted some version of an indoor smoking ban to protect the health
of workers and patrons, and many local communities in other states have
Ambulance calls to casinos drop almost 20 percent following smoking
The Birmingham News - al.com - August 6, 2013
Smoking bans, such as the one passed in Birmingham in 2012, are often
pushed as a public health initiative. Now, one study suggests that there
could be a correlation, if not a causal link, between smoking bans and
numbers of ambulance calls. University of ...
casinos reduce medical emergencies
Science Codex - August 6, 2013
Commercial casinos throughout the country are often exempt from smoke-free
workplace laws. Now a new study led by UC San Francisco has found that
when smoking is banned in casinos, it results in considerably fewer
emergency calls for ambulances.
law in Colorado casinos led to fewer ambulance calls
HealthCanal.com - August 6, 2013
DALLAS When smoking was banned from casinos in Colorado, ambulance calls
to casinos in Gilpin County dropped about 20 percent, according to research
reported in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. Study
Highlights: No-smoking laws ...
Smoking in Casinos, Fewer Ambulance Calls
MedPage Today August 5, 2013
Extension of smoke-free laws to casinos led to decreases in ambulance
calls to the gambling venues that were similar to what had been seen
for other sites, researchers reported. They noted that currently only
19 states and Puerto Rico require state-related casinos be be smoke-free,
according to the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation.
Smoking Ban Tied to Drop in Ambulance Calls
U.S. News & World Report - August 5, 2013
MONDAY, Aug. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Ambulance calls to casinos in Gilpin
County, Colo., fell about 20 percent after smoking was banned, a new
study finds. The decline mirrored a drop in ambulance calls to public
locations two years earlier when the state ...
Study Finds Implementation Of Smoke-Free Casinos Can Prevent Medical
MarketWatch (press release) - August 5, 2013
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Researchers Say
Extending Smoke-Free Legislation to Casinos Can Reduce the Acute Effects
of Secondhand Smoke Exposure. A new study published today in Circulation,
a journal of the American ...
ban means fewer ambulance runs at Colorado casinos
Denver Post - August 5, 2013
Ambulance calls to Colorado casinos dropped 20 percent after a statewide
public smoking ban was toughened to include the gambling palaces, according
to a new study from researchers at the University of California San
smoking in casinos may cut ambulance calls
kwwl.com - August 5, 2013
A study out of Gilpin County, Colorado, a tourist destination with 26
casinos just west of Denver, shows that banning smoking in casinos can
significantly cut the number of ambulance calls made from the facilities.
Researchers studied the number of ...
Ban at Casinos Lowers Health Gamble
dailyRx - August 5, 2013
(dailyRx News) When it comes to heart and lung health, Colorado gamblers
may have hit the jackpot. Since the ban on smoking in casinos in the
state, ambulance calls in one county have dropped. Casinos have a long
history as establishments for smoking ...
Glantz, S.A.; Gibbs, E., "Changes
in ambulance calls following implementation of a smokefree law and its
extension to casinos," Circulation [Epub ahead of print],
August 5, 2013.
Ellerbeck, E.F.; Spertus, J.A., "Let's
clear the air for casino patrons and employees," Circulation
[Epub ahead of print], August 5, 2013.
retail bans: Could they lead to November tax ballot issue ...
Westword (blog) - August 5, 2013
Marijuana retail bans: Could they lead to November tax ballot issue
defeat? ... "And we're going to be supporting these taxes in the
same way the Governor says ...
marijuana use is illegal but seldom punished in Denver
Brush News Tribune - August 2, 2013
Denver police have written more tickets for public marijuana
use so far this year than in all of 2012, but the crime is rarely punished,
according to new statistics ...
City Council advances plan for three percent marijuana ...
The Denver Channel - August 1, 2013
A plan to apply a three percent sales tax to marijuana in Littleton
passed its first City ... John Hickenlooper signed a law that sets up
a system of state taxation.
Percent Recreational Marijuana Tax Approved By Denver City ...
Huffington Post - July 30, 2013
Denver City Council approved a municipal tax rate of 5 percent on recreational
marijuana sales in Mile High City on Monday afternoon -- if approved
by voters, the city tax would likely be in addition to the 25 percent
combined state tax rate, which also must be approved by voters this
tax pot or not, Carbondale voters will decide ($$)
Glenwood Springs Post Independent - July 30, 2013
CARBONDALE The towns electorate will be asked on Nov. 5 to impose a
local sales tax on the sale of retail marijuana, which would be added
to the towns existing sales tax rate of 3.5 percent....
council to vote on whether to push pot tax onto Nov. ballot
Denver Post - July 29, 2013
Denver City Council will consider asking voters to approve a 5 percent
sales tax on retail marijuana and the authority to raise the tax as
high as 15 percent.
'Probably not' to marijuana tourism ($$)
Summit Daily News - July 29, 2013
But, the open use of marijuana in public places, which is specifically
prohibited in Amendment 64, is already a problem in Carbondale and other
places in ...
Springs council may put brakes on pot clubs ($$)
Summit Daily News - July 27, 2013
GLENWOOD SPRINGS City officials in Glenwood Springs are reacting to
recent inquiries from persons interested in possibly opening private
marijuana clubs in the city, following voter passage of Amendment 64
voters to weigh in on recreational marijuana sales tax
Summit Daily News - July 24, 2013
In this Jan. 26, 2013 photo a worker at a grow house in Denver examines
a marijuana plant ready to be harvested. Last fall, voters made Washington
Considers 3.5 Percent Tax on Marijuana Sales
Reason - July 24, 2013
Denver Auditor Dennis Gallagher disagrees with Mayor Michael Hancock's
recreational marijuana tax target, arguing the city should seek a starting
tax rate of ...
ban approved in Colorado Springs parks
KOAA NBC 5/30 (Colo. Springs/Pueblo, CO) - July 23, 2013
The Colorado Springs City Council has voted to impliment a smoking ban
at all city ban stems from concern over cigarette butts starting fires
in open spaces. The council voted 6-2 on the ban, which includes an
exemption for cemeteries and golf ...
Springs poised to ban retail pot
9NEWS.com - July 23, 2013
(AP) - Colorado's second-largest city is poised to ban recreational
marijuana stores. The Colorado Springs City Council plans to vote Tuesday
on allowing retail ... The city was projected to raise more than $3
million a year from retail pot sales taxes. However, the Colorado Springs
Regional Business Alliance and area military leaders warned against
retail sales in Colorado Springs.
Officials Worry As E-Cigarettes Enter Colorado
KUNC - July 22, 2013
Since e-cigarettes are not a tobacco product, companies can get around
42-year-old laws that ban cigarette advertising. The largest concentration
of e-cigarette ...
Springs lays groundwork for recreational pot businesses
Glenwood Springs Post Independent - July 19, 2013
Kelley Cox / Post Independent Medical marijuana patients sit at the
bud-tending ... statewide sales tax on retail pot purchases, in addition
to existing sales taxes. Honoring what it believes was a mandate from
city voters last fall, Glenwood Springs City Council indicated Thursday
night that it will allow regulated recreational marijuana businesses
within city limits starting next year....
OKs pot-tax ballot question ($$)
Sky Hi Daily News - July 19, 2013
FRASER The Fraser Town Board voted to place a question on the November
2013 ballot, asking Fraser residents if the town should impose an excise
tax on the sale of recreational marijuana in the town. ...
forum: no pot sales in Bayfield
Pine River Times - July 19, 2013
The State Department of Revenue had to adopt regulations governing these
businesses by July 1, La May said, and local governments have until
Oct. 1 to ban these businesses or designate a local official responsible
for licensing. If they don't ban these businesses, they must decide
which types of businesses to allow and what sorts of fees and restrictions
to impose, he said. Statewide voters will decide in November whether
to impose a 10 percent sales tax on top of the current 2.9 percent state
sales tax on retail marijuana sales, and a 15 percent excise tax on
cultivation. Town voters could be asked whether to impose additional
town sales tax or add an excise tax on retail sales if they are allowed,
La May said.
to seek local tax for marijuana
Glenwood Springs Post Independent - July 18, 2013
CARBONDALE Town voters here will likely be asked in November to place
an extra 5 percent sales tax on retail marijuana purchases, on top of
the proposed ...
Springs City Council weighs in on pot shop rules ($$)
Steamboat Pilot & Today - July 18, 2013
... medical marijuana operators currently don't face advertising restrictions,
but ... of marijuana regulations from signage to smoking in public,
it was the zoning ...
council backs excise tax on marijuana
Denver Business Journal - July 17, 2013
The Boulder City Council is in favor of a 5 percent excise tax on marijuana
that would be collected on grow operations, the Daily Camera reports.
The 5-2 vote in ...
will be at stake when Council makes its marijuana decision
Colorado Springs Independent - July 17, 2013
In April, Colorado State University's Colorado Futures Center released
a study forecasting what the state might expect in tax revenue from
recreational-marijuana centers in 2014. Even taking a high-end approach
where it was estimated a cost of $600 to grow a pound of marijuana authors
Charles Brown and Phyllis Resnick found the state could reap $130.1
Now, an Independent analysis built on the center's study estimates the
city of Colorado Springs, without any new taxes, could collect a minimum
of $1.2 million in revenue next year from an estimated 53,500 local
buyers (our population equivalent to the statewide estimate of 642,772
Boulder agrees to 5 percent excise tax on marijuana ...
Westword (blog) - July 17, 2013
The Boulder City Council approved a 5 percent municipal
excise tax on cannabis for growers and manufacturers last night and
decided against enacting a ...
Denver's wish list for marijuana taxes
Denver Post - July 17, 2013
Who would have thought that legalizing a recreational drug might provoke
so much ... will climb by 5 percent once recreational retail marijuana
outlets take off.
adds public hearing on pot tax proposal
The Daily Camera - July 15, 2013
A public hearing on taxing recreational marijuana has been added to
Tuesday's Boulder City Council meeting agenda. The City Council is considering
a proposal to tax recreational marijuana at more than 26 percent at
today's meeting, which starts at 6 p.m. at the Boulder Municipal Building,
Castle Rock, public pot-smoking to be petty offense
Our Colorado News - July 15, 2013
Smoking marijuana in public in Castle Rock will be dealt with similarly
to how police deal with open consumption of alcohol. Castle Rock Town
Clerk Sally Misare informed the Castle Rock City Council July 2 that
one of the major issues the Colorado Legislature recently failed to
address, regarding the state's new law legalizing marijuana, was open
and public consumption of pot and so the town police's department has
decided to deal with such violations using standards similar to what's
in the town's liquor code.
in (pot) smoke
Conflict between state, federal laws leads to mans eviction
Durango Herald - July 14, 2013
But the pot that makes his pain bearable and helps him sleep is now
causing him to lose the federally subsidized apartment he has rented
for five years.
on nicotine for 20 years
La Plata County groups determination brought success, leaders say
Durango Herald July 14, 2013
On the eve of the 20th anniversary Thursday of what was known for 19
years as the Lasso Tobacco Coalition (now Celebrating Healthy Communities),
those in the trench warfare to get La Plata County residents off nicotine
reflected on accomplishments.
maker targets Colorado
The Durango Herald - July 13, 2013
Because e-cigarettes are not a tobacco product, companies can get around
42-year-old laws that ban cigarette advertising. Currently, the largest
passes two marijuana ordinances
Our Colorado News - July 12, 2013
Arvada City Council passed two ordinances July 1 regarding the use and
sale of marijuana in the city of Arvada. The revisions also make it
illegal to consume marijuana in public and to have an open marijuana
container in a motor vehicle. It also prohibits the display or transfer
of marijuana, marijuana accessories and marijuana products on city-owned
ban in parks could be overkill
Colorado Springs Gazette - July 10, 2013
City officials may again consider a proposal for a smoking ban in most
city parks. ... bystanders, have played an important role in facilitating
other smoking bans.
