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[North Carolina] Smokers may soon get to light up in beaches and parks again

Instead, Proulx usually waits until after his last class to smoke a Camel Crush in his Hyundai because Wake Tech is a tobacco-free campus. But Senate Republicans took a step Tuesday toward striking down local rules governing where smokers like Proulx ca
Eastern Wake News (Zebulon, NC)
added May 18, 2013 21:29

[North Carolina] Effort to block beach smoking ban stalls

A bill that would have snuffed out local municipalities' rights to limit outdoor smoking hit a significant snag Thursday and is not likely to advance this session. "The bill can go no further as it currently reads," said an aide in the office of Sen. Bre
Wilmington (NC) Star-News
added May 17, 2013 05:30
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[North Carolina] Smoking bans likely to stay on the books

legislative attempt to overturn outdoor smoking bans in cities, on beaches and on community college campuses has stalled in the Senate and appears unlikely to make the cut as lawmakers scramble to meet their "crossover" deadline. Crossover is the self-i
WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)
added May 16, 2013 14:43

[North Carolina] EDITORIAL: Let local governments set smoking policies

The latest chapter comes as N.C. Sen. Buck Newton fights for a bill that would eliminate local tobacco use guidelines. Newton has noted that a number of community colleges, beaches and parks in different parts of the state have implemented no smoking pol
Rocky Mount (NC) Telegram
added May 16, 2013 03:25

[North Carolina] Lawmakers split over bill to overturn outdoor smoking bans

Health advocates say an N.C. Senate bill would repeal hundreds of local and community college rules restricting smoking outdoors. The Senate Environment Committee approved a bill Tuesday that would prohibit local governments and community colleges from e
AP - Associated Press
added May 16, 2013 03:24

[North Carolina] Bill would ban outdoor smoking bans

Legislation being considered in the North Carolina Senate would state that no local ordinance on outdoor smoking could be more restrictive than state law. Because current state law places no restrictions on smoking outdoors, local laws approved or consid
Business Journal of the Greater Triad Area
added May 15, 2013 19:51

[North Carolina] Senate to take up bill loosening smoking laws

A North Carolina Senate bill invalidating some local government and community college smoking rules that go farther than state law is up for a committee vote. The bill heads to the Senate Agriculture and Environment Committee Tuesday. The bill leaves in
Burlington (NC) Times-News
added May 14, 2013 12:50

[North Carolina, Ohio] Top tobacco executives set to meet with FLOC

Top executives for tobacco giant Reynolds American Inc. have agreed to resume discussions with the Toledo-based Farm Labor Organizing Committee about ways to address alleged farm-worker abuses.
Toledo (OH) Blade
added May 11, 2013 13:55

[North Carolina] SCHOFIELD: Blast from the past: Tobacco lobby ramming through deceptive bill that endangers kids

Big tobacco is currently ramming through legislation in both houses of the General Assembly that sounds as if it is all about motherhood and apple pie. The bill (which as been introduced and advanced in both the Senate and the House at the behest of the i
NC Policy Watch (blog)
added May 10, 2013 15:46

[North Carolina] VIDEO: Major employers add e-cigarettes to no-tobacco policies

Electronic cigarettes are gaining popularity among smokers, but not all employers are on board with the idea. More and more companies are creating policies for using the smoking alternative at work. E-cigarettes are not allowed anywhere at New Hanover R
added May 9, 2013 20:52
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