WSU to be tobacco, nicotine free
Moscow-Pullman Daily News - August 17, 2016
Washington State University and the University of Idaho will join more
than 1,000 smoke-free college and university campuses nationwide this
goes tobacco-free statewide.
The Spokesman Review (registration) (blog) - August 17, 2016
MOSCOW - In order to provide a healthier and cleaner atmosphere for
the entire Vandal community, the University of Idaho has enacted a tobacco-free
to Lewiston smoking ban leaves proposal to smolder
Lewiston Morning Tribune (subscription) - March 8, 2016
A contingent of bar owners told the Lewiston City Council to butt out
and not ban smoking in their businesses. Councilor Jesse Maldonado brought
forth his ...
Falls City Council proposes smoke-free zones in parks
LocalNews8.com - March 7, 2016
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, smoking kills more
people each ... some people feel they should have the 'right' to ban
other people's habits.
panel votes to require license for e-cig, vaping retailers
IdahoReporter.com - February 26, 2016
The Idaho House Health and Welfare Committee voted Wednesday to require
distributors and retailers of e-cigarettes and vaping supplies to obtain
a permit from the state. The permit is identical to that which tobacco
distributors must secure before selling cigarettes. Bill sponsor Rep.
John Rusche, D-Lewiston, said during testimony the permit would help
block youth from accessing e-cigarettes. Rusche, a retired physician,
told his colleagues that though e-cigarettes may have a role to play
in helping smokers break their addiction, he believes non-smokers receive
no health benefits from taking up vaping. Vaping and e-cigarettes are
new, Rusche said. There's not enough time to know what the long-term
effects is. ...
teach fourth-graders to say no to nicotine
Coeur d'Alene Press - February 19, 2016
The pig lung exhibit was one of many highlights about 70 Seltice Elementary
School fourth-graders surely talked about the rest of the day Thursday
following an interactive Teens Against Tobacco Use demonstration in
the school's gym. As part of the TATU program, facilitated by the American
Lung Association, three teenage mentors from North Idaho College and
New Vision High School educated their young peers about the dangers,
consequences and overall long- and short-term health problems accompanying
regulations could change in Idaho [VIDEO]
KBOI-TV - February 17, 2016
The Idaho House Minority Leader wants to see changes to the state's
e-cigarette regulations. House Bill 498 would require e-cigarette vendors
to register with the Department of Health and Welfare, just like tobacco
vendors, and it would be organized in an online database. The bill's
sponsor says it will help prevent minors from vaping.
Committee Introduces E-cigarette Regulation
Twin Falls Times-News - February 16, 2016
Electronic cigarettes, commonly called e-cigarettes, vaporize nicotine
that's ... that e-cigarettes have the same harmful health side effects
as tobacco products.
gets low marks in tobacco control report
Idaho State Journal - February 16, 2016
Also, Idaho did get a B for smoke-free air. According to the report,
these mixed marks prove that progress is possible but the state needs
to implement the ...
committee introduces e-cig regulation
KREM.com - February 15, 2016
An Idaho House panel has introduced a measure that would regulate electronic
cigarette sales under the same statute as nicotine and tobacco products.
House Minority Leader John Rusche of Lewiston said the legislation would
help prevent electronic cigarette sales to minors, while also creating
a state database of retailers that sell the product. If passed, the
bill would require retailers to register with the Idaho Department of
Health and Welfare.
As unregulated vaping grows in popularity, Idaho health experts question
Boise Weekly - January 20, 2016
Burt Mauer took a deep drag of Strawberry Milkshake and exhaled a large
cloud from his electronic cigarette. Of all the flavors of e-liquids
available, Mauer said he prefers Strawberry Milkshake. He insisted the
use of electronic cigarettes is a valid way to get off smoking or chewing
tobacco without losing the oral fixation commonly associated with tobacco
Electronic smoking devices have become a common sight in
the Gem State. In 2014, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare reported
6.2 percent of Idahoans ages 18 and up had tried an e-cigarette in 2014,
compared to 15 percent who tried tobacco. The statistics came from the
agency's annual Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey.
OKs anti-tobacco prohibition
Bonner County Daily Bee - January 9, 2016
SANDPOINT - Bonner County is starting the new year with a new policy
prohibiting the use of tobacco products on county property. The prohibition
applies to cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco, snuff and electronic
cigarettes. With the exception of e-cigarettes, the prohibition does
not apply to other tobacco-cessation products.
Council Adds Vaping to Park Smoking Regs
Twin Falls Times-News - December 22, 2015
City rules ban smoking - and now vaping - within 50 feet of bleachers,
playground equipment, and picnic shelters and tables. The City Council
approved the ...
Voters should decide tuition proposal
Coeur d'Alene Press - December 7, 2015
Smokers feel picked on, and rightfully so. In many quarters, theyre
perceived as second-class citizens, addicts with a filthy habit whose
right to smoke now seemingly extends no farther than their own personal
property. It is thus completely understandable that cigarette smokers
would bristle and bark at the petition drive now under way that seeks
to add another $1.50 tax to each pack of smokes they buy. The tax is
now 57 cents per pack. We sympathize if this looks and feels like society
grinding its heel on smokers like burning butts, but we also want to
look hard at the bigger picture.
and Rec Recommends Restricting E-Cigs
Twin Falls Times-News - November 13, 2015
The Twin Falls Parks and Recreation Commission is recommending that
vaping devices and electronic cigarettes be added to the citys policy
restricting smoking in parks.
For You: Underage Vaping Becoming A Local Trend [VIDEO]
KPVI News 6 - November 13, 2015
Data released last month by the Centers for Disease Control shows that
the popularity of electronic cigarettes continues to rise, with more
than 12.6% of adults admitting theyve tried the device. Among high schoolers,
that number is even higher, nearly 13.5%. Idaho prohibits the use of
E-Cigarettes by minors, but the devices are still finding their way
into kids hands. In Idaho its against the law to sell e-cigarettes to
anyone under the age of 18, the state defines electronic cigarettes
as any device capable of providing an inhaled dose of nicotine through
a vaporized solution that includes all the components of an E-Cigarette
even the liquid nicotine.
Parks and Rec Commish to Take up Smoking in Parks
Twin Falls Times-News - November 8, 2015
The Twin Falls Parks and Recreation Commission will, on Tuesday, discuss
smoking policy in city parks and whether to recommend any changes. In
2010, the City Council passed a ban on smoking within 50 feet of playground
equipment, picnic tables, shelters and bleachers but rejected banning
smoking in the parks entirely. The Parks and Rec Commission, though,
is now considering again whether to recommend a stricter policy to the
City Council, which has the final say.
UNENFORCED PUFF OF SMOKE
ISU Bengal Online - October 22, 2015
Idaho State University has opted for a smoke free campus for three years
now, but is the policy really holding up to its fullest potential? The
ISU smoking policy ...
touts knowledge of city government
Idaho Mountain Express and Guide - October 21, 2015
He also voiced displeasure at a smoking ban that the council passed
in 2013, which prohibited smoking in city parks, city-owned facilities
and some other public ...
Idaho Stands Up To Special Interest Group
The Cigar Authority - September 14, 2015
The city of Pocatello has made a stand against special interest group,
Smoke Free Idaho which wants to ban indoor smoking at all public places
officials treat e-cigarettes like the real ones ($$)
Lewiston Morning Tribune - September 14, 2015
It looks like smoke, but there is no fire. That doesn't matter to school
officials, who are warning students this year to stay away from vape
pens and e-cigarettes despite their seeming innocuous appearance.
Free Idaho' Asking For Clean Indoor Air [VIDEO]
KPVI September 10, 2015
The Pocatello City Council held a meeting on Thursday to discuss a proposal
that would make all businesses in city limits smoke free.
could be forced to go smoke free
Localnews8.com September 10, 2015
POCATELLO, Idaho - A group named Smoke Free Idaho presents Pocatello
City Council with its views on having all businesses in Pocatello smoke-free.
Bars, vaping shops and hooka lounges would mostly be impacted by the
wants Pocatello to go smoke-free
LocalNews8.com - September 10, 2015
Where smoking should be allowed in public is a debate that has been
going on ... Thursday to pass an ordinance to ban smoking and vaping
in all businesses.
Smoking Ban Proposed in Pocatello
KPVI News 6 - September 8, 2015
Pollard is a member of Smoke Free Idaho, a coalition proposing that
Pocatello's City Council pass an ordinance requiring all workplaces
become smoke free.
District to Announce Health Heroes
Twin Falls Times-News - August 26, 2015
Amalgamated Sugar Company, in the interest of the health of their employees,
has proposed a corporation-wide tobacco-free policy, prohibiting the
use of ...
Coeur d'Alene Press - August 7, 2015
COEUR d'ALENE - While residents in Idaho's neighboring states are enjoying
marijuana recreationally and as a medicine, residents here are not.
At least, not legally. But some vapor smoke shops in the Coeur d'Alene
area are offering cannabidiol, or CBD oil, for sale. And it happens
to be derived from cannabis, just like marijuana.
U.S. Chamber should stop supporting Big Tobacco
Idaho Mountain Express - July 29, 2015
Consumers should also join this fray by refusing to contribute their
dollars to any company that pays dues to the U.S. Chamber of Tobacco
market in Moscow now a smoke-free zone
Lewiston Morning Tribune (subscription ) July 21, 2015
MOSCOW - People attending the Moscow Farmers Market will no longer be
allowed to smoke during the event, beginning Saturday. The Moscow City
Off: Should smoking be banned in all public places?
