The D.C. Council took a major step today by making all city parks and bus shelters smokefree.
It marks the first time that the city has required any outdoor areas to be smokefree. (The Council has passed legislation permitting business owners to post no-smoking signs in front of their doors, but that is voluntary. And the [...]
The D.C. Council today voted 10-3 for a measure to make D.C. parks, recreation centers, pools, trails and bus shelters smokefree. This is the first of two votes; the final vote on Bill 20-95, the “Smoking Restriction Amendment Act of 2013,” (a better name would be the “Kids Can Breathe Clean Air Act”) will come [...]
Saying that smoking in cars exposes people to 23 times more toxins than a smoky bar, the British Medical Association is calling on the government to make cars smokefree.
Children, they note, are particularly vulnerable to the poisons contained in secondhand smoke.
Some countries, such as Canada and Australia, already require cars to be smokefree when children [...]