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  • LSU to ban smoking on main campus in fall

    May 18, 2014 7:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Starting this fall, Louisiana State University's main campus will ban all tobacco products. Spokesman Ernie Ballard tells The Advocate that a committee is working on the policy change, and wants to have it in place by Aug. 1. The university already limits smoking to designated... more »
  • New Way to Help Stop Smoking

    January 2, 2013 7:42 PM

    This New Year's some people are resolving to give up smoking, but according to the American Lung Association it takes people on average six to eight times before they truly quit. Now there is a fairly new alternative to lighting up. "This is something I never thought I... more »
  • Lafayette Bars Go Smoke-Free for a Night; Could Change be in the Air?

    November 14, 2012 11:17 PM

    A smoking ban in Lafayette bars and gaming facilities was brought up again Wednesday night, but it wasn't at a council meeting, but rather at the bars themselves. The advocacy group, "Let's Be Totally Clear" sponsored a smoke-free event in downtown Lafayette Wednesday night. It coincides with The Great... more »
  • Louisiana Senate rejects smoking ban extension

    May 23, 2012 7:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Senate has refused to prohibit smoking within 25 feet of the entrance to any building where smoking already is banned, even after the measure was limited to state-owned buildings. Louisiana prohibits smoking in restaurants, public places, public buildings and many places of employment.... more »
  • Councilman to Hold Public Forum on Smoke-Free Bars

    April 9, 2012 7:09 PM

    A program to recognize Lafayette bars for becoming smoke-free didn't get much recognition itself. With no bars voluntarily agreeing to make the transition, the question is being raised: should smoking in bars be a choice or not? "I was hoping that the industry would quote unquote fix itself and... more »
  • Several Controversial Items Discussed at LCG Council Meeting

    March 20, 2012 10:56 PM

    From the RedFlex contract to bans on smoking and the downtown bar levy, several hot topics were discussed at Tuesday's Lafayette Consolidated Council. "Imagine how it feels that in order to provide for my family I must march right back into the toxic environment that nearly killed me," said... more »
  • States Called on to Restore Anti-Smoking Funds

    February 25, 2012 11:16 PM

    Steve Panetta smoked for 34 years, the last 10 at a three-pack-a-day clip. He watched his father die from lung cancer and his stepfather struggle with emphysema. He tried quitting six times before a state-funded cessation program helped him beat the habit in 2002. Weekends now find him the guest... more »
  • Study: Smoking scenes on the decline in top movies

    August 19, 2010 10:00 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - There's a lot less smoking in the movies these days, a new report shows. Tobacco use on the silver screen peaked in 2005 and has been on the decline since, according to research that looked at the most popular films from 1991 to 2009. Last year... more »
  • Smoking Ban Snuffed Out

    May 25, 2010 1:12 PM

    Smoking will continue in bars and casinos. Did lawmakers make the right decision? RANT to Hoyt at hoyt.harris@katctv.com. We could air your opinions tonight BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Senate-backed attempt to ban smoking in Louisiana bars and casinos has been snuffed out. The... more »
  • Benefit the Boogie

    November 23, 2009 11:45 AM

    David Egan has been writing and singing the blues for most of his fifty five years. Egan grew up in a musical household but it wasn't until he was 19 that he made the decision to make it his profession. Since then the Shreveport native has been all over the... more »
  • Teen Helps Peers Reject Smoking

    October 19, 2009 2:36 PM

    Smoking has always been a problem among high school students. One local high school student is taking the lead to make sure her friends and classmates stay smoke free. Britney Smith is a soccer player, member of ROTC, and an good student at Northside High. She says smoking would... more »
  • Big 3 Stories: Wednesday, September 23, 2009

    September 23, 2009 8:03 AM

    The Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating an attempted abduction. The Sheriff's Office tells KATC that two boys ---10 and 11 years old ---were riding their bikes around nine o'clock Sunday night when a white man in a car drove up next to them. The boys told the Sheriff's Office... more »

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