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  • Sandbar Lounge closes; owner blames smoking ban

    12/01/2015 7:56:20 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies
    Casper Star Tribune ^ | November 30, 2015 | Heather Richards
    Sandbar Lounge, a downtown Casper institution, will close for good Saturday, and its owner says the city's recently imposed smoking ban is to blame. “The smoking ban destroyed the bar, as I foretold it would,” Nancy Goddard wrote Monday in a post on the Sandbar's Facebook page. “I have cried a million tears and will probably cry a million more again. I apologize. I tried and failed. God bless.” Casper residents voted Nov. 3 to reinstate a 2012 smoking ban on bars. More than 6,000 voters cast ballots, with 54 percent voting in favor of the ban. Ban supporters, such...
  • Should French Quarter cigar bar get a pass from New Orleans City Council?

    02/25/2015 2:08:00 PM PST · by BBell · 30 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 2/25/15 | Richard Rainey
    A French Quarter cigar bar's battle over state and city liquor permits has struck a major chord among New Orleans policy makers and civic leaders. Councilwoman Nadine Ramsey wants to create a new category in the zoning code -- called a "tobacco retail business" -- to keep La Habana Hemingway Cigar Bar on Toulouse Street in operation. But critics say that doing so could undermine the impending citywide smoking ban by exempting more drinking establishments from it and also impact the Quarter's long-standing prohibition on new cocktail lounges in commercial zones.
  • DOJ Banning Smoking in Federal Prisons

    12/06/2014 5:35:17 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 70 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 5, 2014 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The Justice Department (DOJ) is banning smoking and all tobacco products in federal prisons, according to a final regulation to be published Monday.All federal prison inmates will be prohibited from smoking, unless they receive a religious exemption. Staff will also still be able to smoke in designated areas. The government said they are moving forward with the regulation, which goes into effect in 30 days, out of concerns of the health of their inmates.The rule will affect the estimated 80 percent of prison inmates that smoke.The revised regulations generally prohibit smoking in and on the grounds of Bureau institutions and...
  • Tenants Upset After E-Cigarettes Banned By Section 8 Housing

    04/07/2014 4:30:40 PM PDT · by grundle · 29 replies
    whsv.com ^ | February 21, 2014
    Harrisonburg, Va. (WHSV) -- Tenants are blowing off steam, after receiving a notice sent out by the Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority. It details its ban on smoking. According to the notice, tenants living in the J.R. Polly Limeweaver Apartment complex are not allowed to use Electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes. It is apart of the ban on smoking, which will start on July 1, 2014. The policy recently added to tenant's leases gave reasons including an effort to decrease health effects, maintenance costs, the risk of fire and the cost of fire insurance. "The e-cigarettes vapor, it's not...
  • Doctors' Trade Union: 'Ban Smoking For Everyone Born after Year 2000'

    03/25/2014 6:05:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | March 25, 2014 | Breitbart London
    The British Medical Association (BMA), the trade union representing all National Health Service (NHS) doctors, has said that the sale of cigarettes should be banned "to anyone born after the year 2000". In a new policy position of the organisation which claims to lobby Parliament in its members' interest, the BMA has stated that "humanity has never developed anything more deadly than the cigarette". Dr Crocker-Buqu, a "London research assistant in academic public health" reportedly told last week's BMA annual public health medicine conference that eight in 10 smokers started in their teenage years and that someone who started smoking...
  • Kentucky smoking ban bill is dead, sponsor says

    03/08/2014 4:21:33 PM PST · by PaulCruz2016 · 25 replies
    WHAS11 ^ | 03-06-2014 | Associated Press
    <p>FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- A contentious Kentucky bill that would enact a statewide ban on smoking in shared public spaces and places of employment is dead, the sponsor says.</p>
  • Los Angeles OKs Sweeping E-Cigarette Ban

    03/05/2014 3:55:53 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | March 4, 2014 | Thomson/Reuters
    The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to ban the use of electronic cigarettes, popularly known as "vaping," from restaurants, bars, nightclubs and other public spaces within the nation's second-largest city. If signed into law by Mayor Eric Garcetti, the measure would take effect in 30 days, said Tony Arranaga, spokesman for Councilman Mitch O'Farrell, one of the sponsors of the bill. Los Angeles would join a growing list of cities, including New York and Chicago, that restrict the use of e-cigarettes, battery-powered cartridges filled with nicotine liquid that create an inhalable vapor when heated. At stake is...
  • City Council seeks ban on e-cigarettes in public places as high-tech successor to smoking ban

