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 Smoking ban - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Smoking bans are public policies, including legal prohibitions and occupational health and safety regulations, that restrict smoking in public places.
The main rationale for smoking bans is to protect workers and citizens from heart disease, cancer and respiratory illnesses and other chronic and acute diseases caused by exposure to secondhand smoke.
Laws implementing bans on smoking have been introduced by many countries in various forms over the years, with legislators citing health statistics that show tobacco smoking is often harmful to or fatal for the smokers themselves and for those subjected to passive smoking (also known as secondhand smoke or ETS, environmental tobacco smoke).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Smoking_ban   (4204 words)

  
 BBC - Action Network - - A2702143 - Smoking bans: an Action Network briefing
A smoking ban in all Northern Ireland's workplaces and enclosed public spaces, including pubs, was announced by the health minister at the end of 2005 and will come into power in April 2007.
Action for Smoking and Health (Ash), a charity which campaigns for a full ban on smoking in public places, believes smoking is dangerous to health.
Smoke dose not choose the healthy to the exclusion of the unhealthy what is likely to kill one is likely to kill another.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/actionnetwork/A2702143   (2765 words)

  
 Smoking Ban
The young woman rolled her eyes but did as she was told, joining a handful of vacationers in one of seven rectangular smoking sections of the city's famous wooden way.
The new Boardwalk smoking ban is decidedly unpopular with smokers.
City Council approved the smoking ban in April after 19 Boardwalk fires were blamed on discarded cigarette butts.
www.beachwatchnj.com /smoking_ban.htm   (280 words)

  
 Illinois Entertainer » Blog Archive » Chicago Smoking Ban
The proposed ban on smoking in public places in Chicago, championed by Alderman Ed Smith (28th Ward) is one of the most hotly debated and controversial issues in the city’s entertainment and nightclub communities.
Opponents of the ban claim the ordinance will adversely affect the bar/nightclub/entertainment business in the city by driving customers out of the bars onto residential streets to indulge their habit or, in the worst-case scenario, to the suburbs, which are still mostly smoke-friendly.
Smoking bans are a violation of any private business, whether or not they choose to invite the public.
illinoisentertainer.com /2005/09/30/chicago-smoking-ban   (7127 words)

  
 Smoking Ban
Smoking is prohibited in all restaurants and bars regardless of the number of employees.
Smoking is prohibited in an establishment with a club permit that was not established before May 1, 2003.
A smoking “break room” may be established by a workplace (for employees only) as long as there is also a non-smoking “break room.” A smoking room must meet the requirements stated in Public Act 03-45.
www.alact.org /smokeban.html   (224 words)

  
 Smoking ban likely here to stay | LJWorld.com
The coalition gathering signatures to overturn the ban said Friday it would not pursue a referendum on the issue, opting instead to work with the City Commission on a compromise.
Ban opponents could start another petition to put the issue to vote in a future election.
But Kathy Bruner, coordinator of Clear Air Lawrence, the group that spearheaded the ban, said she thought that was the case.
www2.ljworld.com /news/2004/dec/04/smoking_ban_likely   (1320 words)

  
 Smoking ban upheld | LJWorld.com
Murphy again rejected Steffes arguments and said that there was no evidence to support a suspension of the ban, nor was their evidence that the ban was unconstitutionally vague or had overstepped state law.
If you could smoke and hold all the smoke in your body, then smoking in public would be the same, but until they invent a nicotine fix like that, you're argument doesn't stand.
The danger is that maybe you are against smoking and this ban is great for you, but what about the next ban that they decide to pick on you.
www2.ljworld.com /news/2006/jun/06/smoking_ban_upheld/?breaking   (4131 words)

  
 The Seattle Times: Local News: Gregoire supports statewide ban on smoking
The smoking ban has been proposed in the Senate and the House this year.
During a press conference, Gregoire said she supported the legislation, but she would be happy with an "incremental step" banning smoking in areas frequented by children.
She said that states with complete smoking bans prove that "smoke-free air has a positive effect" and has not hurt their economies.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/localnews/2002174825_smokingban09m.html   (552 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Politics | Smoking ban in all pubs and clubs
The Commons decided by a margin of 200 to impose a ban on smoking in all enclosed public spaces.
A total smoking ban is due to come into force in Scotland next month, and Northern Ireland is set to follow suit in April, next year.
However, Simon Clark, director of smoking support group Forest, said: "This is a double whammy and an unnecessary and illiberal piece of legislation that denies freedom of choice to millions of people.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/uk_politics/4709258.stm   (712 words)

