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Smoking Ban

Columbus County considers tobacco ban

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Tobacco has long been king in Columbus County, but tonight commissioners will consider a tobacco ban. Full story...
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Beach smoking ban proposal extinguished... for now

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It could have been the first beach in the state to ban smoking. But Wrightsville Beach voted against an ordinance that would have stopped smoking on the beach. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach mulls sand smoking ban

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videoIf the smoking ban passes, it would make Wrightsville the first smoke-free beach in the state. Full story...
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Hookah bar fined for violating smoking ban

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video North Carolina's indoor smoking ban took effect January 2. You knew it was just a matter of time before a business in the area would get hit with a violation. Full story...
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Bar owner circulating anti-smoking ban petition

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videoIt's only been 20 days since the smoking ban took effect. Still Deborah Tinae says she realized after only two days, her business was going south. Full story...
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Pender County Board of Health looks to put a ban on smoking

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Folks in Pender County could soon be breathing a little easier if the Board of Health gets its way. The board has asked the county commission to consider a smoking ban on all county-owned property. Full story...
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Governor signs smoking ban into law

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The country's largest tobacco-producing state is going smoke free.

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Will smoking ban hurt area businesses?

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Some area restaurant owners worry the smoking ban may hurt their business while others hope smokers will take advantage of their outdoor seating areas. Full story...
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Smoking ban draws mixed reviews from local bar and restaurant patrons

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videoMany never thought they would see this day come on Tobacco Road, but it is here. Smoking will be banned in North Carolina’s bars and restaurants. Full story...
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Changes to smoking ban

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The NC Senate has changed its mind again on a smoking ban for North Carolina. Wednesday, a legislative committee limited the proposed smoking ban in public places, because a ban on smoking in all workplaces did not have enough support. Full story...
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Watered down amendment will still prevent many from lighting up

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A proposed law that would have banned smoking in all workplaces, including bars and restaurants, was watered down and tentatively approved in the State House yesterday. Full story...
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