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Delaware County Seeks Wider Smoking Ban

The number of places where Delaware County smokers could light up could drop if county health officials have their way. The Delaware County Health Board has asked its attorney to draft a comprehensive ordinance that would ban smoking countywide. County commissioners approved a smoking ban four years ago but excluded bars, truck stops along Interstate […]

Smoking Ban Will Force Big Changes For Restaurants – Maryland

As Maryland State lawmakers close-in on a statewide smoking ban, restaurants are expecting changes on their end. Warren Custis of the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) in Salisbury says bars and restaurants will miss out on a major part of their business. “It’s wrong to try to tell someone where to smoke at,” said Custis. […]

Anti-smoking activist loses job in A.C. casino

An anti-smoking activist has lost his casino job at the Tropicana Casino and Resort after 26 years. Vince Rennich, a table games supervisor, doesn’t buy the argument that his dismissal was part of a larger staff reduction as the new owners reorganize the property. “They threw me under the bus,” the Somers Point man said […]

France Faces up to Smoking Ban

Thursday marks an important health and cultural shift for France when a new law comes into force banning smoking in public places. Offices and other public buildings come under the new legislation but cafes, bars, restaurants, hotels and casinos are exempt until 2008. The state is to aid would-be quitters by handing out coupons for […]

Calgary Health Region Launches Anti-smoking Ads for Young Adults

Floyd Black Horse is a smoker who’s decided to quit. This makes the 22-year-old a natural choice to be one of the public faces of an eight-week advertising campaign launched today by the Calgary Health Region to help young adults butt out. “The anti-smoking campaign … has been a huge influence on my decision,” said […]