Smoking Bans

Dwight, Illinois Bans Tobacco Use in Parks

Responding to a presentation by high school students, the Dwight Village Board of Trustees has passed a ban on the use of tobacco within parks...
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St. Mary’s County, Md. Parks Tobacco Ban Begins Sept. 1

Parks in St. Mary’s County, Md. will be going tobacco-free as of Sept. 1, meaning a complete ban on smoking, the use of tobacco in...
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Chamblee, Ga. Passes Nearly Complete Smoking Ban

If you’re looking for a place to light up in public in Chamblee, Ga., good luck, as on Tuesday the city council passed a near...
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Maiden, N.C. Bans Tobacco Use on Town Property

With the summer here and parks being enjoyed more frequently, the town of Maiden, N.C. felt it time to place a total ban on the...
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Atlanta Mayor Signs Smoking Ban

A new smoking ban will be coming to Atlanta, Ga. in the new year, as this week Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms signed a piece of...
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Pennsylvania Lawmaker Seeks to Remove Smoking Ban Exemptions

A Pennsylvania state senator has announced plans to introduce a bill that would remove the majority of exemptions to the state’s Clean Indoor Air Act...
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Atlanta Moves One Step Closer to Smoking Ban in Restaurants, Bars

A committee for the Atlanta City Council voted in favor of a ban on smoking in most businesses. The public safety and legal administration committee voted...
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Coffeyville, Kan. Bans Tobaccos in Parks

Effective July 1, 2019, smoking in city parks in Coffeyville, Kan. will be banned. Coffeyville commissioners unanimously voted to ban the use of tobacco products...
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Connecticut Senate Passes Beach Smoking Ban

The state of Connecticut is one step closer to banning smoking and vaping on state park beaches. Wednesday night, the Connecticut Senate passed S.B. 752 by a vote of 39-3 with three abstaining. The bill now moves to the House for approval. If passed, it would ban smoking and vaping at any beach located at […]
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Gaston County, N.C. Bans Tobacco Use in Parks, Indoor Places

On Tuesday, the Gaston County Board of Commissioners approved a multi-pronged smoking ban that will prohibit the use of tobacco products—including e-cigarettes—on county property, including county parks, as well as within indoor public places. According to the ordinance, the ban will apply to the entire geographic bounds of Gaston County, including the municipalities within Gaston […]
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California Senate Approves Beach & Parks Smoking Ban

The California State Senate approved S.B. 8 on its third reading on Thursday, voting 28-10 on a bill that would prohibit smoking within the state’s parks and beaches. It’s the latest in a number of pushes in recent years to snuff out smoking and the use of e-cigarettes in the two areas, with this year’s […]
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