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Swann rejects running mate’s smoking stance

Publication Date: 2006-05-23
  • Author:Michael Race
  • Publication:The Times-Tribune

Incumbent Gov. Ed Rendell would “consider” signing a public smoking ban, spokesman Chuck Ardo said. “But he doesn’t believe the Legislature would ever be inclined to send him such a bill,” he said.

A House committee is set to meet today to consider a bill expanding the list of places off-limits to smoking. Venues such as shopping malls, bingo halls, grocery stores, sports arenas and elevators would be smoke-free. Violators could face a $100 fine. Repeat offenders could be fined up to $500.