Category Archives: Smoking Ban

Virginia Tire & Auto to Go Smoke-Free

In an attempt to create a healthier workplace for its staff, Virginia Tire & Auto decided to prohibit smoking at its twelwe northern Virginia locations. The new policy comes into action on November 19. The automative provider told that their initiative is dedicated to Great American Smokeout that would take place on November 19 and is organized by the American … Continue reading Continue reading

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Astoria Discussing Today Smoking Ban in Parks

Officials in Astoria, Oregon, in their attempt to promote health and wellness are considering smoking ban in city parks, because they are preoccupied with negative effects of secondhand smoke on non-smoking people. The smoking ban is going to be applied at the McClure Park and Tapiola Park. Besides this, tonbacco use to be prohibited in the next well-known tourist spots:  … Continue reading

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Wayne State Joins Smoke-Free Michigan Universities

Students at Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, who used to relieve from stress before exams with the help of cigarettes will have to find new ways to overcome their stress. Starting from August 19 in the University comes into effect a new smoke-free policy which bans tobacco use in the campus. With the policy the University joins Northern, Western, Eastern, … Continue reading

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Pottsboro Banned Smoking in Parks Entirely

The city of Pottsboro, Oklahoma, made smoking in its three parks illegal by voting for a new smoke-free ordinance entitled Ordinance No. 1344. There was organized a public meeting last week and there came city residents to say their opinions on the proposal to ban smoking in parks. However, all residents who came on the meeting expressed their support for … Continue reading

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No Smoking Inside Meridian Public Housing

Representatives of Meridian public housing, MS, told that they push for a healthy environment for its residents and therefore they adopted a smoke-free policy necessary to reduce people’s exposure to secondhand smoke. According to Meridian Housing Authority Executive Director Ron Turner, the housing authority banned tobacco use inside all its six public housing units back in 2012. Turner is happy … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Housing Authority to Go Smoke-Free

The  Board of Commissioners at Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) on the meeting last week discussed the possibility to prohibit use of tobacco throughout its apartments and homes and introduce a free–to–low cost Internet access program for its residents. Totally in PHA homes live around 80,000 residents. With the new initiative it would join other 500 housing units in the USA … Continue reading

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Seattle Bans Smoking in its 465 Parks

Starting from Monday it is illegal to use cigarettes and other tobacco products in public parks in Seattle, Washington. With that move the city joined a number of other large US cities who made their parks smoke-free. Two months ago, on May, the officials from  Seattle’s Parks and Recreation passed an ordinance prohibiting tobacco use in all of its 465 … Continue reading

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Smoking on Beaches in Cape Towns

63-year-old smoker Mike Kelly lives in Cape Cod. He enjoys going to the Corporation Beach along with his family. It is a real pleasure for him to spend a sunny day on the beach, but he cannot light up his favorite Davidoff Superslims Gold cigarettes as smoking is banned on the beaches. Being a tobacco user for many years, Mike … Continue reading

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Trenton City Council Reconsiders Smoking Ban in Parks

The city of Trenton in New Jersey plans to have another try in fighting with smoking in parks by adopting a smoke-free ordinance. The City Council meeting is sheduled for Thursday. There would be discussed an ordinance banning use of cigarettes, cigars, e-cigarettes in city parks and city facilities, recreational zones, and inside city vehicles. In 2013 there was a … Continue reading

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Tempe Bans Smoking in Cars with Kids

City of Tempe in Arizona adopted a law which does not allow to use cigarettes in cars in presence of children. Offenders will face fines. The law is created to encourage smoking people to keep from using cigarettes when they have kids inside their cars sitting on the backseat. It came into action on Saturday. Tempe City Council in May … Continue reading

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