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Gregoire supports statewide ban on smoking

Publication Date: 2/9/2005
  • Author:Christina Siderius
  • Publication:Seattle (WA) Times
Gov. Christine Gregoire said yesterday she would support a statewide ban on smoking in public places such as restaurants and bowling alleys.

But even lawmakers who want to make Washington the ninth state with a statewide smoking ban say if the legislation goes forward, a compromise appears likely to exempt bars.

The smoking ban has been proposed in the Senate and the House this year. A similar measure was advocated last year as part of an initiative campaign that failed because it didn't attract enough signatures to get on the ballot...