Category: Smoking Bans

NYC Council Bans Smoking In Parks, Beaches

NYC Council Bans Smoking In Parks, Beaches

The city that never sleeps is moving closer to becoming the city that never smokes, or at least the city that highly restricts it. Nine years after the Big Apple banned smoking in its...

Smoking Banned on Galveston Island

Smoking Banned on Galveston Island

Continuing down the slippery slope towards total control and tyranny, the Galveston City Council passed an ordinance banning smoking in bars and restaurants Island-wide, even inside tobacco stores. Galveston’s City Council amended the ordinance...

Kansas Speedway Smoking Ban

Kansas Speedway Smoking Ban

The Kansas City Star is reporting the Kansas Speedway will ban smoking in the grandstands and all enclosed areas of the complex beginning in 2010. The policy, however, will not be enforced at the...

Another Legal Challenge to Omaha’s Smoking Ban

Another Legal Challenge to Omaha’s Smoking Ban

An Omaha pool hall has joined the fight to stop Omaha’s smoking ban. Big John’s Billiards filed a lawsuit asking a district court judge to overturn the smoking ban. Attorneys for the business owners...

California bans smoking in apartments

California bans smoking in apartments

The California Senate recently passed a proposal to ban smoking in apartments. The proposal would allow landlords to prohibit smoking in apartment buildings they own to protect nonsmoking tenants from second hand smoke, according...

Higher Tobacco Taxes Hurt Business

Higher Tobacco Taxes Hurt Business

Kansas is currently considering a cigarette tax increase proposal of 50¢ per pack followed by 4 cent increases in each of the subsequent 5 years. If passed, the Kansas cigarette tax would rise from...

Smoking Bans and Liberty

Smoking Bans and Liberty

Real Kansas business owners explaining that smoking bans hurt business despite what proponents of the bans claim. In addition, this is a matter of personal liberty for both business owners and customers. Consumers are...

Stop the anti-smoking Nazi’s

Stop the anti-smoking Nazi’s

On December 5th, 1933 the 18th Amendement to the U.S. Constitution (thats Prohibition folks!)was repealled. Everybody celebrate!!! Today, you might be able to have a drink legally, but it’s illegal to light up that...

Please Don’t Poop in My Salad

Please Don’t Poop in My Salad

In July 2006, The Heartland Institute published Please Don’t Poop in My Salad–a collection of essays and presentations written by Heartland President Joseph Bast during the past several years concerning taxes and regulations imposed...