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Legislator wants to ban actors from smoking on stage

Publication Date: 2013-01-17
  • Author:AP
  • Publication: St. Cloud Times

The curtain could soon fall on smoking as part of theatrical productions in Minnesota.

A state senator wants to outlaw actors from puffing away as part of plays. Democratic Sen. Barb Goodwin of Columbia Heights introduced her bill doing that on Thursday.

It’s one of the rare exceptions to a state indoor smoking ban in public places. People aren’t permitted to smoke in arenas, nursing homes, common space of apartment buildings and meeting rooms. Minnesota has outlawed smoking in bars and restaurants since 2007...