Tag Archives: NOLA

They Jus’ Keep On Keepin’ Smokin’

NOLA: On April 22, when the clock struck midnight at Parkview Tavern, the bartender herded smokers outside, leaving only a few patrons inside as most of the crowd headed for the patio. It was a strange scene, the large crowd … Continue reading

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The War on Electric Music

Via Juliette Tworsey on NYCCLASH (my added emphases): NEW ORLEANS – Today, the New Orleans Health Department will launch a public health education initiative called Sound Check, which aims to reduce the level of harmful sounds that can adversely affect … Continue reading

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NOLA Businesses Revolt

Unlike UK pubs, it looks like NOLA businesses are going to fight: New Orleans private business owners are not going to take city regulations that could hurt business lying down. The latest wide-sweeping regulation in the overly regulated Big Easy is … Continue reading

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Bidding for the Smoker’s Dollar

If, in places like New Orleans (and the UK), politicians won’t represent smokers, then smokers are eventually likely to go live elsewhere. For about 3½ years, between 2007 and 2011, I was thinking quite hard about buying a home in … Continue reading

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Embracing Inevitability

Dexter Gordon by Herman Leonard: From the other side of the pond, an update on New Orleans‘ proposed smoking ban, H/T Magnetic: After listening to all of Wednesday night’s speakers, the full City Council will take up the issue at … Continue reading

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Keep NOLA Killjoy-Free

I’m keeping an eye on New Orleans, where Latoyah Cantrell is trying to introduce a smoking ban,  the proposal for which comes before the city’s Community Development Committee on Wednesday. H/T Harley, the Louisiana state police: …the state police says … Continue reading

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Of course, it was the smoking that killed her

H/T Magnetic, I’ve been looking at SmokeFreeNOLA on Facebook. It was created on 15 October 2014, and swung into action on 19 November 2014, the day before LaToyah Cantrell called for a complete smoking ban in New Orleans. I started out … Continue reading

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