The Obama administration has extended it’s reach into the homes of hundreds of thousands of low income homes – banning smoking by residents of more than 940,000 homes that are subsidized by the federal government. I guess this is just another price to pay when you participate in the federal governments program of HUD homes.
Category: Smoking Bans
Using the excuse once again to protect children from secondhand smoke, starting on October 1, 2015 in England and Wales, it will be illegal to smoke in a car (or other vehicles) with anyone under 18 present. Both the driver and the smoker in the car could be fined as much as $80.
As we continue down the slippery slope, Astoria Oregon is the latest to announce a smoking ban in outdoor places… in this case the public parks. The ban would apply to traditional parks as well as popular tourist attractions such as the Astoria Riverwalk and the Garden of Surging Waves.
Anti-smokers have longed complained about dealing with second hand smoke in enclosed areas. As their momentum has picked up, they are now targeting smokers who choose to light up out of doors. A lot of people heading to Pennsylvania state park beaches to cool off are finding some of them are smoke-free including Promised Land State Park in Pike County and Locust Lake State Park in Schuylkill County.
The second-largest U.S. cigarette company, Reynolds American, announced recently it’s banning employees from smoking at their work spaces.
The Winston-Salem, North Carolina-based business – maker of the legendary Camel and Pall Mall smokes – currently allows indoor smoking in all areas except cafeterias, fitness centers and factory floors.
Smokers in Boston now face a $250 fine if they exercise their right to light up in city-run parks. The ban covers the 251 parks, squares, cemeteries and other spaces run by the Parks and Recreation Department, including Boston Common, the Public Garden and Franklin Park.
It’s move-in day. You’re sitting in the great new condo you just bought. And suddenly you catch a whiff of cigarettes coming from next door. If you’re a healthy-living type, your home-buyer happiness may be gone in a puff of smoke.
Smoking laws have changed and been updated over the years to put an unjust burden on business owners. If you are opening up a business you more than anyone needs to be aware of the different laws including those involving smoking.
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 restaurants, the New York City Council on Wednesday voted to ban smoking in city parks and on city beaches, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said in a written statement.
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 language and adopted a comprehensive smoking ban for Galveston Island that prohibits smoking in bars, restaurants, private clubs, and outdoor seating areas. Additionally, smoking is banned within 15 feet of an establishment’s primary entrance. This ordinance will take effect on January 1, 2010.
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 planned Hard Rock Casino & Hotel expected to open on the Speedway grounds sometime next year, with a hotel and other non-gambling amenities expected to start opening by late 2010.
Today’s Anti-Smoking Purge Is Borrowed From The Nazis
A wealth of overlooked yet frightening literature concerning the Nazi crusade against smoking provides a clear parallel to contemporary developments and an alarming warning that state restriction of personal habits is the pre-cursor to dictatorship.
Ohio lawmakers are looking to change the state’s smoking ban.
State Senate Bill 346 would allow smoking inside some establishments, such as private clubs, outdoor areas and some family-operated businesses.
The bill’s backers said bars and other establishments have seen a downturn in business since the ban took into effect last year.
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 say the ordinance is unconstitutional because it gives an unfair advantage to businesses outside the city.