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House Committee Passes Smoking Ban

Publication Date: 2005-03-15
  • Author:AP
  • Publication:WMAZ TV (Macon, GA)
People should be allowed to smoke in bars, even if they can NOT smoke anywhere else.

That's what a House committee decided this afternoon as they approved a smoking ban that has already passed the Senate.

But the Senate version included no exception for bars and restaurants.

The House changed the bill to allow bars and restaurants where you have to be 18 to enter to still allow indoor smoking.