Lewiston Morning Tribune (subscription) (blog) - June 2, 2015
Editor's note: Have a gripe, complaint or hot topic to discuss? You
came to the right place. We know you've got a lot on your mind, so the
Tribune created "Sound ...
of Record & Legal Notice Summary
Idaho Mountain Express and Guide - May 27, 2015
For unlawful sale or distribution of tobacco or electronic cigarettes
to a minor, ... BLAINE COUNTY PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION will hold
hangout Quinn's celebrates 45 years in business
KBOI-TV - April 15, 2015
And Gary Sullivan said the only real problem he's had in the intervening
years is the city's ban on smoking. He says that caused him no shortage
anti-smoking effort moves forward
Idaho State Journal - April 5, 2015
As the television series Mad Men, which focused on the advertising
industry's effective effort to promote cigarette smoking in America
and the people who made it happen comes to an end, Smokefree Idaho is
working to do the same thing in the Gate City. ...
holds public forum on vaping
LocalNews8.com - April 1, 2015
Madison Junior High and Madison High School have seen more students
using e-cigarettes or vape pens. At the forum, hosted by the City Council,
concerns - Public forum set for next week
Rexburg Standard Journal - March 28, 2015
Rexburg - The public forum to take place April 1 is no April Fools Day
joke. The topic of discussion at the meeting, which will take place
in City Hall at 6 p.m., is vaping the inhaling of vapor from e-cigarettes.
bringing vape cigarettes to schools
LocalNews8.com - March 16, 2015
Since their initial market introduction, many companies are now advertising
the items for smokers and nonsmokers alike. Regular cigarettes are heavily
Tribes host Northwest Indian Youth Conference
East Idaho News - March 12, 2015
The tribes anticipate up to 600 American Indian youth ranging from 14-18
years old ... Banquet tickets may be available for sale to the community
depending on ... on tribal sovereignty and leadership, tobacco prevention
and energy related ...
Tobacco-free is best option
Moscow-Pullman Daily News - November 27, 2014
The first time I participated in a discussion about a proposed change
in the tobacco rule at University of Idaho, I was inclined to agree
with the view that Lee Rozen presented in his editorial "Thinking
inside the box about UI smoking" (Daily News, Nov. 24). However,
after a year of researching this topic, I came to the conclusion that
tobacco-free is the best option for the students, staff, faculty and
guests at the university.
View: Thinking inside the box about UI smoking ($$)
Moscow-Pullman Daily News - November 24, 2014
Fewer than 40 years ago, this board would have met to consider its positions
on the issues of the day in a room accustomed to the aroma and smoke
of cigarettes. Today, that's unthinkable. In the warmer months, smokers,
exercising only their rights, can drive non-smokers, who happen to be
downwind, away from their own seats on nearby benches ...
Vapor? How about neither
Bonner County Daily Bee - November 19, 2014
There is a lot of information about nicotine patches and gum, prescription
drugs and, more recently, electronic cigarettes. There are varied opinions
about each ...
cigarette use might not be as safe as you think
LocalNews8.com - October 16, 2014
He also believes they might be appealing to nonsmokers because of the
different flavors that are offered. He wants to warn parents to be extra
cautious to make ...
Family Day: Monkeying around at Western Idaho Fair
KTVB - August 19, 2014
To keep with tradition, the KTVB Family Day is the only day of the Western
Idaho Fair that is completely alcohol and smoke-free. The fair began
on the 15th at ...
View: Despite litter, health risks, beach smoking hardly a crime
Moscow-Pullman Daily News - July 30, 2014
In Moscow, it's been banned in bars and clubs for about five years,
and in ... proposing a smoking ban along all of Oregon's 362 miles of
Idaho: Better no smoke ban ordinance in Garden City ...
The Idaho Statesman-by Katy Moeller - July 29, 2014
A group that aims to rid all workplaces in Idaho of tobacco smoke,
including bars, is praising Garden City Mayor John Evans' move to stop
a smoke ban ...
mayor thwarts smoking ban ordinance, Garden City Council ...
The Idaho Statesman - July 29, 2014
Three of four Garden City Council members expressed disappointment Monday
night that Mayor John Evans thwarted the third reading of a proposed
City mayor snuffs out smoking ban
KTVB - July 28, 2014
GARDEN CITY -- The proposed smoking ban in Garden City has been snuffed
out and likely won't be brought up again for quite some time.
City mayor in memo to council: 'This ordinance is bad law'
The Idaho Statesman - July 28, 2014
The third reading of a proposed smoking ban ordinance in Garden City
was on the agenda for Monday's City Council meeting, but Mayor John
Evans had the ...
yanks smoking ban item from agenda
KTVB - July 28, 2014
GARDEN CITY, Idaho -- The proposed smoking ban in Garden City is on
hold for now. The ordinance was supposed to go before city council this
coming Monday for a third and final reading, but Garden City Mayor John
Evans had the item pulled from the agenda. Evans told KTVB he believes
the current ordinance doesn't make any sense.
of the Moon Limits Drones, E-cigarettes
Twin Falls Times-News - July 17, 2014
ARCO Don't bring your drone to Craters of the Moon National
Monument and Preserve. And don't take your electronic cigarette into
a lava tube. The 2014 ...
City, Idaho Smoking Ban Moves Forward But Gains ...
Halfwheel.com - July 16, 2014
An indoor smoking ban continues to move forward in Garden City, Idaho,
but some exemptions in the proposal have caused it to lose support ...
City moves forward with smoking ban
KTVB - July 15, 2014
GARDEN CITY -- On Monday evening, the Garden City City Council moved
forward with an ordinance to ban smoking in public places except those
longer unanimous, Garden City moves forward on smoking ban ...
The Idaho Statesman-by Katy Moeller - July 15, 2014
The Garden City Council opted to move ahead Monday with a second reading
of an ordinance that bans smoking in public places, except bars and
bingo halls ...
August new no smoking signs will be posted in Lewiston city
KLEW - July 15, 2014
... to implementing a voluntary smoke-free policy throughout the Lewiston
park ... and parks during summer, it's a good time to promote smoke-free
City moves forward with smoking ban
KTVB - July 14, 2014
GARDEN CITY -- On Monday evening, the Garden City City Council moved
forward with an ordinance to ban smoking in public places except ...
prompt new questions for health-focused employers
Idaho Business Review - July 9, 2014
But plenty are still working on their policies regarding electronic
cigarettes, which deliver flavored nicotine-infused liquid through vapor.
The recent popularity of ...
Pulls Support of Idaho Town's Smoking Ban
News Radio 1310 KLIX - June 26, 2014
GARDEN CITY, Idaho (AP) Smokefree Idaho has withdrawn its support of
a southwest Idaho city's proposed smoking ban after city leaders adopted
a less ...
Idaho drops support for proposed Garden City smoking law
Idaho Statesman June 24, 2014
Smokefree Idaho announced Tuesday it no longer supports the Garden City
Councils move to ban smoking in many public places. Thats because the
City Council amended the ordinance to exempt bars and bingo parlors
before unanimously supporting the proposal Monday night. The proposed
ordinance could be further amended before the council gives final approval.
"This is a difficult decision for us, Smokefree coalition member
Stacy Satterlee said in a news release. However, with the amendments
that were adopted last night, the ordinance no longer (protects) all
workers from the dangers of secondhand smoke. In fact, the current ordinance
takes a dangerous step backwards. They are picking winners and losers
by saying if you work in an environment that caters to people over 21
you dont deserve to breathe clean indoor air at work, the same protections
provided to almost every other worker in the state of Idaho, said Satterlee,
director of government relations for the American Cancer Society Cancer
City Moves Forward With Scaled-Back Smoking Ban
Boise Weekly - June 25, 2014
The present version of the ban would prohibit smoking in most indoor
public places, but stops short of banning it in bars or bingo halls
for people age 21 and ...
Group No Longer Supports An Idaho City's Proposed Ban
Boise State Public Radio - June 25, 2014
Smokefree Idaho has withdrawn its support of a southwest Idaho city's
proposed smoking ban after city leaders adopted a less restrictive version.
manager speaks out against Garden City smoke ban [VIDEO]
The Idaho Statesman - June 24, 2014
Joe Reyes, manager at Dive Bar, urges the Garden City Council not to
ban smoking in bars. Public hearing Monday, June 23, 2014.
City leaders scale back smoking ban proposal [VIDEO]
KBOI-TV - June 24, 2014
Council members held a public hearing Monday night for a smoke-free
ordinance that's less restrictive than the first version, which would
have banned smoking inside businesses, including bars. An amended version
that city leaders read for the first time is very limited in scope,
allowing lighting up in a bar. It's businesses that allow people who
are younger than 21, like the city's three hookah bars, that would be
Idaho city advances less restrictive smoking ban
The Tribune - June 24, 2014
BOISE, Idaho The Garden City Council in southwest Idaho is moving ahead
with a ban on smoking in most indoor public places but not in bars and
City Council moves to ban smoking in many, but not all ...
The Idaho Statesman - June 23, 2014
The Garden City Council unanimously supported an ordinance that would
ban smoking inside many public places, including offices and restaurants.
But that was only after an amendment was made to allow smoking in 21-and-over
bars and bingo halls.
in bars could go out the window
IdahoOnYourSide.com - June 22, 2014
The freedom to light up in Garden City bars could be going down in flames
as the City Council considers a ban on smoking in all enclosed businesses
within the city. One place directly in the line of fire is the Ranch
Club off Chinden Boulevard, a bar known to be smoker-friendly. It's
a move that isn't sitting well with Al Vogt, the bar's owner. "I'm
not forcing people to come here, said Vogt. It's free will." Instead
of an outright ban, Vogt wants to see regulations similar to liquor
licensing. "Be able to allow for one, revenue for the city, and
two, regulation for the businesses that are choosing to be a smoking
establishment," he said.
McCall Council Moves Forward With Citywide Smoking Ban
Star-News - June 19, 2014
Not available online
The McCall City Council moved ahead last week toward adopting a citywide
ban on smoking in work places as well as most public places...
