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[Jamaica] Government listening to tourism interests concerns on smoking ban - New task force to meet tomorrow

Faced with a backlash from the tourism sector over the smoking ban in public places Health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson has established a task force to examine the matter. The task force will hold its first meeting tomorrow and will include officials of t
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jul 21, 2013 05:06
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Cigarette Bans in Parks, Beaches May Just Be Smoke and Mirrors

Anti-smoking public health interventions should focus more on those who smoke rather than the fallible evidence around the impact smoking has on others, says a new paper.
EverydayHealth.com
added Jul 9, 2013 05:25
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[Canada] EDITORIAL — Smoke free communities a novel idea

The trouble with these laws is that they will take considerable resources to execute and until municipalities, the province, and special interest groups like Smoke Free Kings set aside money and resources to lay down the law, there will be smokers that wi
Hants (NS) Journal (ca)
added Jun 24, 2013 15:43
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[New York] S1987A-2013 - NY Senate Open Legislation - Prohibits smoking on the grounds of general hospitals and residential health care facilities

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to prohibiting smoking on hospital grounds and residential health care facilities PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To prohibit smoking on the campus grounds and within 15 feet of the pro
New York State Senate
added Jun 22, 2013 15:44
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[Spain] Impact of the 2011 Spanish Smoking Ban in Hospitality Venues: Indoor Secondhand Smoke Exposure and Influence of Outdoor Smoking

SHS from outdoor smokers close to entrances seems to drift inside venues. Smoking control legislation should consider outdoor restrictions to ensure complete protection against SHS.
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Jun 15, 2013 17:11
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[Georgia] Jonesboro extinguishes smoking on city property

Council members voted 5-1 to enact a ban on smoking on properties ... “If you’re on city property, just step off city property and you can smoke all you want,” said Mann.
Clayton County (GA) News-Daily
added Jun 13, 2013 11:10
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[Australia] Smoking ban set to include outdoor dining areas as shock cancer advertisement launched

The State Government is under increasing pressure to ban smoking in outdoor dining areas after the Australian Medical Association accused it of failing to act on proven tobacco-control activities. Victoria is the joint winner of the AMA's Dirty Ashtray A
Daily Telegraph/Sunday Telegraph (au)
added May 26, 2013 12:52
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[Colorado] Boulder issues 35 smoking tickets in first 6 weeks of Pearl Street Mall ban

The ordinance banning all smoking on the mall between 11th and 15th streets went into effect Jan. 18, but officers had been giving out warnings since signs alerting the public to the new law didn't go up until March 21. Devin Villemez, who works at Into
Boulder (CO) Daily Camera
added May 21, 2013 13:25
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[Illinois] Students have mixed feelings on proposed campus smoking ban

Smokers at Illinois State University have adapted to a ban on smoking imposed earlier this year on the campus quad and certain high traffic areas. The ban goes beyond state law that prohibits indoor smoking in public buildings and within 15 feet of an en
Bloomington (IL) Pantagraph
added May 20, 2013 16:12
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[Kansas] City considers smoke-free parks

The city’s Parks and Recreation Board recommended the move, citing the dangers of second-hand smoke exposure. Currently, smoking is allowed in all parks and at least 20 feet from entrances to the community center.
Basehor Sentinel (Bonner Springs, KS)
added May 15, 2013 18:38
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