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Oregon Proposes Smoking Ban For All 362 Miles Of Its Coastline

Any beachgoers that enjoy puffing away on a cigarette while they sit on the sand or frolic in the surf may have to get their nicotine fix elsewhere, as Oregon has proposed a ban on smoking that would include all 362 miles of beaches on its coastline. [More]

New York To Legalize Medical Marijuana — As Long As You’re Not Smoking It

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New York is just about ready to legalize medical marijuana in the state for patients with serious illnesses — and no, your cousin Chad’s extreme boredom is not an illness — as long as patients aren’t smoking the stuff. [More]

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CVS To Stop Selling Cigarettes In All Of Its Stores By October 1

Drugstore chain CVS will stop selling cigarettes and all other tobacco products in its stores this year, the retailer announced this morning. [More]

Group Suing NYC Says Parks’ No-Smoking Signs Subject Smokers To Hostile Confrontations

Group Suing NYC Says Parks’ No-Smoking Signs Subject Smokers To Hostile Confrontations

Not everyone is pleased with New York City’s ban on smoking in public parks and other recreation areas — a group advocating smokers’ rights says outdoor no-smoking signs in state parks, beaches, pools and historic sites subject smokers to hostile confrontations. The group is suing the New York Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation to get them to remove the signs. [More]