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October 30th, 2014 00:00

Wilmington Bans Smoking in Parks

Dennis P. Williams, the Mayor of Wilmington (state of Delaware) has signed an executive order prohibiting smoking in a number of city’s public places including parks, bus stops and playgrounds.In the city smoking already is prohibited in indoor public places such as museums, libraries, city government offices, classrooms, retail s ...

October 28th, 2014 00:00

Lubbock City, TX, May Expand Smoking Ban

City Council in Lubbock, Texas, this week will hold a meeting, where it will vote an ordinance which prohibits smoking in all restaurants and bars in the city.The ordinance would ban the use of regular cigarettes, other tobacco products and e-cigarettes. It will also regulate smoking in cars.The West Texas Smoke-Free Coalition actively ...

October 23rd, 2014 00:00

Canada: New Smoking Ban in Edmonton

City Council in Edmonton voted on October 22 a bylaw which bans smoking at Churchill Square located in front of city hall.The proposal to make this public space totally smoke-free came from Councilman Michael Walters. It is expected that the law will be elaborated now and come into action in three months after.According to Walters, in ...

October 21st, 2014 00:00

First Outdoor Smoking Ban in France

Authorities in France imposed an experimental smoking ban for one year in a park of its capital.The talk is about three outdoor playgrounds of the Parc de Montsouris found in Paris. It is the first time when in France is prohibited smoking in outdoor public places.In 2008 France totally prohibited smoking in such indoor places as resta ...

October 16th, 2014 00:00

Evanston Increases Tobacco Buying Age to 21

Aldermen at Evanston, Illinois, unanimously voted for a bill that would increase the legal age from 18 to 21 to buy tobacco products. The ordinance included a provision that makes it illegal for young people to possess cigarettes and this provision arised controversies.Alderman Don Wilson was asked to eliminate the provision from the or ...

October 13th, 2014 00:00

Newark to Expand Anti-Smoking Law

Newark, a town in the state of New Jersey, wants to reduce public places where smokers may light up. Municipal council told that they are considering to adopt a new resolution which would prohibit use of cigarettes not only in city parks but also at recreational facilities.Next week there will take place public hearings on the proposal. ...

October 9th, 2014 00:00

Chesterfield County Makes its Parks Tobacco-Free

Parks and Recreation Department in Chesterfield County, state of Virginia, wants to create smoke-free environments in order to keep kids away from tobacco smoke in some of county-owned facilities.Jim Perdue, the Assistant Director, who supervises parks in the Department, last week consulted Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission about ...

October 7th, 2014 00:00

Brooke County Considers Smoking Ban

One more county in West Virginia announced about its desire to go smoke-free.The talk is about Brooke County, where local Board of Health would organize public meetings in order to listen residents’ opinions on the proposal to prohibit smoking in such businesses as restaurants, bars, video lottery parlors.Besides this smoking is ...

October 2nd, 2014 00:00

Wayland Increases Tobacco Buying Age to 21

City of Wayland, Massachusetts, is going to adopt new tobacco control regulations which will touch sale of tobacco products and e-cigarettes, and also use of these products in public places and workplaces. The new regulations come into effect from January 1, 2015, after they were unanimously voted by the Board of Health.The new law incr ...

September 30th, 2014 00:00

France Considers New Tobacco Regulations

France wants to introduce plain packaging for cigarettes in order to lower smoking rates in the country. In case the bill would be adopted, France would become second country in the world after Australia, having the standard packs for all cigarette brands.Marisol Touraine, the French Health Minister, proposed last week to introduce plai ...