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December 4th, 2014 00:00

Smoke-Free Initiative in Hemet, CA

Michael Ramirez, the coordinator of the Hemet Community Action Network Coalition, wants to totally free parks in Hemet city from cigarette butts in order to make them clean and beautiful. He pushes an ordinace which would prohibit cigarettes use in Hemet parks.In order to implement the ban there will be used money from Drug Free Communi ...

December 2nd, 2014 00:00

Framingham Raised Tobacco Buying Age to 21

Board of Health in Framingham city, Massachusetts, adopted stricter tobacco regulations by increasing legal age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21. The Board took such a decision in its attempt to reduce smoking rates among youth.Pediatrician Lester Hartman, cofounder of the Tobacco 21 campaign, welcomes the change and offered the Bo ...

November 27th, 2014 00:00

New Tobacco Regulations Drafted in China

Government in China wants to reduce smoking rates in the country which is in top of countries with highest smoking rates worldwide. In terms of tobacco control, China is behind Egypt, Thailand and Vietnam.It is estimated that 300 million Chinese people are using tobacco and hundreds of millions are exposed to secondhand smoke.Thus the ...

November 25th, 2014 00:00

Tolono, IL, Makes its Parks Smoke-Free

In order to protect health of city residents and environment from litter, Park district officials in Tolono, Illinois, voted for adoptation of law prohibiting smoking in all village parks in the city starting from January 1, 2015.It means that starting from the next year it would be illegal to light up on any public park grounds, in any ...

November 20th, 2014 00:00

Great American Smokeout in New Orleans

Each year on third Thursday in November America celebrates Great American Smokeout. This year it is celebrated today, on November 20 and this year it is its 39th edition. The event was launched by the American Cancer Society with the aim to encourage smokers to stop their habit at least for a day.The American Cancer Society Cancer Actio ...

November 18th, 2014 00:00

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The Board of Health in Columbia, Boone County, said last week that it approved the law which prohibits selling of tobacco products to those younger 21. Also e-cigarettes were banned from use in public places just like tobacco products. The proposals were sponsored by First Ward Councilwoman Ginny Chadwick.In October, City Council of Col ...

November 13th, 2014 00:00

Dallas Considers a Smoking Ban in Parks

Dallas, TX, is in top 10 major American cities which still permit smoking in parks. However, now Dallas authorities want to change the situation and made a draft of ordinance to ban smoking in trails and parks including sport complexes for youth. For example, smoking will be banned in Crawford Park in southeast Dallas.What is total numb ...

November 11th, 2014 00:00

Smoking Ban Appoved in Burlington, Vermont

City Council in Burlington, Vermont, voted for adopting a smoking ban in Church Street Marketplace. The proposal met support from the majority of Council Members and city Mayor Miro Weinberger.Council members are worried with effects that result from secondhand smoke exposure. However, some members told the proposed ordinance is too muc ...

November 6th, 2014 00:00

University of Alabama Becomes Smoke-Free

Starting from January 1, 2015, the University of Alabama (UA) becomes smoke-free. Use of tobacco products and e-cigarettes will be prohibited on all grounds, facilities, parking lots on the university campus. The Black Faculty/Staff Association, the Professional Staff Assembly, the UA Association of Residential Communities, the Faculty S ...

November 4th, 2014 00:00

Athens, OH, Considers Smoking Ban in Parks

City Council.in Athens, Ohio, considers adoption of an ordinance which would prohibit smoking in city recreational areas such as outdoor recreation facilities, parks, athletic playing fields, restrooms. The Council is going to vote for it tonight.During council meeting last Monday, councilman Steve Patterson told that possibly there wil ...