Turn, NH: The reality of vaping isn't so cool
The Union Leader - March 21, 2016
AS A 100-year-old nonprofit public health agency dedicated solely to
lung health, we at Breathe New Hampshire read the March 6 New Hampshire
Sunday News article "What's so cool about vaping?" with interest
In an interview with Reuters Health, Glantz said
one reason why e-cigs didn't help people stop smoking could be that
vapers can get their nicotine fix in places ...
use down, vaping up
Foster's Daily Democrat -March 5, 2016
DOVER Like a game of whack-a-mole, electronic cigarettes have replaced
traditional tobacco products as a health concern among area youth. That's
according to the latest in a series of statewide surveys on health-related
teen behavior. Use of electronic cigarettes, e-cigs or vaping, has exceeded
the use of any other ...
cigarette explodes while charging in Rochester apartment
WMUR Manchester - February 26, 2016
The Rochester Fire Department is putting out a warning about electronic
cigarettes after one exploded inside a man's Rochester apartment early
bans e-cigs where regular cigarettes aren't allowed
WMUR Manchester - February 11, 2016
A New Hampshire city has voted to ban the use of electronic cigarettes
where regular cigarettes are already prohibited.
council bans e-cigarettes
Foster's Daily Democrat - February 10, 2016
The City Council on Wednesday night voted unanimously to ban the use
of electronic cigarettes where regular cigarettes are already banned
on city property. This includes on school grounds and on city athletic
use of cigarettes and alcohol down sharply in N.H. schools, but e-cigarette
use is soaring
Concord Monitor - February 5, 2016
But its the relatively new phenomenon of electronic cigarettes, or vaping,
that has really taken off, exceeding the use of any other substance
in the survey except alcohol, with a quarter of all high school students
using them. The data come from surveys of 14,837 students in 67 New
Hampshire public high schools last spring.
First Receives $10K CVS Health Community Grant
Patch.com - February 4, 2016
... quit smoking and lead tobacco-free lives," said Eileen Howard
Boone, Senior Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility and Philanthropy,
to expand ban to e-cigs
Foster's Daily Democrat - February 2, 2016
On Feb. 10, there is a public hearing planned by the Dover City Council
on a proposal to ban electronic cigarettes where conventional cigarettes
already are prohibited. We think this is a logical extension of the
battle against tobacco and for protecting the public's health...
May Ban Vaping in Non-Smoking Areas
New Hampshire Public Radio - January 29, 2016
Electronic cigarettes could soon be banned in all places where regular
cigarettes are already prohibited in a New Hampshire city.
could soon be banned in Dover
Foster's Daily Democrat - January 27, 2016
DOVER - Electronic cigarettes could soon be banned in all places where
conventional cigarettes are already prohibited in the city. The Dover
City Council moved the ordinance along to a public hearing, set for
Feb. 10. The ordinance would amend Chapter 131 of the City Code, which
is titled "Offenses."
to reward Winchester landlords for smoke-free housing
Keene (NH) Sentinel - January 26, 2016
A new program seeks to increase the availability of smoke-free rentals
in town, while rewarding landlords who comply with the town's housing
standards ordinance. But the future...is in question because of a petition
warrant article seeking to rescind it a
body government aims to ban smoking on campus
The New Hampshire - December 7, 2015
UNH's Student Senate will be voting on a smoking ban for all UNH ...
Cook saw that many other campuses around New England had smoking bans,
and said, ...
Smoking and No Smoking at the Legion
Valley News - December 1, 2015
...22 in Lebanon did the right thing two years ago when they voted to
ban indoor smoking at their club. New Hampshire law, unlike Vermont's,
doesn't require ...
for Legion Smokers
Valley News - November 21, 2015
Members of the American Legion Post No. 22 in Lebanon voted to ban indoor
smoking nearly two years ago. Now they aim to make smokers more comfortable
by constructing an outdoor smoking shelter. Those opting to light up
e-cigarettes are allowed to do so indoors at this time, St. Pierre said.
He said that would be the case until they become controversial. If they
help people quit, were all for it, St. Pierre said. There is some legislative
support for adding e-cigarettes to the list of items banned from indoor
spaces that are open to the public. State Sen. David Pierce, D-Lebanon,
put forward a bill last session which would have established a committee
to consider revising the Indoor Smoking Act to restrict the use of e-cigarettes
indoors. The bill passed out of the Senate, but the House found it inexpedient
to legislate. Because e-cigarettes emit carcinogens, Pierce said, he
could see no reason for keeping them out of the Indoor Smoking Act.
tobacco free policy now at Keene YMCA
The Keene Sentinel - October 7, 2015
The Keene Family YMCA is continuing to promote a healthier community
with a new tobacco-free policy, according to a news release from Healthy
shows most NH pharmacies don't sell tobacco products
The Union Leader - September 24, 2015
Survey shows most NH pharmacies don't sell tobacco products. Source:
... The telephone survey - conducted in August - polled 33 independent
Housing Directory to be unveiled in Monadnock Region
New Hampshire Business Review - May 27, 2015
People in search of smoke-free housing in the Monadnock Region will
soon have a new resource. The regional Smoke-Free Housing Directory,
offered by The ...
