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[Rhode Island] Narragansett bans tobacco use on town property

Town Council banned the use of tobacco products on all town-owned property in a 3-2 split vote...“I’m hoping I don’t have to go through statistics of second-hand smoke and outdoor second-hand smoke,” said Moretti at the meeting. “There’s lots of statistic
Narragansett (RI) Times
added Aug 27, 2017 07:14

[Rhode Island] The Latest: Gov. Raimondo Thanks House for $9.2B Budget Plan

The Rhode Island House of Representatives has voted to increase the state's cigarette taxes and require e-commerce companies to collect sales taxes when people buy products online.
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 24, 2017 18:20

[Rhode Island] In Downtown Providence, Reactions To The New Smoking Ban

“You’re outside,” said Heistand. “I mean, what are you gonna do about the people that work down here? Where are they gonna smoke? I don’t think it’s right.” Waiting for a bus at Kennedy Plaza, Becky Fontes agreed.
WRNI (Rhode Island Public Radio)
added Jun 21, 2017 15:13

[Rhode Island] Providence City Council overrides veto of smoking ban

In a letter to the council, Elorza said the true target of the ban is the homeless community. He said the ordinance would criminalize poverty and be ineffective.
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 17, 2017 15:17

[Rhode Island] Law allows smoking at new casino in Tiverton

Despite a plea from a resident who is also a health practitioner to not allow smoking in the planned Twin River-Tiverton casino so workers are not subjected to the risks of second-hand smoke, state law dictates that casinos are exempt from the law that pr
Newport (RI) Daily News
added Jun 8, 2017 03:32

[Rhode Island] Providence Mayor Vetoes Measure Banning Smoking Downtown

In a letter to the council, Elorza says that while the ban is ostensibly about smoking, the true target is the homeless community. He says the ordinance would criminalize poverty, be a waste of police resources and be ineffective.
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 5, 2017 21:02

[Rhode Island] Providence City Council backs downtown smoking ban, but Mayor Elorza’s veto may hold

Providence City Council on Wednesday gave final approval to a proposal to ban smoking – and other tobacco products – in part of downtown, but the ordinance didn’t secure enough support to withstand a threatened veto from Mayor Jorge Elorza.
WPRI Fox 12 (East Providence, RI)
added May 25, 2017 01:08

[Rhode Island] LETTER: Cigarette tax hike would hurt convenience stores

if her budget is enacted, it will actually hurt some of Rhode Island’s smallest existing businesses, like ours, while also hurting many of the citizens she seeks to help with a wage increase. Time and again, Governor Raimondo and past governors have soug
Cranston (RI) Herald
added May 11, 2017 19:25

[Rhode Island] New Data Link Policies that Restrict Tobacco Sales to Lower Rates of Youth Tobacco Use in Providence

Fewer teenagers report using e-cigarettes and flavored tobacco products in Providence than in other cities following Providence's 2013 implementation of strict policies that restrict tobacco sales, according to new data released today by the Rhode Island
State of Rhode Island (
added May 8, 2017 19:10

[Rhode Island] Providence City Council passes downtown smoking ban on 10-3 vote

Mayor Jorge Elorza threatens to veto measure seen by some as a tactic to control the city’s homeless population.
Providence (RI) Journal-Bulletin
added May 5, 2017 12:55
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