City Council to Vote on Banning Smoking in City Parks
KKTV 11 News - July 9, 2013
Smokers may no longer be lighting up at many parks in Colorado Springs
if the Parks and Recreation Department gets their way. The department
has asked the Colorado Springs City Council to ban smoking at local
parks, citing fire danger and a growing littering problem as two leading
concerns. The department says they are finding more and more cigarette
butts on the ground at area parks. The department also said they are
also concerned about the health of non-smokers visiting the local parks.
mulls smoking ban for Colorado Springs parks
Colorado Springs Gazette - July 8, 2013
Other cities, including Commerce City and Arvada, have banned smoking
in parks. ... city looked at variations of the ban, including just banning
smoking in some ...
deeply and be proud, Pueblo: Your air is clean
Pueblo Chieftain - June 29, 2013
Ten years ago, Pueblo passed the Pueblo Smoke-Free Air Act to protect
public health and welfare. Ordinance No. 6921 was approved by Pueblo
citizens at a special municipal election on May 20, 2003, by a vote
of 11,602 to 7,935.
Colorado casinos do just fine
Mesquite Local News - June 13, 2013
I am a new, year-round citizen just this year although
I have had a home here since 2004. Consequently, I havent followed
the local politics and I am not familiar with either of these people.
Having been on the city council in the city where I lived in Colorado,
I am familiar with local power struggles.
Making Mesquite a non-smoking
city would brand us as thoughtful of our citizens, and a progressive
city in an otherwise primitive state.
children power effort to ban smoking in town parks
The Coloradoan - June 9, 2013
WELLINGTON Thanks to letters written by children at the Wellington Boys
& Girls Club, the Town Board will introduce an ordinance at its
next meeting to ban ...
homeless feeling the squeeze on Pearl Street
The Daily Camera - June 8, 2013
...For many transients, the combination of heavy foot traffic, food
and nearby resources make Pearl Street an ideal spot to spend the day.
But, with the implementation of a smoking ban that in its first two
months has seen more than half of its violations committed by transients,
some homeless think the city and downtown business are trying to make
life a little less comfortable for them in the hope they move off of
the highly visible tourist destination. "It raises some diversity
and sincerity questions," a transient who only identified himself
only as Ed said of the smoking ban. Ed said that while the city can't
simply kick the homeless off Pearl Street, he said the recent rules
were an example of how they could still be targeted. ...
Reynolds expanding e-cigarettes to Colorado market
Winston-Salem Journal - June 6, 2013
A company subsidiary, R.J. Reynolds Vapor Co., said today it will expand
the testing of its Vuse e-cig product to retail outlets in Colorado,
beginning in July. It announced the expansion at a press conference
in New York.
Montrose ban recreational pot shops
The Coloradoan - June 6, 2013
The cities of Greeley and Montrose have approved bans on recreational
marijuana shops. A second ordinance bans private marijuana clubs in
commercial and industrial structures, but not social gatherings at homes.
regulators won't enforce marijuana magazine restrictions
Denver Post - June 6, 2013
Colorado regulators will not enforce at least initially a new law requiring
marijuana-themed magazines to be kept behind the counter at stores that
bans recreational marijuana sales
9NEWS.com June 6, 2013
GREELEY - The Greeley City Council unanimously voted Tuesday to ban
recreational marijuana within city limits. "To legalize it is one
thing, but to ...
Police Issue 35 Tickets For Smoking On Pearl Street Mall
CBS DENVER -May 22, 2013
BOULDER (CBS4) Boulder police have issued 35 tickets to possible
violators of the new smoking ban on the Pearl Street Mall. The ban went
into effect in ...
police enforce smoking ban on Pearl Street Mall
The Denver Channel - May 21, 2013
BOULDER, Colo. - Boulder police have issued 35 tickets
for smoking on the Pearl Street Mall in the six weeks since the city
began enforcing its ban on April 1.
show payoff from smoking ban
Pueblo Chieftain - May 20, 2013
Dr. Carl Bartecchi used to keep a poster in his Pueblo examination
rooms of a line of animals, all showing their not-so-pretty rear ends
to the camera. The last photo was of a stubbed-out cigarette and the
caption read, "Some Butts Are Ugly." Bartecchi was 64 when
he put his weight behind the smoking ban in 2003 and he was a well-known
scold against tobacco. A faculty member at the University of ...
years after the smoke cleared
Pueblo Chieftain - May 20, 2013
Nobody really wants to go back to the bad old days of smoke-filled
restaurants, bars and public events. "Asking me if I wanted to
sit in a 'no-smoking' section of a restaurant was like asking me if
I wanted to swim in the 'no-peeing' part of a swimming pool," one
Pueblo man joked when reflecting on the 10-year-old smoking ban. "We
should have had it sooner."
led way for others: Local smoking ban followed by state law ...
Pueblo Chieftain - May 20, 2013
Pueblo wasn't the first community in Colorado to restrict smoking
Boulder had a rule on smoking in restaurants, as did Aspen. Tiny Louisville
had even ...
Creek looks to return of gamblers, tourists
Colorado Springs Gazette - May 20, 2013
Cripple Creek saw a slight year-over-year increase in gaming revenues
last year for the first time since 2004, albeit only a half percent.
While gaming revenues fell 5.3 percent in the first quarter of 2013
vs. a year earlier, casino owners and town officials believe the stable
economy, a better housing market and pent-up demand for fun and travel
will drive gamblers back to casinos.
. While the economy is improving,
there are other hurdles Cripple Creek still must overcome. The 2008
smoking ban continues to hurt revenues after casinos, which were originally
exempt from the ban, were included later. Many gamblers smoke, said
Murphy from Bronco Billy's. When they leave for cigarette breaks, it
takes time away from gambling. "The ban had a huge impact on the
industry," Murphy said. "You can still see the effect in Cripple
faced recall and repeal vote
Pueblo Chieftain - May 19, 2013
The night City Council approved the smoking ban, Councilman Bob Schilling
... "I told her I'd become the swing vote on the smoking ban and
that I'd voted for it," ...
broadened smoking ban in a flash
Pueblo Chieftain - May 19, 2013
Pueblo's smoking ban was no accident, no sudden flash of lightning,
although its boldness to ban smoking in all public places
was a last-minute decision ...
led way going smokeless
Pueblo Chieftain - May 19, 2013
There are children as old as 10 in Pueblo today who have never smelled
cigarette smoke in a restaurant or bowling alley or any other public
place because Pueblo citizens had a political bar fight a decade ago
that transformed the Steel City into the most vigorous anti-smoking
city in the state.
and face the strange ch-ch-changes
Boulder Weekly - April 18, 2013
On Nov. 6, 54.8 percent of Colorado voters passed Amendment 64, The
Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, which allows adults to possess,
consume, buy and grow marijuana in small quantities for personal use.
Washington state passed a similar law that day, the first two states
to legalize marijuana consumption for adults in American history. The
nations, indeed the worlds eyes, as they say, are upon Colorado.
One of the amendments strengths is that it doesnt
try to shove pot down anyones throat. You cant smoke in
public, and private smoking clubs are already involved in legal battles.
Some municipalities have already exercised their right to ban commercial
sales within their borders, Lafayette among them.
pot draws tourists to Colo., Wash., for 4/20
Anchorage Daily-News April 15, 2013
Thousands of people are expected to join an unofficial counterculture
holiday celebrating marijuana in Colorado and Washington this coming
weekend, including out-of staters and even packaged tours. The events
and crowds will test the limits of new laws permitting pot use by adults.
Yes! Smoking departs Security Service Field
Colorado Springs Gazette - April 3, 2013
Starting Thursday, those who smoke will have their own special
place outside Security Service Field, home of the Colorado Springs Sky
Sox. Comfortable chairs and plentiful ashtrays await smokers, but notice
I said their special place is outside the stadium.
begins enforcing Pearl Street Mall smoking ban
Morning Call, Denver Business Journal - April 2, 2013
the city could educate the public about the ban, and until "no
smoking" signs could be erected on the pedestrian mall between
11th and 15th streets. Violating the ban carries a maximum penalty of
a $500 fine
student government explores tobacco ban
Rocky Mountain Collegian - April 1, 2013
A smoke-free future may be coming to CSU. The Associated Students of
CSU is hosting the latest in a series of tobacco forums to gather student
and faculty input on the matter, with CSU Health Network representatives
slated to be in attendance.
begins enforcement of Pearl Street Mall smoking ban today
The Daily Camera - April 1, 2013
Enforcement of the ordinance banning smoking along Boulder's Pearl Street
Mall begins today, a little more than a week after the first "No
Smoking" signs were put up along the pedestrian mall.
Council faces 2 critical issues Tuesday
Colorado Springs Gazette - March 26, 2013
During Mondays informal hearing, Kyle Sauer of the city
attorneys office, presented recommendations from Gov. John Hickeloopers
task force on state constitutional Amendment 64, which legalizes the
recreational use of marijuana. The task force delivered its final report
March 13 and offered recommendations to local municipalities on topics
such as licensing, taxation and regulations on pot cultivation facilities.
The group failed to reach conclusions on driving under the influence
of marijuana, social pot smoking clubs, law enforcement guidelines for
seizing illegal plants and definitions for the terms openly and
public in regards to consumption.
Colo. bars test limits of legal pot laws
Bismarck Tribune March 26, 2013
John Connelly, left, inhales marijuana vapor just after midnight Saturday,
March 2, 2013, with the help of bar worker Jenae DeCampo, right, in
the upstairs lounge area of Stonegate, a pizza-and-rum bar in Tacoma,
Wash. Owner Jeff Call charges patrons a small fee to become a member
of the private second-floor club, which prohibits smoking marijuana,
but does permit vaporizing, a method that involves heating
the marijuana without burning it. Last fall, Washington and Colorado
became the first states to legalize marijuana use for adults over 21.
(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
to begin enforcing Pearl Street Mall smoking ban April 1
Daily Camera-by Mitchell Byars - March 22, 2013
Enforcement of the ordinance banning smoking along Boulder's Pearl Street
Mall will begin April 1, city officials announced Thursday as they began
rolling out the first "No Smoking" signs along the pedestrian
mall late this week.
smoking ban enforcement delayed
Boulder County Business Report - March 21, 2013
BOULDER - A delay in the manufacturing of "No Smoking" signs
has postponed the enforcement of a smoking ban on the Pearl Street Mall
in Boulder that went into effect Jan. 18. Enforcement will begin Monday,
April 1, after the signs are installed on the outdoor mall during the
last week of March. They were ordered in December.
