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[New Jersey] Smoke-free beaches back in play

A bill that would ban smoking in local parks and on beaches — with a few exceptions, such as golf courses or limited smoking areas on the beach — is making its way through the Legislature. Lawmakers say they are hopeful this latest version — tweaked wi
Hackensack (NJ) Record/Herald News
added May 9, 2016 22:33
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SMOKE OUT: NEW EFFORTS TO CURB SMOKING IN NEW JERSEY CATCH FIRE

Christie vetoed a similar measure in September, suggesting the state was overreaching. This time, sponsors agreed to allow local or county government to carve out 15 percent of the site for smokers -- urging them not to locate it next to the playground or
NJ Spotlight
added May 9, 2016 22:19
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[Korea - South] No-smoking areas keep shifting, sow confusion

when two officials from the Seongdong District Office approached them. “Starting from September,” warned one of the officials, “you’ll have to pay about 100,000 won for smoking.” The smokers angrily remonstrated, but eventually put out their cigarettes.
Joong Ang Ilbo (kr)
added May 8, 2016 17:17
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[Florida] Palm Beach can't ban smoking on local beaches

Officers were prepared to consider the prohibition after some residents complained about cigarette butts littering the shore and of the health hazards of second-hand smoke...But the idea was stubbed out after town officials learned that the state doesn’t
Palm Beach (FL) Daily News
added May 8, 2016 17:18
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[Idaho] Councilors want parks free from smoking ($$)

The two Lewiston city councilors pursuing a ban on smoking in public places have decided to focus on the city's parks for the time being. Cari Miller said she and fellow Councilor Jesse Maldonado have been talking with city staff about what form a propos
Lewiston (ID) Tribune
added May 8, 2016 15:00
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Alaska State Fair going smoke-free

has adopted a smoke-free policy that will send tobacco and e-cigarette users outside the fences into a handful of temporary smoking areas. Under the new policy, smoking isn’t permitted during the fair anywhere within fenced common areas of the fairground
Anchorage (AK) Daily News
added May 6, 2016 05:04
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[New Zealand] Hutt politicians call for government to give councils more teeth to ban smoking

Stubbing out cigarettes in Lower Hutt will require more than the council extending smoking bans. That was the message from a range of anit-smoking speakers who lobbied Hutt City councillors on Monday. Officers had recommended an existing smokefree poli
Independent Newspapers Ltd. / STUFF (nz)
added May 4, 2016 06:49
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[New Jersey] Senate Committee advances smoking ban at NJ beaches, parks

Undeterred, Turner reintroduced her legislation in March, and on Monday she argued for its advancement out of the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee. Her bill would ban smoking at all state, county and municipal beaches and park
Burlington County (NJ) Times
added May 3, 2016 15:35
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[New Jersey] N.J. Beach Smoking Ban Passes Latest Hurdle

A prohibition of smoking on public beaches, long-sought by health and environmental advocates, has new life in the New Jersey legislature after previously being vetoed by Gov. Chris Christie. The legislation, sponsored by state Sen. Shirley Turner (D-Me
Shorebeat
added May 3, 2016 15:35
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[North Carolina] Editorial — Something to care about

it’s past time for Rowan County and its municipalities to ban tobacco products at parks. Local government should not allow secondhand smoke to spoil the experience for others; nor should children see tobacco use as an activity to mimic.
Salisbury (NC) Post
added May 3, 2016 15:34
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