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By Madison Park and Madison Park,Sun Reporter | December 9, 2007
Students who are caught using tobacco at school will be required to go to smoking-cessation classes under a new policy approved by the county school board. The policy went into effect after the panel approved it, 5-0, at Monday's board meeting. The previous policy required a five-day suspension and a parent conference for first-time offenders. Under the new policy, students receive a one-day suspension and must attend a one-hour tobacco cessation class, and a parent-teacher conference is held.
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By Danae King, The Baltimore Sun | June 18, 2014
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore announced Wednesday that it will no longer permit visitors to smoke on its grounds beginning July 1. The zoo said that it will ask visitors to leave the grounds to smoke or use tobacco products, including e-cigarettes. The zoo had previously prohibited smoking inside buildings under the Clean Indoor Air Act of Maryland, which was passed in 2007. The zoo's decision comes after the City Council voted this year to ban smoking near playgrounds, swimming pools and ball fields.
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By Howard Libit and Howard Libit,Sun Staff Writer | December 9, 1994
Students caught smoking in school would be reported to the police under a proposal presented to the Howard County school board yesterday.The proposal -- likely to be in place by February -- would bring the school system's smoking policy in line with a state law that took effect Oct. 1, prohibiting juveniles under the age of 18 from possessing any tobacco product or cigarette-rolling papers."
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By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | April 10, 2014
The University of Maryland Medical Center was not adequately enforcing its nonsmoking policy when a man died in a fire last fall at the hospital, according to a federal and state investigation. Investigators discovered cigarettes and a lighter near the man's hospital bed after the fire. "The facility staff failed to provide a safe and hazard free environment by not enforcing the facility smoking policy and/or maintaining a hazard free smoking area," investigators wrote in a report released this week.
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By Liz Atwood and Liz Atwood,Staff Writer | December 9, 1992
Anne Arundel Community College students may not have to walk a mile for their Camel, but they may have to go at least 50 feet from the main entrance of any campus building to smoke it.The Anne Arundel Community College board of trustees is considering revisions to the college's smoking policy that would prohibit smoking in all campus buildings and within 50 feet of main entrances, effective Feb. 1.Last night, the trustees deadlocked 3-3 on a vote to approve...
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By Karen E. Ludwig and Karen E. Ludwig,Contributing Writer | March 3, 1994
Smoking will be banned inside Harborplace and The Gallery beginning April 1, the first malls in Baltimore City to impose a nonsmoking policy, the malls' manager said."
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By Michael James and Michael James,Staff Writer | March 3, 1992
Two club-wielding patients of the Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center for the criminally insane attacked four employees last night. The unrest was partially prompted by the hospital's recently imposed smoking ban, authorities said.The patients tore legs off a heavy table in a maximum-security ward and smashed several light fixtures before striking two ward orderlies and two security guards, said Michael Golden, a spokesman for the state health department.Police said the four employees received only minor injuries and the uprising was brought under control within a half-hour.
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By Michael James and Michael James,Staff Writer | March 3, 1992
Two club-wielding patients of the Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center for the criminally insane attacked four employees last night. The unrest was partially prompted by the hospital's recently imposed smoking ban, authorities said.The patients tore legs off a heavy table in a maximum-security ward and smashed several light fixtures before striking two ward orderlies and two security guards, said Michael Golden, a spokesman for the state health department.Police said the four employees received only minor injuries and the uprising was brought under control within about a half hour.
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By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | April 10, 2014
The University of Maryland Medical Center was not adequately enforcing its nonsmoking policy when a man died in a fire last fall at the hospital, according to a federal and state investigation. Investigators discovered cigarettes and a lighter near the man's hospital bed after the fire. "The facility staff failed to provide a safe and hazard free environment by not enforcing the facility smoking policy and/or maintaining a hazard free smoking area," investigators wrote in a report released this week.
