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[Alabama] Sheffield Council to field complaints about no-smoking ordinance

to hear comments for and against a recently approved no-smoking ordinance that has prompted a group to suggest boycotting city businesses. Opponents claim the ordinance is too far reaching because it prohibits smoking in the workplace and on city propert
Florence (AL) Times Daily
added Oct 18, 2018 15:27

[California] County Updates Smoking Restrictions to Include Vaping, Cannabis

Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to update local ordinances...will prohibit smoking, including tobacco, e-cigarettes and cannabis, at all outdoor dining areas of restaurants and bars in the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County a
SCVTV (Santa Clarita, CA)
added Oct 18, 2018 15:25

[Hawaii] Smoke-free and loving it

LIHUE — While those caught using tobacco products at two county parks can now face fines, the tobacco-free status is more about changing society’s views than issuing citations. “It’s about the movement toward where not smoking is the norm,” said Valerie
The Garden Island (Lihue, HI)
added Oct 18, 2018 15:23

[Canada] Kids exposed to pot through second-hand smoke or edibles at risk for adverse effects

health providers are warning parents and other adults about the potential dangers to children of exposure through second-hand smoke or the ingestion of cannabis-laced edibles. Even the tail end of a joint can pose a risk if a curious child were to eat it
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added Oct 18, 2018 15:22

[Massachusetts] Northampton health board wants to expand smoking ban

could be the first in the state, is going to be the subject of a public forum on Thursday. The proposal would amend Board of Health regulations to prohibit smoking in both the Northampton central business district and the Florence central business distri
Hampshire (MA) Gazette
added Oct 18, 2018 15:20

[California] Smoking on campus may soon be snuffed out

When it comes to being smoke and tobacco-free, Orange Coast College receives an F. According to the 2018 College and University Smoke/Tobacco-Free Policy Report Card, OCC may not even be compliant with current California law, which prohibits smoking wit
The Coast Report (Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA)
added Oct 18, 2018 15:19

[California] LA County Updates Smoking Restrictions To Include Vaping, Pot

The new rules banning vaping and smoking e-cigarettes and marijuana at all outdoor dining areas of restaurants and bars in unincorporated county areas and on the periphery of any county facility are expected to be adopted early next year.
NBC Los Angeles
added Oct 18, 2018 05:41

[California] LEE: The FDA Doesn’t Know What To Do About Scientists Who Are Sexual Harassers

A famed tobacco researcher who was found by his university to have created an “intimidating and offensive” work environment — yet whose center was still awarded a $20 million grant — underscores how federal agencies lack policies for scientists charged w
added Oct 18, 2018 05:35

[Asia, India] Air pollution can affect your child’s mental health and IQ

Some researchers believe that traffic pollution acts like secondhand smoke, restricting the intake of oxygen and nutrients that are needed by the foetus. This affects the human cell development and causes problems later in life.
Indian Express (in)
added Oct 18, 2018 05:30

[Oklahoma] Shawnee City Commission: Smoking policy decision delayed

At the council meeting, Mayor Richard Finley said the board had discovered an error in the proposed smoking ordinance and suggested the item be deferred. There was no mention of what the error was. The board unanimously agreed to defer the proposal.
Shawnee (OK) News-Star
added Oct 18, 2018 05:29
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