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[Arkansas] Editorial: Smoking ban at Fort Smith parks can only be a good thing

A smoking ban isn't a political issue, nor should it be one. It's about creating a healthy environment and allowing everyone to enjoy the great outdoors. We applaud the Parks and Recreation Commission's efforts and hope the Fort Smith Board of Directors
Southwest (AR) Times Record
added Feb 12, 2017 21:12

[California] Modesto ponders smoking ban in all city parks

A proposal would extend the ban throughout city parks and include the smoking of marijuana. Modesto is considering banning smoking in all of its parks. The smell of tobacco was strong Friday afternoon in the Graceada Park pavilion in downtown Modesto. Mod
Modesto (CA) Bee
added Feb 12, 2017 21:09

[Ireland] COLEMAN: Smoking should be banned outdoors near food

doesn't necessarily mean that it is suitable for smokers, and certainly permitting customers to smoke right beside dining tables shows a lack of regard for those who prefer to eat in a smoke-free environment. Enniscorthy Guardian
Irish Independent (ie)
added Feb 11, 2017 15:31

[Australia] Horsham Rural City councillors back outdoor smoking ban

have welcomed an amendment to the state’s tobacco laws, which will see smoking banned in all outdoor dining areas from August. The changes to the legislation will also regulate the use of E-cigarettes and shisha tobacco in Victoria. Do you support a ban
Wimmera Mail-Times (au)
added Feb 10, 2017 23:55

[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Huffing and puffing towards a healthier nation

Malaysian Nature Society president Henry Goh told this newspaper they welcomed the move to ban smoking at all national parks. “The parks are where nature lovers visit for recreation and researchers conduct studies to look at ways how to protect the biodiv
New Straits Times (my)
added Feb 10, 2017 17:57

[Arkansas] Fort Smith parks panel OKs smoking ban

Tobacco products took a step closer to being banned in Fort Smith's parks following a unanimous vote by the Parks and Recreation Commission on Wednesday. Secondhand smoke as a health hazard and the influence of smoking around children were some of the ma
Southwest (AR) Times Record
added Feb 9, 2017 09:15

[California] Paso Robles moves to tighten rules for smoking tobacco and marijuana

If council members give the ordinance their final approval in two weeks, tobacco product use — including cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars and pipes — would be prohibited in city-owned buildings and enclosed public places, as well as at all outdoor events
San Luis Obispo (CA) Tribune
added Feb 9, 2017 09:09

[Virginia] Bill seeks to ban outdoor smoking at performances

Virginians may have to put out their cigarettes before entering an outdoor performance because of a bill that emerged from the state Senate on a tiebreaker vote Tuesday. Senate Bill 938 would allow local governments to designate nonsmoking areas in an ou
Charlottesville (VA) Daily Progress
added Feb 8, 2017 16:29

[Oregon] Smoke-free zone proposed for downtown Klamath Falls

Backers say the proposal would reduce cigarette butt litter, second-hand smoke, and make the downtown area more family-friendly. If the ordinance is passed, those caught smoking downtown could get a ticket, and pay a fine. “We’re going to have a 90-day
KOBI-TV (Medford, OR)
added Feb 8, 2017 15:40

[UK] Sunderland council ‘failing to fine smokers’

This council refuses to do anything about all of the people who smoke in Sunderland in interchange (all ages, both sexes) and in many bus shelters, including ones in Chester Road, Low Ford and Holmeside. When you tell some of the culprits that it is suppo
Sunderland Echo (uk)
added Feb 8, 2017 15:03
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