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Petitions seeking O’Fallon, Mo., smoking ban qualify for April ballot

Tweet Smoking ban petitioners in O’Fallon got enough valid signatures to qualify their proposal for the April 5 election ballot, the St. Charles County Election Authority said Monday. Rich Chrismer, the county’s elections director, said his office verified that the Smoke-Free O’Fallon organization got signatures of 1,082 registered voters in the city. That’s far more than the 791 needed. Under the city charter, the City C ... Jump to full article >>

Council drops smoking ban

Tweet The Joplin City Council on Monday night declined to place on an election ballot a workplace smoking ban sought by Smoke-Free Joplin, and the organization now will decide whether to launch an initiative petition drive. Smoke-Free Joplin had sought a ban of smoking in all workplaces, including restaurants, bars and private clubs. The council, after a public hearing in which some local bar owners and private club operators objected to a prohib ... Jump to full article >>

Council eyes smoking ban

Tweet The San Angelo City Council — including its two newest members — will take public comment at its meeting today on the controversial smoke-ban ordinance proposed via petition earlier this year. Smoke-Free San Angelo submitted a petition in February proposing an ordinance that, if approved by voters, would ban smoking in all public indoor places in the city, including bars and restaurants, as well as certain outdoor spaces and within 15 f ... Jump to full article >>

Council to receive smoke-ban petition

Tweet At its meeting today, the San Angelo City Council will receive the controversial certified smoking-ban petition from the city clerk — the first in a series of requirements to get the proposed ordinance on the November ballot. The council determined at a special meeting in February there was not enough time to complete all the required steps to put the ordinance to a vote in the May election. Smoke-Free San Angelo, the local group that org ... Jump to full article >>

Big Tobacco Takes on Council

Tweet U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Manufacturing Company and U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Brands filed a lawsuit against the city in December over a law approved by the City Council last year that bans the sale of favored tobacco products in the five boroughs. In response to the suit, Council Speaker Christine Quinn, health care advocates and several members of the City Council gathered at City Hall today to let “big tobacco” know they wouldn’t be back ... Jump to full article >>

Smoking ban goes before council Monday

Tweet A smoking ban in Marion County could become reality on Monday. That’s when the full City-County Council votes on the plan. Meantime, the proposal got a big boost Sunday. It’s called Proposal 371 and it would make workplaces including bars, clubs and even bowling alleys off limits to smokers. “Whether you work in an office or a factory or a restaurant or a bar or a bowling alley, you should have the same law applying to yo ... Jump to full article >>

Council tributes following death of senator

Tweet CORK county councillors adjourned a scheduled meeting yesterday as a mark of respect to former colleague, Senator Peter Callanan, who died suddenly, on Sunday, at his home in Innishannon. However, before adjourning, many tributes were made to the pipe-smoking 74-year-old who served on the local authority from 1979 to 2004. FF party leader on the council, Alan Coleman, said the senator’s death was very sad and proposed a vote of sympathy t ... Jump to full article >>

New council member named suspect in cigarette fraud case

Tweet The Malang customs and excise office (KPPBC) has busted a syndicate that produced and distributed cigarettes bearing improper excise stickers, an official said Thursday. The syndicate allegedly involved a recently-elected member of the Malang Legislative Council. Head of the KPPBC’s intelligence and execution section, Rudi Hery Kurniawan, said that during a raid held earlier this week the team had arrested four suspects and seized mil ... Jump to full article >>

Indoor smoking ban advances in Kirkwood

Tweet KIRKWOOD — Promoters of a ban on smoking in indoor public places have enough signatures on petitions to start the initiative process that could lead to a vote on the proposal. The St. Louis County Election Board announced Tuesday that the petitions had 1,089 valid signatures, 54 more than the number the city charter requires to start the process. The City Council has until Sept. 5 to deal with the initiative. If the council rejects or tak ... Jump to full article >>