    11/30/2013 8:33:59 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 40 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | November 27, 2013 | Annie Karni
    First the city banned smoking in most public places. Now its moving to snuff out the use of smokeless electronic cigarettes as well. The City Council announced Wednesday that it will hold a hearing Wednesday on a bill prohibiting the use of the battery-operated, tobacco-free vaporizers in restaurants, offices, parks, beaches and other places where smoking regular cigarettes is not allowed.
  • Saudi man divorces wife over cigarette found in her bag

    11/25/2013 7:46:41 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 23 replies
    GulfNews.com ^ | November 24, 2013 | Habib Toumi, Bureau Chief
    Saudi man divorces wife over cigarette found in her bag Husband insists on parting ways after finding cigarette inside wifes bag Manama: A husband divorced his wife just three months after their marriage after he found a cigarette inside her bag. A relative of the wife said that her husband became furious after he discovered the cigarette and decided to divorce her despite her pleas and her claims that she did not smoke and that the cigarette was not hers, Saudi daily Okaz reported on Sunday from the southern city of Jizan. The husband has insisted on the divorce and...
  • California Smoking Ban Said to Be Most Stringent in U.S.

    11/24/2013 7:18:15 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 40 replies
    Big Government (Breitbart) ^ | November 22, 2013 | UPI
    SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Nov. 22 (UPI) -- A California ordinance that prohibits smoking in residences with shared walls may be the strictest anti-smoking law in the United States, city officials say. The ban, passed by the city of San Rafael, applies to both owners and renters, ABC News reported Thursday. It covers any multi-family residence with three or more units, including condominiums, co-ops and apartments. The ban took effect Nov. 14.
  • The Real Reason Behind Public Smoking Bans

    07/08/2013 5:31:51 PM PDT · by neverdem · 129 replies
    PBS NEWSHOUR ^ | July 8, 2013 | SARAH CLUNE
    Summer has officially begun and for many, it's time for sun, sand and swimming. But don't count on lighting up a cigarette while you're at the beach. Over the last few years, you may have noticed more "no smoking" signs have cropped up on parks and beaches. They're part of a larger trend banning smoking at outside, public areas. In fact, smoking has been banned in 843 parks and more than 150 beaches in the last two decades. What beachgoers probably aren't thinking about is the ethics behind these bans, which began taking hold in the early 1990s. Public health...
  • Irish government backs ban on cigarette pack branding

    05/28/2013 1:52:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue May 28, 2013 12:08pm EDT | Conor Humphries
    Ireland is to become the first country in the European Union to ban branding on cigarette packages by using plain packaging and uniform labeling, the government said on Tuesday. All trademarks, logos, colors and graphics will be removed from tobacco products sold in Ireland under the new rules, the Health Ministry said, after the proposal secured backing from the government. Smoking was a central part of Irelands pub culture until the country became the first in the world to ban smoking in all enclosed public places, public transport and workplaces in 2004.
  • Tobacco For Eighteen-Year-Olds? What Are Bloombergs Priorities?

    04/23/2013 12:46:19 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    Last Resistance ^ | April 23, 2013 | Mark Home
    For the record, I tend to think that a cigarette ban for minors may be appropriate. While I oppose prohibition for adults, I think it makes sense to say that adults shouldnt be permitted to entice children into certain unhealthy choices. Of course, if such a prohibition is put in place, it needs to be justified by banning a substance that is clearly dangerous, not just unhealthy by some statistic that we know doesnt apply to all people. If the evidence qualifies tobacco as such a substance, then I can see restricting it from children.But recent news about a new...
  • California bill would ban smoking in multi-unit housing

    03/07/2013 4:39:58 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 52 replies
    The SacraMENTAL Bee ^ | February 28, 2013 | Jim Sanders
    Millions of Californians would not be able to smoke tobacco inside their own homes under new legislation that would raise the bar nationwide for fighting secondhand smoke. No state ever has ventured into personal bedrooms and living rooms with its smoking restrictions, but California is going even further than that by targeting owner-occupied residences as well as rental units. Specifically, the measure would prohibit lighting up a cigarette, cigar or pipe in condominiums, duplexes and apartment units. The push would extend a lengthy list of places where smoking already is barred, including restaurants, workplaces, playgrounds, public buildings and cars containing...
  • Assembly Session 2013: prepping for the creeping lunacy (Maryland)

