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Ala. Senate votes to ban smoking in restaurants

Publication Date: 2010-04-06
  • Author:Associated Press
  • Publication:WTVM

The Alabama Senate has approved a bill to ban smoking in restaurants throughout the state.

The Senate voted 19-3 Tuesday evening to pass the bill by Democratic Sen. Vivian Davis Figures of Mobile.

Figures has tried for several years to pass bills restricting smoking in public places, but she has not had success. She said she is trying again this year with a simpler bill that only applies to restaurants.

Her bill now goes to the House for consideration.