Ban smoking downtown
Concord Monitor - April 29, 2015
I see this daily from my office at Park and North Main streets. Let's
transform Main Street by banning smoking in the downtown area.
View -- Jamie Burnett: The kids' bill no one is talking about ...
The Union Leader - April 21, 2015
"They thought that if they banned smoking in cars with kids, eventually
they would ... In the very unlikely scenario that a smoking ban for
private homes was to be ...
My Turn: E-cigarettes pose threat to New Hampshire's young lungs
Concord Monitor - April 15, 2015
In the future, with the appropriate testing, regulation and approval
by the FDA and proper monitoring by a physician or health care provider,
e-cigarettes may prove to be an effective smoking cessation tool. However,
that is not how the majority of these...
the files April 4, 2015
The Keene Sentinel - April 4, 2015
CONCORD Smokers may soon find theyre unwelcome in most businesses and
public places in New Hampshire under stiff anti-smoking regulations
passed by the House and expected to be backed by the Senate and Gov.
Judd Gregg. Smokers who dont stay in designated areas would face a minimum
$100 find and those in charge of the buildings who dont comply with
the law could face fines as well. Restrictions on smoking in the workplace
wouldnt take effect for three years, but some bans would start Jan.
tobacco: Hassan's bad proposal
The Union Leader - March 31, 2015
Covering e-cigarettes would apply the tobacco tax to a non-tobacco product.
E-cigarettes can deliver nicotine, but they do not use tobacco. They
often provide ...
smoking ban snuffed
The Union Leader - March 13, 2015
RAYMOND A plan to stop members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4479
from lighting up has gone up in smoke. An official with the New Hampshire
VFW determined that the Raymond VFWs vote to ban smoking at its post
was invalid because it wasnt done properly. The decision means the VFW
will remain a smoking establishment as it has for many years unless
members renew the effort to go smoke free in the future.
Smoking and choking go hand in hand for kids in cars
Foster's Democrat - March 11, 2015
In New Hampshire we're proud of our motto "Live Free Or Die."
If smokers want to die that's their business. It's the state's business
to help children under the age of 18 live free from involuntarily inhaling
the cancer causing poisons contained in ...
Hampshire Bill Would Ban Car Smoking With ...
The Cigar Authority - March 3, 2015
So much for living free. The New Hampshire state motto is in jeopardy
this week as lawmakers will hear arguments later today on a bill that
would ban smoking ...
aims to help UNH extinguish cigarettes
Foster's Democrat - December 2, 2014
University of New Hampshire Health Services staffers hope that a $180,000
grant from the State of New Hampshire Tobacco Prevention and Control
Program will help users on campus kick the tobacco habit.
Hampshire to mark Great American Smoke Out
Concord Monitor - November 19, 2014
Across New Hampshire, several universities are taking additional steps
toward tobacco-free campuses, according to the department. The University
System of ...
promoting tobacco-free policies as part of Great ...
Greenfield Daily Reporter - November 19, 2014
CONCORD, New Hampshire - New Hampshire colleges and universities are
working with students and faculty to promote and adopt tobacco-free
policies as ...
Smoking Ban Starts Today
Valley News - September 11, 2014
Claremont - The city's new outdoor smoking ban in public parks takes
effect today ... Bergeron, a vocal opponent of the earlier proposals
that banned all smoking. ... Resident Cynthia Howard said banning smoking
outdoors is an infringement ...
NH Close To Park Smoking Ban
The Cigar Authority - September 5, 2014
On the eve of the Cigar Association of New Hampshire gold tournament,
it appears the Claremont, New Hampshire is one step closer to banning
smoking at ...
Closer to Smoke Ban
Valley News - August 29, 2014
Claremont After a few failed attempts, the City Council has passed an
ordinance that would ban smoking in most city parks in all but designated
areas. The ordinance will be presented at a public hearing in September
and voted on again after a second reading.
would ban cabbies from smoking, swearing, wearing tube tops
Seacoastonline.com - August 19, 2014
PORTSMOUTH - A proposed code of conduct for cab drivers would ban cabbies
from smoking, swearing, idling, wearing tube and tank tops, asking for
takes off as smoking's latest alternative
Seacoastonline.com - July 23, 2014
McNamara explained that unless a public park is posted as prohibiting
smoking, electronic cigarettes are allowed in outdoor public places.
She also added that ...
ifs ands or 'butts' about it!
Foster's Daily Democrat - July 16, 2014
And we thought it nonsensical a law could be used to ban trans fats
from ... but eventually we saw the wisdom of a state law banning smoking
Tobacco fight continues
Concord Monitor - July 9, 2014
... e-cigarette use among kids we at the Tobacco Free NH network
will continue to advocate for prevention of tobacco product use, especially
among our youth.
the pressure on tobacco companies ($$)
Nashua Telegraph - July 8, 2014
... e-cigarette use among kids, we at the Tobacco Free NH network will
continue to advocate for prevention of tobacco product use, especially
among our youth.
butts a scourge at the beach
Seacoastonline.com - July 5, 2014
Municipalities like Rye and York, Maine, have recently declared their
town beaches "smoke free" and posted signs asking visitors
not to smoke in the hope it will ...
