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Sumner County wants local tobacco control

Publication Date: 2005-03-09
  • Author:Katrina Cornwell
  • Publication:Gallatin (TN) News-Examiner
Pam Dean, a cigarette smoker, wants to chose for herself where she can light up when she is in public places such as restaurants.

But that choice might be limited if local lawmakers gain control over tobacco use in Sumner County.

In the future, Sumner County lawmakers would like to govern whether citizens can light up inside restaurants or be forced to take their smoking to the curb.