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March 3rd, 2015 00:00

Hawaii to Raise Smoking Age to 21

Smokers in Hawaii who choose to use either electronic or traditional cigarettes soon will have few public spaces to light up, because officials want to introduce some new statewide anti-smoking laws.The change would target especially youth as state lawmakers want to raise legal smoking age from 18 to 21 in order to protect young generat ...

February 24th, 2015 00:00

Connecticut May Ban Smoking on Rail Platforms

A lawmaker in the city of Stamford, Connecticut, proposed to introduce a smoking ban on Amtrak and Metro-North rail platforms. With this change the city would join such US major city as New York.On some platforms in Connecticut smoking is not allowed. Thus no-smoking signs may be seen on New Haven Line stations and platforms. However, s ...

February 20th, 2015 00:00

No Smoking on Golf Courses in Portland, Oregon

People who would play golf on five municipal yards in Potland city, Oregon, will no longer be allowed to smoke cigarettes or use other smoking devices and tobacco products in these places starting from July 1.This week City Council of Portland voted 4-1 to prohibit smoking at all city-owned nature zones and parks. The prohibited zones f ...

February 17th, 2015 00:00

New Tax Hike on Tobacco Proposed in Ohio

Smokers in the US state of Ohio are displeased to know that taxes on cigarettes are going to be increased. The proposal comes from Governor John Kasich who suggested an increase of $1 per cigarette pack.Smoker Toni Leach lives in Coshocton and chooses to smoke Dunhill cigarettes for years. He does not welcome the proposal saying that sm ...

February 12th, 2015 00:00

Pictorial Warnings to Cover 85% of Each Cigarette Pack in Pakistan

During a recent press conference Saira Afzal Tarar, Minister for National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination in Pakistan, declared that the country is going to pass a law which says that graphic warnings should cover 85% of cigarette packs on both sides.Tobacco companies should place these large pictorial warnings on all ciga ...

February 10th, 2015 00:00

Fritz Proposed to Expand Smoking Ban in Portland

City Council in Portland city, Oregon, plans to consider expanding the existing ban on smoking in parks and recreation areas.The proposal implies an expansion of ban to entire city park system.In case the City Council passes the proposal, then in Portland all parks will become smoke-free including golf courses, trails, natural areas, r ...

February 5th, 2015 00:00

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Lawmaker Kraig Powell from Utah came back with a proposal to increase to 21 the legal age to buy tobacco products. In 2014 the proposal was not approved by the state Senate and now he wants it to give it a second try. Last year the bill was pushed by Rep. Kraig Powell together with Senator Stuart Reid.Powell discussed with smokers his p ...

February 3rd, 2015 00:00

Smoking Ban in Bars Failed in Conway City

Smoking ban in Conway city, South Carolina, failed yesterday night. It took months to discuss on the meetings the proposal to prohibit tobacco use in bars. In January we wrote that Conway discusses a smoking ban proposal.On January 5 the majority of city leaders showed their support for the smoking ban, however, yestserday on the meetin ...

January 29th, 2015 00:00

Baton Rouge, LA, Launces New Anti-Smoking Campaign

Last week New Orleans passed a smoking ban, and this city became an example to follow for other cities in state of Louisiana. Thus, the city of Baton Rouge hopes to achieve similar results with its anti-smoking campaign.At the beginning of the week City Mayor Kip Holden along with other officials announced launch of an anti-smoking camp ...

January 27th, 2015 00:00

New Orleans Expands Smoking Ban

Last week City Council of New Orleans, Louisiana, approved a new law which extends an existing smoking ban. Now it will be applied to all tobacco products and e-cigarettes, which will be prohibited to use in public recreational areas, bars, sports facilities, cinemas.The new smoking ban extends not just to indoor public places in the ci ...