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House panel moves statewide indoor smoking ban forward

Publication Date: 2/22/2007
  • Author:Mike Riopell
  • Publication:Daily Chronicle

But supporters of a proposed statewide indoor smoking ban say that aside from the health benefits of clearing second-hand smoke from the air, it can quell competition issues among smoking and smoke-free establishments.

The plan took its first step toward becoming law Wednesday when a legislative committee approved it by an 8-0 vote.

But Wednesday's committee vote doesn't guarantee success when the full House or Senate debates the idea.