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[Maryland] Salisbury considers smoking ban at parks, public places

A proposal to ban smoking and vaping at Salisbury’s parks, playgrounds and other public spaces has the support of Francesca Canale and Robert Ray, who brought their two toddlers to play at Ben’s Red Swings.
DelmarvaNow.com
added Aug 15, 2017 17:16
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Get Healthy Carson City: Western Nevada College is going tobacco- and smoke-free

Western Nevada College is a step closer to improving the health and safety of its campus. The WNC Healthy Campus Committee has updated the Tobacco and Smoke-Free policy that will go into effect beginning fall semester 2017. As of Aug. 14, 2017, all WNC c
Nevada Appeal
added Aug 15, 2017 17:11
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Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky to offer workshop on creating healthier, tobacco-free policies

Businesses looking to create healthier workplaces for their employees can learn how to implement tobacco-free policies at a workshop hosted by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky in Louisville Aug. 31. Smoking costs businesses an estimated $5,800 per
NKyTribune (Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism)
added Aug 15, 2017 17:10
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[Texas] Robinson: Council toughens smoking ordinance

Councilmembers in Robinson at a recent meeting toughened the city's ban on smoking at certain venues, including some outdoors....The new ordinance bans smoking in restaurants and bars and all buildings owned by the city, plus it expands the ban outside to
KWTX-TV News 10 KWTX-DT Channel 53 (Waco, Texas)
added Aug 15, 2017 17:09
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Oklahoma Supreme Court rejects $1.50 per pack smoking-cessation fee

The approval of the $1.50 per pack increase was fought in Oklahoma state court by Reynolds American Inc., Philip Morris USA and several convenience stores, wholesalers and smokers. The law was set to go into effect in late August.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Aug 14, 2017 15:13
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[North Carolina] E-cig risk campaign for youths draws praise, criticism to FDA

will roll out an online extension of its “The Real Cost” ...anti-smoking advocates question whether the FDA campaign could cause more harm than good, especially if it attempts to tell youths — as some anti-tobacco public-health advocates claim — that e-ci
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Aug 14, 2017 15:11
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TOBACCO v. STATE OF OKLAHOMA: APPLICATION TO ASSUME ORIGINAL ,JURISDICTION AND PETITION FOR DECLARATORY RELIEF AND WRITS OF PROHIBITION AND/OR MANDAMUS (PDF)

DECLARATORY RELIEF GRANTED. SECTIONS 2, 7, 8, AND 9 OF SB 845 ARE UNCONSTITUTIONAL. Combs, C.J., Gurich, V.C.J., Kauger, Winchester, Edmondson, Rei±: and Wyrick, JJ., concur. Watt and Colbert, JJ., concur in part and dissent in part.
TownNews.com
added Aug 13, 2017 02:59
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[New Hampshire] DUNCANSON: Viewpoint: Holy smokes!

But do not worry, smokers of America, because cigarettes haven’t disappeared completely. Electronic cigarettes are now becoming the rage but I doubt that I’ll be tempted to try them. I figure that if I managed to abstain throughout the entire Lucky Strik
Monadnock (NH) Ledger
added Aug 13, 2017 01:41
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[South Carolina] SC scores poorly on cancer report card

The document, How Do You Measure Up?...tobacco use is responsible for more than 30 percent of cancer deaths in the state. So raising the state’s cigarette tax, a proven method to keep young people from smoking, by $1.50 or more would save lives and reduc
Greenville (SC) News
added Aug 13, 2017 01:39
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[Louisiana] Newsmaker of the Week: Smoke-free East Baton Rouge

After months of hand-wringing, Baton Rouge finally passed a ban on smoking in bars and casinos this week, joining Lafayette, New Orleans and an increasing number of other U.S. cities. Bar and casino owners saw the writing on the wall early on in the pro
Baton Rouge (LA) Business Report
added Aug 13, 2017 01:38
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