Set to Become First State to Raise Smoking Age to 21
TIME - April 27, 2015
Hawaii is set to become the first state to pass a law banning the sale,
use and possession of cigarettes and e-cigarettes to people under the
age of 21.
Governor to Ban Electronic Cigarettes
Clapway - April 25, 2015
Governor David Ige has signed Act 19 (HB940) into law. The bill will
ban electronic cigarettes anywhere regular cigarette smoking is banned.
The bill states that it would confuse the public and create chaos in
the workforce. Not having this ban would also cause a problem with the
progress of an establishment being considered fully smoke free. The
bill also states that electronic cigarette vapor can be just as harmful
to the general public as tobacco cigarettes because children and pregnant
women would still breathe in the aerosolized nicotine and other toxic
substances that travel through the air.
poised to become 1st state to boost legal smoking age to 21 ($$)
Houston Chronicle April 24, 2015
HONOLULU - A bill that would make Hawaii the first state to raise the
legal smoking age to 21 cleared the Legislature on Friday and is headed
to the governor. It's unclear whether Gov. David Ige will sign the measure.
smoke and mirrors, tobacco measure turns into Frankenbill
Maui News - April 23, 2015
... Square" with host Beth-Ann Kozlovich, Janet Mason from the
League of Women Voters and Jessica Yamauchi of the Coalition for a Tobacco-Free
new smoking bill heads to the House for a full vote
KHON2 - April 23, 2015
FILE: A person poses with an electronic cigarette, or e-cigarette, Wednesday
June 12 ... Capitol would require people to be 21 to buy cigarettes
to Crack Down on Smoking Still Alive in Legislature
Honolulu Civil Beat - April 21, 2015
A bill that would ban people from smoking e-cigarettes wherever smoking
is ... in e-cigarettes by banning them where traditional cigarettes
are prohibited, like ... Allowing people to smoke e-cigarettes where
smoking is banned confuses the ...
passes nearly 150 measures on final crossover
Hawaii 24/7 (press release) - April 20, 2015
SB1032, SD2, HD2, relating to tobacco products. Expands the definition
of tobacco products to include tobacco-free products containing nicotine
that are intended for human consumption. Increases the license fee for
wholesalers or dealers of cigarettes or tobacco products. Increases
the retail tobacco permit fee for retailers engaged in the retail sale
of cigarettes and tobacco products. ...
Yamachika: Smoking Out a Frankenbill
Honolulu Civil Beat - April 19, 2015
Recently I was on KHPRs radio show Town Square with host Beth-Ann Kozlovich,
Janet Mason from the League of Women Voters, and Jessica Yamauchi of
the Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawaii. The subject of the show was
House Bill 145. ... The House Finance Committee sent this version over
to the Senate. The Senate Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection
gutted that version, turning it into a bill that broadened the definition
of tobacco products in the tobacco tax to include vapor devices, sometimes
known as e-cigarettes, and jacked up the tax from 70 percent to 80 percent
of the wholesale price on other tobacco products, including snuff, chewing
tobacco, and the e-cigarettes. Then the Committee on Ways and Means
dredged up the original language of the bill and tacked it back on.
The result was a Frankenbill made up of parts of different bills stitched
Tobacco Free Beaches With April Cleanup at Maalaea
MauiTime Weekly - April 14, 2015
Surfrider Maui is celebrating one year of tobacco free beaches and parks
this month with a beach cleanup at Haycraft Beach Park in Ma'alaea.
Those who would ...
Marijuana Rules, Smoking Age, Stalking, Alzheimers ...
Maui TV News (blog) - April 14, 2015
Defines "tobacco products" to include electronic smoking devices.
... to seek Federal Farm Bill funding and comply with county grading
and grubbing ordinances.
County ethics panel clears Tobacco-Free Coalition of wrongdoing in lobbying
Greenfield Daily Reporter - April 10, 2015
The Hawaii County Board of Ethics cleared the Coalition for Tobacco-Free
Hawaii of wrongdoing after the group's executive director apologized
for neglecting to register its lobbyists with the county. ...
pharmacies partner with Hawaii Tobacco Quitline
Pacific Business News April 9, 2015
Hawaii Safeway pharmacies are partnering with the Hawaii State Department
of Healths Tobacco Quitline to encourage its patients to quit smoking.
Hawaii Tobacco Quitline materials and referrals will ...
Clients Win Gold and Silver at 38th Annual AMA Hawaii Awards
PR Newswire - March 25, 2015
Silver Award for Best Non-Profit Marketing The Hawaii Tobacco Quitline
provides resources for community organizations to create and maintain
a Hawaii free from tobacco use, addiction, and exposure to second-hand
smoke. As part of the 2013-2014 Marketing
Considers 80% Tax on E-Cigarettes
CPAPracticeAdvisor.com - March 25, 2015
The new revenue on chewing tobacco and e-cigarettes and other products
would go to the financially troubled University of Hawaii Cancer Research
pledge not to smoke
Thegardenisland. com - March 24, 2015
Friday night, she was joined by her friend Mahina Rodero-Workman and
Valerie Saiki of the Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawaii in manning
a tobacco ...
impose 80% tax on sales of e-cigarettes as 'disincentive'
Honolulu Star-Advertiser - March 24, 2015
... on snuff, chewing tobacco, small cigars, loose tobacco and electronic
cigarettes, with one company saying it would cripple Hawaii's young
butts; and e-cigs, too
Thegardenisland.com - March 18, 2015
For those already hooked on smoking, how does it feel knowing that you
are just a ... The FDA attempted to ban them, with individual states
Board clears Kanuha, sets sights on Tobacco-Free Coalition
West Hawaii Today - March 12, 2015
One raised the age to purchase cigarettes, tobacco products and e-cigarettes,
even those containing no nicotine, from 18 to 21. The other bans e-cigarettes
smoking ban misses the mark
The University of Hawaii - March 11, 2015
A campus-wide ban to protect nonsmokers from secondhand smoke doesn't
address the issue of young people smoking, and without enforcement,
the ban will ...
marijuana dispensaries, homeless rights, e-cigarette bans ...
Greenfield Daily Reporter - March 11, 2015
NO SMOKING - Minors under age 21 wouldn't be allowed to smoke traditional
... and electronic cigarettes would be banned in condominiums and on
public ... A proposal passed by the House would ban electronic cigarettes
everywhere that ...
Bill Raising the Smoking Age Headed for the State Senate
kikiradio.com - March 7, 2015
The state House of Representatives has approved a bill that would raise
the legal smoking age from 18 to 21 years. The bill would ban all sales
of cigarettes, ...
of Hawaii's Manoa campus to join Kapiolani Community ...
Daily Journal - March 3, 2015
Starting July 1, it will be the second campus after Kapiolani Community
College to ban smoking in the state. Smoking will be prohibited within
all university ..
efforts working, but we can do better
West Hawaii Today - December 4, 2014
There is plenty of good news in the latest statistics on smoking released
last week ... the city will ban smoking in indoor public spaces, workplaces
and on public ...
County Council advances e-cig ban
West Hawaii Today - November 20, 2014
A bill prohibiting the use of electronic cigarettes anywhere smoking
traditional cigarettes is banned moved ahead Wednesday to its final
vote, after attempts to ...
housing protection for Hawaii Medical Marijuana patients ...
