New Tobacco Regulation in Danvers

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At the beginning of May the  Board of Health in Denvers, Massachusetts, unanimously adopted a number of laws which regulate use and sale of tobacco products in the city. The new law modified the definion og tobacco products and it now includes all non-FDA regulated e-cigarettes and such tobacco products as pipes, hookahs, cigars, and even little cigars. The law … Continue reading

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Burlingame to Consider Smoke-Free Policy in Apartments

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Burlingame may become next city in San Mateo County, California, that does not allow using cigarettes inside apartments and other multi-unit housing buildings.  The issue is going to be discussed today in the City Council. The major aim of adopting such a policy is protection of apartements residents from secondhand smoke exposure. In case the majority of the council votes … Continue reading

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Gov. Fallin Signed a Tobacco-Free Law in Oklahoma

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Mary Fallin, Governor of Oklahoma state, last week signed a bill into the law which imposes that all public and private schools in the state should be tobacco-free. The law is called “24/7 Tobacco-Free Schools Act” and prohibits use of all kinds of tobacco in school vehicles, school campuses, all school-sanctioned and  school-sponsored events and activities. The authors of the … Continue reading

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$2.29 Cigarette Tax Proposed in Kansas

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Smokers in Kansas who use a pack of cigarettes a day soon may have to pay monthly $70 for their habit, because Gov. Sam Brownback proposed to raise cigarette taxes in the state. Recently he came with a proposal to increase cigarette tax in the state from  79 cents a pack to $2.29 in order to fill the gap of  … Continue reading

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Bay Area to Expand Exsisting Smoking Ban

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Lawmakers in Bay Area in California are working over new anti-smoking restcrictions which would reduce number of public places where people could light up. Local authorities agreed to adopt an ordinance which would eliminate smoking from outdoor public events and dining areas and make housing apartments free of tobacco smoke. In case the smoking ban would be approved, smokers would … Continue reading

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Princeton is 7th NJ City to Increase Tobacco Buying Age

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Young people in Princeton, New Jersey, will no loner be able to buy cigarettes as the city increased to 21 the age for buying tobacco. On Monday, the city’s Health Board adopted new ordinance prohibiting tobacco sales to those under 21. Thus Princeton becomes the seventh city in New Jersey having such a legislation. According to Global Advisors on Smokefree … Continue reading

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Stamford Considers to Ban Smoking in Parks

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Smokers in Stamford, the city located in Fairfield County, Connecticut, today in those beautiful spring days may enjoy smoking in city parks. However, in the nearest future  the city plans to adopt smoking ban in public spaces including parks. In March, the Parks and Recreation Commission passed a new smoke-free policy. It is likely that the health director of Stamford … Continue reading

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Raising to 21 Smoking Age Reduces Youth Tobacco Use

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In 2005 Needham, the suburb of Boston, in its attempt to reduce tobacco use among youth decided to increase the legal age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21. The measure resulted in significant tobacco use drop among high school students. It was a two times decline and this was a greatest result compared to surrounding suburbs. Needham with its … Continue reading

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No More Smoking in Cafes in Fort Lee City

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Fort Lee in New Jersey became the first city in Bergen County to pass an ordinance which bans smoking in outdoor cafes and restaurants. The law acting today in the state of New Jersey already bans wafting of tobacco smoke in indoor work settings and public places. Anti-smoking activists claim that  local municipalities can pass their own anti-smoking ordinances, which … Continue reading

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New Smoke-Free Initiative in Oceanside

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The city of Oceanside in California wants to prohibit use of tobacco in outdoor patios retaurants after all. That is the first approval of City Council. In case the law passes on the second meeting, it would come into action in 30 days. Initially the idea was proposed in 2013, but the Council did not manage to come to a … Continue reading

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