Stats from New York City Buoy Washington State Anti-Smoking Initiative
Publication Date: 2005-02-18
- Author:Eli Sanders
- Publication:The Stranger
For the second year in a row, a signature campaign bypassing the reluctant Washington legislature (Rep. Joe McDermott's bill to ban smoking at bars and restaurants was looking dead on arrival in Olympia) would ask citizens to put the question of an indoor smoking ban directly on the November ballot. While a similar campaign last year failed to gather enough signers (they need 225,000 this year), anti-smoking advocates--which include the American Cancer Society, American Lung Association, and American Heart Association--say they've started earlier and are better funded...