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By Compiled from the archives of the Historical Society of Carroll County | May 3, 1998
25 years agoAlthough one board member expressed disappointment over the result of the smoking policy in county high schools, the county school board decided to extend the policy until a more thorough study can be made. Early in the school year, in an attempt to keep bathrooms tidy and to protect environmental conditions for nonsmokers who must share bathrooms with smokers, the school board granted permission for students to smoke in certain designated areas outside the school. The board's decision to extend the policy was based on a report of the effectiveness of the policy and the belief that perhaps the relatively new policy hasn't been given a chance to work.
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By Madison Park and Madison Park,Sun Reporter | December 9, 2007
Students who are caught using tobacco at school will be required to go to smoking-cessation classes under a new policy approved by the county school board. The policy went into effect after the panel approved it, 5-0, at Monday's board meeting. The previous policy required a five-day suspension and a parent conference for first-time offenders. Under the new policy, students receive a one-day suspension and must attend a one-hour tobacco cessation class, and a parent-teacher conference is held.
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By Compiled from the archives of the Historical Society of Carroll County | May 3, 1998
25 years agoAlthough one board member expressed disappointment over the result of the smoking policy in county high schools, the county school board decided to extend the policy until a more thorough study can be made. Early in the school year, in an attempt to keep bathrooms tidy and to protect environmental conditions for nonsmokers who must share bathrooms with smokers, the school board granted permission for students to smoke in certain designated areas outside the school. The board's decision to extend the policy was based on a report of the effectiveness of the policy and the belief that perhaps the relatively new policy hasn't been given a chance to work.
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By Craig Timberg and Craig Timberg,SUN STAFF | July 31, 1996
Howard County officials -- fearing their leniency on the new anti-smoking law has bred more defiance than compliance -- soon will begin fining restaurants that don't have concrete plans for renovations required by the law.The decision is a partial retreat from County Executive Charles I. Ecker's plan to issue only warnings the first six months after the law took effect July 1.In a June letter to Howard restaurant owners, Ecker extended that grace period to...
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By Ed Heard and Ed Heard,Sun Staff Writer | February 8, 1995
Although several students have been reported to police in the week since a get-tough anti-smoking policy went into effect at Howard County schools, many underage smokers say the threat of a civil citation isn't enough to get them to kick the habit.The school system's new policy -- enacted in response to a state mandate that went into effect in October -- says students under age 18 using or carrying tobacco products will be subject to police citations and could ultimately be expelled after several violations.
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By Howard Libit and Howard Libit,Sun Staff Writer | December 9, 1994
Students caught smoking in school would be reported to the police under a proposal presented to the Howard County school board yesterday.The proposal -- likely to be in place by February -- would bring the school system's smoking policy in line with a state law that took effect Oct. 1, prohibiting juveniles under the age of 18 from possessing any tobacco product or cigarette-rolling papers."
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By Karen E. Ludwig and Karen E. Ludwig,Contributing Writer | March 3, 1994
Smoking will be banned inside Harborplace and The Gallery beginning April 1, the first malls in Baltimore City to impose a nonsmoking policy, the malls' manager said."
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By New York Times News Service | July 22, 1993
WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency announced guidelines yesterday on smoking in public buildings to help curb illness from secondhand tobacco smoke.The EPA asked all companies and agencies operating public buildings to either ban smoking or use ventilation to ensure that people are protected from secondhand smoke.The guidelines are voluntary, reinforcing the the EPA's stand, announced in January, in which it declared that secondhand smoke causes cancer and respiratory disease and should be regulated.
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By New York Times News Service | July 22, 1993
WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency announced guidelines yesterday on smoking in public buildings to help curb illness from secondhand tobacco smoke.The EPA asked all companies and agencies operating public buildings to either ban smoking or use ventilation to ensure that people are protected from secondhand smoke.The guidelines are voluntary, reinforcing the the EPA's stand, announced in January, in which it declared that secondhand smoke causes cancer and respiratory disease and should be regulated.
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