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Cigarette butts outside of a newly smoke-free Philadelphia Housing Authority property. (Credit: CBS3)

New Philadelphia Housing Policy Puts The Squeeze On Smokers

Starting today, a new no-smoking policy will begin being enforced at all PHA properties.


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PHA Issues Smoking Ban On Many Properties

The Philadelphia Housing Authority will no longer allow smoking outside of designated areas in their public housing developments.


Republican Thomas Murt testifies at hearing on Monday. (credit: Tony Romeo)

Pennsylvania Lawmakers Consider End To Smoking Ban Exemptions

State lawmakers heard testimony Monday on a bill that would eliminate most of the exemptions in the 2008 Pennsylvania law that banned smoking in public places.


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KYW Flashback: Smoking Eliminated Inside Most Public Pa. Spots

No longer would diners linger over coffee and a cigarette at the end of restaurant served dinner.

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City Council Debates Granting Smoking Ban Waivers To 4 Bars

Philadelphia’s ban on smoking in public places is now seven years old and City Council finds itself in a quandary over whether to grant exemptions to four bars that want patrons to be able to light up.


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Wilmington Bans Smoking In Some Parts Of The City

Wilmington’s mayor Dennis Williams has signed an executive order banning smoking in some public places in the city.


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Senate Panel Approves Smoke-Free Beach Bill In New Jersey

The measure on Monday was amended to allow towns to set aside up to 20 percent of a beach or park as a smoking area.


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NJ Weighs Smoking Ban At Beaches And Parks

New Jersey lawmakers are considering a bill that would ban smoking at all public beaches and parks in the state.


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Two Philadelphia Hospitals To Stop Hiring Smokers

As of July 1, 2013, two major hospitals under the University of Pennsylvania Health System will cease hiring smokers.


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Delco Community College Goes 100% Smoke-Free

Officials are working to build awareness now, but fines could eventually be levied.



New Castle County Lifts Outdoor Smoking Ban

New Castle County has reversed a ban that prohibited smoking near three office complexes where most of the county’s 1,400 employees work.


File Photo: Mayor Chuck Kahn at press conference pushing for a smoking ban in Cherry Hill. (Credit: David Madden)

Smoking Ban Passed In Cherry Hill, New Jersey

Cherry Hill Council members have passed an ordinance Monday night that will ban smoking in any Township-owned area.


File Photo: Mayor Chuck Kahn at press conference pushing for a smoking ban in Cherry Hill. (Credit: David Madden)

Cherry Hill Moves To Ban Smoking On Township Property

An ordinance awaiting final passage at the end of the month would make it illegal to light up in a park, playground, school or township facility.


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Camden County Begins Enforcement of Smoking Ban In Public Parks

Officials in Camden County, NJ say they are getting serious about a three-year-old ordinance banning smoking in public parks.



Scotland Study Reveals Impact Of Second-Hand Smoke On Pregnancy

Scotland banned smoking in public in 2006. Now, a new study links the smoking ban with significant decline in preterm delivery and small-for-dates infants – not only for mothers who smoke, but also mothers who don’t.