City sets public hearing on smoking ban; read draft ordinance
The Idaho Statesman - June 17, 2014
The Garden City Council voted unanimously in May to consider a smoking
ban in the city. A public hearing has been set for 6 p.m. Monday, June
23. The first reading of a draft ordinance has also been scheduled,
said Garden City Mayor John Evans. (Read draft ordinance in link below
photo). Evans said he's received correspondence from about 30 people
on the proposed smoking ban. He said at first it was largely those in
favor of the ban, but others have since spoken out against it.
Considers Smoking Ban at Arenas
Boise Weekly - June 11, 2014
The city of Caldwell is mulling a smoking ban at its public arenas.
This morning's Idaho Press-Tribune reports that Canyon County commissioners
have already signed a resolution to support a smoking ban at the county-owned
Gabiola Field, located next to Simplot Stadium. Now, the Caldwell City
Council is expected to consider a proposed ordinance to ban tobacco
or electronic cigarettes within the gated areas of Simplot Stadium,
Wolfe Field Baseball Stadium, O'Connor Field House and Gabiola Field.
considers events center smoking ban
Idaho Press-Tribune - June 11, 2014
The potential ordinance would prohibit the use of tobacco or electronic
cigarettes within the gated areas of Simplot Stadium, Wolfe Field Baseball
River Inn upgrades amenities, machines
Bonners Ferry Herald - June 6, 2014
BONNERS FERRY The Kootenai Tribe of Idaho's casino and hotel,
the Best ... The new air purification system completely eliminates tobacco
smoke and odor ...
Raven Golf Club
Golf Club Business (press release) May 30, 2014
Owned and operated by the Coeur d'Alene Tribe, Circling Raven is a Gene
... play in smoking and non-smoking areas, off-track betting for horse
and dog races, ...
City considers ban on smoking in bars
IdahoOnYourSide.com - May 29, 2014
The city council is considering a smoking ban similar to the one in
Boise; however, one ... pub in Boise, says neither establishment has
been hurt by the bans.
City ordinance in the works that would ban smoking
KBOI-TV - May 28, 2014
GARDEN CITY, Idaho (KBOI) - Garden City leaders are moving forward with
plans to ban smoking inside bars and other businesses. City council
decided Tuesday night to direct staff members to draft a smoking ban
City officials drafting ordinance to ban smoking in bars
Greenfield Daily Reporter - May 28, 2014
GARDEN CITY, Idaho - Officials in the southwest Idaho city of Garden
City have directed staff members to draft an ordinance banning smoking
City to consider smoking ban
The Idaho Statesman - May 14, 2014
When Treasure Valley cities began banning smoking in bars a couple of
years ago, Garden City stood firm on free-market principle: Let customers
vote with their feet. "If people want to smoke, that's their decision
to make, not ours," Garden City Mayor John Evans told the Statesman
in January 2012 - the month that Boise's ban went into effect. What
a difference two years makes. On Monday night, Garden City's council
unanimously voted to consider an ordinance banning smoking inside local
businesses and other establishments...
go up in vapor: E-cigarette vendors ready to adjust for FDA ...
Idaho State Journal - April 26, 2014
In 2010, a federal appeals court in Washington ruled that e-cigarettes
can't be ..... The act barred flavored tobacco products except menthol
and gave the ...
Moving Toward Stricter Smoking Regulations
Boise Weekly - April 18, 2014
Smokin' McCall Moving Toward Stricter Smoking Regulations ... in the
city of McCall are moving forward with their proposal to expand their
Off: What do you think of Lewiston's voluntary smoking ban at ...
Lewiston Morning Tribune (subscription) (blog) - April 17, 2014
Editor's note: Have a gripe, complaint or hot topic to discuss? You
came to the right place. We know you've got a lot on your mind, so the
Tribune created "Sound ...
Idaho City Passes Smoking Ban with Little Teeth
News Radio 1310 KLIX - April 16, 2014
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) The Lewiston City Council has approved a voluntary
ban on smoking in some public outdoor spaces. The Lewiston Tribune reports
Idaho council approves voluntary smoking ban
KXLY Spokane - April 15, 2014
The Lewiston City Council has approved a voluntary ban on smoking in
some public outdoor spaces. The Lewiston Tribune reports the council
voted 5-2 on ...
council OKs smoking ban ($$)
Lewiston Morning Tribune (subscription) - April 14, 2014
The Lewiston City Council adopted a voluntary ban Monday on smoking
in certain public outdoor spaces, but not without objection from two
of its members. Clinton Daniel and Ryan (RJ) Johnson said they don't
use tobacco or approve of its use, but said asking people to not smoke
at densely populated places like city ballfields goes too far.
passes e-cigarette ban for city workers
KBOI-TV - April 9, 2014
BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - The Boise City Council has approved a change in
policy that includes e-cigarettes on the list of banned tobacco use
while city workers are ...
ban for city workers on the job could take effect this week
KBOI-TV - April 8, 2014
Boise City Council is considering a policy change that would ban city
employees from using electronic cigarettes in and around the workplace.
Wants to Snuff Out E-Cigarettes Among City Employees
Boise Weekly - April 6, 2014
When the Boise City Council meets this Tuesday, April 8, they'll be
asked to approve a resolution that would convert its stand-alone Tobacco
Use Policy from the status of "policy" and group it with the
"Drug-Free Workplace Policy" and regulations in its employee
policies. Additionally, the change would add e-cigarettes to the existing
Idaho Could Enact Smoking Ban This Week
HalfWheel April 6, 2014
The city council of McCall, Idaho could enact a smoking ban at their
regular meeting this Thursday, April 10, bringing an end to the days
of being able to light up in bars, small businesses, motel rooms, bus
stops, nursing home rooms and outdoor eating areas.
Survey Indicates Growing Support of McCall Smoking Ban
Boise Weekly - April 4, 2014
A new survey indicates support for a widening of a smoking ban in the
city of McCall. ... A smaller majority favored banning, or limiting,
smoking on McCall's public ... Ketchum and Moscow have all adopted their
own, detailed smoking bans.
shouldn't delve into tobacco sales
Idaho Press-Tribune - April 4, 2014
Smoking rates have been in decline in recent decades for many reasons.
... the negative health effects of tobacco have been well publicized,
smoking bans in ...
Off: What do you think of smoking bans in public places?
Lewiston Morning Tribune (subscription) (blog) - April 3, 2014
Editor's note: Have a gripe, complaint or hot topic to discuss? You
came to the right place. We know you've got a lot on your mind, so the
Tribune created "Sound ...
Hopes to Ban Smoking in Cars With Kids
East Idaho News - March 24, 2014
(IDAHO FALLS, ID) A group of Idaho Falls mothers are actively promoting
a petition that would outlaw smoking in vehicles with children present.
Tavia Pickett ...
Moms Want Statewide Ban of Smoking In Cars With Children
Boise Weekly - March 23, 2014
A group of Eastern Idaho parents already have their sights set on the
2015 Idaho Legislature with their effort to convince lawmakers to support
a statewide ban ...
OKs limits on smoking in public parks
Idaho State Journal - March 5, 2014
BLACKFOOT After holding a public hearing and mulling the issue
for several months, Blackfoot officials unanimously voted Tuesday to
start banning smoking ...
of smoke-free parks continues for Lewiston city officials
KLEW - March 5, 2014
Director proposed voluntary smoke free policy. LEWISTON, ID - A smoke-free
policy at playgrounds and baseball fields in Lewiston is gaining momentum.
POSTS SURVEY ON SMOKING BAN ($$)
Council mulls whether to expand current statewide restrictions
McCall Star News - February 27, 2014
The city of McCall has posted an online survey to field public opinion
about expanding the ban on smoking in public places. The two-question
survey, at www.mccall.id.us, will be open until March 21...
Idaho is falling short on anti-tobacco funding
KREM (Spokane, WA) - February 1, 2014
A new study says Idaho is spending far less than what's recommended
to fight the use of tobacco. The CDC recently released their report,
claiming Idaho should be contributing seven times more to tobacco prevention
and control. The Idaho Department of Heal ...
shops warned to keep e-cigs from youth
KTVB - February 1, 2014
POCATELLO -- Police in eastern Idaho say more youths are using vapor
cigarettes in the region, and they're warning vendors that it's illegal
to sell the nicotine ...
to start cracking down on illegal electronic sales of e-cigarettes ...
Idaho State Journal - January 30, 2014
POCATELLO The vapor cigarette craze, with several new vape
shops to have opened in the Gate City area in recent months, has
Pocatello Police ...
Police See Increased Use of E-Cigarettes among Teens
KPVI News 6 - January 30, 2014
Pocatello Police See Increased Use of E-Cigarettes among Teens. Images
... Parents need to be educated about the law as it pertains to e-cigarettes.
commission crafts first draft of Pullman pot restrictions
Moscow-Pullman Daily News - January 30, 2014
Pullman Planning Commissioners got their first look Wednesday at drafted
regulations for allowing recreational marijuana facilities in the city.
The city won't be ...
burn up: An updated policy bans e-cigs on campus
Boise (ID) State University The Arbiter Online - January 23, 2014
Once upon a time, Michael Nash was allowed to use his electronic cigarette
in his dorm at his leisure. He was shocked to find out this would no
longer be ...
smoke-free policy will be discussed
KLEW - January 22, 2014
LEWISTON, ID - Playgrounds and baseball fields in Lewiston are expected
to be smoke-free by as early as this spring. A voluntary smoke-free
policy is being written up and will be presented in front of the Parks
and Rec Commission at Wednesdays meeting
New Harmony in Pocatello Goes Smoke-Free Under New ...
