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[California] City aims to balance rights of smokers, others

After a nearly two-year hiatus, the city of Half Moon Bay is revisiting the concept of bringing back a smoking ordinance aimed at balancing the rights to a cigarette with rights to clean air. Half Moon Bay City Council members hashed out the merits of
Half Moon Bay (CA) Review
added Feb 22, 2018 16:27
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[Pennsylvania] Housing authority adopts smoke-free rule

The Altoona Housing Authority on Wednesday adopted a smoke-free policy for its public housing complexes and offices, in keeping with a Department of Housing and Urban Development rule that went into effect a year ago. Beginning July 30, no one may smoke
Altoona (PA) Mirror
added Feb 15, 2018 17:35
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[Canada] What you need to know about Ontario's new standard rental lease

"If you share a wall with someone, even if you own your place, you're not allowed to smoke inside," Houle said. "In Ontario, your landlord is allowed to make a building non-smoking... They're allowed to unilaterally make the entire building non-smoking,
CBC News (ca)
added Feb 16, 2018 17:26
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[Asia-pacific, Philippines] A neighbor’s smoke is toxic—especially to children

Bottom line, unless your complex is completely smoke-free, you and your family could be in danger. Secondhand smoke has over 7,000 chemicals—70 of which are cancer causing— and even brief exposure to it is toxic. You do so much to protect your family.
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Feb 13, 2018 17:47
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[Canada] Legal Weed Is a Canadian Landlord's Nightmare

With Prime Minister Justin Trudeau set to legalize recreational weed in July, apartment owners are concerned about safety and potential damage to their buildings if tenants grow plants and smoke up in their units. Landlords are lobbying provincial govern
Bloomberg News
added Feb 12, 2018 20:54
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[California] San Francisco allows pot-smoking lounges. Is Sacramento next?

Outside of homes, state law allows cannabis consumption in just two places – dispensaries and special events. Jirsa lives near a dispensary that has a lounge area and allows cannabis consumption on site. She says she goes to Sparc on Mission Street three
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added Feb 12, 2018 12:58
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[Florida] How far can condominium board go in regulating smoking?

if an association wishes to ban smoking within the units, the governing documents must be amended to include this specific prohibition within the nuisance clause. Although amendment procedures may vary from association to association, the declarations nee
TCPalm.com
added Feb 12, 2018 06:43
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[Australia] Housing organisation to ban residents from smoking in their own homes - but they insist 'civil liberties are not being infringed upon'

Smokers at affordable housing developments will be forced to leave the premises entirely before having a cigarette, as a housing provider begins making their unit complexes entirely smoke-free. The Housing Trust will phase out smoking from their New Sou
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 11, 2018 18:51
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[Asia] Are we slowly killing our children? Nine out of 10 children are exposed to second-hand smoke in Bangladesh

though worldwide 40 percent of children are exposed to second-hand smoking (SHS), in Bangladesh—a country with laws against smoking in public places—as many as 95 percent of children are affected, which is more than double the global ratio. This shocking
Dhaka Daily Star (bd)
added Feb 14, 2018 04:13
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[California] Half Moon Bay considers restrictions on smoking

a variety of sample ordinances based on the existing regulations of other San Mateo County jurisdictions, including options for a phase-in period, length of buffer zones, potential smoke-free locations and a possible cannabis exception.
San Mateo (CA) Daily Journal
added Feb 10, 2018 02:32
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