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News | Hammond, LA Bans Smoking At Bars + Casinos

The city of Hammond, Louisiana became the 9th in the state to ban smoking in bars and gaming halls following a 4-1 vote by the City Council on Tuesday night. The law goes into effect in 90 days and adds hospitality business previously excluded under state law. The one vote against came from Councilman Jason Hoot who believes that it isn’t the governments place to tell business owners how to run their business. Sadly, his […]

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Law | Rhode Island Hears Bills To Ban Smoking In Casinos

The state of Rhode Island which currently has a bill looking to raise the state tobacco age to 21 is now looking to ban smoking at its two gambling facilities. The bill which was introduced by Susan Sonowski, a Democrat from South Kingstown was heard yesterday  before the Senate Committee on Special Legislation and Veterans Affairs. For those to think this is more of a cigarette issue, think again as Karina Holoak Wood the director of public […]

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Law | Iowa Bill Would Ban Casino Smoking

In Des Moines, Iowa a new bill has been introduced in the State Legislature that would require casinos to comply with the state’s smoking ban. Currently, casino floors are exempt from a 2008 law that prohibits smoking in public places. The bill is sponsored by Senator Herman Quirmbach, a Democrat from the 23rd District who has been a member of the senate since 2003. According to Senator Quirmbach, there is a broad public support for […]

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