Sox Security Service Field To Be Smoke-Free
KKTV 11 News-March 20, 2013
As of their season opener on Thursday, April 4, the Colorado Springs
Sky Sox says their facilities will be smoke-free. All areas inside the
stadium gates at ...
Aaron: No signs posted for Pearl Street smoking ban
The Daily Camera - March 15, 2013
Back in December, the City Council voted to ban smoking on the Pearl
Street Mall, with much support from us non-smokers who relished a breath
of fresh air while strolling the mall. The ban was supposedly to go
into effect in January. So, can someone on the council please explain
to us why we are now in mid-March, some two months after the ban --
and three months after the vote -- and the city still can't get a single
sign erected so that the long-awaited ban can actually be enforced?
May Soon Be Flocking to ColoradoNot to Ski But to Smoke Pot with
the help of Potstores.com
DigitalJournal.com (press release) - March 1, 2013
Tourists and vacationers who once poured onto Colorado's ski slopes,
breathed in its fresh air and snapped hundreds of pictures of beautiful
mountain scenery may soon be visiting Colorado for another reasonto
enjoy the legal purchasing and smoking of March ijuana. Potstores.com
reports that with the passage of Colorado's Amendment 64, Colorado's
economy is expected to grow enormously due to the ability of people
living out of state to visit Colorado and legally purchase and smoke
pot without fear of being arrested.
shop owner: Let customers smoke pot
UPI - February 23, 2013
A tea shop owner is suing Lafayette, Colo., challenging a city ordinance
prohibiting pot smoking by her customers.
Veronica Carpio, owner
of the Front Tea & Art Shop, says she doesn't plan to sell marijuana
but does want to assist customers in smoking it.
City Council nixes pot shops and smoking lounges for now
Aspen Business Journal - February 23, 2013
Still, several smoking lounges and cannabis clubs have already
opened on the Front Range. Club 64 was the first that opened on Jan.
1 just north of downtown Denver. The club doesnt sell pot but
charges a membership fee for people who want to gather ...
Boulder enacts campus smoking ban
Denver Business Journal (blog) - February 7, 2013
Smoking's been banned for years in the buildings on campus. The new
policy, which takes effect Aug. 19, extends the ban to the entire campus.
CU may decide ...
makes smoking ban official, will create designated smoking areas
Ban begins with educational phase, goes into effect Aug. 19
Daily Camera February 6, 2013
Chancellor Phil DiStefano signed the University of Colorado's no-smoking
policy Wednesday, making the school the second in the Pac-12 with such
There are now roughly 1,130 college campuses across the
country that are smoke-free with no exemptions, according to the American
Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, a California-based group. A majority
are smaller or mid-sized campuses. But momentum is building, said Liz
Williams, a project manager for the foundation. "I think the reason
some larger schools may not have implemented smoke- or tobacco-free
policies is because it takes longer to consider and adopt policy changes,"
signs CU-Boulder no-smoking policy
San Francisco Chronicle February 6, 2013
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) The chancellor of the University of Colorado,
Boulder has signed a policy that would generally ban smoking on campus
starting Aug. 19.
The American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation
based in California says there are roughly 1130 college campuses around
the country that are smoke-free.
Collins considers outdoor smoking ban for bar and restaurant patios
The Denver Channel - February 5, 2013
The city of Fort Collins is considering an outdoor smoking ban for bar
and restaurant patios, part of a larger statewide trend to restrict
smoking in outdoor areas. ... "Colorado is seeing a great trend
towards expanding their local indoor smoke-free laws and ordinances
to include outdoor areas," said Char Day with Americans for NonSmokers'
Fort Collins isn't the first Colorado city to consider
a smoking ban on bar and restaurant patios. At least eight cities, including
Avon, Arvada and Edgewater already have similar bans in place, according
to Americans for NonSmokers' Rights.
Collins weighs ban of outdoor smoking at bars, restaurants
The Coloradoan-by Trevor Hughes - February 5, 2013
Fort Collins is considering whether to ban all outdoor smoking at restaurants
City officials are now surveying bar and restaurant
owners and their employees and will send surveys to 1,000 randomly selected
residents. Anyone who wants to participate in the survey can find it
online. City staffers say they intend to bring a proposal to the City
Council by early summer.
Students of CSU still in preliminary stages of possible ...
Rocky Mountain Collegian - February 5, 2013
A little over two years since an eight-question tobacco survey was distributed
to approximately 2,500 students in fall semester of 2010, CSU student
government is still in the process of exploring the possibility of a
ban in Fort Collins could be expanded
Northern Colorado Business Report - February 4, 2013
Smoking on a bar patio in Fort Collins could soon become illegal under
a potential expansion of the city's smoke-free ordinance.
Boulder Joins Pearl Street With Smoking Ban
KUNC - February 2, 2013
This will be the first full week of a campus wide smoking ban at the
University of Colorado. Administrators say it will be enforced through
education and ...
smoking ban could affect students' daily habits
cuindependent - February 1, 2013
Although smoking cigarettes negatively impacts a person's health, many
students partake in the addictive activity regularly. CU strives for
a healthy campus, but ...
student leaders concerned about lack of student feedback on campus smoking
Colorado Daily - February 1, 2013
The University of Colorado Student Government expressed concerns about
the lack of student opinion included in a campus-wide smoking ban, which
university officials said will be approved early next week. University
officials originally said Chancellor Phil DiStefano would sign the policy
by Friday, however university spokesman Bronson Hilliard said Thursday
night that the chancellor would sign the ban when he returns from travel
1190: Smoking ban close-up
cuindependent - January 29, 2013
I sat down with Radio 1190 News Undergrounds Joseph Oria Monday
evening to discuss updates on the upcoming CU Boulder campus smoking
ban, which Chancellor DiStefano will reportedly sign by Friday. Listen
to the show for updates and additional information.
expected for smoking ban at CU-Boulder
Denver Business Journal - January 29, 2013
University of Colorado Chancellor Phil DeStefano is expected to approve
a policy this week that would ban smoking on the Boulder campus, the
Daily Camera ...
Boulder To Go Smoke Free
KKTV 11 News - January 29, 2013
Administrators had considered enacting a campus-wide ban on tobacco
but changed to a no-smoking policy after the CU Student Government denied
plans to approve campus-wide smoking ban this week
The Daily Camera - January 28, 2013
CU-Boulder plans to approve campus-wide smoking ban this week ... about
banning chewing tobacco on campus since it only affects the person using
it, while ...
campus goes smoke-free by end of the week
cuindependent-by Alison Noon - January 28, 2013
The university known for an annual 4/20 smokeout will become smoke-free
this week. Chancellor Philip DiStefano is signing a policy banning smoking
on the CU Boulder campus on or before Friday, according to university
Pearl Street ban in effect, but 'no smoking' signs not ready yet
The Daily Camera-Jan 23, 2013
The smoking ban on the mall is in effect, but the order for the signs
detailing the new ... The ordinance bans all smoking -- whether tobacco
or marijuana -- on the ...
Ban On Pearl Street Mall Goes Into Effect In Boulder
CBS4 Denver - January 18, 2013
Boulder is now banning smoking on the Pearl Street Mall. A new law passed
last month prohibits smoking on the four blocks of the mall and the
lawn of the Boulder County Courthouse.
major US airports that allow smoking won't kick the habit
NBCNews.com 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.
"In general, smoking
is limited to a handful of hub airports," said Bronson Frick, associate
director of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. "The list is pretty
small. Ten years ago, smoke-free airports were something of an anomaly."
requiring license to sell smokeless tobacco
Pueblo (CO) Chieftain - January 17, 2013
Pueblo-area businesses that offer non-cigarette tobacco products, such
as electronic cigarettes or snuff, need to buy a new city license to
do so. City Clerk Gina Dutcher's office is contacting nearly 170 local
stores to remind them to purchase a $100- ...
Guest commentary: The other second-hand smoke
Boulder (CO) Daily Camera - Jan 16, 2013
All I ask is that you be considerate when you're thinking about smoking
marijuana in public, at a concert, or in a shared-wall apartment building.
It's not that people like me have moral objections, hate your freedom,
or want to be "narcs." It's simply t
one smoking lounge remains open at Denver International Airport; 3 closed
The Denver Channel January 14, 2013
DENVER - Three smoking lounges at Denver International Airport closed
According to a news release from Denver International
Airport, the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation says 27 of
the top 35 U.S. airports are 100 percent smoke-free indoors.
dissenter Broderick won't seek re-relection
The Durango Herald - January 12, 2013
As a conservative in a liberal town, Paul Broderick probably had the
most one-against-four votes of any of the city councilors within the
last four years, opposing restrictions on outdoor smoking as well as
fees and charge increases for franchise agreements and 911 services.
dope allowed in and around Winter X Games, say Pitkin County ...
Aspen Daily News - January 10, 2013
Pitkin County commissioners want the public to know that it is still
illegal to smoke pot in public areas around the 2013 Winter X Games,
despite state voters passing an amendment permitting marijuana use last
House Goes Tobacco Free
Northern Colorado 5 - January 8, 2013
Greeley, CO The Frontier House and the Weld County Tobacco Program
celebrate the passage of the Frontier House's tobacco-free campus and
grounds policy. Frontier House, a program of North Range Behavioral
Health, uses the Clubhouse Model to help individuals participate in
their own recovery process by working and socializing together in a
welcoming environment. ...
clubs open in Colorado for members-only group smoking
Associated Press - December 31, 2012
Club 64, in an industrial area just north of downtown Denver, opened
at 4:20 p.m. on Monday, with some 200 people signed up. The opening
came less than 24 hours after organizers announced they would charge
a $29.99 admission price for the bring-your-own pot club.
marijuana amendment prohibits public consumption, and smoke-free laws
also appear to ban indoor smokeouts. But Club 64 attorney Robert Corry
said private pot dens are permissible because marijuana isnt sold,
nor is it food or drink. ...
Casinos Reach Five-Year Anniversary of Smoke-Free Air!
PR Newswire - December 28, 2012
New Year's Day 2013 will mark the five-year anniversary of smoke-free
air for patrons and employees of Colorado's 40 casinos located in the
cities of Black Hawk, Central City and Cripple Creek. More than 9,000
people are employed by Colorado's smoke-free casinos. Casino employees
are much happier and healthier since the smoke has cleared and ashtrays
have been removed. Reduced health care costs, fewer sick days and improved
employee morale are just some of the benefits of casino workplaces without
family at odds with Housing Authority over smoking
KOAA NBC 5/30 (Colo. Springs/Pueblo, CO) - December 22, 2012
...Rose says the smoke from her neighbors apartments at the Senior Heritage
Plaza are damaging her health. Senior Heritage is a rent controlled
housing unit subsided with federal funds from the Housing and Urban
offers first smoke-free apartments
Colorado Springs Independent (blog) - December 19, 2012
The nonprofit Greccio Housing, a major provider of low-income housing
in Colorado Springs, is announcing its first smoke-free apartment building.
