Posts tagged: Smoke ban

2010 THE VOTE: Smoke ban, tax face vote

Tweet SAN ANGELO, Texas — San Angelo voters will encounter a longer-than-usual ballot on Election Day because of the two local propositions included. The first is an initiative proposition put forth by local group Smoke-Free San Angelo. If passed, the ordinance would ban smoking in all public places in the city, including bars, restaurants, outdoor sports arenas and workplaces with one or more employees. Although a revised version of the ordina ... Jump to full article >>

KIAH COLLIER: Ordinance to ban smoking still up in the air

Tweet The smoke-ban saga continues and could carry on after the November election. Here’s a quick summary of what’s happened, the latest update and a rundown of what might come next. Per City Charter guidelines, the City Council has taken public comment on the version of the ordinance for which Smoke-Free San Angelo collected petition signatures. That ordinance calls for an across-the-board ban of smoking in the city, including bars, restaura ... Jump to full article >>

Wisconsin smoke ban exemption now law

Tweet Anti-smoking activists are angry about an exemption to Wisconsin’s smoking ban that allows people to light up in rooms in which a quarter or more of the walls are windows. However, they don’t expect a widespread effort to subvert the law that takes effect July 5. The Tavern League of Wisconsin had been lobbying for a law change that would allow the 5,000 bars and restaurants it represents to have legal outdoor smoking areas, inc ... Jump to full article >>

Michigan facing indoor smoke ban

Tweet Beginning May 1 Ohio smokers will no longer benefit by crossing the border to smoke in Michigan restaurants, owners of Michigan eateries say. Next month all restaurants and work sites in Michigan must be smoke-free or face fines under an indoor smoking ban that goes into effect, the Detroit Free Press reported Wednesday. Since Ohio restaurants and bars went smoke-free in 2006, Buckeye residents living near the Michigan border have crossed i ... 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 >>

Crestview Hills seeks smoke-ban views

Tweet This afternoon, city officials want to hear what business owners, residents and other stakeholders think about a proposed indoor smoking ban for restaurants, bars and offices. Crestview Hills economic development and zoning committee will hold at public forum on the issue at 4 p.m. at the city building, 50 Town Center Boulevard. No decision will be made today. Council Member Dave Kramer, who chairs the economic development and zoning commit ... Jump to full article >>

Smoke ban up for vote

Tweet GALVESTON — If the city council adopts an ordinance drafted last week by the city’s legal department, tobacco smoking will be banned in restaurants and bars but allowed in cheap tobacco stores and private clubs. The council is scheduled to vote on the ordinance Thursday. Mayor Lyda Ann Thomas, who asked the council to reconsider the ban several months ago, said Friday she didn’t want to speculate on how her fellow council members woul ... Jump to full article >>

Suit filed over smoke ban

Tweet The owners of The Virginian Saloon and three nonprofit groups filed a lawsuit Friday opposing the Teton Health District’s Smokefree Air Rule, which is set to go into effect Saturday. The lawsuit asks 9th District Court Judge Nancy Guthrie to “declare that the 2009 Air Rule is void and unenforceable.” The Teton County board of health approved the rule, which prohibits smoking in all public places including bars, restaurant ... Jump to full article >>

Smoke ban should come sooner

Tweet Congratulations to state leaders for reaching agreement on an indoor smoking ban affecting all workplaces, including bars and restaurants. It’s been a long time coming. Key negotiators on the legislation, including Sen. Jon Erpenbach, D-Waunakee, deserve credit for pulling such divergent groups as the Wisconsin Tavern League and SmokeFree Wisconsin into the deal. The bill announced Thursday does a lot of things right. But one simple ... Jump to full article >>