Move to ban indoor smoking in public places gets $275,000 boost
Publication Date: 2005-05-23
- Publication:Seattle Post-Intelligencer
An initiative to ban indoor smoking in public accommodations has gotten a new lease on life with a $275,000 pledge by the American Cancer Society, backers say.
"I was getting a little bit nervous, I must confess," said Chris Covert-Bowlds, a family doctor in Bellingham who filed Initiative 901.
Last year he was involved with a similar measure that failed to get enough signatures to qualify for the ballot after contributions from the cancer group and other health-related organizations fell short of projections....
in and near bars, restaurants, bowling alleys, minicasinos, most hotel rooms and most other nontribal businesses. Violations would be punishable by a $100 fine.