Idaho State Journal - January 1, 2014
POCATELLO The Pub New Harmony bar located at 134 Warren Ave. next to
the Reel Theatre is now cigarette smoke-free. Owners Gus Winterfeld
groups concentrate on e-cigarettes
The Idaho Statesman - December 10, 2013
Federal law prohibits businesses that sell electronic cigarettes from
promoting them as a proven smoking cessation tool. But some Idaho smokers
are trying e-cigs to determine whether they are helpful in kicking the
habit, according to data collected by the Idaho Department of Health
County Bans E-Cigarettes Inside Buildings
News Radio 1310 KLIX - December 8, 2013
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) Bannock County commissioners have decided to include
electronic cigarettes in the smoking ban in county buildings. The Idaho
County commissioners add e-cigarettes to smoking ban in county buildings
Daily Journal - December 6, 2013
POCATELLO, Idaho Bannock County commissioners have decided to include
electronic cigarettes in the smoking ban in county buildings. The Idaho
bans e-cigarette use in county facilities
Idaho State Journal - December 6, 2013
Bannock County Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution on Wednesday,
which added e-cigarettes to the smoking ban inside county buildings.
has become an issue to the smoke free campus
Boise State University The Arbiter Online - December 3, 2013
Boise State adopted a no smoking policy in 2010 and became a smoke-free
campus. However, smoking e-cigarettes or vapors has become a controversial
the air about e-cigarettes: Just how safe are they?
KBOI-TV - November 15, 2013
BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - Electronic cigarettes, battery powered devices
that deliver nicotine and other chemicals as an alternative to tobacco
smoking, are ...
smoking with e-cigs
Coeur d'Alene Press - November 6, 2013
Electronic cigarettes were created by cigarette smokers who love to
smoke and had no ... E-cigs were later discovered to help individuals
quit cigarettes, but still ...
causes house fire in Coeur d'Alene
KREM.com (registration) - November 5, 2013
COEUR d'ALENE -- Fire officials in Coeur d'Alene say an electronic cigarette
exploded and started a fire while a family of four slept in their house
on Sunday ...
Turn Up in Schools
Twin Falls Times-News - November 4, 2013
BURLEY - Students have been sneaking off to the boys room to smoke since
the advent of schools and the discovery of tobacco. But use of harder-to-detect
electronic cigarettes is causing some educators and parents to worry.
usage on the rise
Boise State University The Arbiter Online - November 4, 2013
While e-cigarettes have been around since the 1960's, it has only been
in the past few years that the business has exploded in the Boise area
and the fad has ...
E-Cigarettes Need Regulation
Northwest Public Radio - October 23, 2013
Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden and 39 of his colleagues want
tougher regulations for electronic cigarettes. The group hopes the federal
vaping shops spark conflict over e-cigs
Idaho Press-Tribune - October 22, 2013
April Smeltzer, a mixologist at Epoch Cigarettes in Meridan, mixes cotton
candy and black cherry liquids to be used in an electronic cigarette
for local customer ...
Officials in McCall, Meridian Consider No-Smoking Efforts
Boise (ID) Weekly - October 19, 2013
The McCall Star-News reports that the McCall City Council held a special
forum to allow the community to weigh in on a proposal that would require
smoke-free workplaces in the Valley County community. Advocates from
Smokefree Idaho and health-care ...
bans smoking, e-cigarettes for city employees
KTVB- October 17, 2013
That includes electronic cigarettes which have recently become a popular
alternative to smoking. The ban only affects employees during work hours,
McCall Debates Smoke-Free Proposal
Boise Weekly - Oct 6, 2013
A community meeting in McCall has been scheduled for this Wednesday,
Oct. 9, when the public will be able to weigh in on a new effort to
ban smoking in the work place. The McCall Star-News reports that the
city is being asked to consider a new ordinance that would require bars,
small businesses, hotels, motels, bus stops and some outdoor areas to
have helped many smokers
Idaho Press-Tribune - October 4, 2013
I am an owner of a local e-cigarette shop, and like every store in Idaho,
I have a tobacco permit through the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
to sell the e-liquids. It is illegal to sell to anyone under the age
of 18, and we abide by these laws. We work hand-in-hand with the Idaho
Tobacco Project to know the law and to work within it.
cigarettes banned in schools
Weekly News Journal - September 26, 2013
BURLEY The Cassia County School Board adopted a policy Tuesday
that leaves no doubt about the use of electronic cigarettes in schools.
The unanimous ...
Tobacco-Free no more
North Idaho College Sentinel - September 16, 2013
NIC is no longer an entirely tobacco-free campus. Theres a compromise,
said Dean of Students and Director of Health Services Linda Michals.
Weve created some smoking areas for people to be able to smoke. Alex
Harris, director of student development, said the large number of students
that refused to obey the policy as well as popular demand were the main
forces that brought about the change.
State Journal: Pocatello could see a smoking ban
Boise Weekly - September 5, 2013
Blad said he suspects a smoking ban in Pocatello would be met with strong
... Blad pointed out that in cities with smoking bans already in place,
bar sales have ...
enforces, city mulls smoking ban
Idaho State Journal - September 5, 2013
POCATELLO While officials at Idaho State University take steps to implement
a no smoking policy on the campus, the city of Pocatello is looking
at a smoking ban in public areas and taverns.
Fliter: A Smoke-Free Fair
KMVT - September 2, 2013
Filer, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) In years past the Twin Falls County
Fair has designated a single day as smoke free day out at the fairgrounds.
But this year was a different story. All week long was smoke free out
at the fair. Now that doesn't mean smokers weren't allowed to light
up. All over the fairgrounds were smoking zones where smokers were allowed
to do their thing.
State College's smoking ban pushes smokers to the parking lots ($$)
Lewiston Morning Tribune (subscription) - August 30, 2013
Less than a week into the school year, cigarette butts are already piling
up in the parking lots designated as the last refuges for smokers on
the Lewis-Clark State College campus. "Butts, butts, butts - they're
everywhere," said LCSC student Beau Wakefield of Lewiston. "If
my yard looked like this I'd be pissed."
State College goes smoke-free
Lewis-Clark State College - August 23, 2013
Lewis-Clark State College will soon be a non-smoking campus. The College
has adopted a new smoke-free "Fresh Air" policy that prohibits
smoking on any College property on Normal Hill, indoors or outdoors,
except in five designated parking lots located around the perimeter
of the campus, along 4th Street, 5th Street, and 11th Avenue. The new
policy takes effect on the first day of fall classes, Monday, August
Council mulls fees at park shelters
Weekly News Journal - July 25, 2013
The suggested restrictions allow for leashed dogs but not horses. ...
Under the proposed resolution, smoking would be banned within 100 feet
of the splash park.
and baseball fields in Lewiston could soon be smoke ...
KLEW - June 21, 2013
LEWISTON, ID - The decision to go smoke-free at the Lewiston City ball
... and Recreation Commission have been considering smoke-free policies
for more than ...
should be smoke-free ($$)
Moscow-Pullman Daily News - May 21, 2013
Four of the five major institutions of higher learning in Idaho, including
Boise State University, along with more than 1,000 colleges across the
nation, have adopted smoke-free campus policies. It is shocking to me
that the University of Idaho has yet to take a stand against the dangers
of secondhand smoke.
works to snuff out smoking in more local bars
KBOI-TV - May 20, 2013
GARDEN CITY, Idaho (KBOI) - The group that pushed to take smoking out
of bars in Boise is now following smokers to one of the only nearby
places you can still have a drink and light up. Smoking in restaurants
and most other public places has been illegal in Idaho since 2004, but
that wasn't the case in bars until recently. Since last January, all
bars have become smoke-free in Boise, Ketchum and Moscow. Now, the same
group behind those bans is coming to Garden City. works to end smoking
in public places where smoking is still allowed, like parks, motels,
bus stops and bars. But the group isn't fighting smoking for smokers'
health or other reasons you might expect. It's fighting for employees'
officials revisit idea of smoke-free parks ($$)
City parks commission weighing merits of voluntary or mandatory smoking
Lewiston Morning Tribune (subscription) - April 30, 2013
Certain areas of Lewiston parks may soon go smoke-free, at least on
a voluntary basis. The city parks advisory commission first considered
a ban about a year and a half ago after a presentation from Public Health
- Idaho North Central District, Lewiston Parks and Recreation Director
Tim Barker said.
Parks and Recreation discuss smoke free parks
KLEW - April 26, 2013
LEWISTON, ID Thirty cities throughout the state of Idaho already have
smoke free parks or playgrounds, will Lewiston be the next to follow
this growing trend?
Residents React To Ketchum's Smoking Ban
KMVT - April 21, 2013
Those looking to smoke in Ketchum might need to think twice before lighting
up. That's because the city council passed a new ordinance last week.
"The average Ketchum citizen is very health conscious," claims
Bill Collins, a local resident.
smoke is bad for adults, worse for kids
Coeur d'Alene Press - April 21, 2013
When I first became a doctor, very few people thought that secondhand
smoke affected your health. I was one of the skeptics. It just seemed
like the amount of smoke you take into your lungs when you smoke is
so much more than when you are with a smoker. Smoking also affects the
heart and blood vessels; so does secondhand smoke. In fact, routinely
breathing secondhand smoke is almost as bad for the heart as ...
passes far-reaching smoking ban
The Spokesman Review (blog) - April 17, 2013
Here's a news item from the Associated Press: KETCHUM, Idaho (AP)
Ketchum officials have banned smoking in a long list of areas that include
all city-owned facilities, parks, and indoor public places and places
of employment, including hotel and motel rooms. The Idaho Mountain Express
reports (http://bit.ly/XRichp) that city councilors passed the ordinance
Monday that comes with a yearlong education campaign before enforcement
Smoking Ban In Idaho
KBOI - April 17, 2013
KETCHUM, Idaho (AP) Ketchum officials have banned smoking in a long
list of areas that include all city-owned facilities, parks, and indoor
public places and ...
