Daily Archives: December 6, 2011

Vancouver City Council bans using tobacco in public parks, trails, recreation centers

The Vancouver City Council members on Monday voted unanimously to completely ban all forms of tobacco — chewed and smoked — in the city’s public parks, trails and recreation centers. The ban will be effective in 30 days.

Tobacco Control Can Save States Lots Of Money

States are being shortsighted by shifting tobacco control programs to cut spending because smoking cessation saves lots of money, a San Francisco economist.

Hearing on Harford tobacco ban draws slim crowd, mostly opponents

A hearing on the proposed tobacco use ban on all Harford County government property, including recreational facilities, drew a small crowd to the county administration building on Main Street in Bel Air Monday afternoon, mostly people who wanted to talk about the rights of smokers.