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Keller, Texas Eyes Smoking Ban

Tonight, the Keller City Council will discuss a potential smoking ban. Details are slim, but a report from KXAS indicates that the proposed ban is targeted...
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Oregon Sets Dates for Public Comments on Proposed Park Smoking Ban

Smoking in state parks in Oregon could be banned by next year if a new law, expected to be voted on by the Oregon Parks...
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Minnesota City Could Ban Smoking in Cigar Shops

The Hastings, Minn. City Council is scheduled to vote Monday night on a proposal to prohibit smoking in all tobacco shops, though it would maintain...
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Utah Senator Files Bill to Raise Tobacco Purchase Age to 21

After beginning the process of raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco products from 19 to 21 late in 2013, Utah Senator Stuart Reid (R-Ogden)...
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Coronado, Calif. Enacts Strict Outdoor Smoking Ban

Come the new year, the resort town of Coronado, Calif. will prohibit smoking at parks, parking lots and even city streets and sidewalks. As of...
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San Marcos, Texas Set for Smoke-Free Parks, Businesses Next

As of Jan. 1, smoking at parks, athletic facilities, grounds and inside city-owned facilities in San Marcos, Texas will be prohibited. Come June 1, smoking...
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Boston Bans Park Smoking

In late November, the Boston City Council voted unanimously in favor of banning smoking in parks, golf courses and other areas owned by the city,...
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Cumberland County, N.C. Readies Extended Smoking Ban

Beginning Jan. 1, smoking will be prohibited within 25 feet of many of Cumberland County’s properties in the start of what could be an extended...
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Hickory, N.C. Going Smoke-free

Come Jan. 1, smoking in Hickory, N.C.’s public parks will be banned as the city is going tobacco-free as part of a joint-initivaite between the Catawba...
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Widespread Smoking Bans Implemented in Turkmenistan

A number of new smoking bans took effect on December 25 in the central Asian country of Turkmenistan, home to just over five million residents,...
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Californians Could Vote on Higher Tobacco Taxes in 2014

The citizens of California might be deciding whether or not to raise cigarette and tobacco taxes, as a proposed bill has received the go-ahead for...
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