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Report Bolsters Backers of Nevada Anti-Smoking Initiative

Publication Date: 2006-06-28
  • Author:Associated Press
  • Publication:KRNV

Proponents of the more restrictive of two smoking-ban initiatives on the November ballot hope that a new surgeon general's report on the health hazards of secondhand smoke will help their cause.

Michael Hackett is campaign manager for a coalition promoting the Clean Indoor Air Act. He says the new report reaffirms findings on secondhand smoke presented over the past 20 years.

The Nevada Tobacco Prevention Coalition proposal seeks to ban smoking in restaurants, grocery and convenience stores, and bars that serve food.