smoking ban http://kcur.org en Three Strikes: KC Public Housing Smoking Ban Puts Onus On Tenants http://kcur.org/post/three-strikes-kc-public-housing-smoking-ban-puts-onus-tenants <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Despite the well-known risks, rates of smoking have remained stubbornly high in Missouri – about 25 percent of adults, compared with 18 percent nationally. In Kansas City public housing, the problem is even worse, with smokers comprising 40 percent of all tenants.</span></p><p>That high rate is especially disturbing to health advocates because of the high numbers of vulnerable people, particularly children, the disabled and elderly, who live in public housing.</p> Thu, 22 May 2014 12:59:11 +0000 Alex Smith 56131 at http://kcur.org Three Strikes: KC Public Housing Smoking Ban Puts Onus On Tenants New Study: Business Not Affected By Smoking Ban http://kcur.org/post/new-study-business-not-affected-smoking-ban <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d3c88c7a78e-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d3c88c7a78e-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d3c88c7a78e-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-947462.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Kansas City's smoking ban has had little, if any, impact on business at area eating and drinking establishments. That's according to a new study, which looked at sales data before and after the ban was enacted in 2008.</p> Mon, 24 Jan 2011 18:22:23 +0000 Elana Gordon 7486 at http://kcur.org Smoking Still Allowed In Missouri House Capitol Offices http://kcur.org/post/smoking-still-allowed-missouri-house-capitol-offices <p>Jefferson City, MO – Though the recent trend in Missouri has been to go smoke free, the Missouri House voted Thursday to continue to allow smoking in members' offices in the Capitol building.</p> Sun, 16 Jan 2011 04:02:47 +0000 Marshall Griffin 7463 at http://kcur.org Kansas Smoking Ban Begins (Mostly) http://kcur.org/post/kansas-smoking-ban-begins-mostly <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d3e3d193667-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d3e3d193667-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d3e3d193667-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-910489.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – A statewide ban on smoking in public places goes into effect today, with a few, limited exceptions.</p> Thu, 01 Jul 2010 16:20:18 +0000 Laura Spencer & Bryan Thompson 6777 at http://kcur.org Kansas Goes Smoke-Free This Week http://kcur.org/post/kansas-goes-smoke-free-week <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d3e3d192546-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d3e3d192546-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d3e3d192546-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-909832.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – A statewide smoking ban takes effect this Thursday in Kansas. It prohibits smoking in public places, bars and restaurants but exempts tobacco shops, casino gaming floors, and some private clubs.</p> Mon, 28 Jun 2010 15:36:49 +0000 Elana Gordon 6768 at http://kcur.org