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Lawmaker Proposes Extending Smoking Ban In Montgomery County

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County Council Member George Leventhal says the move was prompted by complaints from residents.

"We had one constituent tell us that one of her neighbors, his wife has emphysema and he cannot smoke in his own apartment. So the guy goes out in the hallway frequently and fills it with his cigarette smoke and inflicts it on other people. That's rude, but it's also unhealthy and a public health hazard," he says.

Leventhal's proposal would also extend the ban to playgrounds within apartment complexes. State law prevents the county from banning smoking at public playgrounds and parks.


Boston Museum Exhibit Celebrates Legacy Of Black Mountain College

Black Mountain College was only open for 24 years, but it helped foment the work of several artists, musicians, dancers and filmmakers, including John Cage, Merce Cunningham and Cy Twombly. Now it's the subject of the first major museum retrospective at Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art.

High-Sodium Warnings Hit New York City Menus

The city is the first in the nation to require a sodium warning on menu items containing 2,300 milligrams of sodium or more. The rule applies to chain restaurants with 15 or more locations.

World Leaders To Debate Role Of Nuclear Power At U.N. Climate Summit

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Matthew Bunn, a nuclear and energy policy analyst and professor of practice at the Harvard Kennedy School, about the role nuclear power will play in the future. As world leaders meet in Paris for the U.N. climate summit, they discuss if countries are moving away or toward nuclear energy and and given safety and budget concerns, whether atomic power makes sense anymore.
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