Express: Smoking Ban Passes in Ketchum
Boise Weekly - April 17, 2013
The Mountain Express reports that the smoking ban will be in effect
in all city-owned facilities, parks, and all enclosed, indoor public
places and places of ...
cigarettes: The new nicotine fix
The Idaho Statesman - April 9, 2013
An electronic cigarette company in Garden City grows as 'vaping' gains
So they stopped by Vapoligy to learn about electronic
cigarettes and "vaping" - a term for using e-cigarettes, battery-operated
cylindrical devices of various sizes ...
Express: Ketchum Smoking Ban in the Works
Boise Weekly-March 6, 2013
The law, however, would not include a smoking ban near doorways to businesses.
... Smoking is also banned in all city parks, save for two small designated
moves toward smoke-free law
Idaho Mountain Express and Guide-March 6, 2013
The council directed city staff members to draft the ordinance after
representatives of Boise-based nonprofit Smokefree Idaho made a presentation
Mountain Express: Ketchum to Consider Smoking Ban
Boise (ID) Weekly - January 25, 2013
This morning's Idaho Mountain Express reports that Ketchum City Council
members have asked for a new ordinance to be drafted that would ban
smoking in enclosed public spaces and places of employment, on school
grounds and city property, including parks.
year later: Boise bars discuss smoking ban impacts
Northwest Cable News - January 9, 2013
BOISE After a year on the books, officials with the city of Boise
are still standing by their decision to pass a non-smoking ordinance.
The ordinance took effect on January 2, 2012. Mayor's spokesman Adam
Park said after looking back at the decision, he sees a lot of conversation,
even some controversy surrounding the issue. We had a really,
I think, healthy and robust debate about whether or not to do this,
said Park. Additionally, Park says the city council and mayor continue
to believe the ban has been for the best. The ordinance is accomplishing
what it should and we think its the right thing for Boise,
out, wheels off
Boise State University The Arbiter Online - December 3, 2012
In August 2009, Boise State became an entirely smoke-free campus as
a way to maintain a healthy and safe learning environment for students,
employees and visitors. The university is now one of over 300 U.S. colleges
and universities also entirely smoke-free, according to the Health Services
American Smokeout an opportunity to consider smoke-free laws in Pocatello
Idaho State Journal November 24, 2012
By Sylvia Hernandez - Thousands of people decide to quit smoking each
year as part of the American Cancer Societys Great American Smokeouta
day in November that is a mile marker for those who are ready to end
their deadly addiction to tobacco. This year the day was last week,
but it was not just for smokers. It was a celebration for non-smokers
to rally in support of individuals who are quitting, to cheer on smoke-free
businesses and to take a moment to reflect on the laws providing health
and safety to all in the community. Those bars and businesses that have
voluntary, in-house smoke-free rules not only provide a healthy work
environment to those in the bar and restaurant industries, but also
offer a clean place for customers to visit.
to the editor: THANK YOU
to the American Cancer Society
Idaho Statesman November 17, 2012
Thank you to the American Cancer Societys Great American Smokeout
a mile marker for those who are ready to quit smoking. It was
also a celebration for non-smokers to rally in support of individuals
who are quitting, smokefree businesses, and laws providing health and
safety to the community.
should consider smoke-free laws
Idaho Mountain Express and Guide (ID) - November 16, 2012
It was a celebration for non-smokers to rally in support of individuals
who are ... one nonsmoker with themkilling 53,000 nonsmokeers
in the U.S. every year. ... in absenteeism among non-smoking employees,
and an increase in business.
American Smokeout" Dayle Ohlau (Audio)
KECH 95 Radio November 15, 2012
master plan, tobacco-free policy advance
Daily Inter Lake - October 26, 2012
Flathead Valley Community Colleges Board of Trustees on Monday
passed the first reading of a tobacco-free campus policy and voted to
move a draft update of a college master plan to a public review period.
Trustees gave unanimous approval to the first reading of a revised tobacco
policy following a request by the Student Senate that the campus become
tobacco free. This vote sends the policy to the College Council for
review and comment prior to a final reading at the Nov. 19 trustee meeting.
Hard To Ban Smoking
KMVT - October 18, 2012
Smoking in all public places has been banned in the state of Idaho since
2004. Some businesses in Twin Falls are making a push to become completely
smoke-free. While the Idaho Clean Indoor Air Act prohibits smoking in
public places or areas, some facilities and cities still designate whether
their businesses can choose to ban smoking. Elvia Caldera, a Senior
Health Education Specialist for the South Central Public Health District
says, "The City of Oakley passed an ordinance for a smoke-free
City Council Discusses Smoking Ban at Jensen's Grove
KPVI News 6 - October 4, 2012
Another outdoor smoking ban could be on its way to a popular recreation
spot. ... From enacting a ban on spice to banning texting
while driving, the Blackfoot ...
deserve some space on campus
Boise State University The Arbiter Online - September 13, 2012
According to Kimberly Railey of the Christian Science Monitor in January
of 2011, 466 colleges around the United States had total prohibition
on smoking on their campuses. By January of 2012, that number jumped
Everyone Happy With ISU Smoking Ban
KPVI News 6 - September 6, 2012
The new campuswide smoking ban at ISU is only in its fifth day and it's
already ignited a firestorm. September 1, ISU joined 800 other campuses
across the ... The group, Students against Smoking Ban at ISU, was formed
because they dont believe this survey gives an accurate reading
on the issue of smoking on the Idaho State University campus. On their
Facebook page they say that out of the roughly 14,000 students on ISUs
campus, only 317 participated in the survey and equates to about 2 percent
of the student population.
City Council discussing smoking ban in parks ($$)
Moscow-Pullman Daily News - August 30, 2012
Smoking is a problem in city parks, say the police, and at least one
resident wants it banned. The Pullman City Council has decided it wants
to hear from the public before drafting an ordinance that would ban
smoking in city parks and public facilities.
KPVI News 6 - August 22, 2012
Effective Sept. 1, Idaho State University will be a smoke free campus.
The decision came after reviewing the survey results of faculty, staff
and students who were asked about ISUs role in regard to smoking
and whether ISU should be smoke free.
ban still irks smokers, bar owners
The Idaho Statesman - Aug 13, 2012
The rule has hurt business, some proprietors say, even with new nonsmoking
customers coming on board
smoking ban in bars gets mixed reviews
Sacramento Bee (CA) - August 13, 2012
The City Council approved the smoking ban last year and the new rule
went into effect in January. ... Flagrant or repeat violators will be
banned. See more about ...
Idaho laws target driver texts, e-cigarettes
Idaho Press-Tribune - July 2, 2012
Idaho is introducing a series of laws with the start of a new month.
The debuting legislation includes a ban on sales of electronic cigarettes
to minors and a law that makes texting behind the wheel an infraction
that will set ...
of bar owners and concerned citizens want Boise smoking ...
KIVI-TV (ID) - June 13, 2012
In January, the City of Boise banned smoking in all citywide bars.
... Today, Sullivan argues the City of Trees smoking ban reduced his
business from hundreds ...
center goes tobacco-free on Lewiston campuses ($$)
Lewiston Morning Tribune (subscription) - June 1, 2012
Tobacco-dependent patients, employees and visitors to St. Joseph Regional
Medical Center will be given free gum, mints, toothpicks and stress
balls as the ...
City Council Tweaks Bar Smoking Ban
LocalNews8.com - May 8, 2012
By Caleb James IDAHO FALLS, Idaho -- The Idaho Falls City Council on
Tuesday heard some changes to a proposed city-wide ban on smoking in
Idaho Falls bars.
and Commentary May 9, 2012
Boise Weekly - May 9, 2012
Not only does the [smoking] ordinance unfairly impact established businesses
causing economic hardship to the bars' owners and their staff but tells
us we ...
Anti-Smoking Ordinance Changes More Than a Few Habits
Boise Weekly - March 14, 2012
...2, banning smoking in bars, private clubs, on patios and near transit
areas. ... The ban has smokers lighting up in creative ways and changing
where they ...
Falls Council Considers Banning Smoking In Bars
LocalNews8.com - March 7, 2012
Nine out of the 11 bars in Idaho Falls are in support of a smoking
ban, ... "Right now, the state under the Clean Air Act bans smoking
from any public ...
passes to make e-cigarette sales to minors illegal
KIVI-TV - February 28, 2012
By Roland Beres All they had to do was purchase an e-cigarette that
have been ... it take this long to create a ban on sales to minors when
the e-cigarettes ...
bars claim big revenue loss from smoking ban
KTVB - January 27, 2012
Some Boise bars chose to go non-smoking prior to the ban, and some
of them say they've seen increased revenue. But for the bar owners against
the ban, ...
of Boise gets public health leadership award
The Idaho Statesman - January 25, 2012
... in Public Health award for recently passing a pair of ordinances
that ban smoking in bars, sidewalk cafes, bus stops, city property and
the park system. ...
smoking ban impacting hookah bars owners
KPVI News 6 - January 17, 2012
Hookah bars are lounges where customers smoke flavored tobacco from
elaborate water pipes and are becoming popular among young adults.
to honor fallen officer
Coeur d'Alene (ID) Press - January 12, 2012
In other business, the council decided to table a proposed law banning
minors from possessing e-cigarettes because the city already requested
that the state consider such a measure. The council will re-consider
the law if action isn't taken by the Legislature. ...
plea for puff-free bus stops
Idaho Mountain Express and Guide - January 4, 2012
... The group Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights offers tools for people
seeking information toward making their community smoke-free at www.no-smoke.org.