City Council Questions Smoking Ban
Valley News - June 19, 2014
As the City Council continues to grapple with whether to prohibit smoking
in some city parks, the question of whether municipalities have the
authority to pass a ban using the state law that bans indoor smoking
in a number of public places seems unclear. Newports new ordinance which
references New Hampshires Indoor Smoking Act banning smoking in such
indoor facilities as elevators, grocery stores, hospitals, restaurants
and public schools was passed in March. The Newport ordinance applies
outdoors only when there are events taking place, such as summer concerts
on the common and athletics events and around playgrounds when people
are using the structure.
The Keene Sentinel - June 19, 2014
Those were examined in Claremont last week, when the City Council rejected
an outright smoking ban in several city parks. The ban would have prohibited
No Smoking, Please
Valley News - June 18, 2014
While its good that smoking has declined both in practice and esteem,
the role of government in restricting smoking has limits. Those were
examined in Claremont last week, when the City Council rejected an outright
smoking ban in several city parks. The ban would have prohibited smoking
entirely in the parks and parking lots even in private vehicles. I think
it is overkill, said councilor Vic Bergeron, who, given the surgeon
generals warning about smoking, had an interesting choice of words.
adopts, rescinds smoking ban
Eagle-Tribune - June 12, 2014
PELHAM Less than two weeks after prohibiting smoking in town parks,
selectmen have rescinded the ban. The board lifted the ban Tuesday after
learning it was adopted in violation of state law, which only forbids
smoking in enclosed public areas, Selectmen's Chairman Ed Gleason said.
A community cannot outlaw smoking in an open public area, he said
Turns Down Smoking Ban
Valley News - June 12, 2014
Claremont - The City Council agreed Wednesday night that an all-out
ban on smoking in several city parks was not favored by many residents
and instead, councilors appeared to prefer establishing designated smoking
areas in the parks.
gain popularity as alternative to traditional cigarettes in ...
The Keene Sentinel - June 1, 2014
Lyle Hill of Richmond began smoking cigarettes at the age of 18, and,
in time ... caused by nearly 40 years of tobacco use, he said in an
interview last week. ...... Chocolate butterscotch, wild cherry, apple
pie caramel, rum cola, raspberry menthol and strawberry ... The FDA
proposed its first e-cigarette regulations last month.
Debates Park Smoking Ban
Valley News - May 15, 2014
Claremont Rather than ban smoking at all city recreational facilities,
... is not groundbreaking as municipalities throughout the country have
similar bans in parks. ... Koloski also wondered if banning smoking
outside the community center or ...
day of smoking ban drives Manchester's housing residents ...
The Union Leader - May 1, 2014
Others said they should have the right to smoke in their own homes.
All complained about ... It just makes it very difficult when
there's a single ventilation system...
ban starts in Manchester public housing
The Union Leader April 30, 2014
MANCHESTER A smoking ban starts today in all of the nearly 1,400
apartments under the control of the Manchester Housing and Redevelopment
health experts say FDA proposed rules on e-cigarettes only a ...
The Union Leader - April 24, 2014
Kate McNally, who counsels people on quitting smoking, said the U.S.
Food and ... proposed rules, released Thursday, would require health
warnings, ban free ... New Hampshire already has a law banning e-cigarette
sales to those under 18, ...
Planning Board approves hookah lounge for Main Street
The Union Leader - April 24, 2014
... hookahs are water pipes that are used to smoke specially made tobacco
that comes ... users think smoking from a hookah is less harmful than
cigarette smoking, but ... The building is located in a commercial/industrial
zoning district, which is ...
The Keene Sentinel - April 17, 2014
Entrepreneurs who have found a niche marketing the new smoking ... Furthermore,
there were undoubtedly other ways short of a blanket ban on video
New Hampshire Motor Speedway seeks casino license
GamingTodaySlotsToday - April 17, 2014
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... located adjacent to the buffet, will offer top-of-the-line technology
with a FortuNet, Inc. BingoStar system, personal cocktail service and
a non-smoking section.
Adds Rules For Public Lands
Valley News - April 16, 2014
When the changes go into effect in 60 days, residents will also be banned
from smoking in parks, walking dogs on athletic fields and occupying
parks after dusk.
alternative gains popularity at Xsmoke Vape Smart in ...
Concord Monitor - April 3, 2014
Clough's is the kind of story public health officials want to hear about
electronic cigarettes a smoker who has cut down on tobacco use,
reducing his risk for ...
sections: Now we're dividing towns, too
The Union Leader - March 21, 2014
Some towns and cities ban or have considered banning smoking on ...
of severity, but outdoor smoking bans are cropping up around the Live
free or die state.
UNH The New Hampshire - March 21, 2014
It's a very powerful display, I'm so impressed. ... to inspire
youths to stand up, speak out, and seize control against Big Tobacco,
according to its website. ... Each day, more than 3,200 Americans under
the age of 18 smoke their first cigarette.
effort paves way for smoke-free beaches
NewHampshire.com - March 17, 2014
Hillman, 12, led a petition drive to put a warrant article before voters,
asking them to approve a nonbinding resolution declaring all town beaches
officials consider smoking ban in city parks
The Union Leader - March 16, 2014
City Council members discussed a smoking ban in city parks last week.
considering smoking ban in parks
WMUR Manchester - March 14, 2014
The city of Claremont is looking at the idea of banning smoking at local
parks. ... City Manager Guy Santagate said he'd like to look at similar
bans in other cities.
