Shisha bars on the increase in Birmingham despite smoking ban

THE number of specialist “shisha bars” in Birmingham has risen five times since the ban on smoking in pubs and clubs was introduced, the city council has revealed. Health campaigners warned customers are putting their lives at risk because they assume smoking from a shisha is healthier than smoking traditional cigarettes. But a spokesman for […]

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Smoking ban begins in Nome

The old-Alaska mining town, famous as the finish line of the Iditarod trail and infamous for its salty pioneer history, has joined a growing number communities across the state that now ban smoking in public places. That means no lighting up in office buildings. No...

Concord looks to ban smoking in a 17-block area around Todos Santos Plaza

The City of Concord will hold a public hearing on Tuesday night to discuss and vote on a proposed smoking ban for 17-blocks around Todos Santos Plaza. According to the City of Concord, the proposed ordinance is in response to business owners wanting to make the downtown area...

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Baylor bans smoking amidst controversy

The Baylor Health Care System announced their “no nicotine” policy last week, barring anyone who uses tobacco in any form from working for them. This policy will go into effect next year. Baylor’s decision to stop hiring cigarette smokers is nothing new. In the early...

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US ban proposed on electronic cigarettes on planes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Wednesday proposed banning the use of electronic cigarettes on airline flights, saying there is concern the smokeless cigarettes may be harmful. “Airline passengers have rights, and this new rule would enhance passenger comfort and reduce any confusion surrounding...

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Spartanburg snuffs out smokers

The day was warm and sunny, perfect September weather to enjoy a cigarette outdoors. But this time it wasn’t by choice. Those who normally would have been smoking in restaurants and bars, were taking a quick smoke on the way back to work, sitting in...

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Recent studies show smoking ban may be having effect on health

CHILLICOTHE — Smoking has long been an enemy of public health, and a collection of new reports shows why. In November 2006, voters passed the Smoke-Free Workplace Act, enforcement of which began in May 2007. That data shows visits to emergency rooms and urgent care...

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Possible Smoking Ban in Orlando

Orlando, Florida- Owner Jeff Borysiewicz says the Corona Cigar Company has helped light up business with customer’s downtown, “They’ll buy a cigar, take a look at the sights, take a walk around Lake Eola, find a park bench and relax with a cigar.” Mayor Buddy...