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Top state lawmakers: Smoking ban certain to pass in some form

Publication Date: 2005-03-21
  • Author:Kristen Wyatt
  • Publication:Macon Telegraph
Georgia is certain to have a statewide smoking ban in some form, top lawmakers from both parties said as the House prepared for a vote today on the ban...

Monday, after a House committee scheduled the vote, top-ranking lawmakers from both parties said they believed a smoking ban was certain to pass in some form.

"We'll pass a fairly strong smoking ban," said Rep. Earl Ehrhart, R-Powder Springs, chairman of the committee that scheduled the vote. "Health is the first issue."