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[Rhode Island] Providence Police seize more than $20,000 in U.S. currency and contraband tobacco

Esteban Perez (age 58) made deliveries of tobacco products and was also seen storing suspected contraband at the U-Haul moving and storage facility in Providence. Perez does not hold a license by the State of Rhode Island to sell or distribute tobacco p
ABC6 (Providence, RI)
added Dec 4, 2015 22:36

[Rhode Island] Is Providence plan to ban smoking in downtown good health or a smokescreen?

Ordinance Committee is considering a smoking ban in the downtown business district that supporters claim would improve public health but which opponents charge is really aimed at harassing the homeless who gather at Kennedy Plaza. The committee discussed
Providence (RI) Journal-Bulletin
added Oct 21, 2015 15:29

[Rhode Island] Man charged after $1.5M in untaxed tobacco products seized

A Pawtucket man has been arrested after police seized untaxed little cigars, smokeless tobacco and other items classified as “other tobacco products” valued at $1.5 million. Rhode Island State Police say Yassine Nasser was arraigned Thursday in District
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 17, 2015 13:12

[Rhode Island] Do Outdoor Smoking Bans Mostly Punish the Homeless?

Providence, Rhode Island, is considering banning smoking throughout its downtown business district. But critics worry it’s a pretext to force homeless people out of public parks and plazas.
CityLab (The Atlantic)
added Aug 10, 2015 19:27

[Rhode Island] HOBAN: Could smoking be snuffed out in downtown Providence?

A former mayor...wants to ban smoking from all of downtown Providence. And the president of the City Council has said he supports the prohibition. “They’re sitting on curbs, sitting on steps, standing in the doorways of buildings . . . if it’s warm or co
Boston (MA) Globe
added Jul 26, 2015 06:12
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Mystery beach blast in Rhode Island blamed on hydrogen gas

It takes a very small amount of energy to ignite hydrogen, and even static electricity from hair can do it, Spivack said. The woman who was injured had been smoking at the beach earlier in the day, but officials don't know if she was smoking right before
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 24, 2015 20:16

[Rhode Island] No smoking on Providence's streets? Not likely

City Council’s Ordinance Committee is considering a proposal that would ban smoking on the streets and sidewalks of the downtown business district, but the committee’s chairman said he was skeptical something that sweeping would ultimately be approved. “W
Providence (RI) Journal-Bulletin
added Jul 22, 2015 15:41

Rhode Island's capital considering downtown smoking ban

The proposed ban would apply to non-enclosed sidewalks and other pedestrian areas, including alleys, accessible to the public anywhere in downtown Providence. Smoking would be allowed only in private residences and vehicles.
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 21, 2015 15:11

[Rhode Island] Newport's Cliff Walk by Gilded Age mansions now smoke-free

Now that smokers can no longer light up on Newport's iconic Cliff Walk, the only thing breathtaking is the view. A new ban instituted last month applies to the 3 1/2-mile public walkway that runs between the Atlantic Ocean and some of the city's most spec
AP - Associated Press
added Jul 7, 2015 16:03

[Rhode Island] Joseph R. Paolino Jr.: Make downtown Providence smoke-free

As the secretary of the Providence Foundation, I was thrilled with our decision to take this bold stance. Providence has banned smoking in public parks, including in Kennedy Plaza. Unfortunately, this has caused smokers to congregate downtown, loitering i
Providence (RI) Journal-Bulletin
added Jun 24, 2015 09:36
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