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[New York] Court of Appeals upholds state parks smoke ban

The Court of Appeals ruled that the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation did not overstep its authority when it barred people from smoking cigarettes at its nearly 215 parks and historic sites. Parks Commissioner Rose Harvey said in a s
(Long Island, NY) Newsday
added Mar 31, 2016 23:00

[New York] NY high court upholds outdoor smoking ban at state parks

The Court of Appeals unanimously rejected arguments from a smokers' rights group that parks officials exceeded their authority and smoking limits should be left to state lawmakers. Judge Eugene Fahey writes that lawmakers gave responsibility to the parks
AP - Associated Press
added Mar 31, 2016 16:12

[Canada] Butt-out bylaw begins April 1

As of April 1, smoking will be illegal in all parks in the City of Kamloops, as well as on city property. The ban also covers electronic cigarettes. Bylaw supervisor John Ramsay said officers will focus on making the public aware of the new rules rather
Kamloops This Week (ca)
added Apr 1, 2016 20:22

[South Carolina] New proposal to reduce secondhand smoke in Beaufort Co.

Any building owned and operated by the county, including courthouses and baseball fields, would be off limits to secondhand smoke, and this would include vapes and e-cigarettes as well. "Well, obviously, smoking is a public health risk. I feel empathy f
WCSC Television (Charleston, SC)
added Mar 31, 2016 09:13

[California] Cloverdale bans smoking at outdoor public events

Reacting to complaints from the public, Cloverdale has decided to prohibit smoking at outdoor events. When Cloverdale’s popular Friday Night Live evening concert series resumes in May, smoking will no longer be allowed there, nor will it be permitted at
Santa Rosa (CA) Press Democrat
added Mar 30, 2016 21:18

[Pennsylvania] Scranton may ban smoking in parks

Scranton City Council wants to join the growing number of communities that are banning outdoor smoking in parks. Councilman Bill Gaughan saw many benefits, including reducing the amount of cigarette butt litter in the city’s 30 parks, cutting down the p
Scranton (PA) Times-Tribune
added Mar 27, 2016 15:00
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[Michigan] Dearborn to consider smoking ban in parks at upcoming meeting

After months of study, the City Council received a recommendation from the Recreation and Parks Commission to restrict tobacco smoking to certain areas in 20 neighborhood parks and prohibit it in miniparks with play equipment.
Southgate (MI) Press & Guide
added Mar 25, 2016 22:41

[Oklahoma] Butt out! SWAT groups clean park, promote awareness of tobacco use

The Healthy Living Program for Cherokee County, an Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust program, hosted a celebration and clean-up day for Students Working Against Tobacco organizations. Eight groups from around Cherokee County met at the Armory M
Tahlequah (OK) Daily Press
added Mar 25, 2016 13:10

[Iowa] VIDEO: West Des Moines bans smoking, tobacco from city parks

The ordinance unanimously approved Monday includes park bans on all tobacco and nicotine products, including electronic cigarettes. "It sort of effects the ambiance of the park when you see all the filters around (and) cigarette butts,” said park patron
KCCI- Channel 8 (Des Moines, IA)
added Mar 23, 2016 15:01
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[Iowa] Smoking, e-cigs banned in W.D.M. parks

The City Council on Monday unanimously approved an ordinance that bans smoking in its 29 parks. It includes all tobacco- and nicotine-products, including cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, and electronic cigarettes.
Des Moines (IA) Register
added Mar 23, 2016 10:59
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