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[Colorado] 16th Street smoking ban becomes civil rights controversy amid homeless concerns

A proposal to outlaw smoking and vaping on the 16th Street Mall produced both strong criticism and strong support at a meeting on Wednesday morning. On one hand, health experts, business leaders and Council President Albus Brooks said that the ban coul
Denverite
added Oct 12, 2017 00:26
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[Canada] Thunder Bay landlords pushed to go smoke-free

The Thunder Bay District Health Unit is calling on multi-unit housing providers in the area to adopt smoke-free policies for their buildings. In a news release issued in conjunction with the start of Fire Prevention Week, the TBDHU noted that, currently
TBNewsWatch (TBTV) (ca)
added Oct 11, 2017 20:03
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[Asia-pacific, Guam, Micronesia] Ban on vaping proposed

A new bill introduced by Speaker Benjamin Cruz wants to expand the ban on smoking in public places to also prohibit the use of electronic smoking devices in the same locations. "Vaping is a choice. Breathing isn't," said Cruz, who introduced Bill 198-34
postguam.com (gu)
added Oct 11, 2017 20:02
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[Asia, Thailand] Smoking ban planned at 20 popular beaches

Smoking will soon be banned on 20 popular tourist beaches found to be constantly littered with huge numbers of discarded cigarette butts, according to the chief of marine and coastal resources. The move comes ahead of an international conference on sea
Bangkok Post (th)
added Oct 11, 2017 19:57
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more mental health facilities are going smoke-free

1 in 3 people with a mental health condition smoke compared to 1 in 5 people without a condition—due in part to years of exploitation by the tobacco industry.
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Oct 11, 2017 15:39
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[Thailand] SMOKING BAN: HUA HIN SAYS 2,000 BAHT FINE WOULD BE REASONABLE AS "BEACH POLICE" AT THE READY

A representative of the Hua Hin authority has indicated that he thinks a 2,000 baht fine would be reasonable for smokers caught puffing on the resorts beaches next month. The statement - reported by Thai Rath - came after alarm was caused Tuesday when e
National News Bureau of Thailand (NNT) (th)
added Oct 11, 2017 15:35
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[Maine] Three Midcoast hospitals honored for tobacco policies

The MaineHealth Center for Tobacco Independence’s Breathe Easy initiative held the eighth annual Tobacco-Free Hospital Gold Star Standards of Excellence Awards ceremony Sept. 27 to celebrate efforts to address tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke
Rockland (ME) Village Soup
added Oct 11, 2017 15:32
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[Indiana] LETTER: Go smoke-free during Fire Prevention Week

October 8-14 is Fire Prevention Week, a national event to raise awareness for fire safety. This year the Washington Housing Authority is helping reduce the number of fires in Washington by making its properties smoke-free. In addition to health benefits
Washington (IN) Times-Herald
added Oct 11, 2017 15:31
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[Guam] Speaker Cruz introduces bill to ban electronic smoking devices from all establishments

The bill would include all electronic smoking devices in Guam’s smoke-free laws. This includes the so called vape devices which have been growing in popularity over the last few years. The Natasha Protection Act currently prohibits smoking in workplaces,
Pacific News Center (PNC) (gu)
added Oct 11, 2017 15:30
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[West Virginia] No Action Taken On Smoking Ban in Ohio County

but three new board members expressed concern for the potential economic impact of an expanded smoking ban. The board held a special meeting to discuss the countywide clean indoor and outdoor air regulation, which contains an exemption that allows smoki
Wheeling (WV) Intelligencer
added Oct 11, 2017 15:30
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