Smoking Bans

Coventry, Conn. Bans Smoking on Town Property

With a unanimous 6-0 vote on Monday, the Coventry Town Council passed a ban on the smoking of tobacco and cannabis products on town-owned property….

Vernon, Conn. Bans Smoking in Parks, Town-Owned Properties

In response to concerns over the “congregation of large and disruptive crowds” in town-owned parks, Vernon, Conn. has banned smoking on all town-owned properties. It…

Louisville, Ky. Council Votes Against Cigar Bars

Cigar bars will remain banned in Louisville, Ky. Yesterday, the Lousiville Metro Council voted 11-15 on a cigar bar ordinance. Because the measure failed to…

Bristol, Tenn. Passes Public Smoking Ban

At its meeting this week, the Bristol City Council passed an ordinance that bans smoking and vaping in parks, playgrounds and what is described as…

Augusta, Ga. Changes Law to Allow for Cigar Bars

Cigar bars are becoming legal in Augusta, Ga. Yesterday, the Augusta Commission voted 8-2 in favor of modifying the city’s smoke-free ordinance to allow for…

Shreveport, La. to Consider Exempting Several Types of Businesses from Smoking Ban

In July 2020, the Shreveport City Council approved a comprehensive smoking ban for businesses within the city, and now is looking at granting some of…

Wildwood Crest, N.J. Bans Smoking on Beaches

At its meeting on Wednesday, the Wildwood Crest Board of Commissioners passed an ordinance that ban smoking on the municipality’s beaches just as summer is…

Indianapolis Bans Smoking at Parks

Yesterday, the Indianapolis City Council voted to amend the city’s smoking ban to include city- and county-owned and operated parks. The measure passed by a…

Florida Bills Seeking Beach Smoking Bans Fails to Advance

A pair of bills seeking to allow cities and counties to restrict smoking within the boundaries of their public beaches and parks have failed to…

Davenport, Iowa Bans Smoking in Parks

The Davenport City Council has snuffed out smoking in parks, passing an ordinance at its meeting on Wednesday that prohibits smoking and vaping at all…

Gilroy, Calif. Bans Smoking in Parks

A smoking ban is coming to the parks of Gilroy, Calif. after the city council approved an ordinance earlier this month. The ban extends to…