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Smoking ban voters want to clear the air

Publication Date: 2008-01-25
  • Publication:Business Journal of Milwaukee
Should Wisconsin pass a statewide smoking ban?

Yes: 68%
No: 31%
Undecided: 1%

  • "Look at the successful track record: New York City, Chicago, Paris, Dublin, Madrid, etc. If these cities can do it, so can Milwaukee."
  • "Yes, Wisconsin claims to be a leader in health care (and) we should have been a leader on this."
  • "All employees deserve to be protected from secondhand smoke. Hospitality workers are not second-class citizens and shouldn't have to breathe toxins to earn a paycheck."
  • "How can we afford to be different than all of the surrounding states?"
  • "It is legislating too much into how proprietors should choose to run their restaurants and taverns."