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[Texas] McAllen Enacts Wide-Ranging Public Smoking Restrictions

The city of McAllen has joined a growing number of other Valley cities that have recently passed sweeping public smoking restrictions. The new regulations now prohibit puffing inside all public buildings and outdoor public places, and in almost all busin
KURV 710 (Edinburg, TX)
added Oct 25, 2017 00:09

Hawaiian island bans smoking in car with kids

A new law is now in effect making it illegal for anyone in a car to smoke while a child is present on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. The mayor of Honolulu Kirk Caldwell signed the bill into law October 17, just days after city council unanimously approved
WILX-TV NBC 10 (Lansing, MI)
added Oct 25, 2017 00:08

[Asia-pacific] Facing LDP resistance, Japan approves cancer policy without tougher smoking ban

The government failed to toughen a passive smoking ban in its new program to fight cancer — approved by the Cabinet on Tuesday — due to a lack of support from the ruling party representing affected industries. In June, a health ministry expert panel sug
Japan Times (jp)
added Oct 25, 2017 00:07

Japan fails to toughen passive smoking ban due to resistance

The Japanese government failed to toughen a passive smoking ban in its new anticancer program, which was approved by the Cabinet on Tuesday... The existing anticancer program calls for eradication of passive smoking at government buildings and medical fa
Kyodo News Service (jp)
added Oct 24, 2017 13:46

[UK] New fund helps to make public spaces smoke free – North Yorkshire County Council (press release)

North Yorkshire County Council’s new Smokefree Places Fund has been created by its public health team and is part of NYCC’s commitment to promote a smoke free lifestyle and help to realise the ambition of a smoke free generation by 2025.
added Oct 24, 2017 13:33

New York State Bans Vaping Anywhere Cigarettes Are Prohibited

“These products are marketed as a healthier alternative to cigarettes, but the reality is they also carry long-term risks to the health of users and those around them,” Mr. Cuomo said in a statement. “This measure closes another dangerous loophole in the
New York Times
added Oct 24, 2017 05:05

[Colorado] Denver City Council gives initial OK to 16th Street smoking ban

Members of the Denver City Council gave preliminary approval to the ban, called the “Breathe Easy” campaign, during Monday night’s meeting. The ordinance would implement a ban on smoking cigarettes, cigars and electronic smoking devices within 50 feet o
KMGH ABC Denver's 7
added Oct 24, 2017 04:59

[Michigan] MGM Grand Detroit Expands Nonsmoking Gaming Offerings with Opening of Crystal Clear

by opening a new smoke-free gaming area, Crystal Clear, that will include slots and the first nonsmoking table gaming in the city; a breath of fresh air for casino goers who want to get in on the action.
Michigan Chroncile
added Oct 24, 2017 04:43

[Maryland] People Raise Concern Over Smoking Outside the Wicomico Public Library

Some people took to Facebook to voice their concerns over people smoking too close to the Wicomico Public Library. The building currently has multiple signs lining the building that say "no smoking." Right now the current policy enforces smokers to sta
WBOC TV16 (Salisbury, MD)
added Oct 23, 2017 23:11

[Illinois] Popularity of JUULs on campus is high despite ban

Despite anti-tobacco campaigns and a ban on campus, many students use JUULs, a small form of an e-cigarette. The tobacco industry heavily markets e-cigarettes as a cessation device, although they have not been approved by the FDA for this purpose, accordi
The Daily Illini (U. of Illinois)
added Oct 23, 2017 20:23
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