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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 Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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New Orleans Bans Smoking in All Public Places

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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Smoking Ban Working in Oahu, Hawaii

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

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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Smoking Ban Approved in Brooke County

Board of Health in Brooke County unanimously passed on Monday night a smoking ban and thus the county will be the latest to adopt such a law in West Virginia. In 2009 there were implemented  clean-air regulations and now they are being updated. The new law prohibits smoking indoors in such public places as restaurants, bars and video gambling establishments. … Continue reading

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Branson, Missouri, Approves No Smoking Ordinance

The Board of Aldermen in Branson, Missouri, at rheir regular meeting unanimously voted for adopting a smoke-free ordinance. It was approved with 5-0 votes. Alderwoman Cris Bohinc was not present on the meeting. At the beginning of the meeting Alderman Rick Davis thanked the board members, city mayor, workers from Cox Medical Center Branson and the Tri-Lakes Clean Air Alliance, … Continue reading

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Georgia Colleges Ban Tobacco Use

31 public universities and colleges that make part of  the University System of Georgia are going to become smoke-free. Even chewing tobacco and e-cigarettes will be forbidden. However, most questions arises the enforcement of the ban by the University of Georgia. Authorities in Atlanta talk about massive campaign to remove tobacco from campuses that many people do visit daily, but … Continue reading

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