smoking ban http://kbia.org en Sedalia smoking ban here to stay http://kbia.org/post/sedalia-smoking-ban-here-stay <p>The city of Sedalia is beginning to see the benefits of a smoking ordinance that went into effect last September that banned all public smoking.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 13:49:58 +0000 Madeleine Daily 49798 at http://kbia.org Sedalia smoking ban here to stay Will Marshall be the next Mo. city to go smoke free? http://kbia.org/post/will-marshall-be-next-mo-city-go-smoke-free <p>Citizens of Marshall, Mo., are discussing a possible ordinance restricting smoking in businesses and public areas.</p><p>At a Tuesday, Oct. 15 meeting, Breathe Easy Marshall, an organization of citizens, business owners and healthcare professionals, presented facts about secondhand smoke and findings from Missouri communities with smoke-free ordinances already in effect.&nbsp; The panel discussed the potential effects of a smoke-free policy on general health and local businesses.</p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 13:38:45 +0000 Colin Hope 42258 at http://kbia.org Will Marshall be the next Mo. city to go smoke free? Sedalia council upholds new smoking ban http://kbia.org/post/sedalia-council-upholds-new-smoking-ban <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A new law banning smoking in public places in Sedalia has survived an attempt to revise it or repeal it altogether.</p><p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 12:58:34 +0000 Associated Press 42119 at http://kbia.org Sedalia council upholds new smoking ban A month into smoking ban, Sedalia workers say they feel the impact http://kbia.org/post/month-smoking-ban-sedalia-workers-say-they-feel-impact <p>Business owners in Sedalia say the city&rsquo;s smoking ban is having an impact on their businesses. The ban, that went into effect one month ago, bans smoking inside restaurants and bars within city limits &ndash; private clubs are exempted from the ban.</p><p>At last week&rsquo;s city council meeting, Sedalia council members heard from local business owners expressing concerns. Michael Gross is general manager at The Endzone Bar and Grill. He said employees are feeling the impact of the ban, which has led to changes in revenue.</p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 13:23:30 +0000 Abigail Keel 41382 at http://kbia.org A month into smoking ban, Sedalia workers say they feel the impact Mizzou finishes first smoke-free week http://kbia.org/post/mizzou-finishes-first-smoke-free-week <p>The University of Missouri in Columbia has wrapped up its first week as a smoke-free campus.</p><p>The ban on smoking, which took full effect on July 1, had been in the works since 2009 when Chancellor Brady Deaton announced a plan to become a smoke-free campus within five years.</p><p>As part of the transition, the school began allowing smoking only in designated areas in 2011. The Smoke-Free Mizzou website says the move was meant to give smokers time to quit or "make necessary adjustment to their smoking patterns."</p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 12:24:09 +0000 Associated Press 36638 at http://kbia.org Mizzou finishes first smoke-free week MU campus smoking ban on track for July 1st http://kbia.org/post/mu-campus-smoking-ban-track-july-1st <p></p><p>The University of Missouri’s policy to make its campus completely smoke free is on track to start on July 1<sup>st</sup>.</p><p>The policy came about from a student-run movement that called for the change and several organizations around campus support the ban.</p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 13:59:07 +0000 Daniel Shapiro 34971 at http://kbia.org MU campus smoking ban on track for July 1st Missouri's smoking bans spread to smaller towns http://kbia.org/post/missouris-smoking-bans-spread-smaller-towns <p></p><div></div><div>On this week's show, we'll take a closer look at smoking bans in Missouri.</div><p> Fri, 24 May 2013 19:01:54 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 34297 at http://kbia.org Missouri's smoking bans spread to smaller towns Smoke-free ordinances spreading to smaller Missouri communities http://kbia.org/post/smoke-free-ordinances-spreading-smaller-missouri-communities <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">At only 17 cents per cigarette pack, Missouri has the <a href="http://www.tobaccofreekids.org/research/factsheets/pdf/0097.pdf">lowest tax for tobacco</a> in the U.S. In 2012, Missouri voters <a href="http://kbia.org/post/effort-raise-cigarette-tax-fails-again">said no</a> to increasing that tax to 90 cents per pack. Missouri is also </span><a href="http://www.no-smoke.org/pdf/SummaryUSPopList.pdf" style="line-height: 1.5;">one of 14 states that don't have</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> some sort of a statewide ban on smoking in non-hospitality workplaces, and/or restaurants, and/or bars. All of this adds up to the Show-Me State's top spot as </span><a href="http://freedominthe50states.org/tobacco/missouri" style="line-height: 1.5;">the freest state in the nation</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> when it comes to tobacco.&nbsp;</span></p><p>But since 2007, <a href="http://www.tobaccofreemo.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Smokefree_Laws_in_Missouri_April13.pdf">about two dozen municipalities in Missouri</a> have enacted a comprehensive smoking ban in all workplaces, including restaurants and bars. This Monday, rural Washington, Mo., joins that list. The City Council voted to pass the ordinance to ban smoking back in January.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 21:48:53 +0000 Harum Helmy 32211 at http://kbia.org Smoke-free ordinances spreading to smaller Missouri communities