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Smoking Bans

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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Lorain, Ohio Bans Smoking and Tobacco Use on City Property

A new ban on smoking and the use of tobacco products will be coming to city property—including parks—in Lorain, Ohio, after the city council unanimously passed a tobacco-free policy for the spaces at its May 20 meeting. The ordinance, which went into effect immediately upon passage, does not include a monetary fine, but does subject […]
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San Antonio Bans Park Smoking

Next month, smoking will be banned in San Antonio’s parks and the famous River Walk. The city has announced that effective June 1, smoking and other tobacco use will be banned at all parks, the River Walk, La Villita, Greenway Trails and Market Square. “By adopting this policy, San Antonio is helping reduce the rate […]
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Conshohocken, Pa. Bans Smoking in Parks

At its most recent meeting the Conshohocken Borough Council voted to adopt a tobacco free policy throughout borough parks, playgrounds and other recreational facilities. According to a press release, the resolution helps exemplify non-smoking behavior to children and youth, and to provide children, youth and their families with a safe, smoke-free environment, supports the Young Lungs […]
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Bryan, Texas Passes Smoking Ban

City leaders in Bryan, Texas have snuffed out smoking in a number of places within city limits, notably bars and restaurants, as an ordinance was...
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