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Legislation would make Detroit casinos smoke-free

Publication Date: 7/10/2010
  • Author:Rene Cizio
  • Publication:Southgate News-Herald

Detroit's three casinos might be exempt from a smoking ban that began in bars and restaurants in May, but it might not last long.

State Sen. Raymond Basham (D-Taylor) introduced Senate Bill 1406 last week, which would make the Detroit casinos smoke-free and extend to casino workers the same smoking ban in place at bars and restaurants.

Basham has been fighting for the smoking ban for more than a decade. He was a key figure in helping pass legislation that took effect in May to make the state's bars and restaurants smoke-free.