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House panel supports bill to expand smoking ban

Publication Date: 4/4/2012
  • Author:AP
  • Publication:The Daily Advertiser

Smoking would be prohibited within 25 feet of the entrance to any building where smoking already is banned, under a proposal heading to the full House for debate.

The House Health and Welfare Committee backed the bill by Republican Rep. Frank Hoffmann, of West Monroe, without objection Wednesday.

Hoffmann says he's pushing the measure because of the dangers of secondhand cigarette smoke...