Hawaii Reporter - November 18, 2014
Increasingly, medical marijuana is consumed without smoking at all,
including methods like vaporizing, ... These do not fall under any smoking
shown to help curb tobacco use [VIDEO]
KITV Honolulu - November 16, 2014
Many fail that difficult challenge, but Hawaii researchers shed some
light on how a number of smokers who "light up" are being
helped. ... nicotine gum, patches, or cessation medication were 2-4
times more likely to pick up electronic cigarettes -- as a way to help
them put down tobacco cigarettes.
ban advances to full county council.
prgnewshawaii.com November 7, 2014
On Thursday, the Hawaii County Councils Public Safety and Mass Transportation
Committee voted 6-2 to send Bill 302, outlawing the use of e-cigarettes
anywhere tobacco is prohibited, to the full council with a positive
pushes medical marijuana in rental housing [VIDEO]
KITV Honolulu - Nov 1, 2014
... A BIT ON SHAKY GROUND" The new law does not override existing
smoking regulations, so if cigarette smoking is banned -- so is cannabis
to consider e-cigarettes in smoking ban
KHON2 - October 23, 2014
A city councilman wants to expand the smoking ban, to include e-cigs.
... A clear signal that e-cigs needed to be banned in other places as
well according to the ...
County Mayoral Candidates Talk About the Issues
Maui Weekly - October 15, 2014
Paltin said, working on the beach, she has seen the smoking ban on our
beaches. "We don't have a good way to enforce it, but I think communities
look at laws ...
reluctant on beach e-cig ban
West Hawaii Today - October 15, 2014
The Hawaii County Council is ready to ban the use of electronic cigarettes
inside county buildings. But a council committee, after extensive debate
Tuesday, said ...
at Nine, October 14
The Kaleo - October 14, 2014
The policy is part of the state's effort to keep public locations and
workplaces smoke-free as tests show that vapors from e-cigarettes contain
nicotine, toxic ...
The Garden Island (Lihue, HI) - October 14, 2014
Some people are in favor of a new policy which prohibits electronic
cigarette, or e-cigarette, use in state government buildings. "I
think it's good," said Leong Lim, a state worker. "I don't
smoke, but I don't like the smell (e-cigarettes) emit."
Fujimoto / The Garden Island
Thegardenisland.com - October 14, 2014
A DOH release stated the ban could be a healthy example for private
businesses. "We anticipate smoke-free zones of other employers
will also begin to include ...
cigarettes banned in Hawaii state buildings
Honolulu Star Advertiser - October 13, 2014
e-cigarettes are prohibited from use in any enclosed or partially enclosed
area such as offices, lobbies, lanai, interior courtyards, patios, covered
walkways, and 20 feet from entrances, exits, windows that can be opened,
and ventilation intakes that se
councilor pushes e-cig beach ban
Maui News - October 13, 2014
KAILUA-KONA (AP) - Electronic cigarettes and vaporizers would be banned
... last month added e-cigarettes to smoking bans in state workplaces
Policy on E-Cigs to Mirror Regular Cigarette Ban
Big Island Now - October 13, 2014
The policy to regulate the use of the cigarettes, also known as electronic
smoking devices or e-cigarettes, went into effect this month as part
of the State of Hawai'i's commitment to keep workplaces and public locations
council member wants e-cigs banned from beaches
Hawaii News Now - October 12, 2014
BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) - Hawaii County
Council member Dru Kanuha is proposing to ban electronic cigarettes
and vaporizers from county beaches, parks and facilities.
council member wants electronic cigarettes banned from county beaches,
The Tribune - October 12, 2014
Kanuha is sponsoring a bill that is scheduled to be reviewed Tuesday
by the council's Public Safety and Mass Transit Committee, West Hawaii
Today (http://is.gd/7xmK4Q) reported. The public can comment on the
measure at the afternoon meeting at the West Hawaii Civic Center.
researchers share progress and success stories
KHON2 - October 8, 2014
Researchers say electronic cigarettes are becoming popular among Hawaii
residents and one component they are currently examining is the differences
at Honolulu apartment blamed on e-cigarette [VIDEO]
Hawaii News Now - September 30, 2014
Scott Rasak of Volcano Fine Electronic Cigarettes said e-cig accidents
are rare, but consumers need to be cautious. "You shouldn't leave
in child poisonings from liquid nicotine [VIDEO]
KITV Honolulu - September 28, 2014
At The Vaping Section Hawaii there are all kinds of liquid solutions
for users to fill up their e-cigarettes with, including dozens of different
flavors with various ...
'most unusual political candidate' vying to be next ...
Hawaii Reporter - September 16, 2014
Nevada just amended their smoking ban, and we are confident Hawaii will
do as ... Government's binge on banning must also come to an end, Crowley
raising Honolulu smoking age advances
Thegardenisland.com - August 27, 2014
The state Department of Health and the Coalition for a Tobacco-Free
Hawaii support the bill. Representatives say an increase in the smoking
age is important for ...
Ban smoking before age 21 ($$)
Honolulu Star Advertiser - August 25, 2014
...the importance of making it harder for young people to purchase tobacco
products in the first place.
tobacco, e-cigarette ban for those under 21 proposed
Honolulu Star-Advertiser - July 25, 2014
A new Honolulu City Council bill would ban people under 21 years old
from ... A Hawaii County under-21 ban on tobacco and electronic smoking
focus on e-cigarette ads aimed at youths
Honolulu Star-Advertiser - July 22, 2014
He said that nicotine in e-cigarettes is not healthy for use by young
people, and the e-cigarettes, whose use has surged among school-age
children nationwide, ...
County New Law Raising the Age of Purchase for Tobacco Products to 21
Coalition for a Tobacco Free Hawaii - July 14, 2014
Effective July 1, 2014, Hawaii County Ordinance 13-124 that Raises the
Age of Sale to 21 years for all tobacco products including electronic
smoking devices, will take effect.
should raise age to buy tobacco
Honolulu Star-Advertiser - July 7, 2014
The U.S. Surgeon General describes tobacco use as a pediatric epidemic.
Eighty-eight percent of adults who smoke every day picked up the addictive,
deadly habit before they turned 18, according to the 2012 report "Preventing
Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults."
County tobacco law should have been better
The University of Hawaii Kaleo - July 7, 2014
A new tobacco law recently took effect in Hawaii County that raised
the legal age for the purchase of any tobacco products to 21. Although
this is a good step toward protecting Hawaii's youth from harmful products
such as cigarettes, the bill failed to address the issue of minors who
are in possession of tobacco products.
tobacco sales law changes July 1
Hawaii 24/7 (press release) - July 2, 2014
The law prohibits the distribution of tobacco products, including electronic
smoking devices, to underage ... Signs are required to be posted at
every point of sale.
Island raises legal age for tobacco sales
Honolulu Star-Advertiser - July 1, 2014
While 18-year-olds will no longer be legally permitted to buy even electronic
cigarettes on Hawaii island, it's the retailers whose feet will be held
to the fire.
Kahanamoku Beach is the best American beach of 2014
SurferToday - June 26, 2014
Bonus points will be awarded for prohibition of smoking on beaches.
Oahu is leading the way as smoking at all beaches on this Hawaiian island
is banned as of ...
Big Island tobacco law takes effect July 1
West Hawaii Today - June 25, 2014
A Hawaii County ordinance raising the legal age to buy tobacco products
to 21 goes into effect in less than a week and Big Island retailers
are gearing up to comply with the new law. Effective July 1, the Big
Island will be the only county in the state to prohibit tobacco sales
to people younger than 21. The measure, sponsored by Kona Councilman
Dru Kanuha, was passed unanimously in November by the County Council
and signed into law by Mayor Billy Kenoi in December.
Big Isle e-Cigarette Ordinance is Killing Smokers
Big Island Now - June 5, 2014
On June 2, 2014 I attended a question and answer session about 13-124
with County Of Hawaii and Coalition for a Tobacco Free Hawaii representatives.
