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[Rhode Island] Providence Moves Closer To Downtown Smoking Ban

City Council Ordinance Committee has voted to send a downtown smoking ban to the full council. The ordinance would prohibit smoking in a roughly nine-block area in front of Kennedy Plaza and City Hall. Community advocates say the policy is targeted at th
WRNI (Rhode Island Public Radio)
added Apr 19, 2017 00:13

Rhode Island settles in principle with tobacco companies in MSA dispute

As a result of Kilmartin’s recent settlement, Rhode Island will receive $10 million this fiscal year and the state’s tobacco bondholders will receive $40 million. "Not only does this settlement resolve significant risk for both the bond holders and t
Legal NewsLine
added Apr 9, 2017 19:52


many states are aiming to regulate e-cigarette and electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) products through new legislation. So far, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, New Mexico, Rhode Island, Utah and Washington have all introduced bills that would adopt o
Bloomberg BNA (Bureau of National Affairs)
added Mar 30, 2017 16:27

[Rhode Island] Shanley Bill Allows Tenants to Break Leases Over Secondhand Smoke

Rep. Evan P. Shanley (D-Dist. 24, Warwick) has introduced a bill that would allow tenants of multi-unit buildings to break their lease if landlords don’t remedy secondhand smoke in their apartments. Bill (2017-H 5522), submitted at the request of the War
Warwick (RI) Post
added Feb 17, 2017 13:38

[Rhode Island] Central Falls working to ban tobacco sales to anyone under 21

The City Council passed the ordinance Monday night. It will not allow any retailers in the city to sell tobacco products to anyone under 21. The legislation, which still needs a signature from Mayor James Diossa, was proposed by Councilwoman Carlene Fons
NBC 10 (Providence, RI)
added Feb 15, 2017 14:46

[Rhode Island] Our Lady of Grace hosts ’Steak, Cards, and Cigars’

The gathering – another way Gower seeks to bring parishioners together to enjoy food, fun, and fellowship while raising funds for the Roman Catholic parish – was billed as “Steak, Cards, and Cigars.”
Johnston (RI) Sunrise
added Aug 28, 2016 19:53
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[Rhode Island] North Providence, RI Unanimously Passes Parks Smoking Ban

It’s an expansion of the town’s current ban, which was enacted in 1997, but only banned smoking within 15 feet of recreational areas, as well as in seating areas of sports facilities, the town’s playground and its lone beach. The new ban not only bans s
added Aug 8, 2016 20:27
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[Rhode Island] Smoke-free: Johnson & Wales, the first in R.I., joins nearly 1,100 campuses

became the first college campus in Rhode Island to go tobacco-free. As part of its celebration, the university served up cold-turkey sandwiches after the announcement. The university's campuses in North Miami, Denver and Charlotte also have decided to ban
Providence (RI) Journal-Bulletin
added Jul 3, 2016 10:51
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[Rhode Island] Johnson & Wales University bans smoking on campus

Rhode Island Department of Health Director Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott will join with Providence campus president Mim Runey and the JWU Student Government Association to recognize the university as the first institution of higher education in Rhode Island
Providence (RI) Journal-Bulletin
added Jul 1, 2016 20:55
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[Rhode Island] Committee will decide on public smoking ban Thursday

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Members of the Town Council’s ordinance committee will decide this Thursday, June 2, whether to approve a complete ban on all smoking in town parks and recreation areas. Chairman Manny Giusti said he expects the significant amendment
Cumberland (RI) Valley Breeze
added Jun 1, 2016 20:04
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