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Smoking-ban initiative merits support of voters

Publication Date: 2005-08-12
  • Author:Editorial
  • Publication:The Bellingham Herald
Voters should support Initiative 901, which would ban most indoor smoking in Washington.

In the months between now and the November general election voters will likely be confronted with a massive publicity campaign against the measure. But we think the arguments against I-901 are significantly less important than protecting the health of Washington citizens...

Smoking in the workplace was banned in this state in 1993 - unless your workplace is a restaurant, bar, bowling alley, or bingo hall. Do workers in those places deserve less protection from the cancer-causing chemicals in cigarette smoke? Of course not.