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[Vermont] Council snubs out smoking ban talks

After a heated meeting where some residents called the idea of a downtown smoking ban an infringement on civil liberties, the City Council voted to table that discussion until March 2016.
(Barre, VT) Times Argus
added Jun 15, 2015 12:44

[Vermont] Hollar urges caution on downtown smoking ban

Mayor John Hollar on Tuesday said that the city should proceed cautiously on a downtown smoking ban, something that City Council has been discussing recently.
(Barre, VT) Times Argus
added Jun 3, 2015 10:07

[Vermont] MAYOR HOLLAR: Smoking ban and its consequences

Given the questions about health gains from a ban on downtown smoking and the adverse impact it might have on the vitality of our downtown, I believe we should proceed with caution before adopting such an ordinance.
(Barre, VT) Times Argus
added Jun 3, 2015 10:06

[Vermont] LETTER: Protecting whom?

Montpelier Mayor John Hollar know he has “not suffered a secondhand smoke problem” despite the fact that he spends “a lot of time” in downtown Montpelier...also asked if by enacting a ban the city would want to protect nonsmokers from secondhand smoke or
(Barre, VT) Times Argus
added May 29, 2015 09:50

[Vermont] City Council Votes to Ban Smoking in City Parks

The parks smoking ban cannot be implemented until a city staff member writes up a draft ordinance and presents it to the council. Then, the council must hold two public hearings followed by two council votes, according to Mayor John Hollar in an email to
Montpelier Bridge
added May 22, 2015 11:28

[Vermont] State Tobacco Tax Legislative Update

this year, Vermont has become the first—and so far only—state to raise cigarette and tobacco tax rates. Before the Vermont legislature adjourned on May 16, lawmakers passed a couple of different tobacco-related bills including a cigarette and little ciga
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added May 20, 2015 23:46

[Vermont] Suggested No Smoking Ordinance Gets a "No"

Edmonds suggested to keep people from smoking within 50 feet of any apartment complex in Waterbury. .... Shepeluk says a proposal to regulate smoking on private property would be impossible to enforce. “To put an ordinance in place that would encourage
WVNY ABC22 (Burlington, VT)
added May 20, 2015 05:45
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[Vermont] Montpelier council considers smoking bans

Central Vermont New Directions Coalition officials continue to work with the City Council toward their goal of making Montpelier’s parks and downtown smoke free.
(Barre, VT) Times Argus
added May 15, 2015 11:37

[Vermont] Shumlin urges caution on e-cigarette tax

Governor Shumlin says he does not support a House-passed plan to impose a new tax on electronic cigarettes. The 46-percent tax on wholesale purchases of the nicotine inhalers passed in a narrow vote Friday. Governor Shumlin sides with opponents in sayin
WCAX-TV Ch. 3 (Burlington, VT)
added May 9, 2015 18:46
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Rep. Chris Pearson, P-Burlington, vice chair of the House Health Care committee, said the science around whether “secondhand vapor” is harmful is inconclusive, but the bans on usage are a prudent precaution.
added May 9, 2015 18:45
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