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No Public Smoking, MMDA

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) is considering letting off the hook two security guards who sued the agency after they were fined P500 each in July for violating the ban on public Virginia cigarette smoking. In a radio interview on Sunday, Tolentino said the suggestion was offered to him on Friday by the MMDA’s health and […]

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List of smoking bans in the United States

The following is a list of smoking bans in the United States. The United States Congress has not attempted to enact any nationwide federal smoking ban. As further detailed in this list, smoking laws vary widely throughout the United States. Some places in the United...

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Prisons smoking ban a hard sell

PRISONERS will be banned from smoking in their cells as part of a NSW trial, but guards fear a violent backlash from nicotine-addicted inmates who are locked up for a 16-hour stretch each day. Inmates at the maximum-security Lithgow jail will be allowed to smoke...

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More people go to bars following smoking ban

CONTRARY to complaints from bar and restaurant owners about lost business due to the smoking ban, a new study shows that in fact more people are going out now that the establishments are smoke-free. In a survey carried out by the Spanish Society for Family...

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Smokers quit after ban, but numbers ebb – study

The findings, published in Addiction, suggest that while smoking bans may influence smokers to quit, they are likely to already be those who are motivated to give up tobacco and that further efforts may be needed to get more to quit. “Other contextual factors and...

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Smoking to Be Banned at All Schools in Beijing

A smoking ban will be fully implemented at all kindergartens, primary and secondary schools in Beijing by the end of this year, said the Beijing Patriotic Health Campaign Committee on Saturday, the Beijing News reported. According to the latest standards released by the Committee, nowhere...

Israel moves toward smoking bans in public venues

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet approved Sunday a series of amendments and new regulations aimed at stepping up efforts to curb smoking in the country, in honor of the upcoming international no-smoking day. The government rejected, however, a proposal to increase taxes on cigarettes by...

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Government moves to ban smoking in public places

The cabinet green-lighted yesterday a set of legislative amendments aimed at curbing tobacco use, including bans on smoking in public places, ahead of tomorrow’s World No Tobacco Day. Another measure, a price hike on cigarettes, was sent for review, while the Health Ministry said two...