Pearl Street Mall smoking ban gets final approval
Colorado Daily-by Erica Meltzer - December 19, 2012
A smoking ban on the Pearl Street Mall received final approval from
the Boulder City Council on Tuesday night. The council already had approved
the smoking ban earlier in the month, but because of a technical issue,
it required a third reading.
City Council approves Pearl Street smoking ban
kwgn.com - December 18, 2012
BOULDER, Colo. The Boulder City Council approved a cigarette smoking
ban Tuesday night for the Pearl Street Mall. The new outdoor smoking
ban takes ...
Legal Marijuana Means For Colorado: Common Questions ...
Huffington Post - December 18, 2012
Can an adult smoke pot in public? How about in the privacy of their
No, an adult cannot smoke marijuana publicly. Amendment 64 provides
that nothing shall permit consumption that is conducted openly and publicly
or in a manner that endangers others. Adults are able to consume marijuana
in their homes, but their landlords could act to restrict this action.
smoking ban to voters
Daily Camera - December 16, 2012
Three years ago I became a member of the Boulder Arts and Crafts Gallery,
a cooperatively owned and operated business on the Pearl Street Mall.
My role at ...
Rubin: Smoking ban is another law without teeth in Boulder
Daily Camera - December 12, 2012
The Boulder City Council is about to enact another nearly 100 percent
meaningless ordinance that will deprive some citizens of another of
their rights--their right ...
County bans smoking on downtown courthouse lawn
Daily Camera - December 11, 2012
Smoking also was already banned inside county vehicles. The county's
outdoor smoking ban outside its downtown Boulder properties complements
one the ...
Student government's opposition won't snuff smoking ban
Daily Camera - December 8, 2012
University of Colorado officials still will move forward with plans
for a campus-wide smoking or tobacco ban, despite student leaders' opposition.
CU's student ...
the editorial advisory board: Smoking bans
Daily Camera - December 8, 2012
Starting in January, smoking will be banned on the Pearl Street Mall.
The City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a ban on smoking on
the four blocks of the mall and the lawn of the Boulder County Courthouse.
The University of Colorado is also exploring a ban on smoking on its
campus. What do you think?
student leaders reject campus smoking ban
Denver Post - December 7, 2012
University of Colorado student leaders Thursday night decided against
supporting plans for a tobacco-free campus. The student government voted
down a resolution that would have supported the administration's plan
for CU to join the majority of other schools in the Pac-12 that have
tobacco-free campuses. The measure failed 6-8. Ultimately, the campus
could still ban tobacco, but university leaders wanted direction from
P. Dudley: Smoking ban discourages smokers overall
Daily Camera - December 7, 2012
The ban on smoking on the Pearl Street Mall should be considered a measure
to discourage people, especially young people, from smoking, not an
attack on "personal freedom" as suggested by Barton Swanson
(Open Forum, Dec. 6).
Swanson: Smoking ban -- City Council is playing nanny
Daily Camera - December 6, 2012
When are the people of Boulder going to rein in their politicians? Boulder
City Council seems to have a never-ending need to micromanage our lives.
One by one, they take away our personal freedoms. The latest: smoking
on the Pearl Street Mall. Where next, smoking in parks?
to ban smoking on Pearl Street Mall
Colorado Springs Gazette - December 5, 2012
BOULDER A measure to ban smoking on the Pearl Street Mall in Boulder
has won ... Proponents said the smoking ban would reduce litter and
protect people ...
City Council Delays Outdoor Smoking Ban
CBS Denver 4 - December 5, 2012
(CBS4)- A final vote on the proposed outdoor smoking ban along the Pearl
... He says outdoor bans have already been successful in California
Editorial Board: Smoking bans
Daily Camera - December 5, 2012
This week's question: Starting in January, smoking will be banned on
the Pearl Street Mall. The City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved
a ban on ...
bans smoking on Pearl Street Mall
Longmont Daily Times-Call - December 5, 2012
Smoking will not be allowed on the Pearl Street Mall starting in January.
The Boulder City Council gave unanimous approval Tuesday night to a
ban on smoking on the four blocks of the mall and the lawn of the Boulder
County Courthouse. Because of a technical issue, the ordinance will
require a third reading, which is expected to happen Dec. 18, and the
measure will go into effect 30 days later.
snuffs out smoking on Pearl Street Mall
Bizjournals.com - December 5, 2012
You'll see balloon sculptors, contortionists, guitar players and a guy
pretending to be a golden cowboy statue on Boulder's Pearl Street Mall
next year, but no smokers. That's if people obey a smoking ban tentatively
approved unanimously late Tuesday by the Boulder City Council. The Boulder
Daily Camera reports that the ban ...
to rule on Pearl Street smoking ban
Denver Post-by Erica Meltzer - December 4, 2012
BOULDER The Boulder City Council is expected to vote Tuesday to
ban smoking on the Pearl Street Mall, which could be the first step
toward prohibiting smoking in many outdoor areas.
considering smoking ban on Pearl Street Mall
Fox 31 KDVR.com - December 3, 2012
City Council members are expected to approve a proposed smoking ban
on Pearl Street during Tuesday's City Council meeting. It's a ban that's
been in the ...
ban could prohibit people from lighting up on CU campus
kwgn.com - December 2, 2012
BOULDER, Colo. Students at the University of Colorado may no
longer be able to smoke on campus. The Daily Camera reported that CU-Boulder's
council expected to approve Pearl Street smoking ban this week
Daily Camera-by Erica Meltzer - December 3, 2012
More info: There will be a public hearing on the proposed smoking ban
on the ... banning smoking on the Pearl Street Mall and in other public,
edges closer to campus smoking ban
9NEWS.com - December 2, 2012
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - The University of Colorado at Boulder is edging
closer to a ban on smoking anywhere on campus after the university's
Briefs: University of Colorado nears a smoking ban
Durango Herald December 2, 2012
BOULDER - The University of Colorado at Boulder is edging
closer to a ban on smoking anywhere on campus after the university's
student government offered its initial support of the proposal.
student government gives support to making campus a tobacco-free zone
Boulder Daily Camera December 1, 2012
BOULDER The University of Colorado might ban smoking anywhere
on the campus.
to the editor: Durango discriminates against smokers
Durango Herald December 1, 2012
Quit picking on our bar! 8th Ave. Tavern is our favorite, even though
we don't smoke or sing: friendly locals, great location, fun times with
karaoke. What's with Durango? You love all those pot smokers and discriminate
against cigarette smokers who ...
leaders support tobacco-free campus as CU-Boulder weighs smoking ban
Denver Post-by Erica Meltzer - November 30, 2012
CU's student government gave initial support to a resolution Thursday
night calling for the Boulder campus to become a completely tobacco-free
zone, and top ...
contemplates making Boulder campus tobacco-free
Denver Business Journal - November 30, 2012
Smoking on the University of Colorado's Boulder campus may be snuffed
out, the Daily Camera reports. A student government resolution calling
for the campus ...
targets nicotine: firms selling non-tobacco products must be licensed
Pueblo Chieftain - November 29, 2012
Pueblo City Council on Monday unanimously passed an ordinance that will
require licensure of all businesses that sell nontobacco products that
are infused with or dispense nicotine. The new law will take effect
March 1 and will apply to hookah lounges and retail outlets that sell
electronic cigarettes and other products containing nicotine or nonsmokable
forms of tobacco. Many such products are marketed heavily to young people.
Ridge: City considers smoking ban
Our Colorado News - November 28, 2012
A new rule in Wheat Ridge may be a breath of fresh air for residents.
The Wheat Ridge Parks and Recreation Commission is advocating for a
rule prohibiting smoking in certain locations. The latest compromise
would be that smoking would be banned from all parks, open spaces and
playgrounds in Wheat Ridge, as opposed to Breathe Easys proposal
of banning it from everywhere, said Parks and Recreation Commission
Chairperson and District III Representative Guy Nahmiach.
Durango Herald November 24, 2012
Final passage of the Smoke Free Ordinance was approved by the Durango
City Council on Tuesday night on a 3-1 vote. This ordinance creates
a smoke-free environment on city-owned playgrounds, parks, recreation
fields and picnic pavilions as well as...
OKs Durango's smoking ban
Durango (CO) Herald - Nov 21, 2012
The Durango City Council on Tuesday gave final approval to a ban on
smoking in most public places, including the Animas River Trail.
travelers subjected to secondhand smoke, CDC study says
Denver (CO) Post - November 20, 2012
A study by the Atlanta-based CDC showed that five of the 29 largest
airports in the U.S., including DIA, subjected travelers and workers
to measurable levels of smoking-related particulates near designated
smoking areas. ...
Eldora, Vail resorts open
Boulder County Business Report (CO) - November 19, 2012
Smoking is banned in lift lines, on the lifts and within 15 feet of
decks and buildings around the Nederland ski area, resort officials
said. The ski area has a ...
smokes less than Boulder, more than Colorado
Rocky Mountain Collegian (CO) - November 13, 2012
The question of whether CSU should become a 100 percent smoke-free campus
has become a topic of discussion for the Associated Students of CSU
after the ...
to Consider Smoking Ban
KREX News Channel 5 (CO) - November 11, 2012
DURANGO, Colo.- The Durango City Council is set to consider a smoking
ban in public outdoor spaces including bus stops, playgrounds and the
Animas River ...
Weighs Outdoor Smoking Ban In Public Spots
CBS Denver - November 11, 2012
(AP) The Durango City Council is set to consider a smoking ban
in ppublic ... Golf Course or outdoor religious ceremonies performed
by Native Americans. ...
considers smoking ban for outdoor public areas
kwgn.com - November 11, 2012
Durango considers smoking ban for outdoor public areas ... with exceptions
for Hillcrest Golf Course and outdoor religious ceremonies performed
by Native Americans. ... Proceeds would go to anti-tobacco and smoking-cessation
smoking ban slated for adoption
The Durango Herald - November 9, 2012
A ban on smoking in public places, such as bus stops, playgrounds and
picnic pavilions, might go into effect as soon as Dec. 5. The City Council
is scheduled to adopt the ordinance Nov. 20. The law then would be effective
10 days after advertised in The Durango Herald on Nov. 25.
Many non-smokers voted to legalize pot
Colorado Springs Gazette - November 9, 2012
It is stunning that 53 percent of Colorado voters supported the legalization
of marijuana on Tuesday. We all know that the percentage of pot smokers
is far less ...
public sites going smoke-free
KRQE - November 7, 2012
DURANGO, Colo. (KRQE) - While Colorado voters legalized recreational
marijuana Tuesday, lawmakers in Durango don't think people should be
allowed to ...
says pot ban will continue despite election
NorthJersey.com - November 8, 2012
The University of Colorado has no plans to change its ban on a marijuana
gathering next April. University ... The new law bans smoking marijuana
Durango council passes smokefree parks ordinance
To view city council meeting regarding Durango Smoke-Free Ordinance
go to: http://www.durangogov.org/index.aspx?nid=146
- November 5 City Council Regular Meeting, and click "video".
