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Health group criticizes House version of smoking ban

Publication Date: 4/23/2007
  • Author:Lauren Wilbert
  • Publication:Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal

A group of health care organization representatives and government officials plan to announce concerns of a House bill for a smoking ban in bars and restaurants.

The group claims the bill, which could reach the House floor for a vote this week, includes loopholes that would allow some bars and restaurants to have smoking sections or be exempt from the smoking ban on a case-by-case basis. Those establishments would apply for exemption with their local government offices.