Richert: It's just a smoking ban, not the end of the world
The Idaho Statesman - December 1, 2011
..., when Boise's new smoking restrictions go into effect. You will
still be able to spend the day watching the first of the BCS bowls,
whether Boise State ...
joins wave with smoking ban
The Spokesman Review (blog) - November 30, 2011
The Boise City Council last night enacted a far-reaching anti-smoking
ordinance, banning smo November 30, 2011bars in the city, at most outdoor
patio dining areas ...
sparks some grumbles with expansion of public smoking ban
Associated Press (AP), 2011-11-30
The Associated Press
"We have considered these ordinances carefully," said councilwoman
Elaine Clegg, one of the earliest supporters of the bans. "I care
about this issue personally, but it's not about me. This is a public
health issue. There are many instances in U.S. law where public health
was the reason for regulation. That's why we have sewers, the Clean
Air Act, clean water." ...
expects few enforcement headaches when smoke-free ordinances become
KBOI-TV 2News (Boise, ID), 2011-11-30
City Hall does not expect any enforcement problems when the new, more
restrictive smoke-free ordinances are implemented Jan. 2. ...
passes smoking ordinances. Now, let's all take a deep breath ...
The Idaho Statesman November 30, 2011
2, when Boise's new smoking restrictions go into effect. ... by choice
or necessity, strive to avoid secondhand smoke and its inherent health
Smoking Ordinance Poised for Final Vote Tuesday
Boise Weekly - Andrew Crisp - November 29, 2011
In addition to the ban on smoking in bars and city parks, the ordinances
host new provisions. E-cigarettes are, after some contention, formally
exempt from ...
to the editor: 11-07-2011 Smoking Ordinances
Idaho Statesman, November 7, 2011
Let bar owners decide
In response to Russ Dukes Readers
View on the proposed anti-smoking ordinances dated Oct. 16, I
areas designated in Pocatello city parks
Idaho State Journal - October 27, 2011
The City of Pocatello, with help from the Southeastern District Health
Department, has implemented a voluntary, smoke-free program for designated
areas in ...
Is Moving Closer To Expanding Tobacco Ban
KBOI - October 25, 2011
Boise will move a step closer to banning smoking in parks and bars after
tonight/Tues. The City Council is scheduled to hold first and second
readings on ...
Boise City Council seats up for grabs, but just two are contested
The Idaho Statesman - Anna Webb - October 20, 2011
A hot-button issue like the proposed ban on smoking in Boise bars and
parks could bring ... What's your opinion of the city's proposed smoking
ban in bars? ...
Council Inhales Scores of Comments During Smoke-Free Hearings
Boise Weekly - Andrew CrisÂ October 19, 2011
Ralph Blount of the City Attorney's Office was confident that the US
Constitution trumped any city smoking ban for religious usage of tobacco.
smoking ban proposal proving to be a heated issue
KIVI-TV - Eric FinkÂ October 19, 2011
Boise City Council is considering two smoke-free ordinaces. The first
would ban smoking in all Boise bars, private clubs and within 20 feet
of city-owned ...
City Council schedules first reading for smoke-free ordinances
The Idaho Statesman - Anna Webb Â Â October 19, 2011
The Boise City Council took public testimony Tuesday on the proposed
ordinances that would ban smoking in bars, private clubs, city parks,
and other places ...
Boise becoming too bossy? A proposed city smoking ban ignites a debate
over who gets to decide the common good
The Idaho Statesman, 2011-10-15
ANNA WEBB Idaho Statesman
Civilization has been engaging in the same general argument for thousands
of years, says Jasper LiCalzi, professor of political economy at the
College of Idaho: How do you answer the wishes of a majority without
trampling the rights of individuals? . . . ...
ban will protect our health
Idaho Press-Tribune - October 13, 2011
That is why I support the two smoke-free air ordinances being proposed
for the city of Boise. The science on tobacco smoke is clear: it causes
Public Hearing Added on Anti-Smoking Ordinances
Boise Weekly - George Prentice - October 12, 2011
"The proposed ordinance would not allow smoking in any location
that promotes nightclub activity," answered Boise City spokesman
Adam Park. ...
Send Smoking Ban Signal
Boise (ID) Weekly, 2011-10-07, Posted by Andrew Crisp on Fri, Oct 7,
2011 at 12:25 PM
Boiseans Use Social Media to Weigh in on Smoking. Follow and use hashtag
#SmokingBan on Twitter to join the conversation on Boise city's proposed
indoor smoking ban.
owners weigh in on Boise council proposal to ban smoking
The Idaho Statesman, 2011-10-05, Anna Webb Idaho Statesman
Boise bar owners like Sullivan got their first chance Wednesday to
comment on the city proposals to ban smoking in a number of public spaces,
including city parks, and traditionally tobacco-friendly spots like
bars and smoke shops. ...
Anti-smoking ordinances: Two healthy ideas to clear Boise's air
OUR VIEW ANTI-SMOKING ORDINANCES, The Idaho Statesman, 2011-10-02
Two separate proposals are on the table, and neither are radical or
Idaho county commissioner eyes smoking ban
The Idaho Statesman October 2, 2011
But he's still trying to convince the two other county commissioners
to back him on the smoking ban. Critics contend it's an overreach, while
Nielsen claims ...
smoking in bars, parks
Idaho Press-Tribune October 2, 2011
And if Mayor Dave Bieter and the Boise City Council are really convinced
that 70 percent of the city's residents want smoking banned in bars,
bans? The debate on both sides of the butt
KBOI-TV (ID)- Adam Balinski - September 26, 2011
People on both sides of the cigarette go either way when it comes to
the idea of banning smoking at Boise parks and bars. "Most of my
customers prefer this ...
ban in Boise bars, parks looms
A new city ordinance would also prohibit smoking in public places
such as sidewalks, parks and the Greenbelt.
The Idaho Statesman, 2011-09-24
More than 600 cities across the country, including El Paso, Texas;
Corvallis, Ore; and New York City already ban smoking in bars.
of Boise Smoke-Free Air Initiative
City of Boise (ID), 2011-09-23
The Mayor and City Council have elected to respond to the wishes of
the majority of Boise residents by considering two Smoke-Free Air Ordinances
that would place additional restrictions on smoking in a variety of
public places ...
Smoking in McCall Parks
Boise (ID) Weekly, 2011-06-18
Smoking is now illegal in McCall's city parks. McCall City Council
voted unanimously to make the Valley County city's parks smoke-free,
making smoking a misdemeanor. ...
Anthony Parks To Go Smoke Free
KIFI (Post Register and Local News 8) (Idaho Falls, ID), 2011-03-25
The City Council voted Thursday night on an ordinance that bans smoking
in three of its major parks, the skate and sandbar parks and the baseball
bans smoking in the city's parks
Examiner.com - February 16, 2011
The Meridian city council voted unanimously last night to ban smoking
in the city's parks. Previously, the city had banned smoking in areas
where no smoking signs are posted. The Central District
Health Department (CDHD) had been working with ...
Considers Ban on Smoking at City Parks
KIVI-TV - February 13, 2011
You better think twice before lighting up in Meridian.
The city and the Central District Health Department are working on
adding city parks to a growing list of areas where you can't smoke.
It's something that the city could make a decision on as early as Tuesday.
If it goes through, Meridian would be the first city in the valley
to take on such measures.
There are already some areas of certain parks where you can't smoke,
but this proposal would completely abolish smoking from city parks ...
Fox12Idaho - Jan 17, 2011
Meridian, Idaho -- Banning smoking in open air. Meridian wants to get
the burning butts out of their public parks.
Parks and Recreation says the proposal is only an extension of their
current smoking ban. You can't light up near City Hall, or the police
station, but some aren't too happy about being told how to breathe in
the great outdoors.
"What's proposed is not a new ordinance, but it's a resolution
that would direct the Parks and Recreation Department to sign the parks,
'No Smoking' under the existing ordinance," said Steve Siddoway,
director of Parks and Recreation.
Some places around the city already display the signage, including
some local parks like Adventure Island and Tully Park.
"Parks are about healthy activity for families and children and
we're hoping that a smoke free policy will enhance that," Siddoway
Pocatello parks go smoke free?
KIDK - January 14, 2011
POCATELLO - There is a plan in the works that could have Pocatello
parks go smoke free in the future.
During Thursday morning's Pocatello City Council session, the health
department and the parks and recreation department presented why they
believe parks should go smoke free. They cited second-hand smoke and
Council bans smoking near park equipment
Five parks remain smoker-friendly
Twin Falls (ID) Times-News, 2010-09-21
Nick Coltrain - Times-News writer
A split Twin Falls City Council narrowly banned smoking within 50 feet
of park equipment but left five parks smoker-friendly.
Talk of individual freedom and the limits placed on smokers versus
the freedom of nonsmokers to enjoy a smoke-free park led much of Mondays
discussion. The move to ban smoking at the five parks failed 3-3, and
the ban on smoking with 50 feet of playground equipment, picnic tables,
shelters and bleachers in all 33 city parks passed 4-2.
Councilmen David E. Johnson and Lance Clow voted against both bans,
Councilmen Lee Heider, Will Kezele and Greg Lanting voted for both,
with Trip Craig absent. Mayor Don Hall, the swing vote, called 50 feet
too far, but said he voted for it in the spirit of cooperation.
Falls considers smoking bans in 5 parks
KTVB - 2 September 20, 2010
TWIN FALLS, Idaho -- The Twin Falls City Council is considering smoking
bans for five parks across the city.
The council meets Monday afternoon to consider the recommendation by
the city's Parks and Recreation Commission to ban smoking at Cascade,
Thomsen, Drury, Harry Barry and Sunrise parks ...
Twin Falls city parks be smoke free?
KMVT - September 16, 2010
By KMVT News Staff Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT) - Do you think we should
have smoke-free parks in Twin Falls? That's what the Twin Falls City
Council wants to ...
Falls council again reviews smoking in parks
Southern Idaho Business - September 7, 2010
A narrower proposal banning tobacco in some city parks is in front
of the Twin Falls City Council tonight, after a broader ban failed to
gain steam in June.