  
 U.S. Senate: Art & History Home > Historical Minutes > 1878-1920 > Smoking Ban
On March 9, 1914, the Senate unanimously agreed to ban smoking in its chamber.
Although senators never smoked in the chamber during public sessions, they happily brought out their cigars whenever the Senate went into executive session to consider nominations and treaties.
Concerned for his own well-being, along with that of his colleagues, in the often smoke-filled chamber that he likened to a “beer garden,” Tillman introduced a resolution to ban smoking there.
www.senate.gov /artandhistory/history/minute/Smoking_Ban.htm   (447 words)

  
 Smoking Ban   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The main study which alleges that secondhand smoke is harmful was held by a court to be so flawed as to be worthless.
The real goal of the anti-smoking pressure groups is to ban smoking everywhere because they disapprove of smoking.
The Germans were the first to document the relationship between smoking and lung cancer in the 1920s and 1930s.
www.lpphilly.org /smoking_ban.htm   (803 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Politics | Campaigners welcome smoking ban
MPs voted on Tuesday by a margin of 200 votes to impose a ban on smoking in all enclosed public spaces, despite months of wrangling over the issue.
He is already set to launch a legal challenge in the Scottish Parliament to the smoking ban in Scotland which is due to come into force on 26 March.
A total smoking ban is due to come into force in Northern Ireland in April, next year.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/uk_politics/4714992.stm   (721 words)

  
 Smoking ban pits bars against restaurants - The Business Review (Albany):
Proponents of the smoking ban often point to the fact that restaurant industry sales tax revenue increased in California after a smoking ban went into effect there, Wexler said.
And the ban is the second half of a one-two punch, he said.
The smoking ban encourages more of a family crowd because people don't want to expose their kids to second-hand smoke, said Chaz Betz, the cafe's general manager, in an earlier interview.
albany.bizjournals.com /albany/stories/2003/04/07/story4.html   (909 words)

  
 Smoke ban passes with 52 percent   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
But in the end, the ban squeaked out 52 percent of the vote in a contest that attracted almost 66,000 voters, 6,700 more than any of the City Council races.
Smoking would still be allowed in bingo halls, fraternal organizations and hotel and nursing home rooms, as well as on outdoor patios if farther than 15 feet from a door or openable window.
Supporters of the ban, led by a coalition of public health groups called Onward Austin, said bar workers and patrons should be protected from secondhand smoke.
www.statesman.com /metrostate/content/metro/stories/05/8smoking.html   (617 words)

  
 District of Columbia Mayor's Office, Issues & Answers: Smoking Ban   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The smoking ban will extend to bar areas of restaurants, taverns, nightclubs and brewpubs on January 1, 2007.
The public needs to be aware of the April 3 implementation date of this critical new law, so I encourage all city businesses to update their workplace smoking policies to reflect the new law.
"No smoking" signs should be posted at entrances to businesses and in prominent places, and employers should talk with customers and employees about the law and how to comply.
dc.gov /mayor/issues/2005/may/smoking_ban.shtm   (202 words)

  
 Minneapolis Smoking Ban Ordinance
Yes, in spite of Hennepin County's recent change to their smoking ordinance, the Minneapolis "No Smoking" Ordinance is still in effect.
Individuals who smoke in prohibited areas can be prosecuted for a petty misdemeanor, which carries up to a $300 fine.
A person smoking could also be charged with misdemeanor trespassing (maximum penalty of $1,000 fine and 90 days in jail), if he/she refuses to leave the premises upon request.
www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us /smoking-ban/smokingban-faq-public.asp   (353 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - British pub owners fret over proposed smoking ban   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Only 13% of the pub managers in England expected their food trade to increase because of a smoking ban, according to the survey.
Norway and Sweden also banned smoking in public buildings last year, and Scotland is expected to ban smoking in all enclosed public places from March.
A separate smoking ban is planned in Northern Ireland.
www.usatoday.com /news/health/2005-10-27-ukpubssmokingban_x.htm   (695 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Britain plans sweeping smoking ban   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
It announced plans Tuesday to ban smoking in most public places, including restaurants and any pub that serves food.
If approved by Parliament, the ban would be phased in over four years, affecting pubs last, by the end of 2008.
Ireland became the first to ban smoking in all enclosed workplaces this year, and Norway and Sweden have followed suit.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2004-11-16-british-smoking-ban_x.htm   (775 words)

