Smoking Allowed in House Capitol Offices in Missouri

Capitol. Missouri

The US state of Missouri took a decision to go smoke-free. However, recently the Missouri House voted to continue to permit using cigarettes in offices in the Capitol building. Smoking is already prohibited on the House floor and in the public viewing chambers above. State Representative Jeanette Mott Oxford proposed to extend this smoking ban to the entire House side … Continue reading

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New Orleans Bans Smoking in All Public Places

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After making some modifications, last week  the city of New Orleans finally passed a smoking ban which prohibits lighting up in casinos, bars, private clubs and even in cars. The ban is applied to tobacco products and e-cigarettes. The ordinance also includes parks, recreational areas, theaters, business establishment,  sports facilities  and a host of other places.  People caught smoking in … Continue reading

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Howell: Smoking Ban in Apartments is Not for Folsom

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Plans of Folsom city in Sacramento county, California, to introduce tougher smoking ban that extends to private apartments induced indignation from city leaders and residents. Kerri Howell,  Folsom’s Councilwoman, expressed her negative opinion on the proposed expanding of smoking ban. She said that with such a law the Government tries to interfere with people’s choises. The government is reaching too … Continue reading

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What Impact Smoking Has on Pets

Dog and Cat

Normally when the new year begins, people want to change something in their life, they want improvements. Most common New Year resolutions are connected to a healthy lifestyle: going to gym, making exercises, keeping to a healthy diet. However, these lifestyle changes have benefists not only on people, but they contribute to significant improvements in pets who live indoors. If … Continue reading

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Stillman College Joins Tobacco-Free Alabama Universities

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Stillman College, Alabama, this week declared that it prohibits smoking on its campus. The smoke-free policy is applied to all tobacco products and e-cigarettes. With this move the college joins University of Alabama and Auburn University which go smoke-free this year. The University of Alabama announced about the initiative in November 2014 which is going to expand it on all … Continue reading

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Fort Collins Considers New Smoking Restrictions

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City Council in Fort Collins, Colorado, on their upcoming meeting in February plans to discuss smoking restrictions in the city. There was proposed to expand smoking ban in Downtown area including Old town Square . The proposal prohibits smoking in next areas: – all city parks and natural zones; – all city owned facilities and their grounds; – some public … Continue reading

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Smoking Ban Working in Oahu, Hawaii

Hawaii, Oahu

One year ago Oahu, Hawaii, adopted a law prohibiting use of cigarettes in parks and on beaches. Today people say that the air became cleaner and they enjoy it. Resident Dominic Apilando frequently goes to Kapiolani Park. He says that before the smoke-free law was adopted he used to see a lot of smokers in parks who were normally leaving … Continue reading

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El Paso Banned Smoking at Bus Stops

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Smokers in El Paso, Texas, will no longer be allowed to light up at bus stops, city parks and stadiums as the new smoking ban comes into effect from the beginning of the next year. In summer 2014 city council passed second phase of the Clean Air Ordinance which comes into action on January 1. It bans use of tobacco … Continue reading

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No More Smoking in Montgomery Bars

Smoking in Bar

Authorities in the city of Montgomery, Alabama, continue to pull a smoking ban ordinance as it heads to the city council.  The proposed ordinance induced controversies, therefore authorities work over its modifications. During public hearing, there were expressed opinions for and against the smoking ban, and all them are taken into consideration when making adjustments. Now the authorities who work … Continue reading

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Less Smokers in Wisconsin, USA

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The Department of Health Services (DHS) in Wisconsin revealed data which demonstrates that in the state adult smoking rate achieved its lowest level for the first time in history. Today adult smoking rate in Wisconsin is 18% while in 2012 it was 20%. Today’s smoking rate almost coincides with the national smoking rate of 17.8% which was also revealed recently … Continue reading

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