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Mount Airy, Md. Passes Parks Smoking Ban

Smokers will have a lot fewer places to light up in the town of Mount Airy, Md., as the town council passed a parks smoking…

New National Harbor Casino Won’t Get Cigar Bar

Last week, a Maryland House Economic Matters Committee axed plans for a cigar bar at the new MGM casino and resort in National Harbor, located in Prince…

Weekly News (Feb. 8, 2016)

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Bills Seek to Cut Maryland Cigar Tax in Half

A pair of bills currently moving through the Maryland legislature are trying to give premium cigar smokers a break at the cash register by cutting…

Rockville, Md. Bans Smoking at Parks

Smoking in Rockville’s parks and public golf courses will be coming to an end soon. On Monday, the Rockville City Council voted 5-0 in favor…

Smoking Ban Starts Today in Ocean City, Md.

A new smoking ban goes into effect in Ocean City, Md. today, bringing to life legislation that was passed last August and has been under…

Ocean City, Md. Smoking Ban Starts May 1

The idea has been in the works for nearly a year, and on May 1 Ocean City, Md. will have a beach smoking ban just…

Graded: The Ten Questions for 2014

At the start of every year since 2011, my colleague and halfwheel co-founder Charlie Minato has posted an editorial containing ten questions that he feels the…

Ocean City, Md. Passes Smoking Ban for Beach and Boardwalk

A beach and boardwalk smoking ban in Ocean City, Md. has been in the works for several months, and on Tuesday night in finally came…

Smoking Ban in Works for Beaches in Ocean City, Md.

A smoking ban is in the works for the beach areas of Ocean City, Md., with the expectation that it will be formally discussed at…

Baltimore County Council Passes Smoking Restrictions in Parks

The Baltimore County Council has passed legislation that will limit where people can smoke in parks, prohibiting people from lighting up at playgrounds, tot lots, dog…