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[North Carolina] EDITORIAL: Smoke-free county zones are a must

About four years ago, the General Assembly granted local governments the authority to ban smoking outdoors on public property. If commissioners decide not to ban smoking outright on all county property, they should make sure any nonsmoking zones are larg
Hendersonville (NC) Times-News
added Jan 13, 2014 07:00

[North Carolina] Final tobacco quota payment will not be reduced

growers can anticipate getting their full, final annual payment from the quota buyout approved by Congress almost a decade ago despite impending automatic spending cuts. U.S. Agriculture Department leaders told members of Congress this week they'll be ab
AP - Associated Press
added Jan 8, 2014 07:00

[North Carolina] Public smoking ban hits one year milestone

In January 2013, Orange County took a stand against the harmful effects of secondhand smoke by banning smoking in all public places — and a year later, the initiative seems to be working. The Smoke-Free Public Places Rule was initiated by the Orange Cou
Daily Tar Heel (UNC)
added Jan 8, 2014 03:02

[North Carolina] Smoking ban gets people fired up

Salisbury City Council on Tuesday passed an ordinance banning cigarettes and other tobacco products from the city's 28 park properties and more than five miles of greenway. "It's a no-brainer to eliminate tobacco use from facilities that are designed fo
Salisbury (NC) Post
added Jan 8, 2014 02:59

[North Carolina] Editorial: Smoking ban has been good for North Carolinians

Fear is a powerful force, but it often is exercised prematurely and, in hindsight, without justification. That was certainly true in the case of North Carolina’s hard-fought ban on smoking in bars, restaurants and other public buildings.
New Bern (NC) Sun-Journal
added Jan 6, 2014 13:54

[North Carolina] Electronic cigarettes not allowed at ABSS

“I have had principals ask me if they are against our tobacco policy,” said Barbara Carlton, preventions specialist with the Alamance-Burlington School System. “And, yes it is, because it has nicotine in it.”
Burlington (NC) Times-News
added Jan 5, 2014 23:04

[North Carolina] Letter: Smoke-free law working

"Do not let lobbyists for a very small part of our state impact this law." ... Thursday was the fourth anniversary of North Carolina's smoke-free restaurants and bars law -- and it is working. The law has reduced the weekly average emergency room visits
Greenville (NC) Daily Reflector
added Jan 3, 2014 16:32

[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

[North Carolina] HORTON: Asking the right question about smoking

Should you be able to smoke in your own home? Before you answer, let me ask another question. Should you be able to breathe clean air in your own home? ... Simply put: smoke-free laws are saving lives. But laws are not the only way to reduce SHS. Smoke
Hendersonville (NC) Times-News
added Jan 1, 2014 14:47

[North Carolina] Hickory parks go tobacco-free in 2014

Effective Jan. 1, all Hickory parks will be tobacco-free. An initiative between the Catawba County Public Health Department and the N.C. Community Transformation Grant Project is working to establish tobacco-free parks in all local governments within Cata
Charlotte (NC) Observer
added Dec 28, 2013 01:51
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