Candidates Flock to Hanohano's House Race
Big Island Now - June 4, 2014
... by her House colleagues because her Ocean, Marine Resources and
Hawaiian Affairs Committee refused to hear a bill banning smoking on
of smoking ban delayed
Maui News - June 1, 2014
The bill to ban smoking in Maui County parks, recreational facilities
and beaches ... For example, the new law bans smoking and the use of
tobacco products in ... "Just like when the state law was passed
in 2006 banning smoking in arenas, ...
all good at Hawaii beach
Albany Times Union May 30, 2014
Also big for him: Smoking there is banned, as it is on beaches throughout
Oahu. "I hope Hawaii sets the standard and the wave moves eastward
to the mainland ...
seeing fewer butts after smoking ban
KITV Honolulu - May 28, 2014
Although there's a lack of empirical evidence, Oahu's city-run beaches
are mostly cleaner after a law that bans smoking went into effect Jan.
1. "When we first brought this to everyone's attention we did a
cleanup at Kakaako and collected 11,500 cigarette butts literally within
the space of an hour-and-a-half," said Surfrider Foundation Hawaii
Coordinator Stuart Coleman. "So it was just the overwhelming amount
of debris that we picked up and since, yeah, it's been greatly reduced."
George Island rates No. 3 on Dr. Beach list
Tallahassee.com - May 23, 2014
Also big for him: Smoking there is banned, as it is on beaches throughout
Oahu. I hope Hawaii sets the standard and the wave moves eastward
to the mainland ...
James Kunane Tokioka files for 5th House term
Thegardenisland.com - May 21, 2014
Since first taking office in 1996, Tokioka has spearheaded many issues,
including implementing the smoking ban in Kauai restaurants. He continues
to work with ...
State Hospital plagued with security issues [VIDEO]
KHON2 - May 19, 2014
Just outside the hospital wings, residential care homes are rented by
recently discharged patients on conditional release. They have much
more freedom to come and go, including a well-worn path from the non-smoking
hospital grounds to one of Windward Community Colleges designated smoking
areas. College officials said they are thinking about making the whole
place smoke-free anyway, telling KHON2 in a statement: Windward Community
College currently is in the process of considering a transition to a
smoke-free campus with the projected goal of removing all Designated
Smoking Areas on our campus.
in review: campus news & sports
The University of Hawaii Kaleo - May 12, 2014
UH M noas smoking ban was put to a halt after the University of Hawaii
Professional Assembly filed a complaint, saying UH administration failed
to consult or negotiate with the union over subjects that are within
the scope of bargaining under Hawaii Revised Statutes Chapter 89. The
smoking ban was originally scheduled to be implemented on Jan. 1, 2014,
and would prohibit smoking and tobacco use on campus.
the Mayor: So Where Exactly Can't We Smoke Anymore?
Maui Now - May 11, 2014
A: That is correct, the new law bans smoking and the use of tobacco
products in ... the beaches fronting resort areas may or may not be
included in the ban, ...
busy with several West Maui issues
Lahaina News - May 8, 2014
... the passage of Maui Preparatory Academy's Tobacco-Free Beaches and
Parks legislation; as well as diligent work on the Fiscal Year 2015
Budget. KAHOMA ...
ban passes in Maui
The University of Hawaii Kaleo - May 2, 2014
O'ahu's law on smoke-free beaches went into effect in the beginning
of this year, and the Big Island was ahead of the game, as they passed
a similar law in 2008 ...
good idea leads to a county law
Lahaina News - May 1, 2014
"Community coalitions, such as the Maui District Student Council
Organization, Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawaii, Pacific Whale Foundation
and the Surfrid
Legal: Eating Pets, Trading Ivory and Smoking E-Cigs in Public
Honolulu Civil Beat - May 1, 2014
Looking to try alternative cuisine in Hawaii? Kittens and canine companions
are still on the menu. State lawmakers failed to pass legislation this
session that ...
no longer permitted at Maui beaches, parks
Hawaii Reporter April 30, 2014
The movement to create smoke-free beaches began in January when a group
of high school students led an island-wide cleanup and collected more
bills die as Legislature nears its close
Maui News - April 29, 2014
Electronic cigarettes. A pair of bills that aimed to discourage smoking
fizzled. SB 2475 would have regulated and taxed electronic cigarettes
- and restricted their ...
set to OK ban on smoking in public housing ($$)
Honolulu Star-Advertiser - April 28, 2014
A bill that would ban smoking in and around Hawaii Public Housing Authority
units is headed for passage by the state Legislature. On Tuesday a House-Senate
conference committee agreed on the measure
halts no smoking ban at public housing
khon2.com - April 26, 2014
It's been a year since the state rolled out a smoking ban at public
housing. Now it's halting that plan, leaving residents confused.
tobacco involved in Hawaii E-cig debate
Hawaii News Now - April 23, 2014
The Coalition for Tobacco Free Hawaii and other health organizations
thought they were on the verge of victory, after both House and Senate
Official: No Butts in Maui County Parks
Maui TV News (blog) - April 23, 2014
WAILUKU, Hawaii The Maui County Council today voted 8-0 to pass Bill
24, prohibiting tobacco use and products in county parks and facilities,
including beaches, Councilmember Don S. Guzman announced today. The
Bill will take effect immediately once the Mayor has signed it. Mayor
Alan Arakawa has indicated he supports such legislation.
Maui Passes Tobacco Ban at Parks and Beaches
Maui Now - April 22, 2014
A bill that effectively bans tobacco use at county parks, beaches and
recreational facilities in Maui County, passed second and final reading
today in the Maui County Council.
take action on Earth Day
Thegardenisland.com - April 22, 2014
Valerie Saiki of Tobacco Free Kauai showed off a bottle of used cigarette
butts collected at Lydgate Park, suggesting that legislation, or a redemption
in West Hawaii history | April 16
West Hawaii Today - April 16, 2014
A ban on smoking begins April 29 for all three interisland airlines.
The ban won't apply to mainland flights, however. The world's largest
telescope, valued at ...
Market on Lanai stops selling cigarettes, tobacco products
Pacific Business News (Honolulu) - April 15, 2014
Richards Market, one of only a few supermarkets in Lanai City, ceased
selling cigarette and tobacco products on Monday in a move mirroring
Longs Drugs parent CVS Caremark, citing the right thing to do for its
customers as they strive for better health.
Legislature shifts, leaves some bills dead
West Hawaii Today - April 12, 2014
SMOKING APPROVED: An attempt to ban smoking in and around public housing
projects and low-income housing projects (HB 2577) died in the Senate.
President Profile: Ryan Mandado
The University of Hawaii Kaleo - April 7, 2014
My freshman year I was one of the students who wanted to have a tobacco
free campus. My sophomore year I advocated for the Board of Regents
to give ...
House approves ban on smoking in public housing
Greenfield Daily Reporter - April 5, 2014
The Hawaii House approved a proposal to ban smoking in public housing
on Friday. ... a growing trend in high-rise condominiums that have banned
Cleanup Nets 300 Butts, Bill Seeks Tobacco-Free Zones
Maui Now - April 2, 2014
The Coalition for a Tobacco Free Hawaii partnered with the Blue A-ina
program of Trilogy Excursions this weekend to collect a total of 300
cigarette butts from ...
Park, Beach Smoking Ban Advances
Maui TV News (blog) - March 23, 2014
WAILUKU The Economic Development, Energy, Agriculture and Recreation
Committee today recommended passage of a bill to make Maui County parks
and recreational facilities tobacco-free zones, Committee Chair Don
S. Guzman announced. ...
panel OKs parks smoking ban ($$)
Maui News - March 22, 2014
A Maui County Council committee recommended passage of a bill Friday
to ban smoking at all county parks and beaches, but it decided to remove
language that would have also banned electronic cigarettes...
plans to ban e-cig sales to minors
khon2.com - March 21, 2014
Senator Josh Greenwants to ban children under 18 from purchasing and
using ... of the tars from other resins like marijuana resin smoking
that, said Green.
lead the way in kicking butts
Thegardenisland.com - March 20, 2014
Elected officials must stand with them by supporting proven measures
to protect kids from tobacco addiction, including tobacco taxes, smoke-free
laws and ...
trend with children and e-juice grows in Hawaii
khon2.com - March 19, 2014
An alarming trend is growing in Hawaii, involving children who are getting
their hands on the liquid used in e-cigarettes and ingesting it. The
liquid can cause a ...
