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[Louisiana] As New Orleans Marks 100 Days of Being Smoke-Free, Study Finds Air Pollution Levels Have Dropped 96 Percent in Bars and Casino

The level of fine particle air pollution fell by 96 percent in venues that had previously allowed smoking... "This study reinforces what we know to be true: Smoking is a source of indoor air pollution and New Orleans' comprehensive smoking ordinance is m
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Aug 5, 2015 12:20

[Louisiana] Scaled-back tobacco tax hike gets House committee backing

Louisiana's cigarette tax would be raised to match the rate charged by neighboring Mississippi, under a proposal that won approval Monday from the House tax committee as part of broader budget-balancing negotiations.
AP - Associated Press
added Apr 28, 2015 09:24

[Louisiana] Harrah's and French Quarter bars sue the City of New Orleans in smoking ban dispute

Harrah's Casino and many French Quarter bars and clubs have filed a suit against the City of New Orleans to halt the impending smoking ban set to take effect April 22. The suit was filed in Civil District Court, which has set a hearing date for the case
Gambit (New Orleans, LA)
added Apr 18, 2015 15:44

[Louisiana] VIDEO: Proposal to ban smoking in N.O. bars ignites citywide debate

In a move that’s expected to set off a major debate, Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell plans to introduce legislation this week that would prohibit smoking in local barrooms and casinos — a step toward better health that scores of U.S. cities have taken in r
Baton Rouge (LA) Advocate
added Nov 16, 2014 18:23

[Louisiana] Should smoking be allowed in New Orleans music clubs and bars?

Our columns generated hundreds of responses, including accusations that some commentators were paid propagandists for larger interests on either side of the issue. The not-so-simple question on the table remains: Should smoking be allowed in New Orleans
New Orleans (LA) Times Picayune
added Sep 23, 2014 14:35

[Louisiana] Gov. Bobby Jindal signs new bans on smoking in public places

The bill by New Orleans Sen. David Heitmeier will ban smoking within 200 feet of entrances, exits and outdoor areas of any public or private elementary and secondary school in Louisiana. It takes effect immediately.
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 10, 2014 20:40

[Louisiana] 5th Amendment trumps 1st in prosecution involving unnamed commenters

When an anonymous speaker’s First Amendment rights conflict with a criminal defendant’s right to due process under the Fifth Amendment, which constitutional protection prevails? There’s actually not a lot of precedent on how to balance those competing c
added Apr 10, 2014 10:49

[Louisiana] Smoke-free school zones proposed by local legislator

If a state legislator from Algiers has his way, walking, standing or sitting near school campuses with a lit cigarette will soon be against the law. Senator David Heitmeier, D-Algiers, wants more restrictions on where people can light up tobacco. "Ultim
WAFB Channel 9 (Baton Rouge, LA)
added Mar 26, 2014 14:53

'Man without a Face' warns Central Louisiana students about dangers of tobacco use

Rick Bender, who lost most of his jaw to cancer, told children attending the Youth Summit on Tobacco Prevention and Control Tuesday that he used chewing tobacco because he thought it was a safe alternative to smoking.
Alexandria (LA) Town Talk
added Oct 25, 2012 06:14

[Louisiana] Smoking sides air views

Councilman’s forum takes pulse of public on bars
Baton Rouge (LA) Advocate
added Jun 13, 2012 11:21
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