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[Iowa] DORMAN: Proceed with caution on banning beer, tobacco from parks in Cedar Rapids

But puffing on a cigar, on a fairway, 100 yards from the nearest human seems like much less of a public health emergency. Heck, if we’re truly concerned about the health habits of golfers, maybe the city should ban the use of carts. Spoil your good walk
Cedar Rapids (IA) Gazette
added Jun 30, 2018 22:06
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[Illinois] Durbin & Senators Press FDA To Protect Children From Addictive Vaping Products

Durbin (D-IL), along with 13 of his Senate colleagues, sent a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about JUUL e-cigarette vaping products, and other e-cigarettes with flavors like gummy bear, cotton candy, peanut butter cup, and cookies ‘
US Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL)
added Jun 29, 2018 19:31
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[Illinois] Senators urge FDA to look into vaping advertisements

Sen. Dick Durbin sent a letter Thursday urging the FDA to take a look at the advertising for vaping products. .. Staff at Upper Limits in Springfield agrees, but added the conversation about smoking needs to start somewhere. “Vaping has a place for adult
WLOS ABC13/MY40 (Asheville, NC)
added Jun 29, 2018 18:12
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Florida Man Dies from E-Cigarette Explosion

Authorities found a Florida man, who was only 38 years old, deceased in his St. Petersburg home. They responded to a fire alarm and found the victim with a “wound to his top lip area and areas of burns to his body,” according to CNN. The burns were later
The Legal Examiner
added Jun 29, 2018 14:42
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[Tennessee] Housing Authority Bans Smoking In Its Buildings

A smoke-free policy was approved Tuesday by the Housing Authority Board of Commissioners, which will go into effect next month. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is requiring the implementation of the policy. According to HUD, the pol
Greeneville (TN) Sun
added Jun 28, 2018 21:45
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[California] Flavored tobacco inspires Saratoga to get serious about tobacco sales ban

Flavored tobacco might inspire a ban on all tobacco sales if civic leadership in Saratoga has their way. At its June 20 meeting, City Council asked staff to prepare an ordinance to add to its October agendas.
San Jose (CA) Mercury-News
added Jun 28, 2018 21:43
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[New Hampshire] Dover Raises Its Smoking Age To 21

Dover has become the first city in New Hampshire to raise the age to possess, use and purchase tobacco products to 21. Foster's Daily Democrat reports City Council voted to approve the ordinance in a 6-1-2 vote Wednesday night. Mayor Karen Weston recuse
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 28, 2018 21:42
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[New Hampshire] Dover passes ordinance to raise smoking age to 21

City councilors passed an ordinance Wednesday night that would raise to 21 the age to buy and use tobacco products. Prior to the vote, councilors heard from people for and against the measure.
Manchester (NH) Union-Leader
added Jun 28, 2018 21:42
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[Virginia] South Boston cuts proposed smoking tax to 10 cents

South Boston Town Council will return in July to vote on a 10 cent per-pack cigarette tax — lowered significantly from the original plan to impose a 25 cent tax. Council members agreed to bring the revised tax proposal up for a July 9 public hearing, wh
SoVaNow (South Boston, VA News & Record)
added Jun 28, 2018 21:39
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[California] Pot tourists can smoke it where they buy it in San Francisco

there's nothing like the Barbary Coast lounge almost anywhere in the United States, a conundrum confronting many marijuana enthusiasts who find it increasingly easy to buy pot but harder to find legal places to smoke it. Only California permits marijuana
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 28, 2018 21:38
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