Smoking bans

Jeremy Wong blows vapor from an e-cigarette at The Vaping Buddha on January 23, 2018 in South San Francisco, California.
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Carrie Hodousek
July 11, 2019 - 9:03 am
San Francisco residents will soon vote on the fate of the city’s landmark e-cigarette ban.
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July 02, 2019 - 5:48 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's city council has approved a far-reaching ban on smoking and vaping in restaurants and bars — and inside one of the world's busiest airports. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that city council members approved the ban on Monday. It covers cigarettes, cigars and...
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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam delivers her policy speech at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. Lam has unveiled a major reclamation project called "Lantau Tomorrow Vision," under which about 1,700 hectares will be developed to provide homes for 1.1 million people, according to government radio. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
October 10, 2018 - 1:34 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong plans to ban e-cigarettes and other new smoking products to protect public health, the leader of the semi-autonomous Chinese territory said Wednesday. Carrie Lam said in an annual policy address that her government was drawing up proposed legislation to forbid the import...
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July 18, 2018 - 1:40 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan has approved its first national legislation banning smoking inside of public facilities, but the measure excludes many restaurants and bars and is seen as toothless. The legislation aims to lower secondhand smoking risks ahead of 2020 Tokyo Olympics amid international calls for...
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