Smoking Bans

Batesville, Ind. Eyes Park Smoking Ban

Amongst other changes to park ordinances, Batesville, Ind.’s Parks Commissioner Mike Baumer has proposed revisiting the topic of a smoking ban at the city’s park….

No More Smoking on Muskegon County Property

You can forget smoking on property owned by Muskegon County in the coming months, as the county’s Board of Commissioners recently voted to ban the…

Boston Moves One Step Closer to Banning Smoking in Public Parks

In a move eerily similar to one New York City made in 2011, Boston is close to enacting a ban on smoking in public parks….

Fort Collins Patio Smoking Ban Scheduled for January 17

Although restaurants and bars will get an additional 16 days, Fort Collins, Colo. has set a day when smoking on patios at bars and restaurants…

Pennsylvania Mayor Vetoes Smoking Ban

With a response that will be championed by defenders of cigar rights, the mayor of Punxsutawney, Penn., a few hours northeast of Pittsburgh, vetoed a proposed…

San Rafael, CA Enacts Strict Anti-Smoking Legislation (Update)

The city of San Rafael, CA is making it tough for its residents and visitors to enjoy a smoke of any kind thanks to strict…

Mississippi Defeats Proposed Statewide Smoking Ban

It was a celebratory day for fans of freedom in Mississippi on Tuesday, as a bill calling for a statewide smoking died in committee. House…

News: Smoking Ban Being Considered in Toronto

Toronto’s board of health is taking steps that could result in the fifth largest city in North America expanding their already strict outdoor smoking ban….

Press Release: Tuscaloosa City Council Seeks to Ban Private Businesses

October 4, 2012 (Tuscaloosa, AL) — The Tuscaloosa City Council will soon be discussing a moratorium to ban some businesses from opening and operating within…

Press Release: Saudi Arabia Orders Smoking Ban

July 31, 2012 (Washington, DC) — Interior Minister Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz announced this week that Saudi Arabia will begin enforcing the royal decree banning smoking in public places…

Press Release: Atlanta City Council Seeks to Ban Smoking in Public Parks

July 11, 2012 (Atlanta, GA) — The Atlanta City Council will receive an ordinance to ban smoking in Atlanta public parks as soon as next…