- Dr. Beach gives extra credit for no smoking beaches in 2016 Updated: Sep-04-15 11:26 am
MIAMI - After 25 years of ranking beaches, the professor known as "Dr. Beach" is starting his list of best beaches over from scratch in 2016. And he'll be giving extra credit to beaches that ban smoking.
- Davis extends smoking ban to some public areas Updated: Sep-03-15 9:07 am
SACRAMENTO, California - Smokers won't be able to light up in the city of Davis's downtown plaza and some other public places under an expanded ban.
- Holly Springs sets smoking ban in restaurants and stores Updated: Sep-02-15 4:04 pm
HOLLY SPRINGS, Mississippi - Holly Springs will soon ban smoking in buildings that are open to the public. That includes restaurants, stores and other commercial spaces.
- New bill would ban minors from using tanning beds Updated: Aug-29-15 11:19 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - Children of all ages would be barred from using tanning beds in Wisconsin under a bill moving through the state Legislature.
- California Senate advances vaping, smoking regulation bills Updated: Aug-27-15 7:04 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Democratic lawmakers advanced a package of tobacco regulation bills on Thursday, reviving proposals that earlier stalled in the Legislature amid opposition from tobacco companies.
- Portsmouth moves to banning smoking on beaches Updated: Aug-25-15 8:49 am
PORTSMOUTH, Rhode Island - Portsmouth may become the next Rhode Island town to ban smoking on public beaches and other public spaces.
- Saltillo passes smoke-free ordinance Updated: Aug-21-15 4:02 pm
SALTILLO, Mississippi - A ban on smoking in public spaces in Saltillo will take effect Sept. 18.
- New law bans tobacco use at public, private schools Updated: Aug-18-15 2:19 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - An Oklahoma state law taking effect this week bans tobacco on school property and at events, though most districts already have policies that do so.
- Astoria considers smoking ban in city parks Updated: Aug-17-15 6:14 am
ASTORIA, Oregon - The Astoria City Council is considering a ban on tobacco use in city parks.
- Broome County considering ban on electronic smoking devices Updated: Aug-17-15 5:59 am
BINGHAMTON, New York - An upstate New York county health department has proposed a ban on electronic smoking devices in all public buildings.
- Smoking ban for some Lafayette bars on the table Updated: Aug-14-15 11:16 am
LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - Smoking in bars may yet be banned in Lafayette, at least in bars with live music.
- Sulphur facilities could see exemption from smoking ban Updated: Aug-14-15 9:22 am
SULPHUR, Louisiana - Bars, casinos and bingo facilities in Sulphur may become exempt from the city's recently adopted smoking ban ordinance if an amendment is passed.
- NY bans smoking near after-school programs Updated: Aug-14-15 3:05 am
ALBANY, New York - New York is banning smoking near after-school programs.
- Activists: Salt Lake airport should not have smoking rooms Updated: Aug-13-15 3:40 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Anti-smoking groups are pushing to ban smoking at Salt Lake City's airport, one of last of the nation's busiest airports to still allow smoking indoors.
- More than $2M in smoking ban violation fines unpaid in Ohio Updated: Aug-09-15 4:22 am
HAMILTON, Ohio - More than $2 million fines for violating Ohio's indoor smoking ban remain unpaid even as violations of the ban have decreased.