James Pilliod, a lawmaker governed by common sense
Concord Monitor - March 13, 2014
...When the state Supreme Court said in 2003 that New Hampshire towns
had no authority to ban smoking in bars, he sponsored legislation to
give them that right....
police chief eyes beach patrol
Seacoastonline.com - March 13, 2014
..."I believe there are going to be some expectations about how
the ordinance is ... and he is unsure which, if any, of the state park
areas in town allow smoking. ...
show up for hearing on smoking ban in social clubs
The Union Leader - March 12, 2014
CONCORD A bill to ban smoking in social, fraternal and religious clubs
drew few people Tuesday for a public hearing. The only person to testify
on Senate Bill 382 was the bills prime sponsor Sen. Lou DAllesandro,
D-Manchester. He said the clubs have been exempt from the smoking ban
for restaurants, bars and work places, but now some clubs want to have
the state make the requirements the same. He said the bill was requested
by the members of Sweeney Post 2, which has recognized that smoking
is not a good thing. ...
to make Rye beaches smoke free
Seacoastonline.com - March 11, 2014
Did you know that more than 4.5 trillion cigarette butts are littered
worldwide each year? This Tuesday, I urge Rye residents to vote "yes"
on Article 24. Article 24 states that the town of Rye should create
a non-binding resolution that would make all town beaches smoke-free
zones. A non-binding resolution ...
Sen. Barnes back on Raymond Board of Selectmen
The Union Leader - March 11, 2014
Voters did pass a citizen's petition warrant article calling for a ban
on smoking on recreational property, including Riverside Park, Cammett
Field and the Town ...
regulations necessary for e-cigarettes?
New Hampshire Business Review - March 7, 2014
As tobacco smoking and sales continue to decline, the e-cig version
of the gold rush ... Federal Cigar supports the ban on sales to minors,
but believes the policy ...
sets March 17 hearing on ordinance changes
The Union Leader - March 5, 2014
NEWPORT The Board of Selectmen will take feedback at a public hearing
March 17 on changes to the town ordinances and the addition of three
new ordinances. The second proposed ordinance would prohibit smoking
on town property during events. Smoking is already prohibited inside
town building, but this would pertain to the town common and ball fields,
Brown said. If there is a concert or farmers market or ball game or
another event, smoking would be prohibited.
boasts first NH electronic cigarette store
UNH The New Hampshire - February 18, 2014
EliteVapor NH on 7 Jenkins Court is the first business of its kind in
the entire state. The store, which held its grand opening on Oct. 12,
2013, offers electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes as their primary
business model. These items were once only available in New Hampshire
as experimental products in tobacco, or novelty shops.
consider repealing smoking ban at NH veterans home
Concord Monitor - February 7, 2014
Legislators will weigh in next week on whether the New Hampshire Veterans
Home should be able to ban smoking on its Tilton campus. The campus
is almost ...
stores, including 41 in NH, to stop selling tobacco
Manchester (NH) Union-Leader - February 6, 2014
Dan Fortin, president and CEO of Breathe New Hampshire, believes others
retailers will one day do the same. "When you look at the health
consequences of tobacco use, and examine the economic impact to all
of us, organizations can no longer ignore...
sees drop in youth tobacco sales
Lawrence Eagle-Tribune - January 8, 2014
...Tobacco sales to youth in NH dropped to 11.2 percent in 2013, down
from 13.2 percent in 2012, according to recent compliance checks. Three
hundred and twelve tobacco retailers were surveyed as part of the SYNAR
compliance check program. ...
The Next Big Bet For The NH Lottery?
New Hampshire Public Radio - January 7, 2014
...Unlike casino gambling, which Murphy said would hurt local bar and
... in the wake of the smoking ban, auditors recommended that lottery
officials look for ways ...
playground smoking ban would reach 30 feet
The Union Leader - December 18, 2013
DERRY Town Councilor Al Dimmock proposed Tuesday night during the council's
meeting that the town adopt an ordinance to ban smoking at playgrounds
in town. Dimmock is proposing an ordinance that would ban smoking only
at playgrounds, within 30 feet of playground equipment.
in 2014 may tighten NH's 2007 indoor smoking ban
Concord Monitor - December 8, 2013
Since 2007, smoking has been banned at every New Hampshire bar and restaurant
save American Legion halls, Veterans of Foreign Wars post canteens,
fraternal club lodges and the like. The Legislature will decide in 2014
whether to end that exception and apply the states indoor smoking ban
to those clubs an idea sure to face opposition from smokers and their
leader, member welcome smoking ban
Foster's Daily Democrat - November 28, 2013
DOVER After members weighed in on a proposed smoking ban in local
private club organizations, the governor of the Loyal Order of the Moose
wanted to ...
the bar on smoking ban
Nashua Telegraph - November 26, 2013
.. The law already bans smoking at private clubs. ... Banning smoking
at a private club flies in the face of the whole idea behind allowing
club smoking ban bill reaction mixed
Foster's Daily Democrat - November 25, 2013
Local legions and lodges already prohibit smoking in their function
areas, but have ... smoking and that allowing it to continue in private
clubs while it is banned ...
to ban smoking at private clubs draws fire from ...
