Smoking Bans

Folly Beach, S.C. Bans Smoking on Beaches

As the weather warms up and people start heading to the beaches, one thing they won’t be allowed to do any longer in Folly Beach…

South Fulton, Ga. Passes Updated Smoking Ban

Citing the absence of a statewide law to protect people from secondhand smoke, the South Fulton City Council has passed an ordinance that will ban…

Florida Senator Renews Push For Beach Smoking Bans

Florida State Sen. Joe Gruters, R-Sarasota, is renewing his fight to allow local municipalities decide whether they want to ban smoking on their beaches, as…

New Hanover County, N.C. Passes Smoking Ban for Most Public Spaces

On Monday, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners unanimously passed an ordinance that will ban the use of combustible tobacco and e-cigarettes in a…

Grand Rapids, Mich. Bans Smoking in Parks

On Tuesday, the Grand Rapids City Commission passed an amendment to its existing clean air law that will prohibit smoking, vaping and the use of…

Marquette, Mich. Bans Smoking at City Parks, Beaches

The largest city in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula has banned smoking at its city parks and beaches. Yesterday, the Marquette City Commission voted 7-0 to ban…

Saginaw, Mich. Bans Smoking in Parks

Earlier this week the Saginaw City Council unanimously passed an ordinance that will ban smoking in city parks and recreational facilities. The ban applies to…

Jackson County, Mich. Parks Now Tobacco-Free

The27  parks in Jackson County are now completely tobacco-free, after an ordinance passed earlier this summer went into effect on Friday and bans the use…

Johns Creek, Ga. Makes Parks Tobacco-Free

As the parks of Johns Creek begin to reopen, visitors are being greeted by new signage and policies indicating that the areas are now completely…

Bristol Township, Pa. Bans Smoking in Parks

This week, the Bristol Township Council modified its existing laws to extend its existing smoking ban to the township’s parks. While the full ordinance has…

Jackson, Mich. Bans Smoking in Parks

Earlier this week, the Jackson City Council passed an ordinance that will ban and the use of tobacco products and e-cigarettes in the city’s parks…