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[West Virginia] Berkeley County hospital goes tobacco-free

Tobacco use is no longer allowed at Jefferson Medical Center in Charles Town. The hospital's new tobacco-free policy went into effect Monday.
AP - Associated Press
added Sep 2, 2014 13:15
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[Rhode Island] Justin Katz: Sending R.I.’s future up in smoke

A decade later, I recognized something familiar as I watched Rhode Island turn to debt to fund infrastructure and to one-time fixes like settlement money from a tobacco-related lawsuit to plug its budget gaps.
Providence (RI) Journal-Bulletin
added Sep 2, 2014 10:18
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[Arizona] Mixed emotions toward new tobacco policy

Students so far have reported a mix of appreciation, anger and indifference towards it. The policy states that the university now “prohibits the use of products that contain tobacco or nicotine, including cigarettes, cigars, pipes, bidis, kreteks, hookah
Arizona Daily Wildcat
added Sep 2, 2014 10:07
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[Nevada] LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Get ready for a smoke-free Las Vegas

Continuing to focus on a shrinking demographic and a shrinking profit center would be economically insane. That’s not even mentioning the fact that it would save countless workers from getting sick. But no one seems to care about that.
Las Vegas Sun
added Sep 2, 2014 10:05
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[Connecticut] Hopes for hooka lounge go up in smoke

Initially it appeared Bridgeport's Zoning Commission was leaning toward allowing Ali Naqvi to open a hookah lounge... despite Naqvi's efforts to address all their concerns by providing security, limiting his hours and banning booze, denied him a permit.
Stamford (CT) Advocate
added Sep 2, 2014 09:54
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[North Carolina] Mecklenburg commissioners to hear from public on smoking ban Tuesday

about a proposed ban on smoking on government grounds and all tobacco use – including electronic cigarettes – at county parks, greenways and golf courses.
Charlotte (NC) Observer
added Sep 2, 2014 09:50
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[New York] REVKIN: The New Look of Smokers’ Litter

Photo There's a new look to litter these days - e-cigarette packages. This one was photographed in Hudson Highlands State Park in Cold Spring. N.Y.
New York Times Blogs
added Sep 2, 2014 09:13
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[Massachusetts] E-cigarettes should be used as last resort to quit

Electronic cigarettes present a conundrum for public health officials. On the one hand, they contain fewer — or perhaps even none — of the cancer-causing substances found in tobacco products “which presents an opportunity for harm reduction if smokers us
Boston (MA) Globe
added Sep 1, 2014 14:19
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[West Virginia] W.Va. smoking ban a strong precedent, advocates say

The decision to ban smoking at Mountaineer Casino and other public areas in Hancock County, W.Va., sets an example for making the air safer for everyone, anti-smoking advocates say.
Pittsburgh (PA) Tribune-Review
added Sep 1, 2014 03:22
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[Texas] Vapers prepare for city-wide electronic cigarette ban starting Monday

They say they are being discriminated against and are being lumped in unfairly with cigarette smokers. The ban on the devices begins Monday.
El Paso (TX) Times / Borderland News
added Sep 1, 2014 03:21
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