Posts tagged: public places

Is smoking in public still illegal?

Tweet IN February 2004, Uganda banned smoking in public places. This followed the December 2002 High Court declaration that smoking in public places was a violation of non-smokers’ constitutional rights to life and to a clean and healthy environment. The perpetuators were to pay a fine of sh20,000 and hotel owners, who allowed customers to smoke on their premises, would pay sh300,000. However, 10 years down the road what do we see? In places l ... Jump to full article >>

National tobacco control legislation needed: Chinese political advisor

Tweet A Chinese political advisor has called for a national tobacco control law that bans smoking in all public places across the country. Only 45.7 percent of Chinese cities have introduced local bans on smoking, and many bans usually exclude workplaces, restaurants and bars, said Jin Dapeng, vice chairman of the China Health Law Society. The punishments for violating the regulations were also too gentle, said Jin, who is also a member of the Na ... Jump to full article >>

Honduras bans smoking in public places

Tweet TEGUCIGALPA — A ban on smoking in public places and some private areas went into effect on Monday in Honduras, the latest among half a dozen Latin American countries to pass anti-tobacco laws. “This law will reduce diseases, especially cardiovascular ones,” said Health Minister Arturo Bendana as he celebrate a “historical event.” Smoking is now banned in buildings, offices, supermarkets and malls, bars, discotheque ... Jump to full article >>

Campbell Co. smoking ban may be short lived

Tweet NEWPORT, Ky. – The smoking ban adopted last year for Campbell County is under review and could be repealed before it ever takes effect depending on an upcoming vote. Campbell County commissioners will decide whether to repeal the ban at a meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16 at the fiscal court building in Newport. The original smoking ban ordinance in Campbell County passed in December 2010. It is set to take effect in April 2011. T ... Jump to full article >>

Now Central Park is out of bounds for smokers as New York widens ban to public places

Tweet New York has extended its ban on smoking to include parks and beaches, giving it some of the strictest rules on lighting up in the world. Residents and tourists alike face fines of up to $100 (£62) if they smoke in any of the city’s 1,700 parks – including Central Park – and along its 14 miles of coastline. The ban also covers public plazas such as Times Square. New York mayor Michael Bloomberg banned smoking in bars and restaurants ... Jump to full article >>

19 caught smoking at public places, fined

Tweet NAGPUR: It took many years to act for the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) to implement the ban imposed on smoking at public places as the authorities here caught 19 persons on Tuesday. The FDA also penalised six kiosk owners for selling tobacco-related products near restricted areas. The ban was imposed under the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply ... Jump to full article >>

19 caught smoking at public places, fined

Tweet NAGPUR: It took many years to act for the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) to implement the ban imposed on smoking at public places as the authorities here caught 19 persons on Tuesday. The FDA also penalised six kiosk owners for selling tobacco-related products near restricted areas. The ban was imposed under the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply ... Jump to full article >>

Cape Girardeau City Council reluctantly asks for smoking ban on April 5 ballot

Tweet Most members were reluctant to do it, but the Cape Girardeau City Council asked Monday night for an ordinance that would place a smoking ban on the April 5 ballot that would prohibit lighting up inside the city’s bars, restaurants and other enclosed public places. The council expects the ordinance to be drafted in time for it to vote at its Jan. 10 meeting, making it all but a certainty that it voters will decide. The council made its ... Jump to full article >>

Kazakhstan enacts big cigarette tax hike to discourage smoking

Tweet Parliament has enacted a 245 percent increase in Kazakhstan’s minimal cigarette excise tax to try to get more smokers to kick the habit. The tax will jump 25 percent a year between 2011 and 2014 – from 20 percent a pack now to 49 percent in four years. The tax increase and other steps have led to Kazakhstan become the leader in anti-smoking efforts among former Soviet countries. Last year parliament took the bold step of banning smoking ... Jump to full article >>

Big Tobacco and small traders unite to fight ban on cigarette displays

Tweet An alliance of big tobacco groups and corner shop trade bodies is barraging ministers with claims that an upcoming ban on the display of cigarettes on store shelves will trigger an upsurge in illicit sales and organised crime, as well as pushing many legitimate small traders out of business. The desperate lobbying comes ahead of a ban on behind-the-counter displays of tobacco that is slated to come into force for supermarkets in October nex ... Jump to full article >>