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[Africa] Uganda bans smoking in public places

People lighting up in bars, restaurants or hotels now face being fined $60 (£41) or jailed for up to two months. And smokers must be at least 50 metres away from public spaces, such as schools, hospitals and taxi ranks. The new laws also ban the sale of e
BBC Online
added May 19, 2016 20:09
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[UK] Anti-smoking campaigners back smoke free trial at Canterbury playgrounds

Anti-smoking campaigners say measures to tackle lighting up in children's playgrounds could be rolled out across the city. Canterbury City Council, in a joint effort with Kent County Council, is trialling smoke-free zones in five of Canterbury's outdoor
Canterbury Times (uk)
added May 19, 2016 11:29

[California] Marin strengthens smoking ban on county property

Supervisors on Tuesday voted unanimously to amend the law “to clarify the prohibition” adopted in 2007 that bans smoking inside all enclosed facilities owned or operated by the county, as well as in outdoor areas within 20 feet of any doors or operable w
Marin (CA) Independent Journal
added May 18, 2016 20:02
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[Tennessee] Smokers will soon be unable to light up at Ascend Amphitheater

A bill to ban smoking at the new outdoor downtown Nashville venue passed its third reading Tuesday night with the Metro Council. It means smoking is no longer allowed at Ascend Amphitheater.
WKRN-TV Ch. 2 (Nashville, TN)
added May 18, 2016 18:54

[New Jersey] JORDAN: Why is Christie opposed to a beach smoking ban?

Since 2013, tobacco companies have given nearly $600,000 to state lawmakers... Also, big tobacco companies gave more than $1 million to the Republican Governors Association in 2014, when Christie was chairman of the political group.
Asbury Park (NJ) Press
added May 17, 2016 20:44

[New Jersey] EDITORIAL: Ban all smoking on beaches, in parks

State government does have a role in addressing a public health hazard, and while many municipalities already have their own smoking bans, that hardly precludes state-level action. It’s time to stop haggling over minor details and get a significant ban i
Asbury Park (NJ) Press
added May 17, 2016 20:43

[Washington] E-cigs could be banned in all bars, restaurants in Whatcom County

The restriction would put the use of e-cigarettes in the same category as traditional cigarettes, which can’t be smoked in public places including workplaces, bars, restaurants, non-tribal casinos and bowling alleys. If approved, the measure would expan
Bellingham (WA) Herald
added May 17, 2016 16:11

[Texas] Belton Council considers banning smoking on city property

City Council members discussed creating an ordinance that will forbid smoking on city of Belton property — including outdoor parks — at Tuesday’s workshop. Mayor pro tem David Leigh said he wanted to bring the topic of Belton becoming a smoke-free city be
Temple (TX) Daily Telegram
added May 16, 2016 14:47

[New York] EDITORIAL: OUR VIEW: Smoking in public places around kids should not be allowed

We’re not big fans of government legislating ...But they do not have the right to harm others, especially children. And for that reason this legislation should be approved. “Basically, it’s just protecting the youth and children that play in parks,” says
Utica (NY) Observer-Dispatch
added May 13, 2016 19:07
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[California] Commission calls on smokers to park their butts

The Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Commission wants the city to adopt a complete smoking ban in city parks and public spaces. During its regular meeting Tuesday, the board discussed beefing up the city’s current smoking restriction ordinance.
Lompoc (CA) Record
added May 13, 2016 18:05
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