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Wilmington resident reacts to public housing smoking ban

Smoking in public housing facilities, soon to be banned nationwide. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's ban will go in effect July 31.
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Results revealed in Wrightsville Beach smoking ban study

Thursday night town leaders learned if the ban was working.

NC marks 5 years since smoking banned in bars

videoNorth Carolina health officials are praising the benefits of a 5-year-old state law that banned smoking in bars and restaurants. Friday marks five years since the effective date of the law that also limited smoking rooms at hotels or motels to 20 percent of the total. The law survived a series of lawsuits by pool hall and nightclub owners challenging an exception that allows smoking at private clubs.

Effort to block beach smoking ban stalls

A bill that would have snuffed out local municipalities' rights to limit outdoor smoking hit a significant snag Thursday and is not likely to advance this session.

Senate bill could snuff out smoking bans at Wrightsville Beach, CFCC

video Public smoking bans tend to spark emotions on both sides of the conversation, and that is certainly true at Wrightsville Beach, the first public beach in the state to ban smoking on the sand. Now a bill in the state Senate could send the ordinance up in smoke.

Wrightsville Beach works on plan to enforce smoking ban on beach

video Last fall Wrightsville Beach became the first non-smoking beach in North Carolina. Now town leaders are deciding how to enforce the ban.

Davis measuring support for beach smoking ban

video Rep. Ted Davis is assessing support within legislation for a bill to give New Hanover Co. beach towns the power to enforce smoking bans on the beaches.

WB aldermen talk restaurant plan, smoking ban, school safety

videoIt was a busy first meeting for new Town Manager Tim Owens. Wrightsville Beach Alderman discussed school security, a new restaurant and an Eagle Scout's plan to help the community.

Wrightsville Beach approves state’s first beach smoking ban

videoWrightsville Beach is the first beach town in North Carolina to ban smoking on the sand. Voters took to the polls and approved the ban that will likely go into full effect next spring by a margin of 65 percent for compared to just 35 percent against.

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