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Enforcement of no-smoking laws ineffective

Tweet Since 2007 law, pub smoking down 70% in Jerusalem, 10% in Tel Aviv. Although smoking in entertainment and other public places is illegal, the level of dangerous particulate matter from tobacco smoke in Tel Aviv pubs and bars is five times higher than recommended and endangers the health of both customers and employees. This was discovered by Dr. Leah Rosen of ’s health promotion department and is to be published on Friday in the European ... Jump to full article >>

Smoking charge questioned for Newport News man

Tweet NEWPORT NEWS – The good news for Jarry K. Ratliff is that he might avoid the $25 fine he faces for smoking in a local McDonald’s last week. The bad news? He still faces armed robbery, abduction and gun charges that could land him in prison for a long time. Ratliff, 27, a McDonald’s employee, was discovered as a fugitive Oct. 26. That came after a Newport News police officer at the drive-through of McDonald’s, on Jef ... Jump to full article >>

A year later, smoking ban gets mixed reviews from restaurant owners

Tweet A year after it was implemented, the statewide smoking ban is receiving mixed reviews from bar and restaurant owners. At Theo’s Bar & Grille in Lower Allen Township, owner Ted Kalathas said he lost some of his regular bar clientele. “My bar crowd was tremendous. At the same time, what can I do? The people out for happy hour who want to light a cheap cigarette are going to go somewhere else,” he said. On the flip side, ... Jump to full article >>