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Farmington, MO Votes To Ban Smoking

In the city of Farmington, Missouri residents took to the polls where they voted in favor of a smoking ban bill 500-349. The vote was held after the City Council 5-3 in July to let voters decide the issue which strips away the freedoms of a business owner. The bill will ban smoking inside private businesses and within 15 feet of an entrance. The only places that will be exempt are cigar bars, hotel rooms, […]

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Casper, WY Votes For Comprehensive Smoking Ban

The city of Casper, Wyoming and its smokers have been on a roller coaster ride that saw the smoking ban abolished only to be put to a city-wide vote weeks later. Yesterday, roughly only 33% of the cities voters took to the polls to vote in favor of return to a comprehensive smoking ban. Of the 6,272 votes cast 3,468 (54%) were in favor of a full smoking ban that includes bars and restaurants  where as […]

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Port Lavaca, TX To Hold Vote On Smoking Ban

Earlier this year the City Council of Port Lavaca, Texas voted to ban smoking at bars and other indoor areas. However, after 204 registered voters signed a petition to place a referendum on the issue the move went back to the City Council. According to a quote in the Victoria Advocate the owner of The Other Office Bar Christine Henze Demeio, says the ban had killed her business and that she wasn’t approached before the indoor […]

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Law | Farmington, MO To Have Vote On Smoking Ban

In Farmington, Missouri the voters will decide on a smoking ban instead of the City Council. However, the City Council will hold public hearings on the proposal starting on May 14th with a second meetings on June 11th. Both will take place at the council chambers in Long Memorial Hall. According to the City Administrator, the Farmington City Council went to great pains to get the Missouri legislature to change the rules allowing the city […]

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Law | New Orleans City Council To Vote On Ban

Last night the New Orleans City Council held a town hall-style meeting at City Hall. According to published reports, 90% of those who spoke on the proposed ban spoke in favor of the ban including a blackjack dealer from Colorado who stated that she was “fortunate to live in a state that protects her from the effects of secondhand smoke.” After listening to all the speakers last night the City Council is set to vote […]

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West Virgina

Law: Hancock County, WV Smoking Ban Vote *update*

On Tuesday the Hancock County, WV County Board of Health is set to vote on a smoking ban that the can cost the county’s largest employer 20 percent of its business. Mountaineer Casino which has a staff of 1,300 has opposed the proposed smoking ban at every public meeting over the past year. The casino is minutes from the state line and a short distance from casino’s with no smoking bands. The proposal, previously approved […]

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