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[California] Secondhand smoke ordinance delayed in Walnut Creek

A city law to ban smoking in most of downtown Walnut Creek as well as in and around apartments and condos has yet to be adopted. However, city leaders say it's coming soon. In June, the City Council gave feedback on a draft version .... council won't lo
Contra Costa (CA) Times
added Aug 5, 2013 08:42
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[Maryland] DAVID S. SCHUMAN v. GREENBELT HOMES, INC.: Opinion by Zarnoch, J. (PDF)

Schuman’s claims arose from his neighbors’ smoking that caused secondhand cigarette smoke to enter his patio and home. ... Circuit Court for Prince George’s County ruled against Schuman. For the following reasons, we agree and affirm the decision of the
Gaithersburg (MD) Gazette
added Jul 6, 2013 11:53
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[UK] East Sussex County Council health boss warns of teens’ second-hand smoke menace

More than 40% of 14 and 15-yearolds in East Sussex live in a house where someone smokes indoors on most days. Health bosses warn this is putting them at a higher risk of cancer, heart disease, asthma, meningitis and sudden infant death syndrome.
The Argus Brighton Hove and Sussex (uk)
added Jul 3, 2013 01:18
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[Illinois] Change in the air: Rental smoking bans

the bans are gaining momentum, according to Rick Haughey, vice president of operations and technology for the National Multi Housing Council, a trade group for landlords.
Chicago Tribune
added Jun 28, 2013 11:56
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Smoking Banned In Rental Units, Including Terraces, At All Related Properties

One of the nation's biggest landlords is banning smoking in all 40,000 rental units across America. Starting this month, new tenants at Related Companies' apartments must sign a document promising not to smoke inside their apartments, nor on their privat
The Gothamist [Blog]
added Jun 15, 2013 16:54
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[California] Walnut Creek council to consider secondhand smoke ordinance Tuesday

For years Walnut Creek has received a notorious "F" grade from the American Lung Association when it comes to overall tobacco control. But the City Council will consider new regulations at its meeting Tuesday night that could eventually put it in line wi
San Jose (CA) Mercury-News
added Jun 14, 2013 19:47
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[California] EDITORIAL: Smoke-free zone

the ordinance could be seen as a criminalization of smoking altogether. The city should consider telling apartment landlords to designate certain areas for smokers so that they do not impact the health of unheeding residents but can still choose to smoke.
Daily Californian (UC Berkeley)
added Jun 10, 2013 10:09
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Fact Sheet: Disclosure of Smoking Policies in Multi-Unit Housing

This fact sheet explains the concept of a smoking policy disclosure ordinance or statute, and reviews benefits and concerns that authorities might want to keep in mind when considering such measures.
Public Health Law Center (William Mitchell College of Law)
added Jun 8, 2013 19:08
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[UK] 90% of South West homes are smoke-free

NEW figures have revealed almost 90% of homes in the South West are smoke-free. The latest figures, published as part of the Smokefree Homes and Cars campaign, show 87% of homes in the region are smoke free – up from 78% just two years ago.
This is the West (uk)
added Jun 5, 2013 09:01
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[Ireland] Smoking at home may cause as many fatalities as road crashes

The research entitled ‘Indoor Air Pollution’ shows the concentration of damaging particulates in the air in the homes of those who smoke indoors was six times higher than the World Health Organisation’s recommendation for general outdoor air quality.
Irish Times (ie)
added May 21, 2013 12:22
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