No Smoking in Bars in New Orleans

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In New Orleans, Louisiana, was inaugurated Smoke-Free Week starting from this Monday and lasting till Friday. The Smoke-Free Week aims to increase awarness about negative effects of secondhand smoke exposure. Most exposed to tobacco smoke are bar workers. According to Healthier For All, who sponsors Smoke-Free Week, around hundred bars in  New Orleans became smoke-free in recent years. However, many … Continue reading

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Carnival and Norwegian to Ban Smoking on Balconies

Carnival and Norwegian to Ban Smoking on Balconies

In autumn Carnival Cruise Lines is going to prohibit smoking on cabin balconies. Smoking already is banned in all staterooms.  The idea to ban smoking came from numerous compains from passangers who do not want to breathe tobacco smoke. The line representatives told that the smoking ban on stateroom balconies is effective from October 9, 2014, and it comes in … Continue reading

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2014 Tour de France to be Smoke-Free

Tour de France

On July 5 in Leeds, England, starts Tour de France and the organizers call on visitors to protect, respect and enjoy the environment on the most important sporting event for cyclists. No smoking will be permitted. There are expected thousands of spectators to enjoy the event along the section of B6138 and the A58 next to Blackstone Edge Reservoir during … Continue reading

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Smoke-Free Movement in The Hub City

Smoking in Bar

West Texas Smoke Free Coalition decided to create a smoke-free movement in The Hub City. Today in the city smoking is permitted in bars, restaurants and cocktail lounges in designated areas. Bartender Antoine Craft is the member of the coalition and he says that they do fight for the right thing. People do not want to sit in a bar … Continue reading

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Arlington Raises Age to Buy Tobacco to 20


Arlington, Massachusetts, is going to increase minimum age to buy tobacco products to 20. The change comes into action from July 1, 2014. The next year the legal age to buy cigarettes will be increased one more time, to 21. The proposal to make these changes came from Arlington Board of Health which passed these regulations in 2013. Previously the … Continue reading

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Should Casinos become Smoke-Free?


In the state of New Jersey in Atlantic City there was organized East Coast Gaming Congress which takes place each year. On the meeting there was discussed state of affairs on the regional gaming market. However, there was not touched the subject regarding secondhand smoke exposure inside casinos in New Jersey and  Pennsylvania. The subject is quite important because at … Continue reading

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History of Smoking Bans in Massachusetts

Smoking Woman

Let us see the evolution of anti-smoking policies in the state of Massachusetts from 2004 till present days. July 2004 First anti-smoking law comes into action on July 5 and it bans smoking in bars, restaurants and workplaces. There were established next fines: $100 for people caught violating it and $300 for business owners who permitted smoking in their establishment. … Continue reading

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American Teens Smoke Less


A survey by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that in the USA fewer teens are having sex, fighting and using cigarettes, however, a great number of high school students are texting while driving. In 2013, 15.7% of teens told they are smoking cigarettes and this is the lowest rate recorded since 1991 when the National Youth Risk Behavior … Continue reading

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University of Louisiana Bans Tobacco on Campus


From August 1, 2014, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette prohibits tobacco use on its campuses. Joey Pons, associate director of Public Safety at UL Lafayette, says that the new state law imposes that public universities should have smoke-free policies. Now smoking is allowed at the distance of 25 feet away from building entrances, but the new policy will totally … Continue reading

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BAT NZ Reported High Profits


British American Tobacco in New Zealand (BAT NZ) is the largest tobacco company, which produces Dunhill cigarettes. Recently it reported its biggest annual profit since 1999, after revenues increased by 15% as it cut costs while increased excise tax hiked prices. According to the report, the tobacco company boosted profit to $132 million in 2013 from $115 million in 2012. … Continue reading

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