- Denver campaign would allow marijuana use in bars Updated: Jul-03-15 2:33 pm
DENVER - Beer? Wine? Or weed?
- Denver campaign would allow marijuana use in bars Updated: Jul-03-15 2:28 pm
DENVER - Beer? Wine? Or weed?
- Mountaineer opens $2M smoking pavilion to comply with ban Updated: Jul-03-15 12:53 pm
NEW CUMBERLAND, West Virginia - Mountaineer Casinos, Racetrack & Resort has opened a $2 million smoking pavilion to comply with a local clean air regulation.
- Smoking ban seems cause of 15-hour Australian prison riot Updated: Jun-30-15 8:56 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia - Australian authorities on Wednesday ended a 15-hour prison riot involving up to 300 inmates in Melbourne suspected to have been triggered by a ban on smoking.
- New laws taking effect Wednesday impact drivers, smokers Updated: Jun-30-15 5:59 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana drivers only have to renew their licenses every six years beginning Wednesday, but they'll have to pay more when they buy a car or seek a copy of their driving record.
- Correction: Smoking-State Parks story Updated: Jun-29-15 7:47 pm
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii - In a story June 20 about a smoking ban at state parks in Hawaii, The Associated Press reported erroneously that parks on Kauai are excluded from the ban. The ban applies to all state parks in Hawaii.
- Medical pot sales to begin in Minnesota, but fight not over Updated: Jun-28-15 12:07 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - There will be no baggies of pot awaiting patients next week when Minnesota joins 21 other states in offering medical marijuana. No glass pipes, no plants to tend at home. Instead, the nation's latest medical marijuana program is a world of pill bottles and vials of marijuana-infused oil.
- Court: Betting facility included in Indianapolis smoking ban Updated: Jun-25-15 8:11 am
INDIANAPOLIS - An appeals court panel has ruled that an off-track betting facility in Indianapolis isn't exempt from the city's ban on smoking in places such as bars and restaurants.
- Cigarette smuggler skirts deadly edge of IS smoking ban Updated: Jun-19-15 8:08 am
ESKI MOSUL, Iraq - It was a heart-racing moment. The cigarette smuggler was stuck in line at a checkpoint as, up ahead, Islamic State militants were searching cars. He was running a big risk: The militants have banned smoking and lighting up is punishable with a fine or broken finger. Selling cigarettes can be a death sentence.
- Iowa City moves to treat electronic cigarettes like tobacco Updated: Jun-17-15 9:32 am
IOWA CITY, Iowa - Officials in Iowa City have given initial approval to a ban on smoking electronic cigarettes in places where it's illegal to smoke tobacco products.
- Portland considers amendments to smoking ban in parks Updated: Jun-16-15 6:20 am
PORTLAND, Oregon - Though Portland's citywide parks smoking ban has yet to begin, Commissioner Amanda Fritz already wants to change the consequences for would-be offenders.
- Panel OKs bill banning smoking in vehicles when kids present Updated: Jun-15-15 6:33 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - A New Jersey state Senate panel has advanced legislation that would bar smokers from lighting up in vehicles if children 16 and younger also are present.
- Montgomery County: public e-cigarette ban now in effect Updated: Jun-12-15 5:07 am
ROCKVILLE, Maryland - It is now illegal to smoke electronic cigarettes in Montgomery County in public places.
- Pot smoke included in Anchorage smoking ban Updated: Jun-10-15 12:25 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Marijuana smokers are joining tobacco users in being banned from lighting up inside Anchorage businesses.
- Harrah's New Orleans blames smoking ban for revenue decline Updated: Jun-09-15 6:33 am
NEW ORLEANS - Harrah's New Orleans Casino claims a new citywide smoking ban is to blame for a 16 percent decline in its revenue this month compared to a year ago.
- Albany County votes to ban indoor e-cigarette use Updated: Jun-09-15 5:52 am
ALBANY, New York - Vapers in the Albany area may soon have to take their electronic cigarettes outside after local lawmakers voted to ban them in any areas where traditional smoking is already prohibited.