Jessica Miller | March 15, 2013
In the beginning of the 2013 year, Russian State Duma passed an anti-tobacco bill that will prohibit cigarette use in public areas, tobacco sales at kiosks and any smoking scenes in movies. The majority of Russians stand against a full ban on smoking in public places; however they will have less than a year still left to adapt to the new guidelines or quit once and for all.
Jessica Miller | March 5, 2013
These days Russian lawmakers unanimously voted in support of legislation toughening regulations for cigarette users and tobacco sellers, demonstrating that the bill could become law in the coming month.
Jessica Miller | December 26, 2012
One of the leading cigarette manufacturers lost a Supreme Court battle these days against a prepared tobacco display ban. The UK’s greatest court ignored a request by Imperial Tobacco against the Scottish Government‘s efforts to prohibit the display of cigarettes in stores.
Jessica Miller | November 1, 2012
UCLA is preparing to inhale smoking tobacco with a campus-wide ban on cigarettes. Chancellor Gene D. Block said in a letter that all smoking products — including cigs, cigars, oral tobacco and electronic cigarettes — will be prohibited as of April 22. “Tobacco use and exposure to cigarettes smoke remain the leading causes of preventable disease and death worldwide,” Block explained in the letter. “Cigarettes butts, which are non-capable, account for one-third of all the litter in California. Cigarette butts and cigarettes smoke are very toxic and damaged the quality of our air, water, forests and beaches.
Jessica Miller | October 11, 2012
The West Monroe Board of Aldermen approved a law Tuesday to ban smoking tobacco in its parks and recreation places. The new ordinance was brought before the Board of Aldermen on Tuesday night by Alderwoman Staci Albritton and enforced by the board. Alderman James “Polk” Brian abstained. West Monroe Mayor Dave Norris declared that the city already banned smoking inside public buildings located within its park and recreation places. The new legislation extends the smoking ban to all areas of the city’s public parks. “It’s a health problem and a safety concern,” Norris explained. “We had a building burn at Kiroli Park over the summer. This past summer was just a tough time because one cig would have destroyed the park.”