Smoking ban http://apr.org en Report Questions Impact of Anti-Smoker Hiring Rule http://apr.org/post/report-questions-impact-anti-smoker-hiring-rule <p>A group of professors say a policy blocking health systems from hiring smokers may have a disproportionate impact on certain employees.</p><p></p> Wed, 21 May 2014 11:43:11 +0000 Associated Press 52369 at http://apr.org Report Questions Impact of Anti-Smoker Hiring Rule Alabama Smoking Restrictions Die In Legislature http://apr.org/post/alabama-smoking-restrictions-die-legislature <p></p><p>Legislation to ban smoking in many Alabama businesses has died.</p><p>The bill by Democratic Sen. Vivian Davis Figures of Mobile failed in the House Health Committee 4-7 Wednesday.</p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 20:46:25 +0000 The Associated Press 48297 at http://apr.org Alabama Smoking Restrictions Die In Legislature Senate Passes Smoking Ban http://apr.org/post/senate-passes-smoking-ban The Alabama Senate has again passed a bill to ban smoking in many work places and in many businesses. Democratic Sen. Vivian Davis Figures guided her bill through the Senate on a 21-8 vote Tuesday. Figures has passed similar legislation in the Senate before, only to have it die in the House. Figures is uncertain how it will fare in the House this time. Her bill bans smoking in most businesses, but bars and private clubs are excluded. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 11:43:35 +0000 Associated Press 46656 at http://apr.org Senate Passes Smoking Ban ASU To Implement Temporary Smoking Ban http://apr.org/post/asu-implement-temporary-smoking-ban <P>The president of Alabama State University says he's looking to implement a temporary smoking ban.</P> <P>University President William Harris&nbsp;says that he's going to use executive authority to temporarily ban the use of all tobacco products on campus.</P> <P>He says science has proven "that smoking causes grave difficulties to health," and university officials want students and staff to be as healthy as possible.</P> <P>Alabama State University officials are considering a permanent policy to ban tobacco use on campus - including smokeless tobacco and electronic cigarettes. Wed, 31 Jul 2013 21:27:54 +0000 The Associated Press 35186 at http://apr.org ASU To Implement Temporary Smoking Ban Smoking Banned At Auburn University http://apr.org/post/smoking-banned-auburn-university <P>A new policy has banned smoking on the campus of Auburn University.</P> <P>Four campus groups passed resolutions to ban smoking on campus and officials say the ban will go into effect on Aug. Wed, 17 Jul 2013 21:32:02 +0000 The Associated Press 34325 at http://apr.org Smoking Banned At Auburn University Mobile leaders reject smoking ban http://apr.org/post/mobile-leaders-reject-smoking-ban <p><b><font face="Arial"><b><font face="Arial">Mobile City Council members are rejecting a ban on smoking in restaurants and bars.</font></b></font></b></p><p><b><font face="Arial"><b><font face="Arial">The proposal received only four of the five votes it needed to pass on Tuesday.</font></b></font></b></p> Tue, 10 Jul 2012 22:26:12 +0000 Associated Press 14371 at http://apr.org Mobile leaders reject smoking ban