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[New York] Yates approves smoking ban

PENN YAN — Following speaker after speaker who called for a smoking ban on Yates County property, the county Legislature on Monday passed a local law doing just that. The law, which doesn’t go into effect until Jan. 1, 2019, prohibits the use of tobacco
Finger Lakes (NY) Times
added May 15, 2018 20:01
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[Virginia] Driver was fined $100 for smoking while kid was in the car. Some say that goes too far

A Virginia Beach driver's $100 fine for smoking with a child in the car sparked backlash across the web. Many called it a government overreach. Several states have laws banning smoking with children present.
Miami (FL) Herald
added May 15, 2018 20:00
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[New York] City Council open to talking tobacco use in public parks

Batavia City Council...will consider whether to roll back prohibitions against public smoking. Councilmember Rose Mary Christian, who in 2011 voted against a smoking in public parks prohibition, said she continues to object to the “beer festival” on publ
Batavia (NY) Daily News
added May 15, 2018 19:54
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[North Carolina] Tobacco planting under way

tobacco remains king. In 2015, the last data provided by the NC Cooperative Extension Service, Sampson ranked No. 1 in the state for flue-cured tobacco production, with 13,600 acres planted. Duplin County, on the other hand, is ranked 21st in the state fo
Sampson (NC) Independent
added May 15, 2018 19:51
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VIDEO: California community colleges will soon be smoke and tobacco free

All 114 campuses in the California community college system will soon be smoke and tobacco-free. The Board of Governors voted Monday to adopt a new resolution banning smoking and tobacco. The resolution aligns the system with more than 2,000 other coll
KFSN ABC-30 (Fresno, CA)
added May 15, 2018 19:51
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Big Tobacco in the Big Apple: How New York City Became the Heart of the Tobacco Industry…and Anti-Smoking Activism

Center for the Study of Tobacco and Society (University of Alabama)
added May 15, 2018 16:19
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[New York] ALBANY COUNTY LEGISLATURE PASSES TOBACCO SALE LAW

The Albany County Legislature passed a law Monday evening that prohibits the sale of cigarettes, tobacco products and e-cigarettes at pharmacies. After the law goes through the state channels, pharmacies will have 3 months to remove products from their
Spectrum News
added May 15, 2018 15:32
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[California, Virginia] America's Fittest City: Arlington, Va.

American College of Sports Medicine....Arlington had the lowest smoking rate... The average smoking rate in all cities was 15 percent, with the highest rate nearly 26 percent. The average in all 16 California cities included in the index was less than 11
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added May 15, 2018 15:11
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[New York] Premier Living Suites of SUNY Oswego Celebrates 1 Year of Going Smoke-Free

One year ago, Premier Living Suites of Oswego, established a tobacco-free policy within and around its student housing grounds. The policy prohibits smoking within 20 feet of the building and failure to comply could result in a fine. This change was mad
Oswego County (NY) Today
added May 15, 2018 14:47
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Report: Tobacco use among Montana teens on the rise

A recent report from the 2018 America’s Health Rankings Women and Children Report shows Montana’s tobacco usage among adolescents has increased seven percent since 2016. More than 22 percent of high school students currently use e-cigarettes and almost h
Missoula (MT) Current
added May 15, 2018 05:51
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