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Proposed state smoking ban goes up in smoke

Publication Date: 2006-03-29
  • Publication:Montgomery Advertiser

A plan to ban smoking in restaurants went up in smoke this morning in an Alabama House committee.

Sen. Vivian Davis Figures’ proposed constitutional amendments to keep smoking out of restaurants and bars didn’t make it out of the House State Government Committee, putting its passage in the few days left this legislative session in peril...

The committee subsequently took bars out of Figures’ constitutional amendment. If the Legislature passes the smoking ban this session, it would then need approval by statewide vote.