May 22, 2017
Following the implementation of a ban on tobacco and e-cigarette use in Novato, California in January, lawmakers in neighboring cities are considering similar bans on tobacco and e-cigarette use in public and private spaces.
December 14, 2012
Authors of a widely reported article on the health impacts of a local ban on smoking in restaurants claim their research shows significant health benefits, but the data examined in the article show no health benefits at all.Conflicts of InterestRichard D.
July 13, 2005
According to Joseph Bast, president of The Heartland Institute, “bans on smoking are unfair, unnecessary, and ineffective.
September 12, 2008
As President Calvin Coolidge once said, "Ultimately property rights and personal rights are the same thing.
July 1, 2008
Government-imposed smoking bans have been spreading across the United States and around the world in the past two decades.
April 24, 2006
In recent months, numerous localities and states have banned smoking in public places (i.e., privately owned places to which members of the public are invited).
May 1, 2006
As California regulators began considering banning smoking in such personal spaces as cars, apartments, and hotel rooms, legislators in Maryland and Virginia took a decidedly different tack, defeating attempts to impose smoking bans in restaurants, bars,
November 3, 2014
As electronic cigarettes grow in popularity, state and local governments are finding ways to regulate and tax them. Some jurisdictions have decided e-cigarettes and other vapor products should be covered by city or statewide smoking bans.
May 1, 2006
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) on January 26 voted unanimously to declare secondhand smoke a "toxic air contaminant," setting the stage for more sweeping smoking prohibitions in a state already known for its intolerance of smokers.
November 9, 2011
Statewide smoking bans have “little or no measurable immediate effect” on the number of persons who die from heart attacks, according to a new report by medical researchers at two universities.