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Kentucky Business Leaders Smoke Free Helps Bottom Line

Most businesses in Kentucky support a statewide indoor smoke-free law, according to the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. Lawmakers will hear testimony about property rights Wednesday. Photo credit: Greg Stotelmyer.
Public News Service (PNS)
added Dec 17, 2014 05:27
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[Vermont] Church St. smoking ban begins Wednesday

"This gives people who are irritated by smoke the right to ask somebody to not smoke," said Burlington City Council President Joan Shannon. Signs say it all. Smoking on Burlington's Church Street Marketplace is no longer allowed starting Wednesday. "It t
WCAX-TV Ch. 3 (Burlington, VT)
added Dec 16, 2014 03:29
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[Oklahoma] Editorial: No smoking, please

Gov. Mary Fallin took a commendable step in 2012 when she made all state property smoke-free. The Legislature can follow by repealing the pre-emption of stricter local smoking bans or, even better, by passing a statewide ban on indoor smoking in public p
Oklahoma City Journal Record
added Dec 16, 2014 03:28
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Survey finds that Oklahoma residents support smokefree nightclubs to avoid secondhand smoke

78.5 percent of the survey's respondents prefer smokefree bars and nightclubs. Surveys were collected at 22 community events in 2014 to assess awareness of the health hazards posed by exposure to secondhand smoke and to gauge demand for smokefree bars an
AP - Associated Press
added Dec 16, 2014 03:22
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Smokefree advocates fight pre-emption laws that limit regulations on tobacco use in Tennessee

There are pre-emption laws on the books that basically state that local municipalities — on the city and county level — can’t go further than pre-existing state laws....Mamudu said in his article “Tennessee’s Smokefree Policy: It’s Time for Local Control
Johnson City (TN) Press
added Dec 15, 2014 00:47
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[Louisiana] Letter: Secondhand smoke is public health risk

I have been a cardiothoracic surgeon for over 30 years... James Gill seems to imply that the facts concerning the harmful effects of secondhand smoke to be “junk science” when he says “If secondhand smoke is the hazard it is alleged to be ...” The scien
Baton Rouge (LA) Advocate
added Dec 14, 2014 20:21
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[Vermont] VIDEO: Church St. Smoking Ban Goes Into Effect Wednesday

The much-debated smoking ban goes into effect on Wed., December 17. “Honestly, I think that if you really want to smoke, you should be allowed to smoke,” said Stephen Thompson, a smoker. “I don't think that the government or anyone else should be in our
WVNY ABC22 (Burlington, VT)
added Dec 14, 2014 20:17
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[Massachusetts] Public housing is kicking the smoking habit

Oxford, like several other municipal housing authorities in the region, plans to go smoke-free in its two state-assisted housing complexes next spring. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has since 2009 encouraged properties that offer
Worcester (MA) Telegram & Gazette
added Dec 14, 2014 20:13
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Clearing the air: improving smoke-free policy compliance at the national oncology hospital in Armenia

The study aimed to develop and test a model intervention to address the lack of compliance with the de jure smoking ban. The national oncology hospital was chosen as the intervention site.
7thSpace Interactive (portal)
added Dec 14, 2014 14:17
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[California] BENTLEY: Stanford smoking: University lacks courage of 1,477 others to go smoke-free

It's incredibly disappointing to learn that Stanford once investigated the "sunny side of smoking" with Big Tobacco to conclude that nicotine enhances the performance of nonsmoking airline pilots. Yet hope is renewed as the Stanford School of Medicine an
San Jose (CA) Mercury-News
added Dec 14, 2014 14:15
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