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[Massachusetts] Westport officials to consider town beach smoking ban

Armando, told NBC 10 News the Beach Committee voted unanimously to move the proposal forward. "When I had the opportunity to walk some of our town beaches, it was a problem," Armendo said, who has held the position for about a month.
NBC 10 (Providence, RI)
added Jun 28, 2018 02:20
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[Massachusetts] Board takes steps to ban smoking at Westport beaches

New Director of Public Health Matthew Armendo told his board that town beaches do not have a no-smoking policy, yet the two state-owned beaches in town — Horseneck and Gooseberry — ban smoking. Armendo suggested a ban and pitched the idea to the Beach C
New Bedford (MA) Standard-Times
added Jun 28, 2018 02:19
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[Massachusetts] Board takes steps to ban smoking at Westport beaches

There are 70 municipalities in the state that ban smoking on beaches, and it looks as though Westport will follow suit. New Director of Public Health Matthew Armendo told his board that town beaches do not have a no-smoking policy, yet the two state-owne
Fall River (MA) Herald News
added Jun 24, 2018 15:44
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[Wisconsin] Proposed ordinance change would streamline city building smoking rules

Smoking would be prohibited within 25 feet of all public building entrances under an ordinance change introduced at the City Council earlier this week. The proposal comes one month after the council voted to ban smoking in public parking ramps.
Madison (WI) Cap Times
added Jun 23, 2018 10:47
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[UK-Scotland] Smokers outside Larbert hospital will be fined

Persistent puffers outside Forth Valley Royal Hospital will finally be penalised, in a new get-tough approach to smoking at NHS sites. The Scottish Government aims to make it an offence to smoke within 15 metres of hospitals, as part of a tobacco control
Falkirk Herald (uk)
added Jun 25, 2018 15:15
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[Vermont] Montpelier’s mayor not ready to support downtown smoking ban

Watson said she is opposed to an all-out smoking ban in the capital city’s downtown area ahead of a meeting next week with organizers of a campaign to prohibit cigarette smoking and vaping in a half-mile area. The Central Vermont New Directions Coalition
VTDigger.org
added Jun 23, 2018 11:29
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[Wisconsin] Smoking Ban may be on the way for Appleton Playgrounds

Appleton's communications manager asked the public,'If you could change anything in the city, what would it be?' "And all of a sudden, we got an onslaught of emails saying, 'Ban smoking on playgrounds,'" said Joe Martin, a city alderman and chair of App
WFRV-TV Local 5 | WeAreGreenBay.com (Green Bay, WI)
added Jun 23, 2018 10:39
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[New York] Bill would choke off smoking in front of libraries

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz and state Sen. Gustavo Rivera led a bill through both chambers banning smoking within 100 feet of all library entrances. And if Cuomo signs the bill into law, it would expand earlier efforts by Dinowitz and Rivera to snuff ou
Riverdale (NY) Press
added Jun 22, 2018 18:08
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[Florida] In praise of smoke-free parks

of Health in Franklin County and the Franklin County Tobacco-Free Partnership would like to recognize Apalachicola city commissioners ... The resolution bans the use of tobacco products and e-cigarettes within 50 feet of parks with playground equipment a
Apalachicola Times
added Jun 21, 2018 18:49
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[UK-Scotland] Radical new plans revealed to turn Scotland smoke free by 2034

A ban on smoking in council homes is among a raft of radical new measures being considered as part of the “next steps” unveiled by ministers to make Scotland smoke-free by 2034. A crackdown on smoking in open public places where children are present such
The Scotsman (uk)
added Jun 21, 2018 13:44
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