The Magic Valley Tobacco-Free Coalition is asking to completely ban
all tobacco products at five parks Cascade, Clyde Thomsen, Drury,
Harry Barry and Sunrise and for all other parks to ban tobacco
within 50 feet of all playground equipment, picnic tables, shelters
The coalition originally wanted to ban all tobacco from all parks.
That proposal prompted questions at a past meeting of the citys
Parks and Recreation Commission regarding enforcement issues, signage
and the rights of smokers versus non-smokers. Elvia Caldera of the South
Central Public Health District and proponents of the ban said enforcement
would be accomplished mostly through peer pressure, and that signs are
available free from the state ...
Falls to consider smoking ban in some city parks
KMVT - Benito Baeza - August 11, 2010
Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT) - The Twin Falls Parks and Recreation Commission
listened to a proposal to ban smoking in Twin Falls City Parks.
After some discussion, the parks and recreation commission decided
to recommend to the twin falls city council in a 4 to 3 vote, to ban
smoking in 5 separate parks, Harry Barry, Drury, Sunrise, Cascade and
Clyde Thompson Park. ...
park proposal tops council agenda: City also to look $8.5M-plus ...
Twin Falls Times-News - Nick Coltrain - June 21, 2010
A proposal to eliminate butts, puffs and dips from the South Central
Public Health District will go before the Twin Falls City Council today.
The proposal to eliminate tobacco products from Twin Falls parks
which is not scheduled for action is complete with ban-supporting
numbers from an online survey. It will be pushed by the Magic Valley
Tobacco-Free Youth Coalition, said Elvia Caldera, health education specialist
for the health district.
The goal, she said, is to provide a healthy environment for the community
and to set a good example for children at the parks.
Parks and playgrounds are established to promote healthy activites
and community wellness; tobacco free policies fit within this area,
Caldera wrote to the council.
Signs would enforce any band she said; police officers have better
things to do than patrol for smokers. ...
businesses may go smoke-free
KIDK - Emily Florez - May 11, 2010
IDAHO FALLS - It's a hot-button issue that's triggered controversy
in other cities, now the Idaho falls City Council is considering an
aggressive smoking ban.
It wasn't too many years ago that anti-smoking laws across the state
were put in place. Now the idea is being promoted by the organization
"Smoke Free Idaho." The group wants to push those restrictions
"There are 220 carcinogens in second-hand smoke. So that person
that's working can be exposed to it. So just in Idaho Falls alone every
year there are 220 deaths from second-hand smoke," explains Linda
Carter-Beck, a Volunteer for the American Cancer Society.
It all started back in 2004 when Idaho passed the State Clean Air Act.
This requires businesses with five or more employees to ban smoking
within the building and also requires some businesses to ban smoking
within 20 feet of their building. ...
Hailey's smoke-free ordinances sufficient
Twin Falls Times-News - Ariel Hansen - February 25, 2010
HAILEY Idaho laws about smoke-free workplaces have made working
more comfortable for many employees, but not all workplaces are covered
under state statutes.
The American Cancer Society has approached cities, including Hailey,
to try to expand these laws. The City Council on Monday considered holding
public hearings to assess whether the public is interested in making
Hailey even more smoke-free.
I hate to pass an ordinance just to pass an ordinance,
said Councilman Don Keirn, echoing his fellow council members
Among the changes the society is proposing is extending rights to workers
at bars, employees at businesses that employ fewer than five people,
and workers in private clubs, theatrical production sites and tobacco
retail outlets. There is also an exemption for hotels and motels, and
the society recommended that 80 percent of those facilities be designated
as smoke-free. ...
State honored for going smoke-free on university property
IdahoStatesman.com - February 23, 2010
Boise State University has been recognized by local public health officials
for the university's campus-wide smoking ban.
The Central District Health Department picked BSU for its "Leadership
in Community Public Health" award. BSU's smoke-free policy applies
to all students, employees, contractors, volunteer and visitors on all
The ban has been in place since the fall of 2009.
"The dangers of tobacco use are well-established," said Russ
Duke, director of the Central District Health Department. "We thought
it appropriate to recognize Boise State's effort to improve and maintain
a healthy and safe environment for everyone on campus." ...
Three bars in downtown Boise ban smoking
KTVB-Channel 7 (Boise, ID), 2010-02-16
Kim Fields Idaho's NewsChannel 7
Three popular bars in downtown Boise are going smoke-free. The decision
comes after years of debate over whether to make all bars and workplaces
in Idaho smoke-free.
China Blue, Main Street Bistro and Dirty Little Roddy's will ban smoking
inside beginning March 5. Smokers who want to light up will have to
do so outside the clubs.
Owner Ted Challenger says he made the decision primarily because of
"I'm worried about my crew, I'm worried about my own health, and
I just think it's the way it should be from now on. My crew has constantly
getting sick, chronic coughs, all the stuff that goes along with secondhand
smoke," said Challenger. ...
Council rejects smoking ban ...
Twin Falls Times-News - Nate Poppino - February 2, 2010
Smoke easy, Twin Falls residents.
The Twin Falls City Council rejected a proposed smoking ban in city
bars by a 6-1 vote Monday night after an hour of testimony from bar
owners, bar employees and residents of both Twin Falls and nearby towns.
of Twin Falls considers smoking ban
KMVT - January 26, 2010
Twin Falls City Council Members will hold a 'public input session'
on Monday to get comments from people on a proposed ordinance to ban
smoking in all public buildings within the city limits.
The proposal would make it illegal for anyone to smoke, or be allowed
to smoke inside buildings, or within 20 feet of any entrances or exits
to buildings used by the public, including bars and nightclubs.
Excluded from the proposal would be un-enclosed outdoor areas that
are owned - leased - occupied - or controlled by a private business.
The ordinance would allow for fines, although no dollar amount has
been determined, however, a 4th conviction would be considered a misdemeanor.
smoking ban for bars draws lukewarm reception
Twin Falls (ID) Times-News, 2009-12-23
John Plestina - Times-News writer
The Jerome City Council will likely consider a barroom smoking ban in
the near future, but its questionable whether there would be enough
council votes to pass a prohibition.
No members of the council currently smoke, but several are former smokers.
Bob Culver is one of them. I quit in July. I have mixed feelings.
Smokers have rights like anyone else, he said.
Councilman and mayor-elect John Shine said he is also a former smoker.
Im still thinking about that. Ive been reading a
lot of material on both sides of that issue, he said. ...
Council hears first smoking ban feedback
Twin Falls Times-News - Ben Botkin - December 15, 2009
The Twin Falls City Council on Monday heard initial feedback from residents
about the idea of banning smoking in bars in the city, much of it filled
with concerns about losing business and personal rights.
The input came at a meeting in which the council discussed the proposal
without taking a vote. Council members plan to have a public hearing
in February before making a final decision about whether Twin Falls
will follow the lead of Moscow, which banned smoking in bars earlier
The feedback from the audience included two business owners who raised
C.R. Larsen, owner of the Ground Round, said that with a ban, smokers
would flock to surrounding communities like Kimberly, Buhl and Jerome.
Those bar owners are frothing at the mouth thinking about the
business you guys could push their way, he said of businesses
outside Twin Falls. ...
Falls Council to pick new financial officer
Twin Falls Times-News - December 14, 2009
In other business, the council will discuss a proposed ordinance that
would ban smoking in bars and bowling alleys. City council members have
expressed an ...
Falls council mulls smoking ban for bars
Twin Falls Times-News - Ben Botkin - December 8, 2009
One day, it may be against the law to light up in a Twin Falls bar.
Twin Falls City Council members plan to look into the possibility of
an ordinance that would ban smoking in the citys bars. The idea,
brought up at Mondays council meeting, comes following an Association
of Idaho Cities event that Mayor Lance Clow attended last week in Boise
that included discussion about the issue.
Smokefree Idaho, a grassroots organization, is encouraging cities to
ban smoking in public places and bars.
Clow said that the principle behind a smoking ban in bars would be
to provide a smoke-free atmosphere for the employees there, not just
the patrons who choose to go there.
Smokefree Idahos goal is that if enough cities pass ordinances,
the Legislature eventually will pass state laws after seeing the local
Councilman Lee Heider expressed interest seeing the ordinance at least
discussed in detail by the council. But like other council members,
he stressed that input from the public is needed before a decision could
be made. ...
adopts new smoking, curfew rules
Coeur d' Alene (ID) Press, 2009-11-26
TOM HASSLINGER Staff writer
The Hayden City Council adopted a pair of ordinances Tuesday night,
one establishing a curfew for minors and the other putting wider restrictions
on no-smoking designations.
The curfew ordinance was established to improve public safety -- and
as a way to keep pace with neighboring community rules -- while the
smoking ban was adopted for the benefit of public health.
The tougher smoking rules are a first around Kootenai County, and one
council member wondered how they will be enforced.
"Personally I'm against smoking, and I believe it causes major
health issues -- but in regards to the ordinance itself, I don't think
it's enforceable," said Jeri DeLange, the lone council member to
vote against the rule. "I did not want to pass an ordinance that
I did not believe we could enforce."
The ordinance establishes a 20-foot smoking ban in front of "any
building or office that is commonly opened to the public, whether publicly
or privately owned." ...
to ban smoking in bars heats up
KBCI CBS 2 - Kiersten Throndsen - November 19, 2009
BOISE - It's an issue that has Dave Bibeau, owner of Suds Tavern, fuming.
"If they don't like the smoking then maybe they need to stay home,"
Working with Smoke Free Idaho the American Cancer Society is trying
again - advocating for city wide smoking bans and this time they're
hoping Boise takes the lead.
"We want to make sure that every worker in the state of Idaho
has the right to breath smoke free air," said Cathy Callaway, Senior
Representative for state and local campaigns with the American Cancer
Idaho law allows smoking inside bars and businesses with fewer than
five employees. Over the summer advocates tried to change that in Eagle
but the ban went down in flames after the city council decided this
is an issue for state lawmakers.