Scroll to 1:57 minutes into the meeting to hear deliberations and vote
to consider licensing e-cigarette vendors, hookah lounges
Pueblo Chieftain - October 20, 2012
City Council next month will consider requiring licensing all businesses
that sell non-cigarette tobacco products such as e-cigarettes. The new
ordinance, if passed, also would apply to hookah lounges.
Street smoking ban moves ahead
Denver Post - October 18, 2012
BOULDER A proposed smoking ban on the Pearl Street Mall took a
step forward Tuesday night when the Boulder City Council gave it initial
approval, but one ...
butts out of bar, eatery patios
Smokers oppose proposed smoking ban
Durango Herald October 17, 2012
Durango City Council on Tuesday was told to butt out of
bar owners livelihood with an excessive outdoor smoking
ban in most public outdoor areas, such as saloon patios.
Street Mall smoking ban moves forward, but jail time in question
Denver Post - October 16, 2012
A proposed smoking ban on the Pearl Street Mall took a step forward
Tuesday night when the Boulder City Council gave it initial approval,
but one council ...
Look, there's a trial balloon, and it's smoking
Colorado Springs Gazette - October 15, 2012
If Colorado voters add legalized marijuana to the state constitution,
could a smoking ban in Acacia Park be challenged on constitutional grounds?
the veil on an Acacia Park smoking ban
Colorado Springs Independent (blog) - October 12, 2012
But what about that smoking ban in Acacia? Isn't that just aimed
at smokers of all stripes? Handen says that personally, he'd love to
see smoking banned just ...
HALL: Don't ban smoking in park (poll)
Colorado Springs Gazette - October 11, 2012
We need fewer laws and less government in Colorado Springs. So please,
don't enact a smoking ban in Acacia Park. Mayor Steve Bach floated the
Bach: Ban smoking in Acacia Park?
Colorado Springs Gazette - October 11, 2012
Mayor Steve Bach added to his long wish list for downtown Colorado Springs
on Wednesday when he threw out the idea of a smoking ban in Acacia Park.
ban in Acacia Park under review
KOAA.com Colorado Springs and Pueblo News - October 10, 2012
Some Acacia Park regulars have no doubt a ban would change the atmosphere
there. "If smoking was banned this park would definitely cease
to be a hang-out ...
County commissioners back Pearl Street Mall smoking ban Denver Post
- October 9, 2012
Boulder County commissioners back Pearl Street Mall smoking ban ...
endorsed the idea of banning outdoors smoking on downtown Boulder's
Pearl Street Mall, ...
Council needs a format for deliberating about risk
Durango Herald - October 6, 2012
... It is important for the City Council to develop a format for addressing
risks because this community has several ideologically driven groups
that do not have adequate empirical evidence to back up their risk concerns
but will press for restrictions or special favors. The recent proposal
to ban outdoor smoking by Lasso Tobacco Coalition is a prime example
of a restriction without a scientific justification. Such a risk-assessment
format will not inhibit Durango from instituting restrictions or providing
incentives where warranted, only ensuring that they are based on hard
evidence rather than scare tactics or ideology.
smoking at Colorado State would be wrong
Rocky Mountain Collegian - October 5, 2012
Smokers are annoying. Its basically a fact. No one walks by a
row of people lighting up, smells that gross combination of nicotine,
tobacco and rat poison only cigarettes can deliver, and thinks I
wish this happened everywhere all the time.
Banning smoking at Colorado State would be wrong ...
student government mulls over banning smoking
Rocky Mountain Collegian - October 4, 2012
Fifty-three percent of students and 63 percent of faculty and staff
reported that they were likely to support a smoke-free policy on campus,
according to a student government and university survey on tobacco use
presented to the Associated Students of CSU Senate Wednesday night.
Continues Consideration Of Smoke-Free Pearl Street Mall
CBS Local - September 30, 2012
BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) Boulder's Pearl Street Mall could become
the first outdoor space in the state to ban smoking. A lot of complaints
have been coming in ...
how people selfishly pollute our campus with their ...
Rocky Mountain Collegian - September 27, 2012
I absolutely love walking through the Eddy-Clark corridor, the
smoke-filled atmosphere just serves to really refresh me on my way to
class said no one, ever. Last week the Collegian ran an
article reporting on how CSU was considering banning tobacco products,
and it is definitely an annoying issue that needs addressing. While
I believe that banning all tobacco products on campus is a bad idea
and ultimately not necessary, something needs to be done to address
the cigarette smoking that currently takes place everywhere. ...
airs complaints about Pearl Street Mall smokers
Bizjournals.com - September 27, 2012
The few residents who attending a meeting about a proposal to ban smoking
on Boulder's Pearl Street Mall said they were in favor of the idea,
the Daily Camera reports.
Street Mall smoking ban aired at Boulder open house
Daily Camera September 26, 2012
Only a few Boulder residents attended an open house Wednesday on a proposed
Pearl Street Mall smoking ban, but their position was clear: Cigarettes
should be snuffed out. The ban will appear on the Boulder City Council
agenda Oct. 16, and then again for a public hearing Nov. 15.
Street Mall smoking ban aired at Boulder open house
Denver Post - September 26, 2012
Only a few Boulder residents attended an open house Wednesday on a proposed
Pearl Street Mall smoking ban, but their position was clear: Cigarettes
Should smoking at most public outdoor areas be prohibited?
Durango Herald September 27, 2012
Yes I dont want to be around smoke
conversation: Banning outdoor smoke controversial, but has ...
Daily Camera - September 26, 2012
Boulder passed its smoking ban in indoor public spaces in 1995, 11
years ... Smoking is already banned near doorways of businesses, to
keep outdoor smoke from ... There are many similar examples of smoking
bans in outdoor spaces that ...
you for not smoking?
Durango Herald - September 25, 2012
It also would restrict smoking at enclosed and open-air patios of businesses
and ... have been very supportive of banning smoking at restaurant patios
because they ... Exceptions to the ban would be made for private homes,
entranceways for ...
Boulder's outdoor smoking ban would go too far
Denver Post - September 24, 2012
Boulder's consideration of an outdoor smoking ban unacceptably circumvents
plans open house on smoking ban proposal
KOAA.com Colorado Springs and Pueblo News - September 21, 2012
(AP) - The city of Boulder is considering a proposal to ban smoking
along the four blocks of the Pearl Street Mall and on the Boulder County
considers Pearl Street smoking ban
9NEWS.com - September 21, 2012
A proposed ordinance would prevent smoking along the four blocks of
the mall and on the ... If approved, the ban would go into effect by
the end of the year.
CSU ban tobacco?
Rocky Mountain Collegian - September 20, 2012
The university's tobacco policy is being revisited by student government
officials seeking public opinion on whether smoking should be banned
to hold open house on proposed Pearl Street Mall smoking ban
Daily Camera - September 20, 2012
The city of Boulder will host an open house next week on a proposed
ban on smoking along the four blocks of the Pearl Street Mall, as well
as on the county courthouse lawn.
aims to screen more smoke
Our Colorado News - September 20, 2012
The last City Council meeting brought new ideas to the table regarding
efforts to strengthen the smoking ban in Wheat Ridge. Guy Nahmiach,
a member of the Parks and Recreation Commission, represented the group
at the meeting and asked council to support making a rule pertaining
to smoking in parks and open spaces, instead of a law. The rule would
make it possible for community members to ask individuals who are smoking
to stop, but there would be no legal enforcement.
Council to consider tobacco ordinance for minors
KRDO - September 19, 2012
Some tobacco retailers in Pueblo may be required to buy an additional
license to pay for enforcement of sales to minors. ... smokeless tobacco
for two reasons: Pueblo risks losing state tax revenue if it regulates
cigarette sales, and smokeless tobacco may be easier for minors to acquire
before moving on to cigarettes.
Colo. used tobacco taxes for smoking bans
Associated Press - August 27, 2012
Auditors on Monday questioned whether Colorado health officials are
following the law by giving money from tobacco taxes to help local initiatives
barring smoking in public beyond what's already prohibited by state
asks for stronger smoke-free laws
Our Colorado News - August 24, 2012
Wheat Ridge businessowners and residents shouldnt hold their breath
over getting stronger smoking prohibitions. Three residents spoke to
the City Council during its Aug. 13 meeting, saying they wanted stronger
smoke-free laws in outdoor public areas in the city, including parks,
public events, bus stops, sidewalks, outside restaurants and stores.
Mayor Jerry DiTullio said while he agrees with the ban on indoor smoking
passed by Gov. Bill Owens in 2006, he does not believe banning outdoor
smoking would be best for residents or businesses. The issue is not
on an agenda for the City Council to consider.
a smoke-filled room...
Cigarettes are banned from bars and restaurants. Could apartments
Colorado Springs Independent (CO) - August 1, 2012
Nationwide, many faces and names are attached to the latest battle
in the smoking war, but in Colorado Springs one woman personifies the
Elizabeth Reed is known to government officials for her long-winded
speeches at City Council meetings, her barrages of e-mails to the Housing
Authority of the City of Colorado Springs, her petitions and badgering.
"[The Housing Authority] is trying to kill my mom," Reed,
a part-time geriatric caregiver, writes in one of her many e-mails to
the Independent, "and the smokers are happy to help." ...
city to pass clean outdoor air ordinance
By Jean Barlett
Durango Herald, July 31, 2012
Imagine a town with beautiful, tree-lined streets, a river running through
it, and parks and trails that invite outdoor recreational activity for
all ages and interests.
smoke: Pay attention to myths
Pueblo Chieftain - July 24, 2012
Secondhand smoke is something that should not be taken lightly. Cigarette
smoke exposure to nonsmokers, especially children, is detrimental to
their health. It is important to realize there are many misconceptions
surrounding secondhand smoke, which are referred to as the Four Myths
of Secondhand Smoke.
smoking out of city's outdoor spaces
The Durango Herald July 19, 2012
By Char Day
I want to express my support for removing exemptions from the Colorados
Clean Indoor Air Act and making Durangos parks, playgrounds, patios
and trails tobacco-free. Americans for Nonsmokers Rights tracks
all the smoke-free laws in the country, and one of the fastest growing
policies protecting public health is that of eliminating the harm of
secondhand smoke in one or more outdoor areas. There are 2,215 states,
commonwealths, territories, cities and counties with laws that restrict
smoking in one or more outdoor areas, including 1,573 that restrict
smoking in public outdoor places such as parks and playgrounds.
Daily letter: Don't they understand?
