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Residents mixed on proposed smoking ban in public housing

The federal government’s proposal Thursday to ban smoking inside and out of public housing nationwide got a mixed reaction from the people most affected.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 26, 2015

WSU’s Pullman campus may go tobacco-free

At least once a day, between classes and study sessions, student Abdul Albarraq smokes a cigarette near the library in the center of the Washington State University campus. He’ll probably …


Smoking ban at low-income properties has mixed support

The Spokane Housing Authority, one of the Spokane area’s biggest landlords to the poor, is banning smoking in individual apartments and common spaces at all its residential properties. The no-smoking …


Heart attacks fall after smoking bans

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Public smoking bans do more than just clear the air in offices, bars and restaurants – they lead to quick and dramatic declines in heart attacks. …


Board reverses ban on tobacco in parks

Smoking will be allowed in Spokane Parks and tobacco restrictions will be voluntary. The Spokane Park Board on Thursday unanimously voted to reverse its spring decision to phase in a …


Moscow smoking ban goes into effect

MOSCOW – Amid smoldering contention over Moscow’s new smoking ban that goes into effect today, a few wisps of humor lingered Monday.


Public can voice concerns about smoking ban

The Spokane Park Board has banned smoking in city parks. Sort of. It might change its mind today after a public hearing. But don’t count on it.


Board will revote on smoking ban

The Spokane Park Board has banned smoking in city parks. Sort of. It might change its mind next Thursday after a public hearing. But don’t count on it.


City parks smoking ban holds but hearing planned

The Spokane Park Board has banned smoking in city parks. Sort of. It might change its mind next Thursday after a public hearing. But don’t count on it.


Our View: City lacks means to impose smoking ban in parks

One by one, public spaces have been ventilated of tobacco smoke that once was taken for granted. Airplanes, workplaces, sports arenas, teachers’ lounges, even bars and restaurants, are smoke-free. The …