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HUMMEL: Tell your lawmaker: no smoking in Florida parks | Opinion

Senate Bill 562 has already passed two committees unanimously....Republican Rep. Scott Plakon, who chairs that committee, has yet to give HB 627 a fair hearing.... A single legislator should not be able to hold up legislation supported by such a large per
Florida Today
added Feb 2, 2018 16:48
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[Illinois] Approval to amend outdoor smoking ordinance up in the air

Although consensus was reached Monday to vote on proposed changes to the city of DeKalb's smoking ordinance, passage seems unlikely because of the split opinions of council members. State law prohibits smoking in a place of employment, or within 15 feet
DeKalb (IL) Daily Chronicle
added Jan 24, 2018 00:01
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Editorial: Kansas court must address Topeka tobacco measure

Her intentions, and those of council members who supported the ordinance, were well-founded. The best move, though, is for state lawmakers to consider such a resolution so the age restriction would be imposed statewide. That could include debate over th
Topeka (KS) Capital-Journal
added Jan 16, 2018 03:28
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[Kansas] Judge grants temporary injunction blocking implementation of Topeka tobacco ordinance

A Shawnee County judge has temporarily blocked an ordinance that forbids tobacco sales to people ages 18-20 from taking effect. The temporary restraining order states there are “concerns regarding conflicts between the city ordinance in question and s
Topeka (KS) Capital-Journal
added Jan 12, 2018 04:29
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[Kansas] Two Topeka businesses sue city over tobacco ordinance going into effect Thursday

bars people under 21 from buying tobacco products. Vape Bar and Puffs ‘n’ Stuff, LLC, with the assistance of the Kansas Vapers Association, have asked a Shawnee County District Court judge to issue a temporary injunction blocking the ordinance’s implem
Topeka (KS) Capital-Journal
added Jan 11, 2018 03:38
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[Indiana] EDITORIAL: Workforce issues top IBJ’s agenda for Legislature

Smoking: We said here recently that raising the minimum age to buy cigarettes to 21 is a no-brainer. But we also think it’s silly to have a smokers’ bill of rights that provides employment protection to smokers. We come down on the side of the Indiana Ch
Indianapolis (IN) Business Journal
added Jan 8, 2018 14:44
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[Indiana] Health, business coalition seeks to repeal 'smoker's bill of rights'

The Alliance for a Healthier Indiana—a coalition of hospitals, insurers, businesses and others—says it’s time to roll back a 27-year-old state law that prohibits employers from screening job candidates for tobacco use. They are pushing new legislation,
Indianapolis (IN) Business Journal
added Jan 7, 2018 21:41
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VIDEO: Indiana bill would empower companies to test -- and fire -- employees for using tobacco

Senate Bill 23, which Brown sponsored, would repeal a portion of the state code that prohibits employers from attempting to control their workers' tobacco intake outside of the job. The section she hopes to repeal reads: An employer may not require, as
WCPO (Cincinnati, OH)
added Jan 11, 2018 02:31
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[Kansas] As more cities and counties raise tobacco age, state lawmakers may be asked to intervene

As a group in Lawrence prepares a strong push for local regulations that would raise the minimum age for buying tobacco to 21, efforts may be underway at the state level to push for a law that would pre-empt the ability of local governments to enact such
Lawrence (KS) Journal-World
added Jan 1, 2018 03:00
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[Florida] SJUGGERUD: Builders and developers - and lawmakers - could lead way for smoke-free communities

Unlike nearly all other southeastern states, Florida prohibits local governments from regulating smoking under the Florida Clean Indoor Air Act (the “Act”). While the Act laudably regulates smoking inside of workplaces, the Act prohibits local governments
Florida Today
added Dec 22, 2017 15:21
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