  
 A non-smoker's opinion on Washington's smoking ban
I had been to several bars and restaurants in the city during the month between the vote and the ban, and several places were claiming to have already obtained "permits" or "exemptions" or "variances" (the exact verbiage varied from bar to bar) for smoking in outdoor patio/deck areas.
If the bar is not given an exemption to the 25 foot rule, smoking may still be allowed in outdoor areas 25 feet away from doorways or ventilation intakes as long as the establishment relinquishes its liquor license for that portion of the premises.
Since employees cannot be in the area where people are smoking, patrons must leave their brewskies or martinis and step 25 feet away from where they left their drinks in order to puff away.
wasmokingban.blogspot.com   (6783 words)

  
 Public smoking ban pushed
If health advocates have their way, Arizona voters will be asked to approve a statewide smoking ban in all public places, including restaurants, bars and workplaces.
Health officials say a statewide smoking ban is the best way to protect residents from secondhand smoke, which kills about 53,000 Americans each year, according to the National Cancer Institute.
A statewide ban would level the playing field for restaurants and bars that competed for customers, especially when one fell in the city limits of a ban and the other didn't.
www.azcentral.com /health/news/articles/1117smokeban17.html   (678 words)

  
 Smoking Ban Bad For Business
Dr Proctor said passive smoking could cause problems for asthmatics and there were people who did not want to be exposed to cigarette smoke but there was no scientific basis for a ban in public.
The Board of Health voted last night to ban smoking in restaurants, bars and clubs open to the public, saying the move is in the best interest of people who work there.
So if you hear of anyone saying that the smoking ban in restaurants and bars does not hurt anybody, you can quote my figures, which are based on the official reports issued by the State Board of Equalization here in California.
www.geocities.com /shelioness/Ban.html   (4851 words)

  
 Smoking Ban   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Of those who work inside, more than 7 or 10 Fayette County adults report that smoking is prohibited inside their workplace.
Smoking is only allowed in a few designated smoking areas inside
Note: Respondents were contacted using a random digit dialing method which ensures that every household telephone line in Fayette County had an equal chance of being selected for the survey.
survey.rgs.uky.edu /issues/smokingban.html   (695 words)

  
 NYS Smoking Ban - 2003
Since bans on smoking in the state began, it was always the law that any town or city could enact their own stronger bans that would supercede the state's restrictions (there are some states that do not allow this -- it's called Preemption).
Rather than fight for their right to choose they are choosing to fight for their own bottom dollar at the expense of the mom n pop style restaurants and bars and grills that have been exempt and the customers who apparently are good for business.
Smoking "cages" would not be allowed (not even for the originally set 3 years).
www.nycclash.com /NYSban2003.html   (2707 words)

  
 The Austin Chronicle News: Smoking Ordinance Headed for the Ballot
The current ordinance prohibits smoking in establishments that make less than 70% of their revenue from alcohol sales, and requires bars and similar venues to obtain a $300 annual city smoking permit.
He says the economic impact studies largely obscure economic effects by lumping every kind of food and beverage operation together, failing to separate family restaurants and chains from independent bars and music venues that are least able to overcome a drop in revenue.
The economic impact argument – however valid it may be – is an inevitable talking point in the tobacco industry's decades-long campaign to subvert smoking bans.
www.austinchronicle.com /issues/dispatch/2005-03-04/pols_feature5.html   (982 words)

  
 WOWT | Smoking Ban
A proposed smoking ban has been brought to the City Council once again and many people showed up to voice their opinion on the subject.
The Miracle Hills Café does not allow smoking in their establishment because the café went smoke-free more than a year ago.
The smoking ban proposal would take all smoking out of restaurants and workplaces.
www.wowt.com /news/headlines/3047281.html   (393 words)

  
 FOXNews.com - Workplace Smoking Ban Likely for England - U.S. & World
The ban, which would be phased in over four years, would affect offices, restaurants and any pub or bar that serves food — about 80 percent of England's drinking establishments.
Ireland's implementation earlier this year of a ban on smoking in all enclosed workplaces helped bring the smoking issue to the forefront in Britain.
Reid said the smoking ban, if approved, would come into force gradually: in government departments in 2006, other workplaces in 2007 and affected pubs and bars by the end of 2008.
www.foxnews.com /story/0,2933,138689,00.html   (690 words)

  
 CNN.com - New York statewide smoking ban signed into law - Mar. 27, 2003
A statewide smoking ban was passed Wednesday by the Legislature and immediately signed by Gov. George Pataki, making New York the third state to stamp out cigarettes in virtually all businesses.
Scheduled to take effect in July, the measure largely mirrors a smoking ban starting Sunday in New York City.
The legislation ends smoking in most places where it is still allowed: bars, certain restaurants, betting parlors, bowling alleys, pool halls and even company cars.
www.cnn.com /2003/ALLPOLITICS/03/27/smoking.ban.ap   (317 words)

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