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April 29th, 2015 00:00

Hawaii May Raise Smoking Age if the Governor Says Yes

Due to the fact that electronic cigarettes become more popular among high school students, authorities in Hawaii decided to take measures to protect youth from smoking by passing a bill which increases legal smoking age to 21. It means that young people under 21 will have no possibility to buy tobacco products and e-cigarettes in local s ...

April 24th, 2015 00:00

Hammond Expanded Smoking Ban to Bars

Hammond is the ninth city in US state of Louisiana to prohibit smoking in gaming halls and bars, because the City Council voted on Tuesday for adoption of a new smoke-free law, which comes into action in 90 days and it follows the goal to create smoke-free working places for employees.The major sponsor of the law is Councilman Lemar Mar ...

April 17th, 2015 00:00

France to Introduce Plain Packs for Cigarettes in 2016

Smokers know France not only by amazing comedies with Louis de Funes, but also by such cigarettes brands as Gauloises and Gitanes, which became popular in the USA and other countries worldwide.Now France started to fight smoking among population with a new method. It would demand from tobacco companies to sell their cigarettes in plain ...

April 7th, 2015 00:00

Washington D.C. Minimum Smoking Age Increase Proposed

The City Council of Washington, D.C., is considering a law that would increase legal age to buy and possess tobacco products from current 18 to 21.Kenyan McDuffie, Ward 5 Council member, came last week to the Council with such a proposal. His major argument is that raising tobacco buying age would help to keep young people away from smo ...

March 30th, 2015 00:00

Smoking Ban Drafted in Tybee Island

Authorities in Tybee Island, the city and an island in Georgia, at the end of last week were discussing for the first time the proposals to make city beaches cleaner.Bubba Hughes, the city attorney, came with a draft of an ordinance that prohibits use of tobacco products and e-cigarettes on the city beaches, on the Walter Parker Pier, i ...

March 24th, 2015 00:00

New Orleans Preparing for Smoking Ban

Smoking ban in New Orleans, Louisiana, comes into effect the next month, on April 22. Up to this date remains just several weeks, but owners of Harrah’s casinos are still asking for an exemption. Nadine Ramsey is the Council member who is also lobbying for an exemption.Opposers of the ban do not welcome the new smoke-free law and ...

March 19th, 2015 00:00

Columbia Housing Goes Smoke-Free from May 1

The Authority Board of Commissioners at Columbia Housing, Missouri, adopted this week a new proposal which adds to lease agreements an appendix prohibiting use of tobacco inside their residences.The change comes into effect on May 1, 2015, and applies all 719 authority’s residences.In November 2014, residents received a notice wi ...

March 12th, 2015 00:00

Britain Adopts Plain Packaging Law

Yesterday, on March 11, there was No Smoking Day in the UK and on this day British House of Commons took its final decision on plain packaging regulation.With the majority of votes it approved the law which introduces standartized plain packaging for all tobacco products. The change comes into effect the next year, on May 20.Standartiz ...

March 10th, 2015 00:00

Where Smoking Would Be Allowed on OC Fair?

If you are planning to visit this summer the Orange County Fair 2015 in Costa Mesa, California, you should be aware that there would be introduced greater restrictions on where you may smoke cigarettes and other tobacco products, because the officials approved new anti-smoking policy which allows tobacco use only on designated areas on t ...

March 5th, 2015 00:00

Georgia Students Continue to Smoke Despite Ban

In the USA bans of tobacco products on college grounds became a social norm. Today over thousand colleges and universities across the country do not allow smoking on their campuses.Last year in October, the University System of Georgia prohibited use of tobacco on its grounds, however, seems like students do not hurry to quit their habi ...