Nashua Telegraph - November 18, 2013
Harnadek said, by banning smoking in private clubs, the proposed ...
If smoking should be banned in restaurants ... because second
hand smoke will kill you, ...
upset a winning streak of good ordinances
Foster's Daily Democrat - October 24, 2013
City councilors, too, acted wisely with the partial smoking ban on the
Common. This recent ordinance arose from a few complaints registered
by citizens disturbed by smoke during band concerts, or concerned about
people smoking around the childrens play area. After discussion, councilors
tailor-made the ordinance to give smoke-free relief to certain areas
of the Common, while allowing people who enjoy a cigarette to still
light up at a picnic bench in another part of the public park.
banned in key area of Rochester Common: Not allowed on ...
Foster's Daily Democrat - October 16, 2013
Smoking banned in key area of Rochester Common: Not allowed on playground
... According to Mayor T.J. Jean, the idea of the smoking ban came forward
keene-equinox - October 10, 2013
The smoke sifts through crowds, a puff escapes. One student exhales
while another begins to cough. Keene State College students have expressed
their opinions on the KSC tobacco smoking policy on campus, and a few
feel that their fellow classmates are not aware of the rules or simply
opt out of the given protocol. The KSC tobacco smoking policy on campus
prohibits smoking anywhere within 25 feet of a building. The policy,
approved by the Presidents Cabinet in August 2012, also includes tobacco-free
areas. These areas include entrances and stairways to facilities, lines
where students queue to buy tickets for campus events, bus stops and
even seating areas outside the dining commons and student center, seeing
as food is provided in both buildings. ...
weighs making Rochester Common smoke-free
Foster's Daily Democrat - August 17, 2013
ROCHESTER The City Council on Tuesday will have a discussion on whether
to make Rochester Common a smoke-free environment.
Re Smoking banned at vets' home (Monitor front page, Aug ...
Concord Monitor - August 6, 2013
Will we never rid ourselves of all the petty dictators? At least those
veterans of World War II still living really were fighting for freedom
and democracy. Remember ...
to UNH Institute will evaluate public health funding in NH
Foster's Daily Democrat - July 30, 2013
The New Hampshire Institute for Health Policy and Practice (NHIHPP),
a research institute at the University of New Hampshire, has received
a $150,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to identify
New Hampshire's myriad sources of public health funding with an eye
toward improving the funding and delivery of public health services
in the state. For example, she says, tobacco prevention services may
be supported by a range of sources, including state funding, community
organizations, hospitals, and ...
Hayward's City Matters: Smoke-free living divides apartment ...
The Union Leader - June 13, 2013
SMOKING. Our government and our bosses have banned it from airplanes,
restaurants, arenas, workplaces. Next in store: the home. Twelve days
ago, the Carpenter Center a subsidized housing project in downtown
Manchester went smoke-free. After more than a year of warnings,
reworded leases and smoking-cessation programs, the residents of the
96 apartments were told to snuff out the butts in their individual apartments
as of June 1.
has no plans to ban smoking
The Dartmouth - June 11, 2013
Despite the proliferation of campus-wide smoking bans across the country,
... Smoking by College employees is also banned from all shared
work areas and ... If the College were to consider banning smoking completely
from campus, ...
Look to Gauge UNH's Interest in Banning Smoking reports ...
OfficialWire - April 1, 2013
San Francisco, CA- A University of New Hampshire student group is now
attempting to try and clear the air, so to speak. Substance Awareness
through Functional Education is inviting students to sign an online
petition that will ban smoking on the UNH campus. Since its inception
on March 5, the petition currently carries 109 students signatures.
Since the start of 2013, over 1,100 colleges and universities
have banned on-campus smoking for both indoor and outdoor use, according
to no-smoke.org. No-smoke.org cites the rapid trend of the smoking bans
as a growing victory for a health conscious college scene. New Hampshire
currently has no 100% smoke-free college campuses.
org tries to clear the air with smoke-free petition
UNH The New Hampshire March 22, 2013
A student group at UNH is trying to clear the air. Substance Awareness
through Functional Education is inviting students to sign an online
petition to ban smoking on the UNH campus. Since its inception on March
5, the petition currently carries 109 student signatures.
of Jan. 2, roughly 1,129 college and university campuses nationally
have banned on-campus smoking, indoors and outdoors, according to no-smoke.org.
No-smoke.org cites a rapid trend in on-campus smoking bans, whereas
only 530 campuses were smoke-free in July 2011. New Hampshire
currently does not have any 100 percent smoke-free college campuses.
Massachusetts has 14 smoke-free campuses, while Maine has five
all of which do not permit any tobacco substances at all, according
to the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation.
smoking ban draws fiery fan reaction
NewHampshire.com - March 17, 2013
LOUDON - Smoking will be banned at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway's
grandstand starting this season, the speedway's general manager said
in a message to fans, which prompted strong reaction from smokers and
non-smokers. Smokers still will be allowed to light up in designated
areas, including concourse areas, parking lots and campgrounds, as well
as souvenir, display and hospitality areas.
