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[Rhode Island] Newport's Cliff Walk by Gilded Age mansions now smoke-free

Now that smokers can no longer light up on Newport's iconic Cliff Walk, the only thing breathtaking is the view. A new ban instituted last month applies to the 3 1/2-mile public walkway that runs between the Atlantic Ocean and some of the city's most spec
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 7, 2015 16:03
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[Washington] 'Smell flowers, not smoke': Seattle curbs cigarettes in parks

Seattle's Parks and Recreation officials voted in May to ban smoking in all of its 465 parks. It had previously required smokers to maintain 25-feet minimum distances from other visitors in any publicly accessible park land, the city said. On Monday, th
Reuters
added Jul 7, 2015 16:02
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[Massachusetts] Cape towns ban beach smoking

In Massachusetts, the trend of prohibiting smoking on beaches started, oddly enough, in an inland community. In 1995, Sharon enacted the state’s first beach smoking ban at its three lake beaches. Today, the municipal association lists nearly four dozen M
Boston (MA) Globe
added Jul 4, 2015 17:17
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[Asia, Malaysia] Penang gets ‘smoke signals’

The Health Ministry has advised its Penang department to declare George Town Unesco heritage enclave a cigarette smoke-free zone tomorrow. State Welfare, Caring Society and Environment Committee chairman Phee Boon Poh said the state Health Department wou
The Star (my)
added Jul 3, 2015 15:34
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[California] Walnut Creek no-smoking drive tested downtown

The city's nearly two-year campaign to ban smoking in apartments has cleared the air for many tenants, but getting downtown open-air smokers to quit has proved more difficult.
Contra Costa (CA) Times
added Jul 3, 2015 14:19
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[Australia] ARCHIVE: CHAPMAN: Prisoners should be free to smoke outside

Prisoners, by definition, have their liberties severely restricted. Some people think it's OK to remove one of prisoners' few remaining freedoms: to smoke outdoors. These people would be horrified if such a policy was extended to their neighbours or frie
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Jul 1, 2015 22:40
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[Oregon] City answers questions on smoking ban

As of July 1, smoking and vaping is prohibited on all city of Hillsboro property, including the Civic Center Plaza in downtown Hillsboro and city-owned parking lots. The Hillsboro City Council adopted an ordinance April 21 that prohibits smoking, with a
Hillsboro (OR) Tribune
added Jul 1, 2015 15:18
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[New Jersey] Trenton City Council reconsiders smoking ban in parks

City Council is expected to introduce an ordinance Tuesday that would prohibit the smoking of cigars, cigarettes, pipes and electronic cigarettes in city parks, recreational areas, city facilities and inside city vehicles. A similar measure was up for c
NJ.com
added Jun 30, 2015 14:26
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[Canada] Reminder: Changes to smoking legislation take effect July 1

New Brunswickers are reminded that changes to the Smoke-Free Places Act and to the Tobacco Sales Act come into effect July 1. “These changes represent our government’s commitment to helping New Brunswickers live longer, healthier lives,” said Health Mini
Government of New Brunswick (ca)
added Jun 29, 2015 13:07
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[Australia] Prison wardens want total ban on smoking in WA jails

Smoking was banned inside WA’s prison buildings in 2008, but is still allowed in outdoor areas, and the union says there’s a problem with inmates smoking in their cells, especially at night.
The Australian (au)
added Jun 29, 2015 12:59
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