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Thurston County Bans Tobacco On County Property

The Thurston County Board of Commissioners has adopted a policy that bans smoking and other tobacco products in county buildings and grounds. The ban includes e-cigarettes.
KMAS - Mason County (WA) Daily News
added May 22, 2013 12:57

[Massachusetts] Doctors group: Ban sale of tobacco in hospitals

The Massachusetts Medical Society offered testimony Tuesday at a Beacon Hill hearing by the Legislature's Joint Committee on Public Health. The bill would not only prohibit hospitals and clinics from selling cigarettes and other tobacco products, it wou
AP - Associated Press
added May 22, 2013 07:31
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[Wyoming] Casper City Council Passes Second Reading of Revised Smoking Ban

After 45 minutes of debate and public discussion at its regular meeting Tuesday night, Casper City Council narrowly passed the second reading of the city’s revised public indoor smoking ordinance 5-4. ... would allow smoking within Casper taverns, lounge
KTWO (K2) (Casper, WY)
added May 22, 2013 20:00

[New Zealand] VIDEO: DHB smoking ban 'saves lives', court hears

But the DHB says its smoking ban is in place to save lives and shouldn't be overturned by the courts. In the High Court in Auckland today, a lawyer for the health board, Jonathan Coates, said smoking was responsible for 5000 deaths a year in New Zealand (TVNZ)
added May 21, 2013 01:24
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[New Zealand] Former patients back challenge to smoking ban

Former mental health patient Sue Purdie was a smoker at the time she was in hospital in the 1990s and says if there had been ban she may have risked suicide rather than seek help. Norrie Power, a former mental health patient who now co-ordinates two Wel
Radio New Zealand - Te Reo Irirangi o Aoteoroa (RNZ) (nz)
added May 21, 2013 01:20

[New Zealand] DHB defends mental health smoking ban

The Waitemata District Health Board is defending its ban on smoking in its acute mental health units, saying it's about "changing the culture".
TV3 (nz)
added May 21, 2013 01:19

[New Zealand] DHB has right to ban smoking, court told

A lawyer for Waitemata District Health Board has told the High Court a smoking ban at its Auckland hospitals is lawful. Two former psychiatric patients and a retired nurse are challenging the ban saying it breaches the Bill of Rights. Smoking has prohib
Radio New Zealand - Te Reo Irirangi o Aoteoroa (RNZ) (nz)
added May 21, 2013 01:18

[New Zealand] Waitakere DHB hospital smoking ban defended

Waitemata District Health Board had the right to control what's happening on its property, the lawyer acting for the board, Jonathan Coates told the court today. That included providing a healthy environment for patients, visitors and staff, and specifi
Independent Newspapers Ltd. / STUFF (nz)
added May 21, 2013 01:16

[UK] Smoking shelter being built at West Suffolk Hospital

The shelter is part of a £250,000 scheme to improve the entrance to the hospital in Bury St Edmunds. A donation from the Friends of West Suffolk Hospital will pay for automatic doors to be installed at the therapies entrance.
BBC Online
added May 21, 2013 06:22

[New Zealand] Woman desperate to smoke hid lighter inside herself

He says psychiatric patients are often in absolute desperation so should be allowed to smoke. He says one woman was so desperate to smoke, she hid a lighter in her vagina. Mr Francois says it was a terribly degrading act that wouldn't have happened if
Radio Network (nz)
added May 21, 2013 01:21
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