I got into the e-cigarette business
Pacific Business News March 14, 2014
...for a couple of weeks. I am an avid user; it totally helped me quit
smoking. We are not allowed to promote our product as smoking-cessation
devices, because we would have to go through FDA approval. We
Considering Ban on Cigarettes, e-Cigs Too
Maui TV News (blog) - March 11, 2014
WAILUKU The Economic Development, Energy, Agriculture and Recreation
Committee will meet this Friday, March 14, at 1:30 p.m. to consider
a bill to ban tobacco use and products in county parks, including beaches,
and a resolution relating to roadside stands and farmers markets, Committee
Chair Don Guzman announced today. The bill would also prohibit the use
of electronic smoking devices, or e-cigarettes, at county parks and
lawmakers move to curtail smoking
KPUA - March 10, 2014
HONOLULU (AP) Hawaii lawmakers have killed proposals aimed at raising
the legal age for buying tobacco to 21 and clamping down on smoking
at beaches statewide. But they're advancing bills that would restrict
smoking and make it more expensive, continuing a trend in Hawaii to
crack down on smoking in public places.
smoking? Hawaii sends mixed messages on smoking
Christian Science Monitor - March 8, 2014
Hawaii lawmakers have killed proposals aimed at raising the legal age
for buying tobacco to 21 and clamping down on smoking at beaches statewide.
But they're advancing bills that would restrict smoking and make it
more expensive, continuing a trend in Hawaii to crack down on smoking
in public places.
advance bills on deadline day
West Hawaii Today - March 7, 2014
They also passed a bill that would tax electronic cigarettes and ban
them in public places. Thursday was the last day for lawmakers to pass
bills out of the house ...
push laws ahead in whirlwind day
West Hawaii Today - March 5, 2014
HONOLULU The Hawaii Senate made short work of a heap of bills Tuesday,
passing more than 300 measures to send to the House. The Senate also
passed bills that would ban flavored tobacco products and establish
an environmental court.
ban, bills honoring youth mentors considered ($$)
Maui News March 2, 2014
Bills to prohibit smoking at Maui County parks, including beaches, and
bus stops are pending in committee as the County Council seeks to move
key legislation ...
Senate, lawmakers want UH smoke-free
Honolulu Star-Advertiser - February 17, 2014
The House Higher Education Committee has passed a bill that would snuff
out smoking on all University of Hawaii premises even as UH officials
are working to eliminate smoking on the Manoa campus.
in smoke: A legislative update
Pacific Business News February 14, 2014
A variety of bills making their way through the state Legislature deal
with smoking in various forms tobacco, marijuana and e-cigarettes.
Senate Bill 2029 would raise the legal age
sparks e-cigarette debate ($$)
Honolulu Star-Advertiser - February 12, 2014
Supporters of electronic smoking devices gathered at the Capitol on
Tuesday for the third time in less than a week to oppose proposed measures
that would highly tax, regulate or ban the increasingly popular products.
exempt from bill ban
Hawaii News Now - February 11, 2014
"For the here and now, all e-cigarettes are exempt from 2222. ...
the sale of all flavored tobacco products in the state, like menthol
cigarettes. Since all e-cigarette products are flavored, the bill would
have served as an industry-wide ban.
Legislation Moves Forward
Big Island Now - February 11, 2014
Opponents of Senate Bill 2495 also maintained that e-cigarettes have
helped ... A bill that would have classified e-cigarettes as tobacco
products subject to the ...
oppose bills proposing stiff taxes on e-smoking devices in the state
Maui News - February 11, 2014
HONOLULU - Hawaii lawmakers on Monday advanced bills that could heavily
tax electronic smoking devices in the state. People who sell the devices,
also called vaporizers or e-cigs, turned out to hearings Friday and
Monday to oppose the bills (SB2495 and SB2496). They said the devices
help people stop smoking cigarettes and that high taxes could put their
shops out of business.
Consider Whether the Public Should Inhale .... or Not
Hawaii Reporter - February 11, 2014
Hawaii has among the highest cigarette taxes in the nation at 3 dollars
and 20 ... an excise tax equal to eighty-five per cent of the wholesale
price of any tobacco ... Bills to increase taxes on both cigarettes
and e-cigarettes are advancing in the ...
eyes stiff taxes on e-smoking devices
Bellingham Herald - February 10, 2014
People who sell the devices, also called vaporizers or e-cigs, turned
out to hearings Friday and Monday to oppose the bills (SB2495 and SB2496).
They said the ...
lawmakers consider raising legal age to buy cigarettes to 21
Pacific Business News (Honolulu) (blog) - February 10, 2014
A Senate bill that would raise the legal age to buy cigarettes in Hawaii
both tobacco products and electronic cigarettes to 21 from 18 is moving
through the Legislature, but another bill that would have placed an
excise tax on e-cigarettes has stalled.
introduces measure to ban smoking on beaches
Maui Weekly - February 6, 2014
A measure to prohibit smoking on all beaches across the state, introduced
by Rep. Kaniela Ing (D, Kihei-Wailea-Makena) stalled last legislative
session, but was ...
complaint delays UH smoking ban [VIDEO]
khon2.com - February 4, 2014
Chancellor Apple wanted the campus-wide smoking ban to begin Jan. 1,
but the facultys union filed a complaint about it late last year. The
University of Hawaii Professional Assembly (UHPA) says school administrators
went directly to the faculty senate about the smoking ban before speaking
to the union.
practice against UH stalls smoking ban
The University of Hawaii Kaleo - February 3, 2014
The University of Hawaii at M noas smoking ban, originally scheduled
to be implemented on Jan. 1, 2014, was put to a halt after the University
of Hawaii Professional Assembly filed a complaint. UHPA filed a prohibited
practice against the UH administration for a failure to consult or negotiate
with the union over subjects which are within the scope of bargaining
under Hawaii Revised Statutes Chapter 89, UHPA Associate Executive Director
Kristeen Hanselman said. The UHM administration ignored the unions responsibility
to represent the bargaining unit on such items as faculty evaluation
new proposal, smoking at beaches may be banned statewide
Hawaii Reporter - January 23, 2014
For those who enjoy lighting up a cigarette at the beach, a new proposal
getting traction at the capitol will make that illegal. Smoking is already
banned at all Oahu beaches since January 1, but some lawmakers want
to expand that ban to every island through House Bill 325. Lawmakers
are debating whether to include electronic cigarettes in the ban, which
are smokeless and leave no trash behind, saying they don't want children
to be exposed to vapor. ...
Ing Introduces Ban on Smoking at Public Beaches
Maui Now - January 22, 2014
A ban on smoking on all public beaches in Hawai?i will be considered
at a joint ... passed by the city council that banned smoking at public
beaches on ...
law banning smoking at public beaches, parks, bus stops goes into effect
Pacific Business News (Honolulu) (blog) - January 2, 2014
A new Honolulu law that took effect New Year's Day has banned smoking
at all city beaches, parks, pools and athletic facilities on Oahu. Hawaii
News Now reports the law that took effect Wedenesday, which also makes
it illegal to smoke within 20 feet of a public bus stop, was passed
by the Honolulu City Council in July.
year, new laws against smoking in public places
Hawaii News Now - January 1, 2014
'Lighting up' in public places could mean 'paying up' for smokers. Smoking
bans took effect on January 1st, making it illegal to have a cigarette
at all Honolulu beaches, parks, pools, and athletic facilities -- including
Dobson Amato, K.A.; Rivard, C.; Lipsher, J.; Hyland, A.," Five
years after the Hawai'i Smoke-free Law: tourism and hospitality economic
indicators appear unharmed," Hawai'i Journal of Medicine
and Public Health 72(10): 355-361, October 2013.
