Posts tagged: Smokefree Policies

Legal move on Frankston smoking ban

Tweet A FRANKSTON trader is urging other angry shop owners to join him in a legal class action against Frankston Council over its smoking ban – which has become permanent in the trial zone and may be greatly extended. Glen Cooper, of Cooper’s Patisserie in Shannon Street Mall, told the Weekly that he and neighbouring coffee shop and juice bar proprietors have suffered substantial loss of trade since the council introduced its smoke-fr ... Jump to full article >>

Ohio Supreme Court to weigh ban on smoking

Tweet COLUMBUS — The question of whether smokers can light up in bars, restaurants, and other public places has worked its way up to Ohio’s highest court. The Supreme Court Wednesday agreed to hear an appeal of November’s 10th District Court of Appeals ruling that upheld enforcement of the voter-approved ban on indoor public smoking against a challenge brought by a Columbus bar that had racked up $30,000 in fines for repeat viol ... Jump to full article >>

10 years of kicking ash

Tweet It was an innocuous beginning to one of the most acrimonious municipal debates ever held in the nation’s capital, a precursor of sorts to all the emotionally charged debates — LRT, Lansdowne redevelopment, zero means zero — that were to follow. None of the follow-up acts, though, could match the city’s smoking bylaw for its furor and take-no-prisoners rancor. Before it was over, the city’s medical officer of health would need a b ... Jump to full article >>

2010 in review: GOP surge, smoking ban were top stories

Tweet While state Democrats celebrated the official start of one of their cornerstone achievements in 2010, Republicans changed the political landscape nationwide in November’s midterm election. Locally, a ballot referendum in the spring opened the door for Green Bay schools to take on costly maintenance projects and improve classroom technology. The political pulse took center stage over the year as new legislation rolled out and election ... Jump to full article >>