Bar smoking ban talks draws crowd
Publication Date: 3/11/2005
- Publication:The (Roseburg OR) News-Review
Taverns and bingo halls are the last places where smokers can indulge their habit in public indoor settings in Oregon.
“No one should have to choose between their personal livelihoods and their health,” said Rep. Diane Rosenbaum, D-Portland, of the estimated 35,000 Oregonians who work at bars and bingo halls.
Rosenbaum said in the course of a workday, a restaurant or bar worker can inhale the equivalent of two packs of unfiltered cigarettes in secondhand smoke.