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[North Carolina] Report says smoking ban has not financially affected businesses

Four years ago, North Carolina passed a law banning smoking in restaurants and bars. Despite many of the dire predictions, a recent report states the law has had no adverse effect on businesses and in some cases has actually improved customer satisfactio
The Dispatch (Lexington, NC)
added Jan 14, 2014 12:39

[North Carolina] NC smoking ban in bars, restaurants hasn't snuffed out business

despite the concerns that business would tank, a new DHHS study says just the opposite happened - business was not hindered, and patrons and workers are healthier for it. According to the report, air quality in restaurants and bars across the state impro
Wilmington (NC) Star-News
added Jan 1, 2014 23:57

[Virginia] Court: Hookah lounge exempt from Va. smoking ban

A divided Virginia Court of Appeals has ruled that a Blacksburg hookah lounge is exempt from the state's restaurant smoking ban. In a 6-3 ruling Tuesday, the court said the She-Sha Cafe and Hookah Lounge is not subject to the ban because it's a retail t
AP - Associated Press
added Dec 23, 2013 11:19

[Alabama] Could Smoking Bans or Technology Advances Help Reduce Smoke in Casinos?

While smoking bans are one solution, the tobacco industry is making strides towards safer, healthier and more stylish options for smokers which could be beneficial and desirable to casinos as long as they allow them to be used. Vaporization (description f
added Dec 10, 2013 12:47

[Asia, India] Kerala hotels set to become tobacco-free

Hotels and restaurants associations of Kerala will soon initiate measures to protect employees and customers from the dangers of second-hand smoke. Key office bearers and senior representatives of hotel associations, including Kerala Hotels and Restauran
Business Standard (in)
added Nov 27, 2013 14:53

[Australia] Fruit-flavoured tobacco 'sheesha' water pipes attract young non-smokers and just as bad for you

A Cancer Council Victoria review says water-pipe smoking, which is growing in popularity, can "undermine tobacco control, because it can be used as a replacement for cigarettes among quitters or serves as a gateway to cigarette initiation".
The Australian (au)
added Nov 25, 2013 10:17

[Canada] EDITORIAL: Ontario’s proposed new rules on tobacco must be tough: Editorial

Ontario’s proposed ban on flavoured tobacco and smoking on patios is a good step forward and should get support from all parties.
Toronto (Ont) Star (ca)
added Nov 18, 2013 15:19

[Ireland, Spain] Air less toxic after smoke ban

An experiment carried out in a Spanish café has shown that the presence of toxic and carcinogenic substances has fallen by 90% since the introduction of a smoking ban there. While smoking has been banned in all workplaces in Ireland, including pubs, re (ie)
added Oct 31, 2013 14:56

[Australia] Smoking ban trial gets underway in Melbourne's CBD

Melbourne City Council has begun trialling a ban on smoking in outdoor areas of the popular inner-city laneway, The Causeway. During that time council will investigate whether the ban affects local businesses, particularly the cafes, which run betwee
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Oct 1, 2013 07:45

[Canada] Toronto to consider wider outdoor smoking ban

Toronto’s top doctor is urging city council and the province to ban smoking from a host of outdoor spaces, including restaurant and bar patios, beaches, sports fields and entrances to public buildings.
Toronto (Ont) Star (ca)
added Sep 26, 2013 11:59
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