New Hampshire Motor Speedway [March 18, 2013]
For the health and comfort of our guests, grandstand seating at New
Hampshire Motor Speedway is now smoke-free.In conjunction with this
policy, designated smoking areas will be conveniently located throughout
the concourse level. Smoking is also allowed in parking lots, campgrounds,
as well as souvenir, display and hospitality areas.
wake of Pariseau high-rise fire, Manchester housing officials ...
NewHampshire.com-January 20, 2013
MANCHESTER - Top officials at the Manchester Housing and Redevelopment
Authority said the organization will discuss a smoking ban in the apartments
Plagued by secondhand smoke
Concord Monitor - November 29, 2012
I am so sick of fighting secondhand smoke that comes into my living
area ... It's funny because elderly housing facilities in other towns
have prohibited smoking.
board is aiming for smoke-free Benson Park
The Sun - November 26, 2012
HUDSON, N.H. -- While playing with her nearly 2-year-old son at the
playground in Benson Park recently, Hudson resident Lindsey Benson found
herself very ...
gaming bringing in less money
Slow economy, competition cited as factors
Eagle-Tribune October 11, 2012
Paul M. Kelley, director of the New Hampshire Racing and Charitable
Gaming Commission, speculates the down economy and competition are key
Callahan speculates the reasons could be the prize limits
in New Hampshire versus neighboring states, restrictions on smoking
and the emergence of online gaming.
gambling revenues dropped in NH from $13 million to $11.5 million last
The Republic - October 11, 2012
New Hampshire charities are seeing less revenue from gambling.
Paul Kelley, director of the state Racing and Charitable Gaming Commission,
says the economy and competition are key factors, while Rockingham Park
manager Ed Callahan points to prize limits in New Hampshire versus other
states, restrictions on smoking and the emergence of online gaming.
proposes new rules for Bickford Place Park
Berlindailysun (NH) - October 2, 2012
Smoking will also be banned in the small pocket park in the downtown.
... to the city ordinance to reflect the Bickford Place Park smoking
ban and night curfew.
apartments to go smoke-free next June
NewHampshire.com - September 3, 2012
But non-smokers say they have a right to clean air, and they're miffed
that the initial ... reviewed a recommendation by Stewart to make the
property non-smoking ...
American Legion Post 48 smoking ban called off
Nashua Telegraph - July 31, 2012
One of the last bastions of smoking freedom will remain one, at least
until further notice. Members of Hudsons American Legion Post
48 voted overwhelmingly to call off a ban on smoking in the buildings
canteen/bar area that was set to go into effect Wednesday
Post 48 Legionnaires pass smoking ban
Nashua Telegraph July 28, 2012
The handful of members present at American Legion Post 48s most
recent meeting voted unanimously after 15-20 minutes of discussion to
ban smoking in the bar and lounge, executive board Chairman Pete Ledoux
ban being debated at Hudson's American Legion Post 48
Nashua Telegraph - July 24, 2012
Five years ago, smokers who belonged to Legion posts and other private
fraternal and social clubs exhaled a puff of relief when they learned
their establishments would be exempted from the states new rule
banning smoking in public restaurants and bars. But now veterans, family
members and friends who call Hudsons American Legion Post 48 home
are again holding their collective breaths as they await word whether
a recent vote to ban smoking as of Aug. 1 will take effect or be overturned
at an upcoming special meeting.
has no plans to ban smoking
The Dartmouth (NH), March 27, 2012
Despite the proliferation of campus-wide smoking bans across the country,
Dartmouth does not enforce a full ban and has no current plans to do
so, according to Director of Media Relations Justin Anderson. While
no Ivy League university has implemented a smoking ban, 648 colleges
and universities nationwide have fully smoke-free campuses, according
to a study by the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation published
in January 2012.
legislation could enact smoking ban at NH beaches
Foster's Daily Democrat - Katy Sternberger - November 4, 2010
Smoking may be banned within certain areas of New Hampshire state beaches
and state parks as early as next summer, due to a bill that has been
stirring up a lot of controversy.
People don't like to be told what to do. It's the live
free or die' attitude, said state Rep. Susan Kepner, who sponsored
Proposed by the House Committee on Resources, Recreation and Development,
the bill prohibits smoking in congregate areas at state parks, historic
sites and state beaches.
Such congregate areas include restrooms, eating areas, playgrounds
and outside stages, while the affected beaches include Wallis Sands
State Beach, North Hampton State Beach and the state beaches of the
Lakes Region ...
ban likely to pass in N.H., too
But opposition to proposals for state parks is expected to be more
intense than in Maine
Portsmouth (NH) Herald, 2010-10-12
Maine's smoking ban on state beaches and in many areas of state parks
was passed with little fanfare. You can bet your (cigarette) butts that
it won't get by so easily in New Hampshire.