    01/08/2013 2:12:51 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Examiner ^ | January 7, 2013 | J. Doug Gill
    Dread. Usually not a word one associates with the New Year well, provided one is not a glass half-empty sort. Hopeful, encouraged, positive that sort of rot is what travels the aural circuit in the week or so following clean-slate day. But round these parts and near the nether regions of other state capitals the newly-birthed year is greeted with a level of enthusiasm rivaled only by the anticipatory feeling derived from the possibility of a TSA cavity search. And that point of comparison is frighteningly accurate; given said cavity is the only place our local legislators have...
  • No Smoking allowed on Ole Miss campus

    01/08/2013 9:56:55 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    My FOX Memphis ^ | January 7, 2013 | Tom Dees
    OXFORD, Miss. (FOX13) - If you are looking for a place to smoke on the Ole Miss campus, good luck with that. The new "No Smoking" policy has it covered and is being strictly enforced. Basically the policy reads you can't smoke anywhere on the Ole Miss campus. That includes the interior of all University buildings. As for the property or the grounds, you can't smoke on the sidewalks, parking lots, recreational areas, partially enclosed or open areas such as walkways, breezeways, patios, porches, gazebos, tents and bus shelters. As for University vehicles, you can't smoke in them, you can't...
  • SF Considers Strict Outdoor Smoking Ban Except For Medical Pot

    07/20/2012 5:22:21 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | July 19, 2012 | Barbara Taylor
    SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) Smoking anything other than medically-prescribed marijuana at San Francisco street fairs, festivals and other outdoor events held on city property would be banned under new legislation before the Board of Supervisors. Supervisor Eric Mar said he introduced the proposal because of the health impacts of secondhand smoke when people light up in public. Its widely known that secondhand smoke is responsible for as many as 73,000 deaths among non-smokers each year in the United States, and there is no safe level of exposure, he said.
  • Residents protest proposed smoking ban in York Housing Authority homes

    06/13/2012 5:30:20 AM PDT · by Daveinyork · 24 replies
    York (PA) Daily Record ^ | June 13, 2012 | EMILY OPILO
    York, PA - When Blaine Bosserman was searching for an apartment, he stayed with his mother until he could find a building that allowed smoking. And when he settled upon a high rise in the 400 block of East King Street owned by York's housing authority, Bosserman, 45, made sure there were no conditions in the lease that would prevent him from lighting up inside. But a proposed ban on smoking in the York Housing Authority's 1,068 units countywide could soon force Bosserman to extinguish his cigarettes. Pending approval of the authority's board and the U.S. Department of Housing and...
  • SSA Radically Restrict Smoking in Russia:Promise to Rescue Up to 200 Thousands Each Year[Videos RU]

    05/20/2012 7:09:40 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 1 replies
    NEWSru ^ | 20 &#1084;&#1072;&#1103; 2012 &#1075;. | Staff
    The Ministry of health and social development has submitted to the Government Bill, radically restricting smoking in public places, said on Sunday the site of the Ministry. The main restrictions-prohibition of smoking in public places, including workplaces, as well as to European prices. The document provides for the ban on smoking in all catering establishments, government buildings, workplaces (indoor), elevators, educational, medical, cultural and sports institutions, all means of public transport, train stations and ports. Therefore, smokers will leave only their own House and the street. The tobacco control activists stress that even the most modern ventilation and specially designated...
  • Ohio Senate Considers Limiting Smoking in Cars

    02/02/2012 5:20:36 AM PST · by TSgt · 75 replies · 1+ views
    WKRD ^ | 02/02/2012 | WKRD
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) A bill in the Ohio Senate would ban smoking in cars if children under 6 are on board. The measure's sponsor says the idea is to safeguard youngsters from secondhand smoke. Democratic Sen. Charleta Tavares of Columbus testified Wednesday at a hearing on her bill and said smoke inside cars is especially dangerous because the space makes the smoke much more concentrated. Multiple news outlets report that Senate Highways and Transportation Committee Chairman Tom Patton questioned how law enforcers would be able to spot that a child is younger than 6, in order to enforce the...