The Alameda City Council has approved a new ordinance that aims to protect people from secondhand smoke by effectively banning smoking in all outdoor public places.
Smokers could run afoul of the new law -- most of which will go into effect Jan. 1 -- if they light up at a bus stop, ATM or even on a balcony of a multiunit rental complex.Read more »
The most populous county in Minnesota is planning to prohibit smoking on any county property, even if smokers are in their own cars.
Lighting up is already banned inside the Hennepin County Government Center in Minneapolis but if new proposals are approved, smokers may be liable for fines on pavements outside and in vehicles parked on county grounds.Read more »
At a small town in Michigan's upper peninsula (Baraga), a local VFW post is having an important struggle with the health department. The post has ignored the "no smoking" ban that went into effect May 1, 2010. They have sued the health department every month, urging for the taking down of unconstitutional smoking ban.
Many members feel that the freedom they fought for is being taking away from them,and it's their own property, so why cant they participate in a legal substance?Read more »
The owner of a bar in Turah says she's had to resort to breaking the law to keep her business afloat.Read more »
In many states, Gary Richards would not have been able to light up a cigarette before biting into his meat-lover's pizza, as he did at Satisfaction Restaurant & Bar this week. But in North Carolina, the nation’s leading tobacco producer, limits on indoor smoking have lagged behind those in much of the country.Read more »
As the legislative year ended in Michigan, the new reported that "Gov. Jennifer Granholm has gone to a Lansing brew pub to sign a law banning smoking."
Michigan lost 89,844 residents from 2005 to 2008, according to a new MSU report released today. … MSU Land Policy Institute Director Soji Adelaja said the decline was largely attributable to people who moved to other states seeking job opportunities and "better quality of life." I would say that "better quality of life" is a place where the ruling class doesn't think that passing more laws will make people want to live there.Read more »
Iraqi government wants to ban smoking in public places.
"The purpose behind approving the draft law to fight smoking is to protect the people from the social, health, environmental and economic risks of smoking," said government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh in a statement.
Let freedom ring!
Maybe they should ban occupying foreign troops with guns first?
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