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[Washington] Thurston County bans smoking, vaping in its parks

commissioners on Tuesday approved an amendment to the county’s park code banning smoking and vaping in or on Thurston County parks, preserves or trails. Officials said they wanted to deter smoking and vaping and reduce exposure to secondhand smoke. “We
The Olympian (WA)
added Aug 17, 2018 12:11
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[California] Fontana bans smoking in city parks

Fontana this week joined more than 300 California cities and counties in prohibiting smoking in public parks. City leaders on Tuesday, Aug. 14, unanimously approved the ban, which includes e-cigarettes and will take effect by the end of October. Fontana
San Bernadino County (CA) Sun
added Aug 17, 2018 12:09
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[New York] Letter: E-cigarette flavors entice young consumers

I urge anyone who cares about the health of young people to contact the FDA (fda.gov) and recommend they ban flavored tobacco products. Medical treatments and assistance to stop smoking are available. Anyone interesting in quitting smoking should talk to
Canandaigua (NY) Daily Messenger Post
added Aug 17, 2018 11:27
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[Washington] 9th Circuit: Tribal Tobacco Company Must Pay $58 Million In Unpaid Excise Taxes

affirmed a Washington federal judge’s determination that a tribal manufacturer of tobacco products located on land held in trust by the United States is not entitled to an exemption from the federal tobacco excise tax (United States v. King Mountain Tobac
Lexis Nexis
added Aug 15, 2018 17:11
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[Illinois] Palatine considering banning vaping in indoor places

Citing health concerns, Palatine officials are exploring whether to have a local ban on vaping in indoor places along with boosting the legal age to buy such products in the village. In April, this unidentified 15-year-old high school student uses a vapi
Chicago (IL) Daily Herald
added Aug 15, 2018 16:16
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[Illinois] Ban On Vaping Indoors In Public Eyed By Palatine

Vaping could face some new restrictions in Palatine as village officials consider possible ways to limit the habit because of health concerns. While no measures have been officially proposed, a ban on vaping indoors in public, as well as an increase in th
Patch.org
added Aug 15, 2018 16:15
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Cancer report ranks Georgia low, cites state’s tobacco tax, funding

Georgia earned high marks in just two of nine categories related to fighting cancer, according to a recent report. The American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) says in its report that only six states had fewer top ratings, labeled as “Gr
Gwinnett (GA) Daily Post
added Aug 15, 2018 16:15
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[Nevada] Smoking in city of Reno parks (including vaping) could get you a misdemeanor charge

Tobacco use of any kind is banned as of Aug. 10, including electronic or vaporized smoking devices. The city council introduced the ordinance in July and passed it earlier this month. “Violation of this provision may result in misdemeanor charges,” acco
Reno (NV) Gazette-Journal
added Aug 15, 2018 16:13
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[Arizona] Tucson City Council to draft ordinance to raise smoking age to 21 inside city limits

The Tucson City Council voted unanimously on Wednesday, Aug. 8, to direct staff to draft an ordinance which will raise the smoking age inside the city limits to 21 from 18.
KOLD TV Channel 13 (Tucson, AZ)
added Aug 15, 2018 15:16
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