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January 12, 1986 | Roxana Kopetman
Once a pack-a-day smoker, Mayor Don Roth said he put away his cigarettes about 12 years ago. Next month, Roth and his colleagues will be in a position to decide whether others in the city should refrain from smoking in public places and the private work place. And although Roth said he chose to quit himself, he said he is not sure whether he wants to mandate private businesses, such as restaurants, to do the same. "I can't even boil water.
April 13, 1987
As a restaurant owner and proponent of the free enterprise system, I'd like to comment on the recent actions taken by the cities of Beverly Hills and Aspen, Colo. On March 16, my Huntington Beach restaurant, voluntarily enacted a restaurant-wide ban on smoking. In contrast to the Beverly Hills Restaurant Assn., we obviously feel there are numerous benefits--both to our patrons and to our business. The issue of smoking in public places is a mandate from the people to our elected officials to protect our health and safety.
July 6, 2013 | Amber Dance
Customers at the Vapor Spot in Los Angeles puff on electronic vaporizers in an environment that looks like a cross between a swanky bar and a pharmacy, with black-shirted staffers tending frosted-glass countertops and hundreds of dropper bottles of "e-juice" lined up on the shelves. The aroma inside is mildly sweet -- not what you might expect from a store full of people indulging in a nicotine habit. Smokers have been banished from most public places, forced to nurse their addiction in private or outdoors.
November 26, 1987 | BOB BAKER and TED VOLLMER, Times Staff Writers
In a move that will force changes--and probably some headaches--at many of Los Angeles' most exclusive restaurants, the City Council on Wednesday gave final approval to a law requiring restaurants with 50 or more seats to designate half of their service area for nonsmokers. The ordinance, passed on a 13-2 vote and expected to be approved by Mayor Tom Bradley, should take effect in about a month.
March 10, 1999 | STEVE CHAWKINS, Steve Chawkins is a Times staff writer
There are many reasons I'm glad I no longer smoke, but one more never hurts. It will be unveiled next week on the only billboard in Moorpark. I have no problem with anti-tobacco diatribes, having written a few myself. Even years ago, when I was hacking my way through two packs a day, I was OK with the perennial carping of small-minded people about trivial matters like an unspeakably grotesque and painful death.
Going just by the numbers, Chardonnay is a success. Sales are brisk, especially in restaurants, both by the bottle and by the glass. By the same measure, Sauvignon Blanc is a disaster. Sales haven't risen in years. Yet if you rated the two wines based on whether the average consumer, someone with little or no knowledge of wine, could count on getting a good bottle, the story would be the reverse.
December 21, 2012 | By Reed Johnson
Madonna is known for speaking her mind, even if it means tongue-lashing her own fans on occasion. So when the Material Girl spotted a few people smoking during a sound check at Chile's National Stadium on Wednesday, she didn't hesitate to voice her displeasure. "There are people smoking here. No smoking!" Madonna schooled her Santiago followers. "If you're going to smoke cigarettes, I'm not going to do my show. " If you love me, don't smoke, Madonna further pleaded. PHOTOS: Madonna's life in pictures But according to a video and an account in Santiago's El Mercurio newspaper , the encounter escalated as the fans continued puffing away.
August 4, 1990 | AMELIA CHAFFEE
The Santa Paula City Council is scheduled to consider an ordinance Monday that would restrict smoking in public places. The city has had a no-smoking policy in government buildings since 1987, and the council is being asked to consider broadening that policy to other public places such as restaurants, theaters and health-care facilities. "It's going to take a lot of guts for the council to pass such a measure," Mayor Kay Wilson said.
April 15, 1987 | JOHN NEEDHAM, Times Staff Writer
The Orange County Board of Supervisors passed an ordinance on Tuesday requiring businesses with 10 or more employees in unincorporated areas of the county to set up no-smoking areas for their workers. The board voted 4-0, with newly appointed Supervisor Gaddi H. Vasquez abstaining, to require employers to make "reasonable efforts" to develop and promulgate no-smoking policies that comply with the ordinance, which will take effect Nov. 1. The vote capped years of debate.
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