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Evansville City Council to consider stricter smoking ban

Tweet Smokers would have to snub out their cigarettes before entering Evansville bars and restaurants under an amended smoking ban proposed by a City Councilman. But patrons of Casino Aztar could continue puffing while they gamble. Councilman Dan Adams, D-At Large, submitted the amendment today, saying he doesn’t think the city’s current ban does enough to protect the public from the dangers of secondhand smoke. “Almost all of the major of ... Jump to full article >>

Protestors to Topeka’s smoking ban extend petition contest

Tweet Topeka — Protesters to Topeka’s city wide smoking ban are extending their petition drive competition to Tuesday. Topekans against the ban is the organization fighting the smoking-ban. It started a contest last Wednesday with prizes for whoever gets the most signatures. The contest was scheduled to end today, but organizers extended it to allow more time for protesters to collect signatures. The prizes include a $50 cash prize, two f ... Jump to full article >>

Big trouble in ‘Little Cairo’

Tweet The UK government’s neverending, evidence-lite assault on smokers threatens to bankrupt London’s shisha bars. When the UK government decided to impose a blanket smoking ban in enclosed workplaces and some open public spaces in England in July 2007, it wasn’t just pubs that were affected. Many cafés that depended on the revenue from the rental of shishas – water-filled pipes through which flavoured tobacco is smoked – were also a ... Jump to full article >>