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Alexandria hospital to ban odor of smoke on workers’ clothes

Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria will implement an anti-tobacco policy for its entire campus starting July 1 of next year, expanding the policy put in place two years ago for employees of the women’s and children’s areas. The policy will prohibit the use of tobacco products by employees while on their shifts, including when they are on breaks. … Continue reading Continue reading

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Hundreds of Colleges Say No to Smoking

If you’re a smoker, you know how hard it is to find a legal place to light up. Now, add hundreds of college and university campuses to the no-smoking list, inside and outdoors. Salem State University went tobacco-free Sept. 1. The signs say it all over campus. Whether you’re a student or a teacher, don’t light up. “I think it’s … Continue reading

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Houston may ban smoking in parks

Mayor Annise Parker said she is considering banning smoking in the city’s 380 parks because of the fire dangers presented by discarded cigarettes. “This drought is a crisis situation,” Parker said. ”I am leaning toward a ban on smoking cigarettes, pipes, cigars – a ban on smoking in city parks. But what I want first is Houstonians to understand why … Continue reading

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Doctors aim to ban tobacco in the Vatican

Reflecting the gravity and addictiveness of the health problem, two dozen area doctors and nurses are appealing to a higher authority to curtail cigarette use. When Pope Benedict XVI visits the United States in April, they plan to come armed with a petition with thousands of names asking the pope “to declare the Vatican the world’s first country to ban … Continue reading

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French Beach Smoking Ban

A small town in Provence is attracting more vacationing families by turning a stretch of sun-drenched Mediterranean seafront into what it calls the first non-smoking beach in France. Similiar limits on smoking in French cafes, bars and restaurants are gradually undoing what was once a notoriously laissez-faire attitude to smoking. Beachcombers who arrive at the “Plage Lumiere” beach pass under … Continue reading

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No Smoke in Ball Parks

Armed with health statistics about the dangers of second-hand smoke and the anti-tobacco rules of baseball’s major leagues and little leagues, Stacey Basinger has been making the rounds of local city councils asking for laws to keep smoke away from ball fields where children are playing. Basinger said she would like to see city ordinances outlawing smokers from coming within … Continue reading

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The Bahamas smoking ban in public places

The Bahamas needs to ban smoking inside public places to preserve the health of those who do not smoke. The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says secondhand smoke exposure causes an estimated 3,400 lung cancer deaths annually among adult non-smokers in the U.S. The CDC also notes that secondhand smoke exposure causes an estimated 46,000 heart disease … Continue reading

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Costa Rica Smoking Ban

Costa Rica may soon be part of the growing list of countries to adopt measures aimed at protecting non-smokers from secondhand smoke and part of the 150 million plus smokers in Latin America and the Caribbean that are finding it more and more difficult to smoke in public places. More than half the countries in the world already ban smoking … Continue reading

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Smoking banned on Italian beach

Cigarette butts could be a thing of the past on one Italian beach near Venice where the local mayor introduced a test ban on smoking Saturday. Swimmers and sunbathers are being encouraged to put out their cigarettes on part of Bibione beach, in the municipality of San Michele al Tagliamento. Mayor Pasqualino Codognotto admitted that smokers could not be punished … Continue reading

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Ohio board recommends banning smoking on all school property

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The state school board says smoking should be banned not only inside Ohio school buildings but also on surrounding school property. The Ohio Board of Education has voted unanimously in favor of tobacco-free school campuses, including parking lots and athletic facilities. The recommendation approved earlier this month is just that: a recommendation that school systems may adopt … Continue reading

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