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China Attempts to Fight Smoking

Chinese Man

On November 24, the Legislative Affairs Office of the State Council in China released a decision to prohibit smoking at some outdoor and almost all indoor public spaces. The decision also includes providing necessary help for those who want to

Australia: Smoking to be Banned in Center of Sydney

Martin Place, Sydney

City Council is going to vote an ordinance which would make Martin Place smoke-free area for a trial period of one year. The change is planned to come into action from the beginning of 2015. The proposal was discussed last

Oceanside to Review Smoking Ban


Oceanside, a city in California, in December plans to review its decision to not prohibit smoking in restaurant patios. City Council of Oceanside considered a smoke-free ordinance last year in June but the initiative did not receive a necessary support

Norway: Fugelli Defends Smokers Rights


A professor at the University of Oslo in the Norway has been very active supporter of  social issues for many years. However, today he disagrees with the new anti-smoking policy introduced by the Norway government aimed to protect sensitive and

USCB to Go Tobacco-Free in 2015


In 2013 the University of South Carolina became smoke-free and now its Beaufort branch wants to do the same. Thus from the beginning of 2015, USCB will not permit   using tobacco products on its campuses. The ban includes cigarettes, e-cigarettes

Illinois: No Smoking in Beer Gardens

Smoking in Patio

State of Illinois banned indoor smoking in 2008. This made bars across the state to search for a solution for patrons who smoke. When the ban came into action and visitors could not smoke inside bars and restaurants, the perfect

Kokomo City Council Rejected Smoking Ban in Bars


Smokers in Kokomo city, Indiana, can still smoke their cigarettes in clubs and bars because the proposal to ban smoking in these establishments was rejected by City Coucil with the majority of votes. On Monday, after long debate, the ban

Ocean City Considers Smoking Ban on Beaches


Officials in Ocean City, Maryland, voted last week to a draft a law restricting smoking cigarettes on the beach and boardwalk starting from May 1, 2015. The ordinance passed with a 4-3 vote. Accrding to the proposed law, on the

Mecklenburg County Considers New Smoking Ban


Government buildings in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, are smoke-free for years. Recently Health Director Marcus Plescia proposed to ban smoking outside all government buildings and in all county parks. The ban will include all kinds of tobacco: cigarettes, e-cigarettes and

Gautier City Modifies Smoking Ban

Smoking in Bars

The city of Gautier, Mississippi, recently made an important change in its new smoke free ordinance, which was adopted on June 3 current year which banned smoking in bars. Smoking was permitted only in private clubs. In just one month