Mecklenburg County To Consider Smoking Ban In Parks | Local News – Wxii Home

Related Remains of NC soldier MIA since… The Charlotte Observer reports the move is being championed by Mecklenburg Health Director Marcus Plescia. The commissioners are scheduled to hear the recommendation on Tuesday.
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Parker, Commerce City pursue limits on e-cigarette use – The Denver Post

Greene said he realizes it is all but impossible to stamp out smoking, but he said the policy and the Sullivan County Anti-Drug Coalition’s offer to provide signs outlining the policy and the danger of secondhand smoke would reduce on-campus smoking. “Completely banning tobacco just makes sense,” the coalition’s McCaffrey told the board during public comment, citing an East Tennessee State University tobacco policy. BOE member Randall Jones last week in a work session said it would be difficult for principals and other school personnel to tell adults they could not smoke in a private vehicle in a school parking lot, and members Todd Broughton and Greene said the current rules are not enforced fully. Broghton are electronic cigarettes safe also said the change would affect teachers and other adults on school campuses. “I’m sympathetic to the concerns, but I believe it’s more important to do the right thing,” McCaffrey said.
citation: http://www.timesnews.net/article/9079713/sullivan-schools-no-smoking-policy-sent-back-to-drawing-board

Sullivan schools’ no smoking policy sent back to drawing board | Kingsport Times-News

In Parker, town leaders voted to make it illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to buy or use e-cigarettes. In Commerce City, the council passed on first reading a measure that would outlaw use of electronic smoking devices in public buildings, where tobacco use is already prohibited. The two communities follow a recent trend in Colorado in which several towns and cities have decided in one way or another to fold e-cigs, which use a heating element to vaporize a juice containing nicotine, into their tobacco restrictions.
from: http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_26276040/parker-commerce-city-pursue-limits-e-cigarette-use?source=rss

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