smoking ban http://wamc.org en Smoking Ban Comes To NY Playgrounds http://wamc.org/post/smoking-ban-comes-ny-playgrounds <p>New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation banning smoking at playgrounds.</p> Sun, 14 Jul 2013 17:33:01 +0000 Allison Dunne 69173 at http://wamc.org Smoking Ban Comes To NY Playgrounds Mass. Smoke-Free Advocates Saw Big Gains in 2012 http://wamc.org/post/mass-smoke-free-advocates-saw-big-gains-2012 <p></p><p>In 2012 communities across Massachusetts have taken strides to limit tobacco use in public places and businesses. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard takes a look at what some communities are doing to reduce smoking, and what some hope to achieve in the new year…</p><p> Fri, 28 Dec 2012 19:44:08 +0000 Lucas Willard 54701 at http://wamc.org Mass. Smoke-Free Advocates Saw Big Gains in 2012 Cuomo Administration Eases Smoke Ban http://wamc.org/post/cuomo-administration-eases-smoke-ban <p>The Cuomo administration is suspending its restrictions on smoking in parks, pools, beaches and historic sites after a smokers&#39; rights groups objected. WAMC&rsquo;s Dave Lucas reports.</p><p>The administration says Tuesday the measures will be voluntary for at least two months while a full rule-making process including public comment is concluded.</p> Wed, 30 May 2012 11:54:41 +0000 Dave Lucas 40028 at http://wamc.org Cuomo Administration Eases Smoke Ban