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July 23rd, 2015 00:00

Providence Considering Smoking Ban in Downtown

Providence, the capital city of Rhode Island, is considering a new legislation to create more smoke-free places across the city. The talk is about smoking ban in outdoor areas in downtown. As anti-smoking activists say, the proposed ordinance is the one that is quite wide-reaching. The legislation is considered best ever existed.Activis ...

July 21st, 2015 00:00

Upshur County Rejected Smoke-Free Proposal

Last week on Thursday anti-tobacco activists addressed the Upshur County Commission a request to make county-owned property tobacco-free. In its turn, the Commission opposed the request because the majority of members voted against it.The proposal belongs to Family Resource Network Director Joyce Harris Thacker , who made the request on ...

July 16th, 2015 00:00

UK: Brighton and Hove Beaches to Be Smoke-Free

Soon parks and beaches in Brighton and Hove city, UK, may become smoke-free as local authorities are considering the extension of existing smoking ban across the city.However, before taking a final decision the authorities want to ask residents if they support such a move or not.The goal of the proposed smoking ban is to create smoke-f ...

July 14th, 2015 00:00

Minneapolis Passes Flavoured Tobacco Ban

In Minneapolis the local City Council approved an ordinance which imposes a restriction on sale of flavoured tobacco products, including fruit-flavored cigarillos. Thus starting from January 2016 those tobacco products will be allowed for sale just in few shops.On Friday the City Council unanimously voted for the ordinance restricting s ...

July 9th, 2015 00:00

Councilmen in Waco Pass Smoking Ban with 5-1 Votes

Last week the Council of Waco city in Texas with the majority of votes passed a law which prohibits smoking in restaurants, bars and most indoor public spaces.Arguments regarding protection of empluyees at their workplaces outweighed business concerns about possible loss of income. In the first voting, five Council members supported the ...

July 7th, 2015 00:00

One Month of Smoking Ban Enforcement in Beijing

In Beijing, the capital of China, last month came into action a tough smoking ban. Local authorities report that since then around 90 individuals and 40 organizations were fined for the violation of the ban. Gao Xiaojun, official with Beijing Municipal Commission of Health and Family Planning, told that totally were gathered 100,000 yuan ...

July 2nd, 2015 00:00

Smoke-Free Policy in Place in Hillsboro from July 1

Starting from July 1, 2015, the city of Hillsboro, Oregon, a new smoke-free policy is in place. It prohibits vaping and smoking on all city property and city-owned parking lots.The ordinance was adopted by the City Council on April current year and it aims to create healthy environment for all citizens and protect workers from secondhan ...

June 30th, 2015 00:00

Palos Heights, IL, Prohibits Smoking in Parks

Palos Heights, Illinois, will no longer allow use of e-cigarettes and regular cigarettes in city parks and pools.The city joins a big number of municipalities in Illinois which already banned smoking in parks, recreational facilites and indoor public spaces.According to Michael Leonard, head of parks and recreation department, the deci ...

June 25th, 2015 00:00

Ban on New Types of Tobacco Products in Singapore

Starting from December 15, 2015, in Singapore to be prohibited sale of alternative tobacco products including those that are not available yet on the market.The new law will come into effect in two phases. Thus first phase to be in action from December current year while the second phase to be in action from August, 2016.The first phas ...

June 23rd, 2015 00:00

Hawaii Regulators Raise Legal Smoking Age To 21

Hawaii’s Governor David Ige has finally signed a bill which increases legal smoking age to 21. This step makes Hawaii first state in the USA to have a statewide law which does not allow purchase of cigarettes to anyone under 21.The goal of adopting this law is to prevent teenagers from using, purchasing and possessing regular ciga ...