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[Florida] In praise of smoke-free parks

of Health in Franklin County and the Franklin County Tobacco-Free Partnership would like to recognize Apalachicola city commissioners ... The resolution bans the use of tobacco products and e-cigarettes within 50 feet of parks with playground equipment a
Apalachicola Times
added Jun 21, 2018 18:49
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[Minnesota] Fresh air in, smoking out with Osseo housing program ($$)

53 percent of Twin Cities renters were “extremely” or “very” interested in living a smoke-free building. This coincides with a Minnesota Adult Tobacco Survey in 2014 that said 14.4 percent of adults in Minnesota were current smokers.
ECM Publishers
added Jun 21, 2018 18:49
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[Virginia] CASEY: Bike fix-it man mixes cycling with anti-smoking advocacy

John Smiley, 75, doubts he'd be with us today if he hadn't quit a three-pack-a-day habit in 1983. He spreads his anti-tobacco fervor at Smiley's Bikeworks, behind The Green Goat bar and grill in Wasena, where rehabbed two-wheelers are very affordable. Re
Roanoke (VA) Times & World News
added Jun 21, 2018 13:49
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[Hawaii] Maui Smoke Free Cars Law Takes Effect July 1

Advocates with the Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawaiʻi and the Hawaiʻi Public Health Institute say that there are over 7,000 chemicals in secondhand smoke, and at least 69 of them are known to cause cancer. The organizations say secondhand smoke in car
Maui (HI) Now
added Jun 20, 2018 19:56
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[Florida] Jury Hits RJR with $500K Verdict, Clears Philip Morris in Punitive Proceedings Over Smoker's Lung Cancer

Jurors last week imposed a $500,000 punitive verdict against R.J. Reynolds but cleared Philip Morris of punitive responsibility over a long-time smoker’s cancer. Perrotto v. R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris, 2007CA023841. The verdict followed eight days
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Jun 20, 2018 16:06
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[Michigan] EDITORIAL: All parks should be smoke free

County taxpayers want and expect nice parks. Stopping the filth and hazards rolled up inside every pack of cigarettes at the park gate is a simple, inexpensive way to make the parks more enjoyable for all.
Port Huron (MI) Times Herald
added Jun 20, 2018 14:45
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[Oklahoma] Cue up a smoke-free pool hall in Edmond

For a man who has never smoked and found his love for the game on a church pool table, most pool halls fell short of his standard for play. He showered after playing in tournaments so his wife wouldn't be bothered by the smell of secondhand smoke and he
NewsOK
added Jun 20, 2018 14:28
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[West Virginia] Smoking banned in public housing

GRAFTON—Some changes are coming to smoking policies for some Taylor County residents. Starting July 31, 2018, properties owned by the Grafton Housing Authority will be implementing a smoke-free policy at its three locations. The locations include the E
Mountain Statesman (Grafton, WV)
added Jun 20, 2018 14:15
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[Minnesota] You now have to be 21 to buy tobacco products in Roseville

Roseville is the latest city in Minnesota to make 21 the legal age to buy tobacco products. The City Council on Monday voted unanimously to raise the minimum age from 18 to 21.
Minneapolis (MN) Star Tribune
added Jun 20, 2018 13:46
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Massachusetts to consider changing smoking age to 21

As Massachusetts inches closer to becoming one of a handful of states where — like alcohol — you must be at least 21 years old to buy a pack of cigarettes, debate has ensued related to health, personal freedom and shared responsibility. The state Legisl
New Bedford (MA) Standard-Times
added Jun 20, 2018 13:40
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