Following Maine's lead, a N.H. House subcommittee has taken two proposed
bills, pulled them apart and is now discussing how to move forward with
a partial smoking ban. While they're just discussing the idea with the
public now and any action could be months away, there's a real possibility
that a hybrid bill will be reintroduced that would effectively ban smoking
at state beaches, and the public and lawmakers turned out recently for
a feedback session in Rye.
There's likely to be a lot of debate over a law that ultimately would
have no teeth. . . .
Most surprising during the feedback session in the Rye Public Library
was how little attention was paid to secondhand smoke, which often is
the hot button issue associated with smoking bans in restaurants and
other public spaces. The discussion instead focused on the staggering
number of cigarette butts that end up in the sand. ...
if re-elected, will pursue outdoor smoking bans in N.H.
If re-elected, Kepner, Day will seek to bar butts at beach
Portsmouth (NH) Herald, 2010-09-19
Two controversial smoking bills that were sidelined this year may make
a comeback in the next legislative season. One bill would have banned
outdoor smoking in public areas of state parks and another on all state
beaches in New Hampshire.
The N.H. House Committee on Resources, Recreation and Development,
chaired by Rep. Judith Spang, D-Durham, has been working on legislation
that would limit the areas of beaches where smoking would be allowed.
The committee will present its findings and recommendations during a
public hearing Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. at Rye Public Library.
State Rep. Susan Kepner, D-Hampton, said the committee's findings came
after the group studied her bill and one sponsored by state Rep. Judith
Day, D-North Hampton. Kepner's bill proposed a ban on outdoor smoking
in public areas where people congregate at state parks, while Day filed
legislation to ban smoking on beaches similar to what Maine did. Both
were referred to interim study.
looks at banning smoking at beach
Seacoastonline.com - Casey Sullivan - August 10, 2010
OGUNQUIT Smokers may have to refrain from lighting up at Main
Beach if a smoking ban considered by the Select Board at a Tuesday,
Aug. 3, meeting goes forward.
Town Manager Tom Fortier said a Main Beach smoking ban would reduce
pollution and eliminate second-hand smoke health hazards, which studies
have shown causes a greater risk of heart disease and lung cancer.
Why cigarette smokers think its OK to flick their cigarette
butts out the window of their car is beyond me, Fortier said.
The world is their ashtray.
Fortier added that he had seen a picture of kids making sandcastles
at the beach "with cigarette butts as their flags." ...
waterfront park ruled mostly non-smoking
Foster's Daily Democrat - Roni Reino - June 22, 2010
PORTSMOUTH Smokers down by the waterfront might find themselves
left out of much of the park.
At Monday's City Council meeting, councilors voted to make the bulk
of the new Ceres Street Waterfront Pocket Park non-smoking.
The park, which officially opened last Tuesday, June 8, sits along
side Poco's Bow Street Cantina with a waterfront view and seating. However,
by the request of area restaurants and City Attorney Bob Sullivan, it
was brought to the council to make it smoke free on Monday.
Sullivan, with the owners of Poco's Bow Street Cantina, Old Ferry Landing
and The Riverhouse Restaurant, took a walk to the park on June 11 to
determine the effect of smokers in the area. They were greeted by children
playing in the area, which Sullivan said, paved the way for their proposal.
"Everyone present noted it should be non-smoking," he said.
The Keene Sentinel - David P. Greisman - April 16, 2010
Not close. Yes, cigar.
A cigar tasting event will be allowed to go on this August on city
property, thanks to an 11-3 vote Thursday night by the Keene City Council.
CC&H Framing & Cigars, located in Central Square, has held
such events in front of the store for the past three years. Its owner,
Clark Anderson, wants to do it again this year, setting up a canopy,
table and chairs in a few parking spaces.
Anderson had already received permission early this year for a June
5 event. But his request for an Aug. 28 event ran into some resistance
over it being contrary to the citys vision of a healthy community.
I have nothing against cigars; I have nothing against a cigar
once in a while, said Keene City Councilor Philip M. Jones. Smoking
a cigar is a self-serving activity just for the enjoyment in ones
self. I think its inconsiderate to smoke cigars in an area where
others are going to be affected.
Jones was one of the three voting against the event. He was joined
by councilors Ruth R. Venezia and Janis O. Manwaring. ...
to take up smoking ban
Concord (NH) Monitor, 2010-04-12
MADDIE HANNA Monitor staff
The city may ban smoking near the entrance to city buildings in response
to complaints about people lighting up in front of the library.
An ordinance that would ban the use of tobacco products within 50 feet
of the main entrance to city buildings will go before the city council
in May. In a brief report to th mayor and council, city Solicitor Paul
Cavanaugh wrote that smoking had become a problem outside city buildings,
"particularly in the entrance area of the City Library."
Library Director Pat Immen said she's been hearing the complaints for
"We've had members of the public comment it's difficult to get
into the library, there's so many people standing outside smoking,"
Moving Ahead With E-cigarette Ban For Youth
NORMA LOVE, Associated Press Writer
Electronic cigarettes are readily available at mall kiosks and the
Internet, come in flavors like tobacco, strawberry, chocolate and vanilla,
and replace smoking with "vaping."
And though they deliver a dose of nicotine steam, they can still be
legally sold to and used by minors.
