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Statewide Smoking Ban Gathers Support In Town Meetings

Publication Date: 2008-01-27
  • Publication:Channel 3000/WISC-TV Ch. 3 (Madison, WI)

American Cancer Society Rallies Support Across State

A bill that would ban smoking in all bars, restaurants and workplaces across the state is currently stalled in the state Senate by lawmakers who want to exempt taverns.

The American Cancer Society is traveling across the state gathering support for a statewide smoking ban, reported WISC-TV.

"What we're trying to do is show the legislature before they go home in March that it's time for Wisconsin to be smoke-free," said the American Cancer Society's Alison Prange.

Prange said the Midwest Division of the American Cancer Society is holding a series of town hall meetings throughout the state.