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Providence, RI Considering Downtown Smoking Ban

According to a report from the¬†Associated Press, the capital of Rhode Island is considering a ban on smoking in the downtown area. The smoking ban that Providence is proposing would be the most wide-reaching ban to date in the United States. The proposed ban would apply to non-enclosed sidewalks and other pedestrian areas including alleys accessible to the public anywhere in downtown Providence. Smoking would only be allowed in private residences and vehicles. According to […]

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Providence, RI Moves To Ban Smoking Downtown

Six months ago Providence, Rhode Island passed a measure that banned smoking in City Parks. Now, the city is close to passing an ordinance that will ban smoking in the entire downtown area. According to Frank LaTorre of Riverside, “Does someone have a right to put that kind of carcinogen into the air?” leaving us to wonder, what about the carbon monoxide exhaust of automobiles and buses which is proven to be far more dangerous […]

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Law | Providence, RI Bans Smoking in Parks

On Friday, the Rhode Island capital of Providence approved an ordinance that will ban smoking in parks beginning on March 11th. The announcement was made by Mayor Angel Taveras who says the ordinance is part of the city’s ongoing effort to reduce underage smoking and secondhand smoke. This comes despite studies that question the validity of second-hand smoke as reported by Forbes magazine. The ordinance which was introduced in July by City Council President Michael […]

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