Dr. Michael Siegel of Boston University School of Public Health has conducted several studies of e-cigarettes. He states that there is no justification for banning the indoor use of e-cigarettes based on potential harm to bystanders.
Anti-tobacco group releases study on air quality improvement
Anti-tobacco activists in Grand Forks celebrated the first anniversary of the ban on smoking in bars and truck stops Monday with the release of a study that shows the ban has made a difference.
Federal health officials based their prediction on the current pace of adopting anti-smoking laws. The American Heart Association said the CDC report brings good news but that advocates have a lot of work ahead of them.
City commissioners last fall approved an ordinance banning smoking in bars. The ban was to go into effect on Nov. 1, but a group of bar workers submitted enough referral petitions to bring the matter to a public vote.
Bemidji State University is now officially a tobacco-free campus. BSU President Richard Hanson gave his stamp of approval on the new tobacco-free campus policy Tuesday, which states no one will be allowed to use, distribute or sell tobacco in university buildings, on campus, events or in university-owned, rented or leased vehicles
The Devils Lake Journal reports that the move came at the suggestion of Mayor Dick Johnson, who said it was hypocritical to have a ban on smoking in public places while still allowing employees to smoke in city-owned vehicles.
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