Opponents of Hawai'i's smoke-free law argued that such a law would
lead to a decrease in tourism. The purpose of this study is to determine
if there is evidence of an adverse impact of Hawai'i's smoke-free law
on tourism utilizing data obtained from Hawaiis Department
of Business, Economic Development & Tourism website for tourists
from the United States. ...
ban coming to Oahu shores
Net Globers - October 25, 2013
Hawaii has long been a popular destination for people who travel to
the United States thanks in large part to its untarnished landscape
and beautiful Pacific ...
outreach key to success of smoking ban
Honolulu Star-Advertiser - October 15, 2013
...The thousands of cigarette butts that litter Oahu's beaches are evidence
of more than an addictive, expensive habit. They're also signs that
some smokers ...
Manoa to ban tobacco products on campus
KHON2 - October 3, 2013
Smoking will be banned throughout the University of Hawaii Manoa campus
starting in January. The ban includes e-cigarettes and any other type
of tobacco product.
New Smoke Free Beach Ban in Effect
Hawaii Reporter - September 28, 2013
Fines for smoking are $100 for the first offense, $200 for the second
and $500 for the third. Smoking is also banned in cars at Sandy Beach
as the ban applies to ...
butts about it: smoking prohibited on campus in 2014
The University of Hawaii Kaleo - September 25, 2013
Smoking will not be allowed on campus after a policy prohibiting the
use of all tobacco products and electronic cigarettes on campus will
be implemented on Jan ...
smoking please, we're on our holiday: Hawaii brings in strict ...
Daily Mail - August 14, 2013
Once upon a time, it would have been considered one of the gentle pleasures
of a sunny day away a crafty cigarette on the beach while the children
are paddling in the waves. But now, it seems, this little vice is set
to become a thing of the past. At least it is if you dont want a confrontation
with the authorities in Hawaii as the famously tropical US state is
introducing a law that will make it illegal to smoke on its idyllic
curves of sand.
ban on Hawaii's beaches
Telegraph.co.uk - August 13, 2013
It is hoped the ban will prevent non-smokers from breathing second-hand
fumes, ... have already imposed smoking bans on outdoor spaces, such
bans smoking at the beach
WEAR - July 26, 2013
Honolulu mayor Kirk Caldwell has signed into law two bills that ban
smoking in ... the new laws expand existing regulations banning smoking
in public places.
to be banned at all Oahu beaches, parks and bus stops
Hawaiimagazine.com (blog) - July 24, 2013
Banned earlier this year from lighting up at a handful of popular Oahu
... the Honolulu City Council earlier this month banning smoking in
still more public places on ... Smoking bans at Oahu bus stops will
take effect within the next four months.
smoking bans for all beaches, parks and bus stops ...
Pacific Business News (Honolulu) (blog) - July 22, 2013
Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell has signed two bills that ban smoking at
any city beach, park or bus stop as of Jan. 1.
ban in effect for all Oahu parks, beaches, bus stops
KHON2 - July 22, 2013
In July, the city council passed two smoking ban bills. On Sunday, Mayor
Caldwell signed them into law. From now until January 1, city officials
will post signs ...
Caldwell signs smoking ban bills into law
KHON2 - July 21, 2013
Mayor Kirk Caldwell signed into law Sunday two bills banning smoking
at city parks and at TheBus stops. Bill 25 bans smoking at all city
parks and beaches.
plans to hold beach signing for bills that expand smoking ban
Honolulu Star-Advertiser - July 21, 2013
The bans take effect Jan. ... Mayor Kirk Caldwell plans to sign two
bills today that ban smoking at nearly 300 Honolulu parks and about
4,000 bus stops, his ...
to sign bills banning smoking at beaches, parks
Honolulu Star-Advertiser - July 20, 2013
Mayor Kirk Caldwell plans to sign two bills Sunday that ban smoking
at nearly 300 Honolulu parks and about 4,000 bus stops, his administration
announced today. Honolulu City Council members unanimously passed bills
25 and 28 on July 10. The bans take effect Jan. 1.
plan to exploit loophole in park smoking ban ($$)
Honolulu Star-Advertiser - July 13, 2013
Some people opposed to a smoking ban at city-operated beaches and parks
say a bill approved by the City Council this week has a loophole that
allows them to light up in state waters along the shoreline. The City
Council on Wednesday passed two smoking bans one at bus stops and another
at city parks. Both would take effect Jan. 1 if Mayor Kirk Caldwell
signs them into law as he has stated he will do.
bans at Honolulu parks and bus stops approved
Hawaii News Now - July 11, 2013
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Honolulu City Council is sending a strong
message against smoking. The nine members unanimously approved two measures
that bans lighting up at all bus stops and city parks, beaches, athletic
fields and facilities.
OKs smoking ban at city parks, bus stops
Honolulu Star-Advertiser - July 10, 2013
Smoking will be banned at all city parks, beaches and bus stops under
bills passed ... for public education and time for the city to put up
signage about the bans. Testimony was split for Bill 25, banning smoking
at Oahu's 293 city-owned parks ...
City Council approves park smoking ban
Thegardenisland.com - July 10, 2013
HONOLULU (AP) The Honolulu City Council is moving to ban smoking at
city parks, beaches and bus stops. The council passed two bills covering
the bans on Wednesday. Mayor Kirk Caldwell is expected to sign the measures.
Bills could ban smoking at Oahu parks, beaches, bus stops
KITV Honolulu - July 9, 2013
What do you think about the possibility of banning smoking at major
Oahu beaches and parks as well as bus stops?
would expand smoking bans
Honolulu Star-Advertiser - June 25, 2013
Three bills designed to curb smoking in public places on Oahu will be
on the agenda of the City Council Public Safety and Economic Development
group meeting Thursday
West Hawaii Today - June 22, 2013
The West Hawaii Coalition for a Tobacco Free Hawaii invites the public
to attend its meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Kona International
Market's food court.
rule affects smokers in public housing
Hawaii News Now - May 17, 2013
July 1 the Hawaii Public Housing Authority begins enforcing smoking
restrictions at its 85 properties. From then on smoking will only be
allowed in designated areas. "They will be given a warning, first,
second, third and fourth. The worst case scenario, it could be eviction,"
the Authority's executive director Hakim Ouansafi said. He said a survey
of tenants showed 80 percent favor restrictions. Health concerns drove
his decision, especially exposure to second-hand smoke. Safety was another
reason. And cleaning costs waste taxpayer money. "It takes an average
of $3,700 more to get a smoking unit ready versus non-smoking,"
smoking in public housing ($$)
Honolulu Star-Advertiser - May 9, 2013
Few states have so many people living in as tight quarters as Hawaii
does so what people do, even within their four walls, can have a greater
effect on their neighbors. This has implications, and one of them is
playing out in the public housing complexes across the state: smoking
is being banned in the housing units. The Hawaii Public Housing Authority
(HPHA), the state agency overseeing the state's 85 public housing properties,
has approved administrative rules now under review by Gov. Neil Abercrombie.
Then the ban will be carried out, probably sometime after the end of
wants to restrict smoking at bus stops
Hawaii News Now - April 29, 2013
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - There are about 4,000 bus stops on Oahu,
and right now there are no restrictions on where people who are waiting
for the bus can smoke.
