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  • 2006-11-7: SMOKEFREE: MID-TERM ELECTIONS: Ohio, Arizona, Nevada vote go

smokefree, spurning alternative, weaker tobacco-sponsored initiatives. Florida votes to force spending of MSA monies on tobacco control. Under intense fire from Philip Morris and RJR, California and Missouri tobacco tax increases fail. SD passes tobacco tax increase.

  • 2006-11-16: SMOKEFREE: HI: Complete smoking ban goes into effect.

  • 2006-12: SMOKEFREE: AUSTRALIA: ACT: full smoking ban goes into effect.

  • 2006-12-01: SMOKEFREE: CANADA: Nova Scotia's tough smoking ban goes into effect.

Complete ban on smoking in workplaces and public spaces even includes outdoor patios.

  • 2006-12-07: SMOKEFREE: OH: Ohio comprehensive smoking ban, voted in Nov. 7, goes

into effect.

  • 2006-12-08: SMOKEFREE: NV: Nevada smoking ban in restaurants and bars that serve food,

voted in Nov. 7, goes into effect.

  • 2006-12-28: SMOKEFREE: THAILAND: Strict smoking ban, with some smoking-room

exceptions, goes into effect.

  • 2006-12-31: BUSINESS: CANADA: 3 major manufacturers -- Imperial Tobacco Canada,

Rothmans Benson & Hedges and JTI-Macdonald--agreed on November 9, 2006 that on this date they will begin phasing out the use of "light" and "mild" descriptors. The terms will be off a total of 79 brands by July 31, 2007.

2007

  • 2007: SMOKEFREE: UK: Britain's NHS goes entirely smoke-free.

  • 2007-01-01: SMOKEFREE: National Cancer Institute (NCI) policy of convening meetings

only in smoke-free jurisdictions goes into effect.

  • 2007-01-01: SMOKEFREE: BELGIUM: Smoking ban in restaurants goes into effect.

  • 2007-01-01: SMOKEFREE: LITHUANIA: Smoking ban in bars & restaurants goes into

effect.

  • 2007-01-01: SMOKEFREE: HONG KONG: Smoking ban in restaurants, parks and beaches

goes into effect. Establishments catering to adults over 18 such as bars, saunas, nightclubs and mahjong parlours were given an exemption until mid-2009.

  • 2007-01-01: SMOKEFREE: CANADA: Calgary (Alberta) bar/restaurant smoking ban goes

into effect.

  • 2007-01-01: SMOKEFREE: LA: Statewide smoking ban goes into effect. Louisiana

Smokefree Air Act bans smoking on school campuses and in most public spaces. Stand-alone bars, casinos and tobacco stores are exempt; preemption is repealed.

  • 2007-01-01: SMOKEFREE: AL: Smoking bans goes into effect: Oxford bans smoking in all

public places; Tuscaloosa's is a partial ban.

  • 2007-01-01: SMOKEFREE: DC: Smoking ban extends to bars.

  • 2007-01-01: SMOKEFREE: IL: Smoking bans goes into effect in Cook County,

unincorporated McLean County, Bloomington, Urbana; Wheaton ban exempting only bowling alleys goes into effect Jan. 2..

  • 2007-01-01: SMOKEFREE: IN: Smoking bans go into effect in Vanderburgh County and

Evansville, as well as throughout the entire 12-county Evansville Diocese (by Jan. 2)

  • 2007-01-01: SMOKEFREE: LA: Statewide smoking ban goes into effect.

  • 2007-01-01: SMOKEFREE: MN: Bemidji's exemption for bars and restaurants expires.

  • 2007-01-01: SMOKEFREE: MS: Hattiesburg smoking ban goes into effect.

  • 2007-01-01: SMOKEFREE: PA: Allegheny County smoking ban goes into effect; a lawsuit

will determine if it applies to bars & restaurants.

  • 2007-01-01: SMOKEFREE: SC: Greenville smoking ban goes into effect.

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