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Governor signs smoking ban bill

Publication Date: 2010-03-12
  • Publication:KSNT Channel 27 ( Topeka, KS)

To advance the fight against cancer and improve the overall health of all Kansans, Governor Mark Parkinson signed into law HB 2221, the Kansas Clean Indoor Air today. Joined by First Lady Stacy Parkinson, former-Senator David Wysong, Secretary of Health and Environment Roderick Bremby, state legislators and health advocacy organizations, the governor held the signing in the South Wing of the Statehouse.

"The journey of passing a statewide public smoking ban has been long and hard, but today we are able to cross the finish line knowing that we have built a better future for generations to come," said Parkinson.

"With this legislation, our state takes the necessary steps to save Kansas lives by reducing cancer, tobacco-related diseases and teen smoking. I appreciate the vision of former-Senator Wysong, the bipartisan collaboration in the legislature and the continuous support of so many Kansans."

HB 2221 amends current law concerning cigarette or tobacco infractions and the taxation and unlawful use of cigarette and tobacco products.