News tagged with public spaces

Melbourne city centre aims to be smoke-free by 2016

Melbourne is pushing to become one of the first cities in the world to introduce a total ban on smoking in public spaces, officials said Thursday, with anyone wanting a cigarette required to use a designated shelter.

May 15, 2014
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Secondhand smoke affects most apartment residents

Nearly 29 million Americans who say they don't smoke in their apartments may still be exposed to secondhand smoke that wafts in from elsewhere in the building, federal researchers report Friday.

Dec 17, 2012
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France told to hike prices to stub out smoking

France's efforts to stub out smoking have been a complete failure, a spending watchdog said Thursday in a damning report that warned only sustained price hikes will curb the country's love affair with Gauloises and Gitanes.

Dec 13, 2012
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One in four physicians uses social media daily

A new survey shows that about one in four physicians uses social media daily or multiple times a day to scan or explore medical information, and 14 percent use social media each day to contribute new information, according ...

Dec 10, 2012
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Passive smoking under fire when Swiss head to the polls

Switzerland is deeply divided ahead of a vote Sunday on whether to beef up a ban on smoking in indoor workplaces and public spaces, with supporters stressing the health benefits of less second-hand smoke and opponents decrying ...

Sep 20, 2012
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Lebanon smoking ban takes effect, sparking anger

A smoking ban in all closed public spaces, including coffee shops, restaurants and bars, went into force in Lebanon on Monday under new legislation that promises hefty fines for lawbreakers.

Sep 03, 2012
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