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Alabama House Health Committee kills bill to restrict smoking in workplaces

Publication Date: 2014-03-12
  • Author:AP
  • Publication:The Huntsville Times

Legislation to ban smoking in many Alabama businesses has died.

The bill by Democratic Sen. Vivian Davis Figures of Mobile failed in the House Health Committee 4-7 Wednesday.

The government relations director of the American Cancer Society's Cancer Action Network, Ginny Campbell, says she's glad the bill was killed because it was rewritten by the Senate last month to add too many exceptions.

The exceptions included bars, private clubs, retail tobacco outlets and electronic cigarettes. Campbell says all employees, including those in bars, deserve to breathe clean air...