Jessica Miller | April 9, 2012
Starting with July 1, 2012, the statewide tobacco-free legislation goes into effect. Smoking is banned in place of employment, public areas and even restaurants. Smoking is only permitted in bars, cigar bars and Hookah bars. And smoking cigarettes in cars is also allowed. If teenagers under the age of 21 years, who are not employees of the establishment, are permitted into any portion of the establishment at any time, restaurants must be tobacco free. If the entire place is 21 and over, than the establishment may permits smoking inside. Restaurants that only allow inhabitants 21 and up to enter the establishment can permit smoking also.
Jessica Miller | April 5, 2012
The City of Edmonton has enlarged its anti-smoking legislation to add many recreation places and playgrounds for nonsmokers. It prohibits inhabitants from lighting up their cig within 10 metres of outside place where kids can be found there. Offenders will be fined and they will pay $250. Anti-smoking researchers declared that secondhand smoking is a health concern and adult smokers who light-up in front of children are showing a very bad example.
Jessica Miller | February 15, 2012
The ultimate goal of the Southern Tier Tobacco Awareness Community Partnership is to have every park in Chemung, Steuben and Schuyler counties smoke free. “You’re out there to exercise and be healthy and that is a contradiction when you have that secondhand smoke, when you’re breathing it in,” said Cassie Coombs, the STTAC Program Coordinator. In a recent study conducted by the group, nearly 90 percent of people in the three counties support either restricting or entirely eliminating smoking discount Kiss cigarettes from playgrounds.
Jessica Miller | January 12, 2012
Miami-Dade County’s parks and recreation department is enforcing a new policy which bans tobacco use in community parks where children play, and all playgrounds in county parks. “The new policy ensures a healthy environment for people participating in sports and other recreational activities within a park setting where they are not exposed to toxic secondhand smoke,” the county said in a news release. According to The Miami Herald, the new tobacco-free policy helps enforce a practice already in place in youth leagues, prohibiting smoking discount Beratt cigarettes around playing fields so young athletes can perform in a healthy environment.
Jessica Miller | December 14, 2011
Calvin Parker’s days of smoking at Veterans Park may be numbered. Nyack Mayor Richard Kavesh wants to ban smoking tobaccopub.net at the downtown park, located at Main and Cedar streets, in order to safeguard it for non-smokers. “We’re talking about one small smoke-free haven in our downtown where people can sit and relax and not have to worry about the obnoxious and poisonous fumes from second-hand smoke,” said Kavesh, adding that he is not looking to ban smoking in the downtown.