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Debate On Smoking Ban Postponed

Publication Date: 2/18/2005
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  • Publication:News Channel 10, Providence New Bedford
PROVIDENCE -- Debate on a bill that would relax a statewide smoking ban expected to go into effect next month was postponed.
 
Health advocates and restaurant and bar owners went up to the State House Thursday for a committee hearing on the bill, but it was postponed after unusually long floor debate on other topics...

Health advocates and many lawmakers, however, stood by the law and the exemptions. They said it's unlikely a new round of exemptions would pass.