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Tennessee law keeps towns, counties from enacting smoking bans

Publication Date: 2005-08-01
  • Author:Emily Berry
  • Publication:Chattanooga Times Free Press
Despite requests from dozens of local governments and support from legislators citing a health risk from secondhand smoke, Tennessee law prohibits cities and counties from passing their own public smoking bans.