- California cities make moves against e-cigarettes Updated: Dec-04-13 11:14 pm
- NYC Council considers electronic cigarette ban Updated: Dec-04-13 4:55 pm
- Denver backs off porch pot ban Updated: Dec-02-13 10:16 pm
- Bill would allow smoking at more outdoor seating Updated: Dec-02-13 8:43 am
- Aldermen vote down proposed smoking ban Updated: Nov-30-13 11:04 am
- Ga. regent member proposes campus smoking bans Updated: Nov-27-13 5:13 pm
- NYC considers adding e-cigarettes to smoking ban Updated: Nov-27-13 4:36 pm
- Boston to ban smoking in public parks Updated: Nov-27-13 10:50 am
- Chicago could add e-cigarettes to city smoking ban Updated: Nov-23-13 4:40 pm
- Fatal Wenatchee fire caused by smoking Updated: Nov-22-13 3:38 pm
- Pa. mayor nixes smoking ban, citing own 'research' Updated: Nov-21-13 1:48 pm
- UT lawmakers give initial OK to raise smoking age Updated: Nov-20-13 3:19 pm
- Harrisonburg housing agency considers smoking ban Updated: Nov-17-13 2:07 pm
- Indy smoking law opens doors to conventions Updated: Nov-16-13 12:04 am
- West Point won't enact smoking ban Updated: Nov-13-13 8:53 am
- Iowa tobacco tax revenue has declined, report says Updated: Nov-11-13 12:35 pm
RICHMOND, California - Two California cities have voted to ban electronic cigarettes in public places, and Los Angeles on Wednesday moved to prohibit their sale to minors.
NEW YORK - New Yorkers who say electronic cigarettes helped them quit smoking asked city lawmakers at a hearing on Wednesday not to ban the nicotine inhalers from restaurants, workplaces and other indoor spaces, saying there isn't enough evidence they pose a health risk to justify their exclusion.
DENVER - Denver officials have backed off a plan to prohibit marijuana use on front porches and in front yards.
LANSING, Michigan - Legislation introduced last month would roll back a provision of Michigan's smoking ban to allow smokers to light up at outdoor seating for bars and restaurants.
PHILADELPHIA, Mississippi - The board of aldermen in Philadelphia has voted down a proposal to ban smoking in commercial buildings inside the city limits.
ATLANTA - An orthopedic surgeon serving on the University System of Georgia's Board of Regents is proposing to ban smoking at the system's 31 schools.
NEW YORK - Proposed legislation that would include electronic cigarettes in the city's ban on smoking in bars, restaurants and other indoor public spaces is coming up for consideration by a committee of the New York City Council.
BOSTON - Lighting up a cigarette in any Boston park, including the iconic Boston Common and Public Garden, may soon draw a $250 fine, which doesn't sit well with smokers who over the years have seen the places they are allowed to enjoy a cigarette shrink.
CHICAGO - Users of electronic cigarettes could soon find themselves subject to Chicago's smoking ban as the city tries to limit the use of the battery-powered nicotine vapor inhalers, which have become popular among minors and young adults.
WENATCHEE, Washington - Investigators say a fatal fire at a Wenatchee apartment building Thursday night was caused by smoking.
PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pennsylvania - A western Pennsylvania mayor has vetoed a measure to ban outdoor smoking in public places because he believes outdoor smoking is a civil liberty, and that his own "research" suggests the cancer risk from exposure to secondhand smoke outdoors is exaggerated.
SALT LAKE CITY - A push to bar young people in Utah from buying tobacco products until they're 21 cleared an early hurdle at the state Legislature on Wednesday.
HARRISONBURG, Virginia - The Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority is considering banning smoking at all of its properties.
INDIANAPOLIS - Not so long ago, Indianapolis was passed over time and again for conventions and corporate meetings despite a massive expansion of the Indiana Convention Center and a new 1,005-room, four-star hotel, as well as a new airport terminal that was the talk of the aviation industry and a colossal, retractable-roof stadium that hosted the 2012 Super Bowl.
WEST POINT, Mississippi - West Point Mayor Robbie Robinson says there's no interest among the board of selectmen to adopt a smoke-free ordinance.
DES MOINES, Iowa - Health officials think a drop in Iowa's tobacco tax revenue is linked to a state smoking ban and a federal tax increase on cigarettes, according to a state report.