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Spain says ‘Adios’ to smoking in bars, cafes

Tweet MADRID — Spain, famed for its smoke-filled bars, corner cafes and restaurants, set the stage Wednesday for a tough new anti-smoking law that will rid the country of its dubious status as one of Western Europe’s easiest places to light up. The bill passed by parliamentary commission calls for transforming all bars and restaurants into no-smoking zones, bringing Spain in line with the European Union’s strictest anti-smoking nati ... Jump to full article >>

Juggling Gypsy’s smoking-related fine upheld by health board

Tweet The New Hanover County Board of Health voted unanimously Wednesday to uphold a fine against the Juggling Gypsy for violations of the state’s indoor smoking ban on bars and restaurants. The two-hour hearing Wednesday morning dealt with the first of three separate administrative penalties imposed on the Castle Street bar since the ban took effect earlier this year. Each fine from the health department is $200. The Juggling Gypsy so far has ... Jump to full article >>

Bars serving Hawaii smokers despite ban (video)

Tweet With a cigar smoldering and the smoke wafting throughout, O’Toole’s Irish Pub doesn’t hide the fact it serves smokers. “I’m okay with that. I’m not proud of it. I’m just okay with it. It’s an economic reality,” said Bill Comerford, President of E&J Lounge Operating Co. which runs O’Toole’s, Kelley O’Neil’s and the Irish Rose Saloon. Three years ago the state ... Jump to full article >>

Kansas smoking ban passes, on its way to governor

Tweet In a landmark move, the Kansas House passed a statewide public smoking ban Thursday and sent it to Gov. Mark Parkinson. If Parkinson signs the legislation as expected, Kansas will join nearly 40 states that have some statewide restrictions on where smokers can light up. The ban would go into effect July 1. Today’s vote was 68-54. Supporters said they were tired of waiting as ban proposals languished for years on the legislative agenda ... Jump to full article >>

N.C. smoking ban upheld by complaint system

Tweet The smoke officially cleared Jan. 2 in North Carolina, but public health officials say it could take a few more months for the dust to settle with the state’s new indoor smoking ban. Some warning letters have gone out to businesses not complying, but most owners appear to be adhering to the new rules, said Erin Morrissette, tobacco prevention educator for the New Hanover County Health Department. Morrissette, who is fielding complaints ma ... Jump to full article >>

New Push To Ban Smoking In Bars

Tweet A local group is pushing to pass laws that will end smoking in bars and dictate where people can smoke outside. Shelley Courington is with a group called CHART. They’re about to start lobbying state lawmakers to ban smoking in bars. They’re also pushing to keep smokers from lighting up within 25 feet of a building. “We have to have a healthy safe workforce in Tennessee. We have to make it safe for our workers, no matter wh ... Jump to full article >>

Smoking ban will begin Saturday

Tweet Prohibiting smoking in a North Carolina restaurant used to be one of the hardest decisions an owner could make. But that’s no longer the case after the state took the choice out of business owners’ hands when legislators decided last spring to stop allowing smoking in restaurants and bars. The ban will go into effect Saturday. Owners of restaurants that have already banned smoking say that owners of places that had still been le ... Jump to full article >>

New Michigan smoking ban in workplaces, restaurants and bars gets mixed reaction from business owners

Tweet With his fingers curled around a and a gin and tonic in the other hand, Randy Dawe mused on the unfairness of a state smoking ban approved Thursday by the state Legislature. Next spring, he won’t be able to inhale at his favorite tavern, Bob’s Sports Bar, 725 Michigan St. NE. Meanwhile, people who frequent casinos still will be able to light up. “I think it’s a bunch of crap. I donR ... Jump to full article >>

Cabell considers smoking ban in bars, gambling parlors

Tweet Cabell County bars and video lottery parlors could become smoke-free in the near future. The Cabell-Huntington Health Department is drafting a proposal that would ban smoking from bars and gambling parlors, said Dr. Harry Tweel, the health department’s executive director. It likely will conduct a public hearing on it within the next month, he said. “Our board of health has been looking at this issue for some time and monitoring what’s ... Jump to full article >>

May be best to send toothless ordinance up in smoke

Tweet Writing this on the day of the Great American Smokeout, we want no confusion about our support for the Montana Clean Indoor Air Act. Along with willpower, help lines, support groups and nicotine patches, the statewide ban on smoking in enclosed public places is a key component in the box of tools designed to make tobacco use less common. It’s a worthy goal — the risks and costs to smokers, people around them and the health care syst ... Jump to full article >>