Category Archives: Smoking Ban

Lincoln Introduces Tobacco-Free Policy in Parks

Richard Bosco, Police Chief of Lincoln, the city in Pennsyvania, told that there going to be introduced changes in smoking policies in recreation areas. This will take place in collaboration with Tobacco Free Allegheny and participation in Young Lungs.at Play program that would take place in the state Department of Health. To say that  Tobacco Free Allegheny  is a non-profit … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in Smoking Ban | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Potland Expands Smoking Ban to All Parks

Represetatives of Portland Parks and Recreation told on Monday that the existing smoking ban in several city parks would be expanded to all city parks starting from July 1. According to the parks department, the new expanded smoking ban would become permanent for all park zones controlled by the department. They explain that the move would help to protect parks … Continue reading

Posted in Smoking Ban | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Waco Considering Complete Smoking Ban in Bars

The City Council of Waco, Texas, wants to prohibit use of cigarettes in restaurants, bars, workplaces and most public spaces. The proposal of such a ban came from the Waco-McLennan County Public Health District board. It wants to eliminate exemptions existing in the ordinance regarding smoking in bars and venues that have separately ventilated smoking sections. The new ordinance would … Continue reading

Posted in Smoking Ban | Tagged , | Leave a comment

New Tobacco Regulation in Danvers

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

Posted in Smoking Ban | Tagged | Leave a comment

Burlingame to Consider Smoke-Free Policy in Apartments

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

Posted in Smoking Ban | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Gov. Fallin Signed a Tobacco-Free Law in Oklahoma

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

Posted in Smoking Ban | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Bay Area to Expand Exsisting Smoking Ban

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

Posted in Smoking Ban | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Stamford Considers to Ban Smoking in Parks

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

Posted in Smoking Ban | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

No More Smoking in Cafes in Fort Lee City

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

Posted in Smoking Ban | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

New Smoke-Free Initiative in Oceanside

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

Posted in Smoking Ban | Tagged , | Leave a comment