Smoking Bans

New Iberia, La. Passes Smoking Ban; Cigar Shops & Bars Exempted

This week, the New Iberia City Council passed an ordinance by a 4-3 vote that will ban smoking in a number of public places, including…

Pennsylvania Bill Would Ban Smoking at Casinos

A pair of legislators plan have announced a bill that would ban smoking and vaping in Pennsylvania’s casinos.

Knoxville, Tenn. Bans Smoking at City Property, Parks

The use of tobacco products—including smoking, vaping and smokeless—is now banned on city property in Knoxville, Tenn.

Somerset, Ky. Rejects Proposal for Cigar Bars

The Somerset City Council was set to vote today on a proposal that would have modified the southern Kentucky city’s smoking ordinance to allow for…

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…