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[California] A higher bar for East Bay cities anti-smoking grades

Pleasant Hill, Fremont and Martinez were once at the forefront of tobacco control efforts among East Bay cities. But in the past few years, other cities -- including Walnut Creek and Richmond -- have passed tougher laws, raising the bar for all others.
Contra Costa (CA) Times
added Jan 24, 2015 18:28

[Michigan] 77 parks in Ann Arbor going smoke-free on Feb. 1

A new smoking ban in Ann Arbor parks, including 73 parks with playgrounds and four downtown parks, will take effect on Feb. 1. The move comes nearly 10 months after the City Council approved an outdoor smoking ordinance empowering the city administrator
Ann Arbor (MI) News
added Jan 23, 2015 17:55

[Louisiana] New Orleans Bans Smoking Pretty Much Everywhere

New Orleans passed a far-reaching smoking ban on Thursday that prohibits lighting up in bars, casinos, private clubs—even in the car while waiting in line at a drive-thru.
Washington Free Beacon
added Jan 23, 2015 17:51

[California] Solano receives an F when it comes to smoke free environment

“The report is not at all reflective of the decision we made this month,” said Supervisor Erin Hannigan, who spearheaded the new policy. “We’re hoping to raise those grades.” Hannigan, who also initiated the need for smokefree parks in the city of Valle
Vacaville (CA) Reporter
added Jan 23, 2015 12:07

[Alabama] City's smoking ordinance to take effect Feb. 1

The ordinance prohibits smoking in all enclosed areas of employment in the city, within 20 feet of public entrances to buildings and in bars, restaurants, businesses and other public places. There is an exemption for cigar bars, despite smoke-free advoca
Gadsden (AL) Times
added Jan 21, 2015 06:01

Germany's smokers could face 'smoking timetable' on their own balcony

Smokers in Germany could be forced to observe a timetable on their own balcony if their smoking causes sufficient discomfort to their neighbours, following a court ruling
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Jan 20, 2015 22:52

[California] Victorville to consider smoke-free parks

The City Council on Tuesday will consider totally prohibiting smoking and vaping at all city parks, recreation areas and area parking lots, according to Tuesday's meeting agenda.
Victor Valley (CA) Press
added Jan 19, 2015 02:12

[Maryland] Rehoboth Includes Electronic Cigarette Use in Smoking Ban

At a regular meeting held on Friday Jan. 16, the board decided the addition of e-cigarettes to the smoking ban would be effective immediately in all areas where smoking is currently banned including the beach, boardwalk and bandstand area.
WBOC TV16 (Salisbury, MD)
added Jan 17, 2015 20:34

[South Carolina] Inman council puts off decision on smoking ban, parks district

City Council decided 4-0 to postpone taking any action on a proposed citywide smoking ban...The ban would prohibit smoking, including the use of electronic cigarettes, at any workplace and within 15 feet of entrances.
Spartanburg (SC) Herald-Journal
added Jan 16, 2015 17:57

[California] VIDEO: Folsom considers expanding smoking ban

Smokers may have fewer places to light up in Folsom, as city leaders consider a smoking ban in apartments and outdoor seating areas at restaurants.
KCRA Ch. 3 (Sacramento, CA)
added Jan 15, 2015 14:17
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