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New Hampshire Lawmaker Sponsors Bill to Overturn Smoking Bans

Publication Date: 1/13/2017
  • Publication:NACS Online

A New Hampshire state representative has introduced a bill that would let privately operated establishments like supermarkets and restaurants decide whether to allow patrons to light up indoors, WMUR-TV reports. A decade ago, the state approved a smoking ban that prohibited smoking indoors at any business...

Already, opponents of the bill have come out in force, including the American Cancer Society. "There are no safe levels of exposure to secondhand smoke, and people that work in restaurants and bars, people that are patrons of those establishments deserve to be protected from the harms of secondhand smoke," said Michael Rollo with the American Cancer Society...