Wants Council To Extend County's Smoking Ban To Vaping [AUDIO]
90.5 WESA - January 18, 2017
Nearly 600 counties and municipalities across the nation have enacted restrictions
on e-cigarettes and other forms of vaping in existing smoke-free public venues,
the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. Allegheny County could soon
join that list. Philadelphia is the only Pennsylvania municipality that has
a local ordinance for smoke-free areas and it only prohibits vaping in restaurants.
Allegheny County Council is now considering legislation proposed by County Executive
Rich Fitzgerald that would extend the county's broad smoking ban to include
"Secondhand vaping can be just as dangerous as secondhand
smoke," Fitzgerald said.
establishes new smoke-free campus policy
Daily Trojan Online - January 11, 2017
On Tuesday, USC announced a new policy that establishes the University a smoke-free
campus. The new policy, issued by Provost Michael Quick, prohibits smoking in
"all indoor and outdoor facilities on university-owned and leased property,"
including the Health Sciences Campus and all sorority and fraternity houses
recognized by the University. The newly instituted rule will apply to all smoking
devices including hookahs and e-cigarettes. The new policy also added that "refusal
by faculty, staff or students to comply with this policy may result in appropriate
disciplinary action." The previous policy allowed smoking on campus, except
in indoor locations and other specific areas with no smoking signs.
the new policy's implementation, USC joined more than 1,500 other colleges in
the United States that prohibit smoking.
bill proposes ban on smoking when person under 18 in vehicle
The Telegraph - January 5, 2017
has been prefiled that would ban smoking in vehicles in Georgia when a person
under 18 is present.
According to the Americans
for Nonsmokers' Rights website, Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Maine,
Oregon, Puerto Rico, Utah and Vermont have enacted similar legislation. The
age varies of those present in the vehicle in which smoking is not allowed.
Xavier University Implements 100 Percent Tobacco-Free Campus
Chicago Tribune - January 4, 2017
Saint Xavier University (SXU) was awarded a $20,000 grant that will help the University advocate for, adopt, and implement a 100 percent smoke- and tobacco-free initiative on SXU's Chicago and Orland Park campuses as part of the American Cancer Society and the CVS Health Foundation's Tobacco-Free Generation Campus Initiative (TFGCI). According to the Americans for Nonsmokers Rights Foundation, only 1,427 college campuses are 100 percent smoke- and tobacco-free and now SXU has joined this prestigious club ,,,