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[Asia, China] Putting out the cigarettes

The city of Shanghai is set to approve 13 amendments to its six-year-old public-smoking law. If passed, the local laws would expand the municipality's no-smoking areas and authorize the city's enforcement units to impose on-the-spot fines to both venues
Global Times (cn)
added Aug 22, 2016 01:44
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Smoking near youth sports events is closer to being banned in California

Cigarette smoking would be banned within 250 feet of all youth sports events in California under legislation approved Thursday by the state Assembly. Sen. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento), who is a pediatrician, cited the health risk of secondhand smoke to yo
Los Angeles Times
added Aug 19, 2016 10:28
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[California] Bill to Kick Tobacco Off Our Fields, Courts & Bleachers Passes State Assembly

Senate Bill 977 authored by Dr. Richard Pan, and sponsored by the 8th grade class at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Elementary School in Elk Grove passed the California State Assembly today. SB 977 would prohibit the use of tobacco products within 250 feet from
added Aug 19, 2016 10:29

[Australia] Darwin council repeals al fresco smoking ban in Smith Street Mall

Darwin city business owners are "relieved that common sense has prevailed", after council backtracked on a cigarette ban that left bars without outdoor smoking areas. In May a total smoking ban was introduced in the local government-managed public space
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Aug 20, 2016 02:26

[UK] Chesterfield hospital’s smoking ban working ‘really well’ during week

However, bosses have admitted they are having problems enforcing the policy at weekends. The ban came into force at the end of July after a consultation with staff, patients and visitors. A Royal spokesman said: “We’d like to say a big thank you to pa
The Star / Sheffield Telegraph (uk)
added Aug 18, 2016 13:59

[Washington] EDITORIAL: Another win for smoke-free parks in Pierce County

Whether it’s a symbolic gesture or a real blow against the world’s leading cause of preventable death, congratulations to Fife for defending predominant public-health values. Now Fife leaders can focus on efforts such as opening the new Brookville Garden
Tacoma (WA) News Tribune
added Aug 17, 2016 05:20

[Canada] Elgin St. Thomas Public Health seeking input on smoke-free beaches in the county

Elgin St. Thomas Public Health wants lighting up on the beach to go up in smoke – and they're hoping the public agrees. Until Labour Day, the regional health authority is gathering input about the demand for cigarette-free beaches in the region. The resu
St. Thomas (Ont) Times-Journal (ca)
added Aug 16, 2016 16:00
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[Tennessee] Youths working to keep parks tobacco-free

The signs are going up. Now, Power of Putnam’s youth ambassadors are waiting for the smoke to clear. “They’re attractive signs, and they send a positive message,” Cookeville Leisure Services Director Rick Woods said of the anti-drug coalition’s initiativ
Cookeville (TN) Herald Citizen
added Aug 16, 2016 01:24

[Maine] Banning the butts / Wells considering smoking ban on beaches

If the town moves forward with a proposed ordinance this fall, smoking tobacco in all forms, including e-cigarettes, will be prohibited on town beaches
Biddeford (ME) Journal Tribune
added Aug 13, 2016 19:25
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[California] Santa Maria residents pushing for smoke-free parks

Sister Janet has been working for nearly a decade in Santa Maria to ban smoking in parks and beaches. “When I was a kid my dad smoked Lucky Strike, and I mean he smoked. What did it do to him? He got asthma and emphysema and being on a respirator months
KSBY-TV (San Luis Obispo, CA)
added Aug 12, 2016 16:48
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