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[New York] NYC Parks Smoking Ban Barely Enforced

Gotham Gazette's FOIL request for data on the enforcement of the ban against smoking in parks shows that since it went into effect in 2011, only 440 tickets have been issued. Ninety percent (or 397) were issued in Manhattan, 17 in Brooklyn, 15 in Staten I
The Gothamist [Blog]
added Apr 21, 2014 17:50
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[Australia] Smoke ban sparks anger

Restaurant owners in Oakleigh are fuming over a push to ban smokers from outdoor dining areas. They say their customers will all leave but experts claim that's just a smoke screen. Chris Sklavos says 90% of the people who dine at his family restaurant
Yahoo!
added Apr 9, 2014 00:20
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[New Zealand] Smoking visibility mapped for the first time

The visibility of smoking in city streets has for the first time anywhere been mapped, in new research from the University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand. The research found that up to 116 smokers outside bars/cafés could be seen from any one locatio
EurekAlert
added Apr 6, 2014 21:59
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[Oklahoma] Tobacco-free initiative targets Broken Arrow parks

Representatives of the Tobacco Free Coalition for Tulsa County spoke about the benefits of tobacco-free parks to a handful of Broken Arrow residents who attended a public meeting Thursday afternoon. “Our goal is to have all of Tulsa County public parks,
Tulsa (OK) World
added Apr 4, 2014 14:52
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[New York] Village of Lansing Considers Smoke Free Law

Ted Schiele asked Village of Lansing Trustees Monday to consider passing a tobacco-free law, or at least a smoke-free law. The law could apply to all municipal property in the Village, including parks, trails and playgrounds as well as the Village Office
Lansing (NY) Star
added Mar 21, 2014 16:35
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[North Carolina] Spencer votes to ban smoking, tobacco from parks, ball fields

Spencer town board voted unanimously Tuesday to ban smoking and other tobacco use from town parks and ball fields, but how the new ordinance will be enforced is not clear.
Salisbury (NC) Post
added Mar 12, 2014 01:34
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[Delaware] LETTER: Second hand smoke does permeate areas

for those downwind of the smoker, exposure is greater at a distance than exposure for those immediately upwind. Thus, in a beach or boardwalk setting, it is possible for a smoker position themselves strategically to spare those in their own group from ex
Cape Gazette Newspaper (Lewes, DE)
added Feb 28, 2014 12:11
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[New Jersey] Thumbs-up for Feb. 24 - To fewer dirty butts on the beach.

New Jersey lawmakers advanced a bill last week that would ban smoking at all state and municipal beaches and parks. ... We’re all for reducing the public’s exposure to secondhand smoke and keeping beaches cleaner — discarded cigarette butts are a signifi
Burlington County (NJ) Times
added Feb 24, 2014 14:23
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[North Carolina] EDITORIAL: Smoking rules may need review

the guiding principle leaders should use in restricting smoking on county property is to protect nonsmokers from being subjected to secondhand smoke. It is not clear that designated smoking areas will do that. If not, county leaders should stand ready to
Hendersonville (NC) Times-News
added Feb 21, 2014 13:11
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[Maryland] VIDEO: Baltimore County Council bans some outdoor smoking

County Council on Tuesday took a final vote to ban smoking in certain outdoor areas.
WBAL-TV11 (Baltimore, MD)
added Feb 20, 2014 04:16
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