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San Antonio Housing Authority to ban smoking indoors and outdoor

To the list of places where smokers no longer will be able to light up — government buildings, parks, restaurants and bars — public housing residents in San Antonio soon will add one more: their own homes.

Smoking Bans Hitting Home


Enforcing indoor-smoking law: more than 90% of restaurants in Virginia smoke-free

The outdoor patio or sidewalk increasingly has become the most puff-friendly place for smokers in the year since Virginia began outdoor smoking banenforcing a stricter indoor-smoking law for restaurants and bars.

Most restaurants, bars embrace smoke-free law in Virginia

As Virginia’s anti-smoking law for restaurants and bars approaches its one-year anniversary, not one fine has been issued locally. smoking in barAnd public complaints of alleged violations by businesses have slowed to a trickle.

Smoking Restrictions in Large-Hub Airports

Secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure causes death and disease in both nonsmoking adults and children, including cancer, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. SHS exposure causes an estimated 46,000 heart disease deaths and 3,400 lung cancer deaths among U.S. nonsmoking adults annually. Adopting policies that completely eliminate smoking in all indoor areas is the only effective way to eliminate involuntary SHS exposure. In 2009, an estimated 696 million aircraft passenger boardings occurred in the United States. A 2002 survey of airport smoking policies found that 42% of 31 large-hub U.S. airports had policies requiring all indoor areas to be smoke-free. To update that finding, CDC analyzed the smoking policies of airports categorized as large-hub in 2010. This report summarizes the results of that analysis, which found that, although 22 (76%) of the 29 large-hub airports surveyed were smoke-free indoors, seven airports permitted smoking in certain indoor locations, including three of the five busiest airports. Although a majority of airports reported having specifically designated smoking areas outdoors in 2010 (79%) and/or prohibiting smoking within a minimum distance of entryways (69%), no airport completely prohibited smoking on all airport property. Smoke-free policies at the state, local, or airport authority level are needed for all airports to protect air travelers and workers at airports from SHS.

Clearing The Air On Tobacco Order 2005

As long as you smoke in an area not listed on the ‘prohibited’ list of the Tobacco Order 2005, then you will not face the penalty of a fine.

Is smoking ban in casinos inevitable?

Perhaps no executive understands the dilemma the Nevada gaming industry is facing over smoking in casinos better than Jeff Siri, CEO and president of the Club Cal Neva in downtown Reno.

Half of states ban tobacco use in prisons

A month before Virginia banned smoking in its prisons, Warden Daniel Braxton decided to kick his own 50-year smoking habit.

San Francisco may expand smoking ban

San Francisco, which was at the vanguard of the anti-smoking movement more than a decade ago when it became one of the first Francisco SanAmerican cities to bar people from lighting up in the workplace, now is poised to enact much tougher restrictions on smoking in public places.