Vail Daily News - June 28, 2012
Last night I was at the Vail Hot Summer Night concert, and I saw at
least a half dozen people smoking cigarettes out in clear view, outside
the venue. I approached some of the people smoking cigarettes, and they
claimed they did not know about the outdoor cigarette smoking ban (maybe
it needs to be on the front page of the Daily).
upset about second-hand smoke
9NEWS.com - June 4, 2012
Two years ago when a smoking ban went into effect at the Aurora Village
apartments, a HUD complex that houses seniors and disabled people, Sally
Frontera thought she'd be able to breathe easy. But, according to the
apartment building, several people are grandfathered in by HUD rules
and still allowed to smoke. ...
tobacco-free policy revised
Craig Daily Press - June 1, 2012
A policy that prohibits smoking on The Memorial Hospital grounds is
still set to go into effect next month, but with a few changes.
Punitive ban on smoking at DIA
Denver Post - May 24, 2012
The American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation counts at least 250 smoke-free
airports. And we understand that such bans are often an expression of
the values ...
council advances airport lease amendments to cut smoking ...
Denver Post - May 24, 2012
Three of the four indoor smoking lounges at Denver International Airport
have agreed to go smoke-free by the end of the year, and, in return,
their leases will be ...
airport to clear air by cutting back on smoking lounges
By Ann Shrader
Denver Post, May 19, 2012
By year's end, Denver International Airport will be nearly smoke-free,
with all but one of the four indoor smoking lounges closed.
Manager of Aviation Kim Day said 27 of the top 35 U.S. airports are
smoke-free, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation.
airport moves toward becoming smoke-free
CBS 5 NewsChannel, May 18, 2012
The American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation says 27 of the top
35 U.S. airports ban smoking indoors.
International Airport to phase out indoor smoking
9news.com, May 18, 2012
Denver International Airport is on its way to becoming smoke-free.
... "The smoking rooms and ventilation systems don't protect people
from the effects of second-hand smoke," Bronson Frick, associate
director for Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights said. "This is about
everyone's right to breathe clean-indoor air." As of April, 27
of the top 35 U.S. airports are 100 percent smoke-free indoors, according
to the American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation. ...
ban reduced maternal smoking and preterm birth risk
Science Codex - May 10, 2012
New Rochelle, NY, May 10, 2012A citywide ban on public smoking
in Colorado led to significant decreases in maternal smoking and preterm
celebrates Cinco de Mayo
Longmont Daily Times-Call - May 5, 2012
... Park on Saturday for what one of the organizers said may be the
only alcohol-free, drug-free and tobacco-free Cinco de Mayo celebration
adopts tobacco measure
Our Colorado News - May 4, 2012
Its going to get a whole lot harder for teens to buy non-cigarette
tobacco products in Golden. After months of discussion and overwhelming
support from community members, Golden is implementing restrictions
not seen anywhere else in Jefferson County concerning the sale of non-cigarette
returns $46 million to cancer-fighting programs
Denver Post - May 1, 2012
The money will quickly boost tobacco "quit lines" for Colorado,
... a new licensing requirement for tobacco stores selling non-cigarette
products like snus ...
debate lights up City Council meeting
The Durango Herald - April 11, 2012
By Jim Haug The Durango City Council was urged to extend the smoking
ban to the ... Banning smoking from restaurant patios might force more
smokers to the ...
tightens some smoking rules, rejects others
Denver (CO) Post, 2012-04-11 Author: Michael Booth
The Lakewood City Council agreed to tighten some public smoking rules
late Monday night but rejected efforts to take the restrictions as far
as health advocates wanted them to go.
5 Best Cities in US for Anti-Smokers or
The 5 Worst Places ...
Denver Post (blog) April 11, 2012
The Lakewood City Council on Monday night passed an ordinance that
extended the smoking ban around public entrances from 15 feet to 25
(businesses and ...
Smoking Ban Likely For Boulder City
TopNews United States - Apr 9, 2012
They are of the view that they might soon put across this ban in their
own city ... bans, which shall automatically restrict people from smoking
Leaders Mull Expanding Smoking Ban
KMGH Denver - Apr 8, 2012
Boulder officials are looking into the possibility of banning smoking
in more ... to adopt broad anti-smoking measures when, in 1995, it banned
smoking in ...
considers outdoor smoking ban
kwgn.com - Apr 8, 2012
BOULDER It isn't easy to find a place to smoke indoors in Colorado.
Now city leaders in Boulder want to light up a new ban in outdoor areas
Colo. (CBS4) The city of Boulder is considering making ...
CBS Local - Apr 8, 2012
The city of Boulder is considering making its smoking ban even tougher.
Boulder was one of the first places in the state to ban smoking
in bars, restaurants and work places in 1995. ( credit : CBS )
ban: Boulder leaders, businesses look to snuff out tobacco in public
Daily (CO) Camera - Apr 7, 2012
If Boulder's mayor has his way, smoking may soon be snuffed out along
the Pearl Street Mall and, perhaps, in all public parks and city open
Restaurants with more than 30 seats are required
to provide a non-smoking section. 1989: Ordinance revised to ban smoking
at indoor shopping malls and ...
ordinance would ban smoking in Horse Gulch, parks, etc.
Horse Gulch Blog, March 17, 2012
A proposal to ban smoking on Durangos open-space
lands proposed by the Lasso Tobacco Coalition met opposition from the
Citys Natural Lands and Preservation Advisory Board Monday. ...
Page, II, R.L.; Slejko, J.F.; Libby, A.M., "A
citywide smoking ban reduced maternal smoking and risk for preterm,
not low birth weight, births: a Colorado natural experiment,"
Journal of Women's Health [Epub ahead of print], March 8, 2012.
This study compared maternal smoking, low birth weight, and preterm
births findings in Pueblo and El Paso County, Colorado. Pueblo adopted
a clean indoor air ordinance on July 1, 2003. The authors claimed improved
maternal and fetal outcomes, measured as maternal smoking rates and
preterm births, in Pueblo. Compared to El Paso County, the odds of maternal
smoking and preterm births were 38 percent ( p < 0.05) and 23 percent
( p < 0.05) lower in Pueblo.
public health researchers push for even tougher anti-smoking rules
Denver (CO) Post, 2012-03-07
Citizens and public health advocates want to impose new, airtight smoking
restrictions at doorways, restaurant patios and open park space, bolstered
by studies showing remarkable heart attack reductions in cities with
strict laws. ...
considering no-smoking restaurant rules
NEWS.com - March 7, 2012
(AP) - A proposal for the Lakewood City Council to limit smoking at
restaurants is dividing politicians, business owners and nonsmokers.
Denver International Airport Smoking Lounge
will not force cigar, hookah bars to close
Denver Post (CO)- February 8, 2012
... of secondhand smoke in their business," said Ward 5 Councilman
Tom Quinn. ... council included extending the 15-foot no-smoking perimeters
from public ...
Owners, Workers Hope Council Heeds Their Concerns
Denver (CA) Post, Lakewood Hub, February 2, 2012
Because of exemptions in the State and Local smoke-free workplace laws,
there are still workers who have to breathe secondhand smoke where they
work or smoke from neighboring businesses that allow smoking. The Citizens
for a Healthier Lakewood Coalition has reached out to employees and
businesses in Lakewood to hear their concerns. Businesses have expressed
that having smoke inside certain Lakewood businesses has negatively
affected their business, exposing workers and their customers to unwanted
Bruintjes, G.; Bucher Bartelson, B.; Hurst, P.; Levinson, A.H.; Hokanson,
J.E.; Krantz, M.J., "Reduction
in acute myocardial infarction hospitalization after implementation
of a smoking ordinance," American Journal of Medicine
124(7): 647-654, July 2011.
This study examined the impact of Greeley, Colorado's smokefree ordinance
on hospital admissions for acute myocardial infarction. The authors
found a reduction in heart attacks of 27 percent overall, with a greater
reduction among smokers than among nonsmokers, and noted that, "a
smoking ordinance in Greeley, Colorado was associated with a significant
decrease in acute myocardial infarction hospitalizations of a magnitude
identical to ordinance enactment in Pueblo, Colorado. No differential
impact on type of myocardial infarction was noted. In contrast to prior
studies, the reduction in acute coronary events was magnified among
smokers. Like all prior studies, the current analysis demonstrates only
an association between an ordinance and acute myocardial infarction
incidence rates. A causal relationship cannot be proven, given the possibility
of unmeasured confounding and secular trends."
Commentary: Five years of the Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act
Denver Post - Chris Urbina - July 1, 2011
We envision a state where smoking is rare and exposure to secondhand
smoke rarer yet. So, let's take a moment to breathe deeply and celebrate
our cleaner, safer Colorado air. Then let us move forward to create
an even healthier, more smoke-free ...
ban has improved business, health many Coloradans say
Colorado Springs Gazette - Dave Philipps - June 30, 2011
Our people will go out of business in droves, Chuck Ford,
director the Colorado Licensed Beverage Association, which represents
the state's bar and tavern owners, told the Rocky Mountain News in 2006
after the smoking ban bill passed. ...
Council debates request to limit youths' access to nicotine
Cortez (CO) Journal, 2011-05-12
Reid Wright Journal Staff Writer
The Community Youth Coalition was at it again Tuesday, this time dressed
as faux game show contestants buzzing in to answer questions about tobacco
in front of the Cortez City Council. ...
age limit signed into law in Colorado
Associated Press (AP), 2011-03-25
Gov. John Hickenlooper signed the age restriction into law Friday,
making e-cigarettes off-limits for people under 18. ...
rejects smoking ban in city parks
Grand Junction Sentinel - Paul Shockley - November 16, 2010
The Fruita City Council rejected an ordinance that would have banned
smoking in city parks, with Mayor Ken Henry casting the deciding vote
for a divided council.
This thing goes too far, Henry said in voting no
Tuesday night. While finding legitimate health considerations
in a ban and saying the issue likely will come before council again,
Henry expressed concern that proponents didnt show up Tuesday
In the future, I would hope the people concerned about smoking
would come talk to us, Henry said.
Henry joined council members Mel Mulder, Lori Buck and Bruce Bonar
in opposition. Council members Stacey Mascarenas, Terry Moss and Bob
Fuller voted for the ban ...
Smoking Ban Contributes to Significant Decrease in Maternal Smoking,
Newswise (press release) - November 9, 2010
Newswise New research released today takes a look at birth outcomes
and maternal smoking, building urgency for more states and cities to
join the nationwide smoke-free trend that has accelerated in recent
years. According to the new data, strong smoke-free policies can improve
fetal outcomes by significantly reducing the prevalence of maternal
The study, which was presented today at the American Public Health
Associations 138th Annual Meeting & Exposition in Denver,
compared maternal smoking prevalence in one Colorado city where a smoking
ban has already been implemented to that of a neighboring city where
there is no ordinance.
Researchers from the University of Colorado School of Pharmacy collected
data from mothers residing in Pueblo, Colo., before and after a citywide
smoking ban took effect. Results show a 23 percent decrease in the odds
of preterm births and a 37 percent decrease in the odds of maternal
smoking in Pueblo following the ban. Birth outcomes in El Paso County,
Colo., however, showed no such drop during the same time period. Findings
in this first-ever study in United States reflect similar findings as
national data from Dublin, Ireland ...
considers banning smoking in city parks
Grand Junction Sentinel - Mike Wiggins - October 20, 2010
The city of Fruita is contemplating banning smoking in all city parks,
a potential crackdown that could reignite a debate that pits protection
of personal freedoms against protection of public health.
