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State senate approves ban on smoking in restaurants

Publication Date: 2007-02-05
  • Author:AP
  • Publication:WDBJ 7

The Virginia Senate passed legislation today to ban smoking in restaurants and most other indoor public places. The vote was 23-to-16.

Senator Brandon Bell's bill now goes to the House of Delegates, where similar legislation already has been rejected in committee. The House passed a bill last week that would merely require restaurants that allow smoking to post a sign at the entrance saying so.