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Smoking Bans

What A Higher Smoking Age In California Could Mean For The Rest Of The Country

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 03.10.2016 | Politics

The California state Senate passed a bill on Thursday to raise the state's smoking age to 21 -- a move that health advocates hope will reverberate acr...

California May Set The Highest Minimum Smoking Age In The Country

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.30.2015 | Politics

California could soon have the highest minimum smoking age in the country if a bill introduced Thursday makes its way through the legislature. Intr...

Chris Christie To Jersey Shore Crowd: Smoke 'Em If Ya Got 'Em

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

On Wednesday evening, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) vetoed a bill outlawing smoking in public parks and limiting it on beaches in the state. T...

A Letter to Coachella Music Festival Promoters: Create Smoking Sections

Ana Beatriz Cholo | Posted 06.25.2014 | Los Angeles
Ana Beatriz Cholo

I am lying on my bed writing this three days after the festival ended because I'm still sick from breathing in the toxic fumes.

Now No One In This State Can Smoke On Campus

Reuters | Posted 05.19.2014 | College

ATLANTA, March 19 (Reuters) - Smoking will be banned on all campuses of Georgia's public colleges and universities, beginning next fall, including b...

This State Could Be Next To Ban Smoking In Cars With Kids

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 02.19.2014 | Healthy Living

Another state could soon ban smokers from lighting up while in a car carrying passengers under the age of 18. Illinois State Sen. Ira Silverstein, ...

Smoke No More?

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 07.13.2013 | DC

As D.C. lawmakers consider decriminalizing marijuana, cigarette smokers in the District may soon find it harder to maintain their habit. A bill tha...

Cigarette Bans In Parks, Beaches May Just Be Smoke And Mirrors

Posted 07.09.2013 | Healthy Living

By Brett Spiegel The peripheral detriments associated with smoking cigarettes -- environmental pollution, tobacco glamorization, and, of course, se...

Starbucks Bans Smoking Within 25 Feet Of Stores

Posted 06.03.2013 | Business

The classic combination of coffee and cigarettes has been ingrained in pop culture, but Starbucks isn't interested in perpetuating the zeitgeist. As o...

Celebrating a Decade of NYC's Landmark Smoke-free Law

Jeffrey Seyler | Posted 05.26.2013 | New York
Jeffrey Seyler

If we want to spare the next generation from the tobacco-caused disease and death that afflicts ours, we need to renew our commitment to tobacco prevention and control so we can continue shifting attitudes and norms toward tobacco.

STUDY: How Smoking Bans Impact Preterm Birth Rates

Reuters | Posted 04.17.2013 | Parents

* Preterm birth risk lower after each phase of smoking ban * Findings suggest smoke-free laws have early health impact *...

Should Florida Ban Smoking On Beaches?

Sun Sentinel | Anthony Man | Posted 03.30.2013 | Miami

If you enjoy the freedom to light up at a park or beach -- or if you gag at the stench of the second-hand smoke -- change could be coming. With a pus...

Boulder Bans Smoking On Pearl Street Mall

The Boulder Daily Camera | Erica Meltzer | Posted 02.04.2013 | Denver

Smoking will not be allowed on the Pearl Street Mall starting in January. The Boulder City Council gave unanimous approval Tuesday night to a ban on ...

Smoking Ban On Pearl Street Could Be Approved This Week

The Boulder Daily Camera | Erica Meltzer | Posted 02.01.2013 | Denver

The Boulder City Council's expected vote Tuesday to ban smoking on the Pearl Street Mall could be the first step toward prohibiting smoking in many ou...

California City Bans Smoking In Condos, Duplexes

Reuters | Ronnie Cohen | Posted 12.15.2012 | San Francisco

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Oct 15 (Reuters) - A San Francisco suburb on Monday banned smoking in duplexes, condominiums and other multi-family homes, with ...

City BANS Hiring Smokers

Posted 10.03.2012 | Miami

It's too late for butts: a South Florida city has banned the hiring of employees who smoke or use tobacco products in an effort to save on insurance. ...

Smoke-Free Santa Monica?

The Huffington Post | Eliza Fisher | Posted 07.12.2012 | Los Angeles

Put out your cigarettes, smoking tenants of Santa Monica. Tuesday night, the city council passed an ordinance that curtails smoking in apartments, ...

Smokers Need Not Apply At This Pennsylvania Hospital

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 01.05.2012 | Healthy Living

Smokers in the medical field now have another reason to quit as a Pennsylvania hospital has said it will no longer hire smokers and is introducing nic...

Clearing the Air: Why Smoking Bans Are Bad for Business

Audrey Silk | Posted 03.04.2012 | New York
Audrey Silk

The CDC announced last month that it would be undertaking a study on the economic effects of smoking bans. It's being funded with a grant from the pharmaceutical company Pfizer. Behold the partnership of ideology and profits.

Smoking Bans Have No Connection To Heart Attack Rates: Studies

Posted 11.14.2011 | Healthy Living

Studies with data from seven states with smoking bans show no correlation between the bans and heart attack rates. Reason points out a study lookin...

Lynne Peeples

'Thirdhand Smoke' Poses Health Risks Too | Lynne Peeples | Posted 10.26.2011 | Green

Before this week, employees at the Indiana University Health medical center were free to step off the nonsmoking campus and light up a cigarette. Sure...

U.S. Smoking Bans, State By State

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Smoking bans are big news these days; most recently, New York City's new law forbidding residents from lighting up in parks, beaches and public plazas...

CUNY Bans Smoking

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Count the City University of New York's 23 campuses among the latest to go smoke-free. The school system's board of trustees voted this week to outla...

Heart Attack Rates Fall 17% After Smoking Bans Enacted: Analyses

USA Today | Liz Szabo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Two separate analyses released Monday each found that heart attack rates fall 17% within a year after smoking bans take effect. One analysis, which in...