Lawrence smoking ban

Lawrence health advocates happy to see CVS quitting tobacco
February 7, 2014
Lawrence health advocates applaud a decision by CVS to stop selling tobacco products and hope more businesses will take similar steps. “It’s very refreshing when somebody makes a decision that may have some financial implications but they do it for the right reasons.” By Sara Shepherd
Health official hopes new report on smoking will persuade Kansans to quit tobacco
12:30 p.m., December 13, 2010 Updated 01:47 p.m.
Although the link between smoking and disease has been documented many times by the U.S. Surgeon General’s office since the 1960s, health officials hope the new report, released last week, will increase a sense of urgency among people, especially youngsters, to quit smoking or never start.
Smoking ban advocates voice concern over Kansas governor’s race
October 26, 2010
Kansas public health advocates say they worry about the views expressed by candidates for governor on the new statewide smoking ban.
Statehouse Live: Banning smoking in casinos would be costly, officials say
July 9, 2010
A statewide ban on smoking in public, indoor places took effect July 1, but exempted casinos.
Statewide smoking ban provides loophole for electronic cigarettes
July 7, 2010
Electronic cigarettes are letting smokers “light up” in the face of the statewide smoking ban that took effect last week.
Temporary injunction issued halting implementation of statewide smoking ban in 28 clubs in Kansas, including one in Tonganoxie
05:20 p.m., June 30, 2010 Updated 06:06 p.m.
Despite previous reports to the contrary by the Associated Press, the statewide smoking ban will go into effect on Thursday, with one exception.
Judge hears arguments for, against statewide smoking ban
08:42 a.m., June 29, 2010 Updated 06:09 p.m.
Attorneys representing bars and bingo parlors asked a Kansas judge to put a hold on the state’s smoking ban Tuesday, arguing it would hurt their businesses and violate their constitutional rights to property.
Housing authority approves ban on tenant smoking
June 29, 2010
On a unanimous vote Monday night, the Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority passed a smoking ban for all of its properties. The ban will go into effect Jan. 1, 2011.
Going against ‘nature’
June 27, 2010
Pickups, mini-vans — even a school bus with curtains — park right next to the railroad tracks that run along this small town’s Front Street.
Tonganoxie bar owner challenges state smoking ban
June 23, 2010
A Tonganoxie man has filed a lawsuit against the State of Kansas, claiming the smoking ban to take effect July 1 is unconstitutional. The suit was filed earlier this month. On Friday, four other Wichita-area businesses joined his suit.
Four Wichita business owners seek to have Kansas’ new smoking ban deemed unconstitutional
June 21, 2010
Four Wichita-area business operators have gone to court to prevent Kansas from banning smoking in many public places, partly because its new law contains an exemption for state-owned casinos.
City Commissioners set to consider making changes to Lawrence’s smoking ban in light of new state law
June 7, 2010
Come July 1 there will be a new set of smoking rules in Lawrence, including some that make it tougher to smoke outside.
Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority considering smoking ban in its apartments
June 7, 2010
The Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority is considering a ban that would prohibit residents from smoking inside authority-owned apartments, such as Edgewood Homes, Babcock Place, Peterson Acres and Clinton Place.
Kansas to launch smoking ban site
May 3, 2010
Kansas officials are launching a new website to help with the implementation of a new statewide smoking ban.
Many smokers are depressed
April 15, 2010
Despite the now well-known and far-reaching effects of smoking, more than one-fifth of Americans still smoke. Why?