Thursday, June 28, 2007

SC Prisons go Smoke Free

An interesting AP article this morning about SC State prisons going smoke free. They will be offering smoking cessation programs to inmates as well.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

New stories

A few interesting articles:
The first from the Tobacco Collaborative is a review of all the great progress we've made this year.

The second is all about SC's quitline and the amazing success they've had.

We'll be posting more stories in the future - email us if you find any good ones

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Mount P follow up

Today the Post and Courier has a follow up story on our great success in Mount Pleasant.

Also please VOTE in the Post and Courier poll on the smoke-free idea. Lets make sure everyone knows how happy we are with Mount Pleasant's decsion.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007


On Sept 1 the Town of Mount Pleasant will join as the 10th municipality in SC to go smoke-free! We want to thank Mayor Hallman for brining this legislation up again and for pursuing such an important matter.
The following news outlets carried the story
News 5 with video
News 4 with video
and the Post and Courier

Congratulations to the people of Mount Pleasant!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Aiken and Mount P update

There is a strange story out of Aiken County today. A local business man who doesn't like change has chosen to vent his anger over the great new smoking ban in a strange way. CBS 12 has the story and video.

Also tonight Mount Pleasant will finally vote on a smoking ordiance! After seeing the Statehouse's inaction on this item council has once again decided to take up the issue. We encourage you to come out to the meeting tonight and show your support for your councilmen as they (hopefully) pass this momentous legislation. We will of course update with news as it comes in.

Monday, June 11, 2007


Now that the SC Statehouse has gone into summer recess we will be moving our focus towards enforcement of existing laws and ensuring that when new laws are implemented they go into effect with ease. If you are interested in assisting with Charleston's implementation which will be July 23 please email us at

Hilton Head passed out their first fine for a bar who decided to break the law. Fox Carolina has the story.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

More on Aiken County

CBS news 12 out of Augusta has a nice clip about Aiken County's new ban. You can read the story and watch the video!

Saturday, June 2, 2007

Aiken County, Sticky Fingers... whose next

The Augusta Chronicle has a great article on Aiken County's monumental move to go smoke free. They passed their law a few months back and it finally goes into effect today. CONGRATULATIONS!!
**If you need a password to sign into the Augusta Chronicle feel free to use ours

The Post and Courier also ran an article focusing on the Sticky Fingers chain. They reported that sales in Greenville, GA, and other areas that have gone smoke free have not been hurt. We are hoping this great endorsement will help propel Mount Pleasant to go smoke free when they vote on Tuesday!