City Council members voted 4-2 Tuesday night to hold a public hearing
and possibly vote Nov. 16 on the ordinance, which would prohibit smoking
or tobacco in any form in any city-maintained park. Council members
Lori Buck, Bob Fuller, Stacey Mascarenas and Terry Moss approved the
ordinance on first reading and agreed to the public hearing. Council
members Bruce Bonar and Mel Mulder voted against the ordinance.
Mayor Ken Henry said the proposed ordinance grew out of complaints
about people smoking during Little League baseball and softball games
at Little Salt Wash Park ...
around hospitals gets smoked
City Council approves permanent ban on smoking around hospitals
Denver (CO) Daily News, 2010-10-19
Peter Marcus, DDN Staff Writer
Dr. Charles Brantigan hates that "stinking fume" that wafts
Yet, the Denver critical care physician spoke yesterday before the
Denver City Council in opposition to a bill aimed at removing a sunset
provision to a city ban on smoking on the public rights-of-way adjourning
The City Council voted 11-2 last night to back removing the sunset
provision, making it permanently illegal to smoke cigarettes around
hospitals in Denver, to the ire of Dr. Brantigan.
While the doctor hates cigarettes and smoking, he doesn't believe the
city should prohibit smoking around hospitals. The reason is not because
he believes people should be able to smoke where they want, but because
he says the city doesn't do its job enforcing the smoking ban around
hospitals in the first place. ...
Supreme Court lets theater smoking ban stand
Denver (CO) Post, 2010-05-24
John Moore and Jessica Fender The Denver Post
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to review what has been called
the first state court decision upholding the extension of a smoking
ban to theatrical performances.
"We're certainly disappointed, but not surprised," said petitioner
Chip Walton, founder of Denver's Curious Theatre. He's lost at every
judicial level since his four-year campaign began.
Most recently, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled 6-1 in December that
the state's ban on smoking extended to actors onstage. It ruled that
public health trumps freedom of expression. Theater companies had argued
that smoke that lingers on stage is crucial to set a mood, develop character
or establish a time period. ...
Ridge could go smoke-free
kwgn.com - John Romero - May 16, 2010
WHEAT RIDGE - Being outside may not be a free pass any more if you
want to light up. The city of Wheat Ridge is considering a number of
proposals to ban or limit smoking in some outside, public areas.
What Ridge City Council took nine recommendations from community and
medical groups as well as the Jefferson County Department of Public
Health. The recommendations include banning smoking in bus shelters,
and restaurant patios, eliminating smoking within 25 feet of a business'
front door (it's 15 feet now), banning smoking at public parks and golf
courses, and limiting kids' access to tobacco. ...
Ridge considers banning patio smoking
Westword (blog) - Jessica Chapman - May 4, 2010
Last night, at a study session of the Wheat Ridge City Council, members
considered making significant revisions to the town's smoking ordinance,
including banning smoking on outdoor restaurant and bar patios.
"The council provided staff direction to bring the ordinance forward
to the regular council meeting," says Heather Geyer, the city's
public information officer.
The proposed ordinance would extend the city's current smoking ban
to include a number of public spaces, among them bars and "retail
food production and marketing establishments." The current ordinance
only bans smoking in certain "enclosed, indoor" facilities.
Valley Courier Online - Ruth Heide - April 22, 2010
ALAMOSA Toting a large bag of cigarette butts, a group of local
youth asked the Alamosa city council this week to consider an ordinance
limiting smoking in public places such as parks.
The youth said at least half of the cigarette butts they picked up
in city parks were located around playground areas or on ball fields.
The council did not make a decision this week regarding the request
but decided to hold a future work session to discuss it further ...
theater group urges high court to allow smoking in performances
Denver (CO) Post, 2010-04-18
John Moore The Denver Post
New York's Theatre Communications Group, a national service group
representing 700 theater companies and 13,000 individuals, has filed
a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court asking it to rule in favor of three
Colorado theater companies arguing that smoking within the context of
a theatrical production is a First Amendment right of free expression.
Curious Theater, Paragon Theatre and the now defunct Theatre 13 have
engaged in a four-year legal battle to win an exemption from Colorado's
statewide indoor smoking ban for smoking during theatrical performances.
library commissioner seeks to extend smoking ban -
Change would take support of City Council
Colorado Daily, 2010-03-16
Heath Urie Camera Staff Writer
Smokers who congregate near the entrance to the Boulder Public Library
are creating a hazy barrier to families who want to use the facility,
the chairman of the library commission said.
Steve Topping, who has served on the Boulder Library Commission for
the last seven years, said the city should consider extending the no-smoking
area at entrances.
Boulder has a citywide ordinance that prohibits smoking within 15 feet
of any city building, but Topping said that's not enough.
"We have parents and their youngsters coming into the library
and sometimes people step outside to smoke, and it's a bit intimidating,"
he said. "We want on the commission and the library staff for everyone
to feel that they can come to the library and that it's easy."
owner finds long-sought smoking ban loophole
Colorado Springs (CO) Gazette, 2010-03-09
CARLYN RAY MITCHELL THE GAZETTE
A fierce opponent to the statewide smoking ban from its impetus in
2006, Hicks racked up a series of tickets and legal costs as he blatantly
and publicly defied the law, which prohibits smoking in all public indoor
places. In September, a judge ruled housing CJ's Tobacco Shop within
Murray Street Darts, 609 N. Murray Blvd., exempted the business from
Hicks says he won.
"We did find the loophole. CSPD is not going to enforce the smoking
ban at Murray Street Darts," Hicks said.
Finding such a loophole was a fervent quest by many bar owners across
the state when the law passed in spring 2006. Many claimed the ban would
put them out of business. . . .
With Hicks' "win," there are now two bars in Colorado Springs
where you can legally smoke and drink indoors. The other, 15C, which
advertises itself as a "Martini & Cigar Bar," houses more
than two dozen humidors and collects more than 5 percent of its annual
sales from tobacco, making it a "cigar bar" as defined by
the smoking ban.
On the whole, the ban isn't an issue for most businesses, with even
some of the most vocal opponents falling into compliance. ...
it smoky out there?
Telluride (CO) Daily Planet, 2010-02-04
Norwood business owners last week received a notice from the Town
of Norwood of an air quality complaint. The complainant said that the
Town was not enforcing a 2006 Colorado State Statute -- the Colorado
Clean Indoor Air Act -- that prohibits smoking in public places.
"We did not get one negative response [to the notice]. All the
businesses are willing to comply," said Norwood town clerk Gretchen
In the letter, the Town reminded business owners of the requirement
that smoking must take place at least 15 feet away from any business
entrance. There are potential fines for both owners and smokers not
complying with the statute, though businesses with indoor specified
and approved vent areas could allow smoking inside. ...
ban on council's agenda
Pueblo Chieftain - February 1, 2010
City Council is scheduled to get a report Monday night on the economic
impact of the city's ban on smoking in public places.
The report is the first item on a short agenda for the weekly work
session to begin at 5:30 p.m. in council chambers at City Hall. ...
theater company to take smoking ban case to Supreme Court
Denver (CO) Post, 2009-12-30
John Moore Denver Post Theater Critic
Denver's Curious Theatre will petition the U.S. Supreme Court for
the right to smoke non-tobacco products in its theatrical productions,
artistic director Chip Walton announced Wednesday.
For three years, Curious has unsuccessfully argued in various courts
that it should be exempt from the state's indoor smoking ban, contending
that smoking is a form of creative expression that should be protected
under free-speech rights.
But in a 6-1 vote Dec. 14, the Colorado Supreme Court refused to grant
live theaters an exemption, saying the promotion of public health supersedes
the right to free speech. . . .
There is no guarantee the Supreme Court will hear Curious' petition,
which Walton expects to be filed in March.
Curious says it has never argued for the right to smoke actual tobacco
products. The company, along with co-plaintiffs Paragon Theatre and
the now defunct Theatre 13, asked instead to be allowed to smoke noncarcinogenic
Supreme Court upholds ban of smoking on stage
Jessica Fender The Denver Post
Denver (CO) Post, 2009-12-15
In the first decision of its kind, the Colorado Supreme Court on Monday
extinguished hopes that theater actors would be exempted from a statewide
smoking ban after all but one justice voted to uphold lower-court decisions
barring cigarette use in performances.
The move ends a three-year state fight in which a coalition of state
and national theater groups argued in multiple courts that the ban infringed
on free-speech rights and interfered with their abilities to accurately
Six justices found that regardless of whether onstage smoking is a
form of expression, the ban on smoking in public places is constitutional
because it aims to promote public health rather than stifle free speech.
No other state supreme court has decided a case involving a free-speech
opposition to a state smoking ban, according to attorney A. Bruce Jones,
who said his theater-company clients have not ruled out seeking a U.S.
Supreme Court decision on the topic. . . .
"Obviously, we're very disappointed and don't agree with the decision,"
Walton said. "It doesn't appear that the court recognizes the negative
impact this smoking ban has on live theater." ...
rentals in Boulder may become smoke-free
Boulder Housing Partners follows county's lead
Colorado Daily, 2009-12-05
Laura Snider Camera Staff Writer
Just a few months after Boulder County instituted a smoking ban at
its low-income rental properties, the city's housing authority is talking
about following suit.
Staffers at Boulder Housing Partners are now developing a plan for how
they might transition the 1,000 rental units they own and operate to
no-smoking accommodations. They plan to take the proposal to the nonprofit's
board for feedback in February or March.
"We're trying to be super sensitive to our residents and how this
might impact people," said Tim Beal, director of housing services
for Boulder Housing Partners. "We deal with folks who have sensitivities
on both sides of the issue."
At the urging of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development,
housing authorities across the country are beginning to go smoke-free,
Beal said. . . .
Local activist Seth Brigham, who used to live in rental housing owned
by Boulder Housing Partners, said the city's plan to follow the county's
no-smoking lead concerns him. The policy could discriminate against
those with mental illnesses, he said, since it's more difficult for
them to overcome addictions. ...
ban on smoking goes into effect
Tobacco-free policy forcing some students, faculty off campus
UC-Denver Advocate , 2009-12-03
The decision was given the nod by Dr. M. Roy Wilson, chancellor at
UC Denver. The first stage commenced April 6, allowing a covered space
in the Evergreen Parking Lot on campus for smokers to huddle into during
their smoke breaks.
But on Oct. 31, even the "shack," purposed for smoking, was
shut down. And although the health effects of smoking are clear today,
some were still unhappy with the change.
Kristie Fields, a facilities coordinator at the school, was one of
the smokers affected by the policy change.
"A lot of my smoker friends are fit to be tied," she said
and laughed. "Mad as can be. We had our little smoking shack. We
can't even go there now; we can't even get out of the weather."