"The best practices all across the country are to start at the
local level," Callaway said. ...
in smoky Ada County bars is 36 times more polluted than air ...
IdahoStatesman.com - Colleen LaMay - October 6, 2009
A new study on pollution in Boise, Meridian and Garden City bars is
the latest chapter in Smokefree Idahos 18-month-long campaign
to protect workers and patrons.
So far, the campaign has not succeeded in getting any Treasure Valley
cities to ban smoking. Eagle came close, but ultimately backed off.
But the campaign leaders say they will not stop trying.
As long as there are workers that are not protected, we are continuing
on, said Heidi Low, Idaho director of government relations for
the American Cancer Societys Cancer Action Network. ...
Boise City/Ada County
Housing Authority becomes 3rd Idaho housing authority to go smoke-free
SFELP, September 15, 2009
The Boise City/Ada County Housing Authority (BCACHA) has adopted a smoke-free
policy for all of its 3 buildings, with 214 units of elderly, disabled
and family housing. The policy will be effective on November 1, 2009.
Idaho is taking a real lead on smoke-free multi-unit housing for low-income
people. Together with the Nampa Housing Authority and the Caldwell Housing
Authority, I believe they now have their three biggest housing authorities
in Idaho all with smoke-free policies for all their housing. Nampa was
first in the fall of 2007, and Caldwell followed on January 1, 2009.
Congratulations to all the Idaho folks who worked on this. Were
pleased to have been able to play a small part in this. To access the
BCACHA web site click above. To access our listing of smoke-free housing
authorities, click here.
campus is now smoke-free
KTVB - Boise,ID,USA, August 17, 2009
BOISE -- A big change at Boise State University.
A new policy bans smoking in all areas of the campus, including Bronco
Those behind the policy say students, staff, and faculty overwhelmingly
supported this ban.
"Eighty-five to 90 percent of our campus community support this.
Fifty percent of our students say theyre bothered by secondhand
smoke on a weekly basis. And all the research now shows that when you
smell secondhand smoke you've just been poisoned by a Class A carcinogen.
There is no safe level of exposure," said Ferd Schlapper, executive
director, Health, Wellness & Counseling.
Notice of this new policy change went out in October of last year.
The Spokesman Review - August 10, 2009
Online poll on whether cities in Idaho should adopt smokefree ordinances.
in smoke: Bands weigh in on Moscow's smoking ban
Moscow-Pullman Daily News - Omie Drawhorn - August 6, 2009
Katelyn and Laurie Shook once turned down a gig at John's Alley because
of the smoke.
"I can't play for that long in a smoky environment," Katelyn
said. "I'm allergic to cigarette smoke and I try to avoid playing
venues with smoke."
When she does, her throat hurts and she can't sing right by the end
of the night.
It doesn't end there.
"The next day I feel like I have a hangover when I didn't really
drink," she sad.
Now that the city of Moscow has banned smoking in all bars within city
limits, the Shook Twins may reconsider.
Katelyn said she was "stoked" when she heard the news.
Many bands who have played in Moscow in the past believe the ban will
be a positive thing. ...
smoking ban goes into effect
City is first in Idaho to prohibit lighting up in bars, private clubs
The Spokesman-Review, 2009-08-04
David Johnson Lewiston Morning Tribune
MOSCOW Amid smoldering contention over Moscows new smoking
ban that goes into effect today, a few wisps of humor lingered Monday.
Never smoked a day in my life, declared 50-year-old Corner
Club patron Ted English as he nursed a can of Rainier Beer in Moscows
oldest watering hole. Now Im going to have to go elsewhere
to get my secondhand smoke.
Nearby, 22-year-old University of Idaho student Sam Larrondo sipped
on a 32-ounce Tub and said he hoped to use the citywide
ban as a personal catalyst. I ran out of cigs last night,
Larrondo said, explaining hed quit cold turkey for about 12 hours
and planned to stay that way.
It will be nice not having my clothes smell like smoke anymore,
said 21-year-old Ryan Sundberg, Larrondos non-smoking drinking
But down the street at Mingles Bar and Grill, 53-year-old Sharon Shafor
took a drag on her cigarette, exhaled and said she didnt see anything
by a landslide
KLEW - Greg Meyer - July 21, 2009
It was a historic decision by the Moscow City Council Monday night,
as members voted unanimously to ban smoking in all city bars and private
People lined up on both sides of the issue in a crowded council chambers.
"It comes down to having a non-smoking portion of a bar is like
having a non-peeing part of the pool," said City Council Member
Carscallen summed up the council's conclusion about one provision of
the draft ordinance that was struck from the law. It would have allowed
bar owners to build a separate smoking area in their establishment,
as long as it was sealed off from the rest of the bar.
The bottom line Monday night was, a fairly conservative council came
down on the side of public health, rather than the rights of local bar
"Existing ventilation technology cannot prevent people from the
dangers posed by secondhand tobacco smoke," said Council Member
Bill Lambert, reading from research he had done. "The simplest
and cheapest way to protect people from secondhand smoke is to create
a smoke free environment." ...
pipe smoking bar patrons don't like smoking ban idea
KLEW - Matt Loveless - July 10, 2009
MOSCOW - Moscow residents are getting a chance to weigh in on a proposed
smoking ban ordinance in the city. And patrons of one local establishment
are very clear on their stance.
Of 20 citizen emails and letters submitted in a city council information
packet, 13 are against the ordinance. ...
city council tables smoking ordinance, seeks statewide ban
KBCI CBS 2 - Kiersten Throndsen - June 24, 2009
EAGLE - A ordinance to ban smoking in bars and certain public places
failed to get the support it needed to pass in Eagle. ...
bar owners sound off on proposed smoking ban
Moscow-Pullman Daily News - June 23, 2009
In May, the Moscow City Council heard a request from Bill Parks to explore
a smoking ban in bars within Moscow city limits. In response to the
City Council to delay discussing proposed smoking ban ordinance
IdahoStatesman.com - May 26, 2009
The Eagle City Council will not take up a controversial smoking ban
ordinance at its 6:30 p.m. Tuesday evening.
City staffers have asked that the council delay taking up the proposed
ordinance until its June 9 meeting.
The smoking ban proposed by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action
Network would have prohibited smoking in any public building, including
restaurants, bars and workplaces. Idaho law bans smoking in restaurants
but exempts businesses with fewer than five employees and bars. ...
of Eagle to regulate smoking... maybe
Boise (ID) Weekly, 2009-05-26
Eagle's Clean Indoor Air Ordinance, an effort to regulate smoking in
the city, was scheduled to be discussed at 6:30 tonight at Eagle City
Hall. However, it has been pushed back to June 9th.
Is this a conspiracy to throw off the public? Staffer Jeff Lowe assured
me "It's no conspiracy, we pushed it back because not all council
members will be present at tonight's meeting."
citydesk hears that Councilman Norm Semanko was not able to attend
the hearing tonight, hence the delay. ...
Housing Authority becomes second in Idaho with a smoke-free policy;
At least 110 housing authorities in the U.S. now have smoke-free policies
for some or all their buildings
SFELP, April 16, 2009
Effective January 1, 2009, the Caldwell Housing Authority became Idaho's
second housing authority to have a smoke-free policy for all its units.
Caldwell has 234 units for families, seniors, and disabled persons.
The Nampa Housing Authority was the first in Idaho to adopt a smoke-free
policy for all its units. These are the two largest housing authorities
in Idaho. As of April, 2009, at least 110 housing authorities in the
U.S. have adopted smoke-free policies for some or all their buildings.
This is almost a 650% increase since January, 2005.
proposed smoking ban goes back to staff for more review
The Idaho Statesman, 2009-04-15
The City Council sent a proposed smoking ban in all public places
-- which would have been the first of its kind in Idaho -- back to staff
for more study.
The council wants to know more about the economic effect it would have
on small businesses, how it would compare to similar bans elsewhere
and the proposed penalties.
may be first Idaho city to ban smoking
The City Council could vote as early as Tuesday, but you still have
time to have a say.
The Idaho Statesman, 2009-04-13
"The campaign for Smokefree Idaho is thrilled that the Eagle City
Council is considering a comprehensive indoor smoking ban," campaign
manager Shauneen Grange said in an e-mail. "We believe that this
will protect all workers in Eagle from the dangers of secondhand smoke
and save lives."
Smokefree Idaho is working with Meridian, Boise and other Ada County
cities to pass similar bans.
Several Boise bar owners say they fear losing business if a ban passes.
Considers Public Smoking Ban
KIVI-TV - March 25, 2009
The City of Eagle's considering a ban on smoking in nearly every public
setting. A public hearing's being held Tuesday night to discuss the
issue. That includes limits on indoor and outdoor public places.
Eagle Mayor Phil Bandy says it's a matter of creating a compromise
between smokers and non-smokers.
"Smoking is a personal choice but it does have an impact on others,"
Bandy said. "If there's some way to strike a balance between the
people who don't smoke, but still provide an opportunity for those who
do, I think we can do that."
smoking ban may be coming to a workplace near you
IdahoStatesman.com, ID - February 18, 2009
If the Coalition for a Healthy Idaho gets its way, cigarette smoking
would be banned in more workplaces in Meridian.
The coalition on Wednesday asked Meridian City Council members to protect
the health of Meridian's workforce by enacting a comprehensive smoke-free
The state's current law prohibits smoking in publicly owned workplaces,
in restaurants, including attached bars, and in public places.
The coalition's "Smokefree Idaho" campaign would call on
city governments to outlaw smoking in all remaining workplaces not previously
covered by the state statute. The Coalition for a Healthy Idaho pointed
out to the Meridian City Council that employees and non-smoking customers
who frequent the area's local bars and clubs have long been overlooked
as victims of secondhand smoke inhalation.