Posts tagged: smoke-free law

DeSoto County Kids’ campaign aims to snuff out smoking

Tweet Kids across DeSoto County will encourage others to kick butts today as part of an annual awareness event to fight tobacco use. Hundreds of events are planned across the nation, including in DeSoto County and elsewhere in Mississippi, for the 16th annual Kick Butts Day. Sponsored by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, the event encourages tobacco companies to stop targeting youth with marketing for cigarettes and other tobacco products. Orga ... Jump to full article >>

Time for states to clear the air: Smoking bans save money and lives

Tweet Snuffing out smoking in public places has moved a step closer to reality in Missouri. That’s news worth cheering, even if lawmakers may not rush to approve a smoke-free law in 2010. The conversation has to start somewhere, and newly introduced House Bill 1766 gets a lot of things right. It would prohibit smoking in restaurants, bars and casinos. It would take precedence over weaker, existing smoke-free laws, including those in Kansas City ... Jump to full article >>