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N.H. bans smoking in bars, restaurants

Publication Date: 6/19/2007
  • Author:Norma Love
  • Publication:Boston Globe

Gov. John Lynch signed a law Tuesday banning smoking in New Hampshire's bars and restaurants.

"The science is clear -- second-hand smoke poses a dangerous health risk, and that is why this new law is so important," Lynch said.

More than a dozen states and hundreds of cities and counties around the country ban smoking in restaurants, bars or both. New Hampshire was the only state in New England that did neither.

The law will take effect in 90 days.