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[Indiana] Legislature unlikely to toughen Ind. smoking ban

An extension of Indiana's statewide smoking ban to include bars is unlikely to happen this year, with legislators saying this week more time is needed to see the effects of the current ban. The exemption for bars is the largest of the loopholes included
AP - Associated Press
added Jan 19, 2013 18:00

[Minnesota] Legislator wants to ban actors from smoking on stage

A state senator wants to outlaw actors from puffing away as part of plays. Democratic Sen. Barb Goodwin of Columbia Heights introduced her bill doing that on Thursday.
AP - Associated Press
added Jan 18, 2013 07:53

[Missouri] Sparks fly over bill on smoking loopholes

About a dozen speakers weighed in regarding Councilman Mike O’Mara’s bill, introduced at the council’s regular meeting in Clayton, to permanently remove almost all exemptions to the ban.
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added Jan 17, 2013 08:01

[Missouri] St. Louis County rethinking smoking ban exemptions

Councilman Mike O'Mara said he will introduce a measure Tuesday in an effort to "level the playing field" for businesses that must comply with the ban while their competitors do not. "I've heard from too many owners of bars and restaurants who have conv
Southeast Missourian
added Jan 14, 2013 10:06

[Missouri] Push in St. Louis County Council to ban smoking in casinos

On Friday, that tweak turned into a call for a major alteration as O’Mara announced he would introduce legislation at Tuesday’s council meeting to remove all exemptions from the ban, including those for the county’s two gambling venues, River City Casino
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added Jan 13, 2013 23:45

[Texas] Forney City Council agenda includes possible smoking ordinance

The council previously discussed a possible smoking ordinance on May 1, 2012, and requested that the city's attorney write a proposed smoking ordinance for review.
added Jan 8, 2013 10:59

Groups create Tobacco Free Indiana coalition

A newly formed statewide coalition, Tobacco Free Indiana, will work to further decrease the state's smoking rate and continue fighting against efforts to weaken Indiana's smokefree law.
Indianapolis (IN) Star
added Jan 8, 2013 01:29

[Texas] City works to spread word about smoking ban

It’s April 17. Denton’s smoking ban officially goes into effect 120 days after it was passed, according to city spokeswoman Lindsey Baker. The city staff is talking about how to get the word out to area businesses, some of which may not realize they a
Denton (TX) Record-Chronicle
added Jan 7, 2013 05:16

[Australia, Togo] 'Deal' cut over NSW smoking laws: Greens

smoking is now outlawed at locations such as children's playgrounds, public transport stations, sporting fields, public pools and entrances to NSW public buildings. But NSW Greens MP John Kaye said a "deal" with ClubsNSW prevented the anti-smoking measur
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Jan 7, 2013 04:42

[Massachusetts] Health board considers revising tobacco policy

The Sharon Board of Health discussed draft regulations Dec. 17 aimed at raising the legal age to buy tobacco products in town. Members also talked about whether Sharon could legally ban the use of tobacco in private clubs, such as fraternal organizations
Boston (MA) Globe
added Jan 6, 2013 14:32
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