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Push to Ban Smoking in Restaurants and Bars

Publication Date: 4/18/2005
  • Author:Ali Gorman
  • Publication:WILX-TV NBC 10 (Lansing, MI)
State Sen. Ray Basham (D-Taylor) is expected to introduce legislation this week to ban smoking in Michigan restaurants and bars.

This is the fourth time he will be trying to pass the bill, but this time he says with more bipartisan support, he's confident it can pass.

Basham says smoking in bars and restaurants is not just a nuisance issue, but a public health crisis. He says it is time for the state government to do something about the dangers of second-hand smoke.