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Politicians at local level take strong stand against smoking

Publication Date: 2006-06-26
  • Author:Susan Kunferman
  • Publication:Marshfield (WI) News-Herald

A majority of Wisconsin's municipalities have written policies banning smoking in their government buildings, according to research from the University of Wisconsin -- Comprehensive Cancer Center. The findings are published in a report, Written Smoke-Free Policies in Wisconsin County and Municipal Buildings. The report contains analyses of written smoke-free policies in all of Wisconsin's county, city, village, and town buildings.

At least 78 percent of counties, 71 percent of cities and 54 percent of villages across Wisconsin have written policies banning smoking in the buildings that they own or lease. The southeast corner of the state has the highest percentage of smoking bans in government buildings in place.