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Governor will ban smoking in all state buildings

Publication Date: 2006-10-26
  • Author:Christina Nuckols
  • Publication:Virginian-Pilot

Gov. Timothy M. Kaine announced today that all state-owned buildings will be smoke-free starting Jan. 1.

Kaine will sign an executive order this afternoon prohibiting smoking in government buildings as well as state-owned vehicles.

Many state government offices already ban smoking, but the decision has previously been up to individual building managers, creating a hodge-podge of policies across Virginia.