Bus rider John Manini has a rule of thumb when he lights up. "I
walk away from the bus stop," he said. Bill 28 (2013) would force
other smokers at bus stops to follow in his footsteps. City Councilman
Ron Menor introduced it.
Ka'u hospitals going tobacco free
West Hawaii Today - April 29, 2013
Honokaa, Ka'u hospitals going tobacco free. The East Hawaii Region of
Hawaii Health Systems Corporation has adopted a tobacco-free policy
that will go into effect Wednesday. This policy encompasses all hospitals
and associated clinics on the campuses of Hilo Medical Center, Hale
Hoola Hamakua in Honokaa and Kau Hospital, including businesses leasing
office space on property operated by the East Hawaii Region of HHSC.
The use of tobacco products will be prohibited on these campuses, including
the parking lots. ...
presses ban on e-cigarettes
KHON2 - April 18, 2013
It's not just cigarette smokers finding themselves with fewer places
to light up. With the popularity of electronic or e-cigarettes rising,
many places are ...
council passes bill to ban smoking on Oahu beaches
KHON2 - April 17, 2013
Just a week after banning smoking at select Oahu beaches the ban could
be getting bigger. The city council Wednesday passed a bill to ban smoking
at all beaches on Oahu.
Hawaii hospitals, clinics going tobacco-free
Hawaii 24/7 (press release) - April 13, 2013
To further its commitment to improving community health, the East Hawaii
Region of Hawaii Health Systems Corporation has adopted a tobacco-free
policy that will go into effect Wednesday, May 1. This policy encompasses
all hospitals and associated clinics on the campuses of Hilo Medical
Center, Hale Hoola Hamakua in Honokaa and Kau Hospital, including
businesses leasing office space on property operated by the East Hawaii
Region of HHSC. The use of tobacco products will be prohibited on these
campuses, including the parking lots.
Mayor bans smoking at Oahu's beaches and parks
Hawaii Reporter - April 8, 2013
Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell today signed a bill that would ban smoking
at Oahu's Kapiolani Park, Kuhio Beach Park, the beach side of Ala Moana
Regional Park, Sandy Beach Park, Duke Kahanamoku Beach Park, Kapiolani
Beach Park and Kapiolani Park Beach Center.
signs smoking ban at certain beaches into law
Hawaii News Now - April 8, 2013
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A new law is designed to snuff out smoking
at several beaches and parks on Oahu. The restrictions started on April
8, but police are focusing on education instead of enforcement. Honolulu
Mayor Kirk Caldwell signed Bill 72 into law to expand the city's smoking
ban. Michael Zehner testified against the measure as part of the Hawaii
Smokers Alliance. He is upset that people won't be allowed to light
up in certain spots.
signs Waikiki beach smoking ban into law
Pacific Business News (Honolulu) - April 8, 2013
Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell on Monday signed into a law a bill that
bans smoking at Waikiki Beach and other popular Oahu beaches.
mayor bans smoking on some beaches
Thegardenisland.com - April 9, 2013
HONOLULU (AP) Hawaii visitors and residents who smoke cigarettes
will have to put them out before stepping foot on some of Honolulu's
condos opt to snuff out smoking ($$)
Honolulu (HI) Star Advertiser - April 7, 2013
SMOKE-FREE condominiums are a small but growing trend in Hawaii, with
a handful of condo owner associations amending their rules in recent
years to prohibit smoking. Now a developer is set to build what is being
described as the first new condo tower built in the state to be 100
percent smoke-free. ...
ban for popular beaches in Honolulu likely to become law
Maui News-April 3, 2013
Smoking ban for popular beaches in Honolulu likely to become law ...
a bill into law that bans smoking at some of Oahu's most popular beaches,
but it first must ...
Beach smoking ban likely to become law
KITV Ch. 4 (Honolulu, HI) - March 30, 2013
A smoking ban at some of Oahu's most popular beaches will likely become
law next week. Mayor Caldwell says he will sign the bill if it passes
a legal review. ...
Council approves smoking ban at certain beaches
KHON2 - March 20, 2013
Smokers could soon be banned from lighting up at the beach. The Honolulu
City Council gave final approval on Wednesday to ban smoking at certain
parks and beaches on Oahu. Ala Moana, Waikiki, Hanauma Bay -- these
are the places included on the ban, mostly in east Oahu. For non-smokers,
they say it's about time.
City Council passes bill to ban smoking at Waikiki Beach
Pacific Business News March 20, 213
The Honolulu City Council voted Wednesday to ban smoking at some beaches
on Oahu, including Waikiki and Sandy Beach in Hawaii Kai. The ban, known
as Bill 72, was proposed by City Councilman Stanley
Exempts Cigars from Tobacco Display Ban Bill
Cigar Aficionado-March 19, 2013
Senate Bill 642, first introduced in January, called for cigarettes
and tobacco ... Display bans such as this already exist in Canada, and
New York City Mayor ...
House committee advances bill to prevent youth from buying electronic
The Republic - March 13, 2013
HONOLULU The Hawaii House Committee on Health has voted to push
forward a bill to stop people under the age of 18 from buying electronic
kids rally against tobacco and electronic cigarettes
Hawaii News Now - March 11, 2013
The product placement restrictions have already been taken out of the
bill, but another idea to make it illegal to sell electronic cigarettes
to kids under 18 is still ...
lawmakers push ban on youth smoking and higher taxes on ...
The Republic - February 6, 2013
HONOLULU Hawaii lawmakers are pushing for tougher laws to curb
tobacco use in the Aloha State, especially among children. State Sen.
Rosalyn Baker wants to prohibit tobacco use and possession for people
under age 18. She also wants to impose a $3.20 excise tax per net ounce
Ing's First Proposal: Statewide Smoking Ban on Beaches
Maui TV News (blog) - January 31, 2013
HB325, introduced by Rep. Kaniela Ing (D, Kihei-Wailea-Makena),
would amend Chapter 328J of the Hawaii Revised Statutes to prohibit
smoking on all beaches in the state. Maui is known for our world-renown
beaches. In addition to the health risk to smokers and risks caused
by second hand smoke, cigarette butts are still one of the primary causes
of litter on Maui. said Representative Ing. I introduced
this measure to keep our beaches clean and ensure that both residents
and visitors are able to enjoy their beach-going experiences and keep
their children safe.
Hawaii Hospitals Go Smoke-Free
Big Island Now - January 10, 2013
Two Big Island hospitals have been recognized for their newly instituted
smoke-free policy. Kona Community Hospital in Kealakekua and Kohala
Hospital in Kapa`au became smoke- and tobacco-free on Jan. 1.
Tobacco Sales to Minors Makes Historic Decline
Maui Now - December 10, 2012
Tobacco sales to minors dropped to 4.3%, its lowest level in Hawaii
since the Department of Health initiated the annual survey in 1996.
Here on Maui, there were no sales recorded during a random sampling
of participating stores in the spring of 2012; ...
smoking ban passes second reading at Honolulu City Council
KHON2 - December 6, 2012
A measure to ban smoking at certain beach parks passed second reading
Wednesday ... This bill would "prohibit smoking" at some beaches
and parks including ...
council to decide today on smoking ban at five parks
Honolulu Star-Advertiser - December 5, 2012
A proposal to ban smoking at five popular island beach parks goes before
the City Council today as the current Council wraps up work for the
year and prepares ...
Council to take up proposed smoking ban at 5 parks
Honolulu Star-Advertiser - December 4, 2012
A proposal to ban smoking at five popular island beach parks goes before
the City Council today as the current Council wraps up work for the
year and prepares for a new body of members to take over next month.
