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Florida lawmakers light up the smoking debate after an I-Team investigation

Publication Date: 12/6/2017
  • Author:Katie LaGrone, Matthew Apthorp
  • Publication:WFTS

Years of giving smokers the free hand to puff away on local playgrounds is facing some fire. New legislation recently filed in both the House and Senate aims to end an age old state law that keeps cities and counties from having the power to ban smoking at its own parks...

The legislation comes a few months after our investigation revealed the little known, little talked about state secret of preemption which has failed to change despite repeated lawmaker efforts over the last five years.

Today, Florida remains one of just 8 states in the country that only lets the state decide where smoking is and isn't allowed...