Smoking Ban Tag
Vaping has become wildly popular in UK prisons with 65,000 refill and e-cigarette sales in jails every week. By Adam Smith | June 27th, 2018 The Ministry of Justice allowed vaping in cells after last year’s smoking ban sparked riots in several prisons and now 33,000 prisoners get their nicotine fix through e-cigarettes. Prisoners have to buy flavored liquid for their vapes and jail shops have been doing a roaring trade, however, there have been reports of mind-bending substances like spice being squirted in the machines. A Prison Service spokespersonRead More

Posted On September 27, 2017By Frank ArditoIn Headline News, Legislation

Pennsylvanians Expanding No Smoking Laws To Bars

A new poll released Tuesday by a coalition of anti-smoking groups shows widespread support among Pennsylvanians for expanding no-smoking laws to social clubs, bars, and casinos. By J.D. Prose | September 26th, 2017 “In Pennsylvania, tobacco will claim an estimated 22,000 lives this year alone,” Brad Cary, manager of the Breathe Free Pennsylvania Coalition, said in a statement. “We know that comprehensive smoke-free laws save lives and reduce tobacco-related illnesses like heart disease and cancer.” In the poll of 600 likely voters, the Breathe Free coalition found that by more thanRead More
Olympia will adopt a smoking and vaping ban at all public parks, starting in 2018. By Andy Hobbs | December 8th, 2016 The Olympia City Council approved the proposal Tuesday. The ban will take effect in January 2018 and will be treated like an education campaign, said Jonathan Turlove, associate parks director. “We do not have any plans for issuing civil infractions or trespassing people from the parks,” said Turlove, noting a regional and national trend to adopt smoke-free parks. The idea is to install signs that encourage park usersRead More