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Ban on the sand

A bill to outlaw smoking at five beaches is advanced by a 7-2 City Council vote

By B.J. Reyes

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 06, 2012

~~<p>Prohibitions on smoking are becoming more commonplace around the world and a ban on lighting up at popular Honolulu beach parks would have little impact on tourism, supporters of such a measure told the City Council on Wednesday.</p>
<p>&quot;This is becoming the new norm &mdash; to have smoke-free places,&quot; Maile Sakamoto, Oahu coordinator for the Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawaii, told Council members in urging them to pass the ban. &quot;The days of smoking everywhere has changed and people are choosing health and we ask you to support good health as well.&quot;</p>
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Prohibitions on smoking are becoming more commonplace around the world and a ban on lighting up at popular Honolulu beach parks would have little impact on tourism, supporters of such a measure told the City Council on Wednesday.

"This is becoming the new norm — to have smoke-free places," Maile Sakamoto, Oahu coordinator for the Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawaii, told Council members in urging them to pass the ban. "The days of smoking everywhere has changed and people are choosing health and we ask you to support good health as well." Login for more...



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