A ban on smoking at beaches would enhance Hawaii's reputation
Honolulu (HI) Star Advertiser - December 3, 2012
"Waikiki Beach is a giant ashtray!" So observed a Canadian
visitor, whom I met on the beach at Kapiolani Park.
beaches smoking ban proposal moves forward
Thegardenisland.com - November 29, 2012
HONOLULU (AP) A proposal to ban smoking on Oahu's most popular
... Resident Lancelot Haili Lincoln said a beach smoking ban would violate
the civil and ...
ban at Oahu beaches moves forward
Hawaii News Now - November 28, 2012
HONOLULU (AP) - A proposal to ban smoking on Oahu's most popular beach
parks is moving forward, clearing a committee vote. The Star Advertiser
ban at beaches clears hurdle ($$)
Honolulu Star-Advertiser - November 28, 2012
A bill to ban smoking at five of the island's most popular beach parks
got a favorable nod Tuesday from a key City Council committee. The Safety,
Economic Development and Government Affairs Committee voted 4-1 to advance
smoking ban moves past Council committee
Honolulu Star-Advertiser November 27, 2012
A bill banning smoking at several major Honolulu beach parks cleared
the City Councils Safety, Economic Development and Government
Affairs Committee today. The bill, introduced by Councilman Stanley
Chang, would bar smoking at Kapiolani Park, Kuhio Beach, Duke Kahanamoku
Beach Park, the beach side of Ala Moana Park, and Sandy Beach Park.
the health of it, lets give anti-smoking law some teeth ($$)
Pacific Business News November 23, 2012
Heres a gift suggestion for Hawaiis anti-smoking law, which
celebrated its sixth anniversary last week: Lets give it some
teeth. We have indisputable scientific evidence that smoking kills
butts on beach smoking ban
Honolulu Star (HI) - November 14, 2012
And they have data in abundance that support the wisdom of the latest
regulation before the Honolulu City Council: a smoking ban to be implemented
at select ...
smoking ban in parks sparks controversy
Hawaii News Now (HI) - November 14, 2012
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - There is a new push to prohibit smoking at
several popular beach parks on Oahu. Honolulu City Council member Stanley
proposes smoking ban at 5 city beach parks
Honolulu Star (HI) - November 13, 2012
Smoking would be banned at five public beach parks under a bill City
Council member Stanley Chang will introduced to the Council on Wednesday.
The ban ...
should be banned
The University of Hawaii Kaleo - September 5, 2012
Tasmania, Australia, has taken a stand against smoking by proposing
a ban prohibiting anyone born after the year 2000 from smoking cigarette
smoking be banned in Hawaii?
The University of Hawaii Kaleo - September 5, 2012
Should smoking be banned in Hawaii? Yes: It is a danger to public health
1 33%: No: It is my right to inhale what I ...
reconsiders smoking ban resolution, reaches unanimous vote: non-binding
document urges aloha and respect for non-smokers, proper
tobacco litter disposal
Thegardenisland.com - August 23, 2012
LIHUE A request by members of the Kauai County Council
for all county parks patrons to show aloha and respect
for non-smokers by refraining from smoking near other patrons is now
unanimous. The council on Wednesday reconsidered a vote taken on Resolution
2012-51 two weeks ago, when a lone council member opposed to it.
ban at county parks goes up in smoke
Thegardenisland.com - August 9, 2012
LIHU'E A bill banning tobacco products in county parks, introduced
21 2 months ago by Kaua'i County Councilman Dickie Chang, at first appeared
to be a slam dunk. But after bouncing back and forth between the councils
Parks and Recreation Committee and the full council, the bill died Wednesday
and was replaced by a resolution which has no enforcement authority.
ban bounces back to full council
Thegardenisland.com - August 2, 2012
A bill proposing to ban all tobacco products in county parks almost
turned into a resolution weeks ago, which would take away its enforcement
component. Rather, the bill was sent back to committee and now has morphed
into an anti-smoking bill.
Island neighbors support Bill 2437
Thegardenisland.com - July 9, 2012
The June 25 letter to the editor, On smoking ban in parks,
warrants clearing the air. ... If there is no state law banning smoking
on beaches, then the county law ...
to ban smoking in public housing deserves to become law
Honolulu Star-Advertiser - Jul 7, 2012
Some readers may remember my story back in April, about a bill fighting
for its life in the Legislature a bill to ban smoking in Hawaii's
public housing.This is ...
may be sent to parking lot
Thegardenisland.com - July 6, 2012
LIHU'E First, smokers got kicked out of restaurants, bars and
enclosed public establishments. Now, they are getting pretty close to
being confined to parking lots at county parks.
lawmakers shelve smoking ban exemption for bars
Pacific Morning Call, Pacific Business News 2/21/2012
Hawaii lawmakers have essentially shelved a bill that would have
exempted bars and nightclubs from the state's workplace smoking ban.
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that the House Economic
kills smoking exemption for bars
Honolulu Star-Advertiser - Feb 18, 2012
House Bill 2306 would have allowed bar and nightclub owners to post
"smoking permitted" signs in their establishments. It had
advanced out of the House ...
ban on smoking in bars, clubs
Honolulu Star-Advertiser - Feb 18, 2012
Chairman Angus McKelvey said he hears reports that the smoking ban in
bars is "a ... Oahu from the 2006 state law that bans smoking in
bars and nightclubs. ...
panel clears smoking ban exception
Honolulu Star-Advertiser - February 17, 2012
By Sarah Zoellick Bar and nightclub owners trying to get an exemption
from Hawaii's ban on indoor smoking were able to further their argument
votes to reverse smoking ban
KHON2 - February 17, 2012
HONOLULU- After years of lobbying lawmakers at the state Capitol, opponents
of Hawaii's workforce smoking ban won a small victory Thursday.
exempting bars from smoking ban advances
Hawaii News Now - February 17, 2012
But state law bans smoking inside the establishment. ... But even he's
concerned over a new challenge to the six-year-old smoking ban.
exempting bars from smoking ban advances
KPUA - February 17, 2012
The Hawaii Bar Owners Association says Hawaii's workforce smoking ban
cost businesses $65,000 last year. As a result, the industry group wants
the state Legislature to let owners decide whether to permit smoking
in adult-only establishments. A House committee on Thursday heard a
proposal to allow bars and nightclubs with liquor licenses to post "smoking
permitted" signs in their establishments. Members approved new
draft of the bill that would allow Oahu owners to decide whether to
allow their patrons and employees to light up indoors.
Issues First Smoking Law Citations In Years
It's Been About Five Years Since The First Person Got A Ticket For
KITV Ch. 4 (Honolulu, HI), 2011-12-11
Keoki Kerr KITV4 News
Waikiki, Hawaii -- For the first time in more than four years, a Honolulu
police officer has issued tickets to bar patrons for breaking the statewide
smoking ban. ...
After 5 Years, Smoking Law Still Lacks Enforcement
Former Gov. Took Four Years To Approve Law's Rules
KITV Ch. 4 (Honolulu, HI), 2011-11-04
Keoki Kerr KITV4 News
Nearly five years after a workplace smoking ban took effect in Hawaii,
there is still no specific plan in place to enforce it. The ban had
a long, slow road to reality, since it took almost four years to put
together the administrative rules for the smoking law. ...
would allow drinkers to light up
Pacific Business News, February 7, 2011
Theres a move afoot at the state Legislature to allow smoking
in most drinking establishments.
SB708 would create a smoking establishment permit that
would allow patrons of bars, cabarets and private clubs to legally smoke.
There are bar owners who ignore the states smoking ban and risk
fines and penalties, but this bill would give them the right to let
their customers puff away for a price.
