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[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

[Rhode Island] Ordinance would ban smoking in downtown Providence

Some agree. Even some smokers. Mark Brier was smoking in Kennedy Plaza when I asked where he would go to smoke if he couldn't smoke outside downtown. "I'd go to another city. They're getting too expensive anyway," he said.
NBC 10 (Providence, RI)
added Jun 10, 2015 19:45

[Rhode Island] Mackinac Center Experts Show Cigarette Tax Increase is Counterproductive

Providence Journal features an article written by Director of the Morey Fiscal Policy Initiative Michael LaFaive and Board of Scholars member Todd Nesbit, Ph.D. The experts show how smokers turn to lower-cost alternatives when the price of cigarettes inc
Mackinac Center for Public Policy
added May 11, 2015 22:43
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[Rhode Island] Michael LaFaive and Todd Nesbit: R.I. set to lose tobacco revenue

We first estimated a statistical model in 2008 to measure the degree to which cigarettes are smuggled. It covers most American states and has since been updated with tax and population changes through 2013. Our model tells us that through 2013 Rhode Isl
Providence (RI) Journal-Bulletin
added May 11, 2015 22:40

[Rhode Island] E-cigarette maker: Study shows electronic cigarettes are less addictive than conventional ones

White Horse Vapor, makes and sells e-cigarettes... Our ruling Dino Baccari said that a Penn State University study found that "electronic cigarettes … are far less addictive than cigarettes." He's not blowin' smoke. His characterization of the st
PolitiFact (St. Petersburg (FL) Times
added May 4, 2015 18:19
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