Smoking Ban


Australian Officials Intervene to Lift Carmen Smoking Ban

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A government health minister has told Western Australian Opera that it can resume staging "Carmen" – complete with tobacco references – without endangering a sponsorship.
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Australian Opera Company Cancels Carmen Over Fears it Promotes Smoking

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

The West Australia Opera has said it will not program Carmen in the next two years, over fears that it would threaten $200,000 in sponsorship with a government health agency.
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Smoking Ban Still in Effect Despite State's Suspension, Mayor Says

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the city’s ban on outdoor smoking would not go up in smoke despite the Cuomo administration’s suspension on restrictions following objections from smokers’ rights groups.

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A Year Later, City Says Smoking Ban in Parks Is Working

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

One year ago, New York City banned smoking in parks, beaches, boardwalks and pedestrian plazas. The Health Department says since that happened smoking and smoking related litter is on the decline.

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NY State Parks Bans Smoking at Playgrounds, Pools

Monday, April 09, 2012

The state is creating smoke-free areas outdoors at New York state parks and historic sites, including around playgrounds and pools.



A City Park Where Lighting Up Is Still Lawful

Monday, May 23, 2011

The city’s public park smoking ban went into effect Monday, but there's one park in the city where the smell of smoke is still celebrated.

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Bloomberg Signs Smoking Ban for Parks, Beaches

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed an extended smoking ban into law Tuesday, outlawing smoking in the city's parks, beaches and public plazas.

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