The cost of a permit runs from $1,000 to $3,000 and money generated
would go into the states general fund. The bill would continue
to ban smoking in restaurants with bars ...
dept. now can enforce smoking ban
PBN biz blog, November 16, 2010
Its been four years to the day since Hawaii enacted a law
that banned smoking from almost all workplaces, and still the law remains
largely unenforced today.
In the months leading up to Nov. 16, 2006, the day the law took effect
Council Proposed Bus Stop Smoking Ban
KITV Honolulu - June 11, 2010
Even smokers interviewed at bus stops Thursday, said they would not
mind a smoking ban. Randolf Palk puffed on a cigarette as he waited
for the bus. ...
near on smoking in cars
Honolulu Advertiser - Jason Armstrong - April 22, 2010
Motorists should not subject children to second-hand tobacco smoke,
Hawai'i County Council members decided Tuesday by voting 5-3 to outlaw
Smoking would be illegal in any motor vehicle occupied by someone less
than 18 years old, according to the bill from Puna Councilwoman Emily
The ban is to protect kids, said Naeole-Beason, who has often credited
her children for helping her quit smoking.
The measure now goes to Mayor Billy Kenoi, who may choose to sign it
into law, allow it to take effect without his approval or veto it.
Kenoi told the Tribune-Herald that he supports the bill's intent of
protecting children's health and safety.
"I will look very favorably on it," he said by phone following
the council's action. ...
Island bill to ban smoking while kids are in car advances
Honolulu Advertiser, 2010-03-17
Jason Armstrong Hawaii Tribune-Herald
A bill that would outlaw smoking in any motorized vehicle occupied
by a child or young adult was advanced yesterday by a 6-3 vote of a
Hawaii County Council committee.
The Human Services and Economic Development Committee's supportive
recommendation sends Bill 216 to the full council for the first of two
votes required for its passage.
If approved as law, the ban would take effect 90 days later.
Puna Councilwoman Emily Naeole-Beason, the bill's author and a former
smoker, said some people have been unfairly critical of her proposal.
Ban May Extend To Cars
KITV Honolulu - March 10, 2010
HONOLULU -- A smoking ban could soon extend beyond restaurants and
into cars on the Big Island.
A Hawaii County Council member introduced a bill this week to make
it illegal to smoke in the car there is a child as a passenger.
The bill has the support of anti-smoking advocates. ...
serving Hawaii smokers despite ban
KGMB 9 (Honolulu, HI), 2010-03-03
With a cigar smoldering and the smoke wafting throughout, O'Toole's
Irish Pub doesn't hide the fact it serves smokers.
"I'm okay with that. I'm not proud of it. I'm just okay with it.
It's an economic reality," said Bill Comerford, President of E&J
Lounge Operating Co. which runs O'Toole's, Kelley O'Neil's and the Irish
Three years ago the state passed the no smoking bill prohibiting smoking
indoors and within 20 feet of an entrance. Yet Comerford allows smoking
at all three of his bars because he says it's up to police to enforce
the law, not him.
"I can't make an income without customers so it's not my business
to throw customers out of my bar," said Comerford.
Comerford says he's still in compliance with law because he's placed
the no smoking signs and stickers throughout his establishments and
his employees advise the customers there is no smoking. But he also
provides customers with an ash tray. So doesn't that send a mixed message?
"It may be sending a mixed message but I have a responsibility.
I'm sure if the fire department came in and someone had a cigarette
they would expect to have an ashtray," said Comerford. ...
crushes smoking bill
Hawaii News Now - Tim Sakahara - February 10, 2010
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Non-smokers can continue to breathe easy.
A bill that would have allowed bars to get a permit to allow smoking
was extinguished Tuesday at the State Capitol.
The smoking ban went into effect three and a half years ago. Some businesses
say it's put a huge dent in their profits and many smokers and bar owners
are fired up. ...
Push For Smoking Ban Exemption
KITV.com - February 9, 2010
HONOLULU -- A group of bar owners is asking for an exemption from the
state's three-year-old workplace smoking ban.
They want state lawmakers to allow bars to pay an annual fee starting
at $1,000 to allow smoking in their establishments.
Only stand-alone bars -- not restaurants -- would be able to apply
for the exemption.
Proposals to create exemptions from the state's workplace smoking ban
have been introduced in each of the past three years since the ban took
effect, but all of them died in the Legislature.
The man who co-owns O'Toole's Irish Pub and two other bars wants legislators
to allow some bars to pay to exempt themselves from the state's no-smoking
law that went into effect at restaurants and bars in November 2006.
rates in isles decrease significantly
Honolulu Star-Bulletin - Helen Altonn - November 19, 2009
Hawaii's smoking rate has declined dramatically since 2000 and the
American Cancer Society hopes to continue that trend as the 34th Great
American Smokeout is observed today.
The state's smoking rate of 15.4 percent of adults is the fifth lowest
in the country, said Milton Hirata, Cancer Society spokesman.200%
The Cancer Society ACS is offering a variety of resources for anyone
wanting to quit smoking, said Jackie Young, chief staff officer for
the organization. "We know that quitting smoking is tough and that
most smokers have to try several times before quitting for good."
To Enforce Smoking Ban
KITV.com, HI - February 18, 2009
HONOLULU -- The state has had a sweeping smoking ban for more than
two years, but the health department is not enforcing the ban.
The American Cancer Society said more and more bars are ignoring state
smoking prohibitions and complaints are increasing.
Lawmakers considered a new tact Wednesday -- a proposal to have country
liquor inspectors help the state enforce the smoking laws.
may ban smoking on Waikiki Beach
Pacific Business News, February 3, 2009
Hawaii lawmakers will consider a bill Tuesday that would prohibit lighting
up cigarettes on world-famous Waikiki Beach.
State law already prohibits smoking in all enclosed and partially enclosed
workplaces and public places, including restaurants and bars.
The law has been opposed by some bar and restaurant owners who say it
has hurt business, although anti-tobacco groups say it has had the opposite
House Bill 1509 would prohibit smoking on the beaches of Waikiki from
the shore break to the sidewalk of private property lines.
hotels fining smoking scofflaws
Honolulu Advertiser, 2008-05-19
Robbie Dingeman Advertiser Staff Writer
Smokers who light up in a non-smoking
hotel room in Hawai'i may may find themselves paying several hundred dollars more
for the room cleanup.
Travel Hawaii, a Hawai'i-based Internet retailer,
has set up a database -- www.travel-Hawaii.com/smoking.html -- that details the
smoking policies of hotels throughout the state.
Travel Hawaii owner John
Lindelow said his company updates the information as policies shift. "This
is a rapidly changing area of hotel policy, so we make a lot of phone calls to
stay on top of what the hotels are doing," he said.
So far, the top
charge goes to Aqua Palms & Spa in Waikiki, with a $500 fee to clean a smoke-free
Hotel & Condominium Smoking Policies
In November of 2006, the state of Hawaii instituted a strict new smoking law.
As a result, many Hawaii hotels declared all of their guest rooms to be smoke-free.
This has been a boon to non-smokers, of course, who no longer have to enter a
hotel room with that telltale odor of "smokers past" lingering in the
air. However, smokers aren't happy with such policies, as they won't be able to
stay at smoke-free hotels unless they stash their habit for the length of their
stay, or only smoke "off premises" or in designated areas, which are
usually outside any public area in the hotel, e.g. places like parking lots and
other outside areas that are at least 20 feet from any doors or windows.
entire Hawaii hotel chains have declared all of their rooms to be smoke-free.
* Outrigger and OHANA Hotels Hawaii
* ResortQuest Hotels
* Marriott Resorts Hawaii
advocates accepted the ANR 100% Smokefree Award of Excellence
2004 National Tobacco OR Health Conference in Boston.