The official news release that was posted on the UCD website before
the ban went into effect read, "One of our nation's leading causes
of disease and death will soon be completely banned from the entire
Anschutz medical campus." ...
more lighting up on campus
The Clarion , 2009-09-22
At the start of the year, smoking on the DU campus will be banned,
a decision made by Chancellor Robert Coombe on May 28, following a petition
signed by nearly 1,900 community members.
Tobacco products will be banned from all indoor and outdoor areas of
campus, including a distance of 25 feet from the campus perimeter.
Although smoking will be prohibited, punishment and violations will
The ban extends DU's current policy, which bans smoking within 25 feet
of entrances and exits and all university buildings.
"It is important to note that while the university has rules and
regulations governing the conduct of its students, faculty, and staff
and policies in keeping with current law, it does not regulate legal
personal choice unless such choice has a deleterious effect on the community
as a whole" Coombe wrote in his letter to the community. ...
Prevention Programs to Be Cut
KRDO - Josh Poland - August 31, 2009
COLORADO SPRINGS - Tobacco education funding looks to be on the chopping
block as the state balances its budget.
$7-million is likely to be cut from the State Tobacco Education and
Prevention Partnership (STEPP). STEPP is a part of Amendment 35---a
tobacco excise tax voters approved in 2004. The cuts are able to be
made from Amendment 35 because Governor Bill Ritter has declared a fiscal
Youth programs like the Boys & Girls Club say the move will make
it all the more difficult to keep kids smoke-free.
"The kids wouldn't know as much as they do now," says Cassandra
Romero, a former Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year. ...
library in Castle Rock
YourHub.com - Sheila Kerber - July 22, 2009
The Philip S. Miller Library is now smoke-free inside and outside.
Inside Douglas County Libraries has always been a smoke-free environment
but now the library has created a buffer zone of 100 feet from entrances
to allow our patrons a smoke-free environment as they enter and leave
the library. This action was taken in response to concerns raised by
many library users. ...
snuffs out tobacco ban
Smoking still allowed outdoors
Valley Courier Online (CO), 2009-07-06
A tied vote during the Alamosa city council's most recent meeting defeated
a resolution to prohibit tobacco use in Alamosa city parks and other
outdoor recreational areas owned by the city.
Youth from the Get R!EAL Coalition had asked the council to expand
the city's clean air ordinance.
The proposed resolution before the council last Wednesday would have
prohibited all tobacco use including cigarettes and chewing tobacco
on city-owned parks, playgrounds and other open recreational areas such
as ball fields and trails.
The resolution stated the measure was necessary to protect citizen
health particularly children using the city parks and ball fields, and
to provide a positive role model for youth. ...
Street Pub wins smoking case, but there's a catch
Colorado Daily - May 13, 2009
BOULDER, Colo. The word "and" allows smoking on the
Pearl Street Pub's patio, but "both" could snuff it.
A Boulder District Court judge this month agreed with pub owner James
Sonn's interpretation of the word "and" in Colorado's smoking
ban, and ruled that it made his business a cigar bar, which meant he
could allow patrons to smoke on the patio.
But the patio isn't awash in blue smoke yet. Sonn's lawyer, Ronald
Jung, said he's reviewing the Boulder City Council's updated smoking
ordinance, approved this spring, which might keep Sonn's and other patios
Talks Safety At DIA Smoking Lounges
cbs4denver.com - March 26, 2009
The City of Denver is talking with the operators of smoking lounges
at Denver International Airport and anti-smoking groups about safeguarding
people who work in the restaurants and bars after tests of the air quality
in the lounges were conducted 9 months ago.
The current discussion focuses on creating an area inside the current
smoking lounges that separate workers from the smoke. But that could
still expose cleaning and maintenance staff to the polluted air.
Health advocate groups want a total ban on indoor smoking at DIA. The
city is against that idea.
"To not have smoking at this airport could potentially cause us
to lose traffic," said Patrick Heck, Denver's deputy aviation manager.
not: Boulder council passes expanded ban
Lighting up now banned on covered patios, near all entrances
Colorado Daily, 2009-03-17
A measure to further limit smoking at bars and restaurants won unanimous
approval from Boulder 's elected leaders Tuesday, with several saying
they want to expand the city's decade-old smoking ban to include parks,
the Pearl Street Mall and open space parcels.
"I think from what I've been hearing there are communities really
ready to move beyond this and really look at having a smoke-free downtown
mall area and other public places," City Councilwoman Susan Osborne
Those proposals are set to come before elected leaders in mid-2010,
but Osborne said she'd like to consider them sooner. No action was taken
to reschedule them, however.
smoking ban could extend to covered patios
City Council considers revised measure Tuesday
Smoking at Boulder's bars and restaurants would become an even rarer
sight under a measure the city's elected leaders are considering this
The measure, which the Boulder City Council will consider on first
reading Tuesday, aims to bring the city's ahead-of-its-time smoking
ordinance in line with the state smoking ban that passed in 2006.
It would make two existing regulations stronger, said Brett Weideman,
the city's code-enforcement supervisor.
Now, state law bans smoking within 15 feet of the "main entrance"
of a building. The measure Boulder's leaders are considering would extend
that ban to all entrances, Weideman said.
The measure would also make sure smokers can't light up on enclosed
porches or balconies in the city. The law today doesn't define "enclosure,"
so it's legal to smoke on patios covered in canvas, for example.
ban might be eased
Rocky Mountain News, CO - January 22, 2009
Portions of Colorado's 2 1/2-year-old indoor-smoking ban could be in
jeopardy under a bill expected to be introduced soon.
The bipartisan measure would classify bars, restaurants, racetracks
and parts of casinos as cigar-tobacco bars if they have a humidor and
make 5 percent of annual gross income or $50,000 in annual sales from
tobacco products. Patrons would be required to buy the cigarettes or
cigars they smoke at these bars.
The Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act, passed in 2006, bans smoking in
most indoor locations in the state, and a 2007 law nixed puffing at
casinos, which had been exempt from the original legislation.
Sponsors of the measures said they were meant to protect workers' health.
But the original legislation exempted cigar bars, and establishments
ranging from dive bars to casinos tried to use the loophole to allow
patrons to light up.
The new bill would clarify the definition of such bars - and expand
attacks expected to decline due to Colorado law on smoking
Rocky Mountain News (Denver, CO), 2009-01-01
Bill Scanlon, Rocky Mountain News
New evidence suggests that heart attacks will be in sharp decline in
Colorado in 2009 thanks to the statewide smoking ban enacted two and
a half years ago.
A study out of Pueblo, endorsed by the national Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention, found that hospitalizations for heart attacks
continue to plunge there, five years after the city enacted its ban
Several cities, including Pueblo, found that heart attacks went down
in the 18 months after a smoking ban began. But the new study looked
at the next 18 months - a total of three years of data - and found that:
* Hospitalizations for heart attacks fell another 19 percent from early
2004 to mid-2005, after dropping 27 percent in the first 18 months of
* Hospitalizations in Pueblo County - not including the city - and
in neighboring El Paso County were tallied as a way of comparison. Those
two counties, which did not have smoking bans at the time, did not show
significant changes. ...
high court to review stage smoking ban
Denver (CO) Post, 2008-12-12
The Colorado Supreme Court has agreed to review the constitutionality
of the statewide smoking ban as it is applied to live theater performances.
This is the first victory in a 2-year legal battle between three local
theater companies and the Colorado Department of Health.
Curious Theatre, Paragon Theatre and Boulder's Theatre 13 argue that
smoking onstage is expressive behavior protected by the First Amendment.
A Denver District judge rejected that argument in October 2006, and
a three-member appellate court followed suit last March.
Appeals Court Upholds Colorado Smoking Ban
AP, 2008-01-30, Colleen Slevin, AP Writer
A federal appeals court rejected a challenge of Colorado's smoking
ban on Tuesday, concluding that state lawmakers acted rationally when they exempted
smoking lounges at Denver International Airport from the ban.
a coalition of over 500 bars, taverns, fraternal orders and other groups asked
the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn the ban. They argued Colorado's
Clean Indoor Air Act discriminated against them by banning smoking in their buildings
while still allowing it casinos and cigar bars as well as the DIA lounges.
law has since been changed to ban smoking in casinos and that objection is now
moot, Judge Mary Beck Briscoe wrote in Tuesday's ruling.
Unless a law infringes
on fundamental rights, Briscoe said states have "wide latitude" in deciding
who is and who isn't covered by it.
rules in favor of smoking ban
Denver (CO) Post, 2007-08-15
Pankratz Denver Post Staff Writer
A district court judge ruled today
that the state has the right to ban smoking where it sees fit -- a decision that
dashed the efforts of an Adams County topless club to permit smoking by its patrons.
public interest in protecting the health of non-smoking patrons from harm...is
a legitimate exercise of the state's police powers," said District Judge
The Oasis Cabaret in Adams County had won a widely reported
victory in April when Adams County Judge Robert S. Doyle ruled the state's smoking
ban was unconstitutional because of an exemption for cigar bars.
smoking ban gets Ritter's approval: Governor vetoes plan to loosen requirements
for state ID
Colorado Springs (CO) Gazette, 2007-06-02
It will be easier to breathe in Colorado casinos next year,
but not easier to get a driver's license.
Gov. Bill Ritter signed several
major pieces of legislation on Friday, including a ban on smoking in casinos that
takes effect Jan. 1. But he also vetoed five bills, including a much-debated measure
that would have allowed the use of more types of documents to receive state identification.
had lobbied for the casino smoking ban, House Bill 1269, after the Colorado Clean
Indoor Air Act passed last year with an exemption for gambling halls, as well
as cigar bars and smoking lounges at the Denver International Airport. Bar owners
said it put them on the downside of an uneven playing field, and casino employees
complained that they felt their health was not considered as important as that
of other workers.
"We felt the employees were discriminated against,
that they were treated like second-class citizens when this exemption was included,"
said Stephanie Steinberg, chairwoman of Smoke-Free Gaming of Colorado. "Now,
they feel like they're first-class citizens again."
smoking ban will survive test
Rocky Mountain News, May 21, 2006
neighborhood tavern owners who hope to persuade the courts to overturn Colorado's
smoking ban face long odds, and for good reason.
The bars base their promised
legal challenge on a fanciful view of the U.S. Constitution - that a smoking ban
covering many but not all private businesses violates the 14th Amendment's Equal
Even if we bought the taverns' argument, courts have
rarely overruled legislation that is clearly designed to protect public health.
And from what we have learned, the courts have never tossed out a duly enacted
smoking ban on constitutional grounds.
Will Denver go smokefree? Check out John
Lehndorff's January 14th Rocky Mountain News
column. Visit www.smokefreedenver.org
to get involved.
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Bill Sova, President of the Pueblo, Colorado City Council, and champion of Pueblos
smokefree air law, accepts the ANR 100% Smokefree Award of Excellence on the citys
behalf for its 100% smokefree workplace, restaurant, and bar law.
media coverage of the 100% Smokefree Award of Excellence presentation to the Louisville,
CO City Council by the Louisville Get REAL youth coalition in March 2003.
Success in Pueblo, CO, May 2003