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Activists rally for anti-smoking ban

Publication Date: 2/28/2005
  • Author:AP
  • Publication:Philadelphia Daily News
Braving snow and chilly winds, about 25 anti-smoking activists rallied on the Statehouse steps Monday to urge lawmakers to ban smoking in all indoor public places, including bars and restaurants.

The state's chapter of the American Cancer Society was joined by the Black Ministers Council of New Jersey in supporting the ban.

Activists had hoped the measure would be heard Monday by the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee. But that panel had scheduled discussion on separate legislation that would ban smoking in college dormitories.