Mara Zrzavy, a 16-year-old ConVal Regional High School student from
Peterborough, thinks that's just wrong, and worries kids her age will
view e-cigarettes as cool and become addicted to the nicotine. After
they're hooked, some will switch to regular cigarettes, which are cheaper,
"It's like having a new cell phone. It's cool. It's electronic,"
Zrzavy and other New Hampshire youth involved in anti-drug programs
helped persuade the House to pass a bill barring e-cigarette use by
minors and hope the Senate will do the same.
Supporters want lawmakers to apply New Hampshire's law on tobacco products
to e-cigarettes. ...
Lawmakers Weigh Smoking Ban For Parks, Beaches
WBZ - February 11, 2010
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) ? State lawmakers are considering bills banning
smoking at state parks and beaches.
One would ban smoking at the park's public gathering areas, such as
the pavilions and restrooms.
At a legislative hearing Thursday, Ted Austin of the Parks and Recreation
Department said his agency is not taking a position on the proposal
but says it does get complaints about second-hand smoke.
But the acting head of the Cigar Association of New Hampshire, Ed Santamaria,
said the bill would infringe on people's ability to enjoy themselves
in the parks. ...
group says no smoking
The Keene Sentinel - Anika Clark - Feb 11, 2010
The Keene Housing Authority is snuffing out smoking this spring in all
of its Monadnock Region properties.
This is going to be best for the vast majority of the people
we serve, said P. Curtis Hiebert, Keene Housing Authoritys
CEO. Hiebert estimated about 20 percent of the housing authoritys
adult tenants smoke.
The agency owns or manages 465 residential units in Keene, Swanzey
and Winchester for people of low to moderate income.
The indoor smoking ban will go into effect at all of the housing authoritys
residential units on April 1, although Hiebert said current tenants
who are smokers will have six months before they must stop lighting
Hiebert described the impetus for the ban which was approved
unanimously by the housing authoritys board of commissioners in
January as three-fold.
In addition to health concerns, smoking inside also sparks safety risks
because of the potential for cigarettes to be improperly disposed. And
the cost of readying a smokers apartment for a new, nonsmoking
tenant is just phenomenal, Hiebert said.
mixed to possible anti-smoking bill
Hampton legislator eyes ban at beaches, parks
Portsmouth (NH) Herald, 2009-09-06
State Rep. Susan Kepner, D-Hampton, announced last week that she is
considering putting forth a bill in the upcoming legislative cycle that
would outlaw smoking at playgrounds, outdoor concerts and other places
where a significant number of people congregate outdoors.
"I'm still trying to figure out the wording and exactly what it
will entail," Kepner said.
New Hampshire already bans smoking in public buildings, offices and
work places, except in smoking areas that are effectively segregated.
Smoking is also banned in schools, child care agencies, hospitals,
grocery stores, elevators, buses, tramways, restaurants and bars.
Beachgoers at Hampton Beach were not thrilled Friday afternoon with
the idea of seeing more places where they won't be able to partake in
a cigarette. ...
Smoking crushed in Hilltop parks
It is about public health, convenience and example
Foster's Democrat, 2009-08-20
Smoking is not allowed in public buildings and in Somersworth it is
no longer allowed in public parks.
The City Council said Tuesday night there are no "butts"
about it. There is no more lighting up in the city's 12 parks and outdoor
The ordinance was well-advised and neighboring communities without
a similar restriction would do well to consider following suit.
It is not "nanny" legislation. It is a matter of good health
and eliminating a source of trash and setting an example for the city's
children. . . .
It doesn't matter how many "butt cans" are placed in an area,
there are always people who will treat the space they are in as a public
ashtray choosing to crush underfoot, or more likely toss away,
the remains of their smoking materials.
Yes, smokers have rights, too. But their rights do not include
or at least should not include causing others needless discomfort
or endangering the health of others. ...
council bans smoking in parks
Foster's Daily Democrat - Jason Claffey - August 19, 2009
SOMERSWORTH The City Council has snuffed out smoking in public
The council voted unanimously on Monday to ban smoking in city parks
following a recommendation by the Recreation Committee.
Smoking joins intoxicating beverages, drugs, starting unregulated fires,
launching fireworks, posting signs and other activities that are banned
under the city ordinance governing park behavior. Those who violate
the ordinance may be subject to a $100 fine. ...
approves cigar bar bill on liquor sales
WCAX - May 13, 2009
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Cigar bars would be allowed to sell liquor under
an exception the Senate has approved to New Hampshire's 2-year-old ban
on smoking in public bars and restaurants.
The bill next heads back to the House to review limits the Senate placed
on the proposed cigar bar liquor license. The cigar bars could not sell
food or allow cigarette smoking on the premises. ...
Cigar bars: Make the term reality
Manchester (NH) Union-Leader, 2009-05-12
House Bill 392, up for a vote in the Senate tomorrow, would add "tobacco
retailers" to the long list of businesses and organizations allowed
to obtain a state liquor license. . . .
HB 392 simply allows these shops where people already congregate --
and smoke -- to sell beer. There is no public safety justification for
refusing these shops this additional revenue stream, or for refusing
smokers this added pleasure. ...