Loophole closed for marijuana smoking devices

Businesses – including many displaying bongs visible from footpaths in Melbourne’s CBD – will be given until the end of this year to phase out the sale of bongs before fines of up to $1465 are imposed. Despite cannabis being illegal, the water pipes used to smoke it are freely available in stores displaying them […]

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Anti-smoking ban gets more teeth

BAGUIO CITY, Aug. 28 (PIA) — The anti-smoking campaign will literally ‘take to the streets’ once amendments to the Comprehensive Anti-Smoking Ordinance of the City is approved. Committee on Health & Sanitation Chair and Councilor Erdolfo Balajadia passed the amendments to the smoking ordinance to...

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Knuk-N-Futz gets first Kenton Co. smoking fine

TAYLOR MILL – Knuk-N-Futz has become the first place to be fined under Kenton County’s partial smoking ban for restaurants, workplaces, bingo halls and other public establishments. On Aug. 17, health inspectors issued a warning, after someone complained that Knuk-N-Futz had improper signage and that ash...

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Gene Variants That Boost Lung Cancer Risk Identified

Two gene variations that increase smokers’ risk of lung cancer have been identified by researchers. Smokers with the variants also tend to smoke more and become more dependent on cigarettes, the Canadian study found. Researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto...

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Bills honored for smoking ban

Smoking cost Leonard C. Pleasant his voice box and part of one lung. A big, beefy guy with a heart of gold, Pleasant was an Erie County sheriff’s deputy who tirelessly told his story about the dangers of smoking to local students. Ron Osborne, 78,...

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Commissioners to vote on DeKalb County smoking ban

DECATUR, GA (CBS ATLANTA) – Smoking could soon be snuffed out in many parts of DeKalb County. Commissioners Tuesday morning will decide whether smokers will be allowed to light up in public places. Commissioners are expected to vote this morning on a possible smoking ban....

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Tobacco display ban set for spring

A ban on displaying cigarettes in shops will not begin until next spring at the earliest, the health minister has said. Edwin Poots wants to introduce regulations barring the tobacco products from view in stores and scrapping vending machines. Mr Poots said: “Despite all the...

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Patrol ng Pilipino: Smoking ban

Smoking ban Since the launch of the smoking ban last July 1, more than 4,000 violators have been apprehended. And while government is doing its best to implement the law, there have been criticisms. Just recently, Mandaluyong Judge Carlos Valenzuela reportedly issued a temporary restraining...