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Want to smoke or carry a gun in the Missouri Capitol? You'll have to get elected first ($$)

Two privileges only Missouri state lawmakers can enjoy came under fire this week, with legislators questioning their own ability to carry firearms and smoke cigarettes in the Capitol building.
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added Jan 13, 2017 22:37
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Russian Proposal Would Phase In Cigarette Ban, but Current Smokers Get a Pass

The efforts have had an impact. The number of children aged 13 to 15 who smoke declined to 9.3 percent in 2015 from 25.4 percent in 2004, according to the Health Ministry. Under the new proposal, employees who smoke will have to work longer hours to com
New York Times
added Jan 13, 2017 16:49
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Missouri Lawmakers vote to continue smoking in offices

Missouri lawmakers defeated a proposal Tuesday that would have banned smoking in all Capitol offices. Smoking is already prohibited in hallways and legislative chambers, but not offices. A House rules committee heard testimony from three high school stu
AP - Associated Press
added Jan 11, 2017 13:08
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[Indiana] No rush to duplicate South Bend's smoking ban

A smoking ban that recently took effect in South Bend hasn’t caused a scramble to follow suit among elected officials in Mishawaka, St. Joseph County and Elkhart County. Smoking of tobacco of any kind is now banned in all South Bend workplaces, includin
South Bend (IN) Tribune
added Jan 8, 2017 23:53
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[Texas] Weslaco, Donna ban smoking

Thanks to the approval of the Weslaco and Donna city commissions on Tuesday, smoking will be prohibited in restaurants and bars — except outdoor seating areas — located in said communities. This extends to public places such as shopping malls, retail sto
Brownsville (TX) Herald
added Jan 8, 2017 14:36
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[Colorado] New year ushers in pilot smoking ban at county service centers

Beginning New Year's Day, no tobacco products will be allowed at the Citizens Service Center or Centennial Hall campuses as part of a pilot program aimed at cutting health risks. The ban includes traditional cigarettes, as well as e-cigarettes and chewi
Colorado Springs (CO) Gazette
added Dec 31, 2016 16:50
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[Georgia] EDITORIAL: Non smoking: May that trend continue to grow

There is no argument that the use of tobacco can and does cause numerous health problems, especially as it relates to cardio-pulmonary issues. Many private companies now don’t allow smoking on their properties. ?Moultrie City government will not hire sm
Moultrie (GA) Observer
added Dec 30, 2016 16:19
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[Canada] Jailhouse smoking struggle continues

A local correctional officer who’s been fighting for over three years to include provincial jails in the Smoke-Free Ontario Act is taking his fight to the next level. Keith Berry, a 31-year veteran correctional officer at the St. Lawrence Valley Correc
Brockville (Ont) Recorder and Times (ca)
added Dec 28, 2016 14:00
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[Ohio] Smoke-Free Workplace Law takes effect in NR Jan. 1: Short Takes on Avon, Avon Lake and North Ridgeville

Keeping its healthy initiative for the New Year, the city of North Ridgeville's Smoke-Free Workplace Law (Ohio Revised Code Chapter 3794) goes into effect Jan. 1. Now might be a good time to make that New Year's resolution to quit smoking.
Cleveland (OH) Plain Dealer
added Dec 24, 2016 14:12
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[Nevada] E-cigarettes removed from banned list for county workers

Nye County commissioners voted last week to remove the devices, commonly called e-cigarettes, from the list of tobacco products that are prohibited within any building owned, leased and utilized by Nye County.
Pahrump (NV) Desert Valley Times
added Dec 19, 2016 23:10
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