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New Smoking Bill Planned

Publication Date: 2/11/2008
  • Author:Roger Mari
  • Publication:KHNL-TV Channel 8 (Honolulu, HI)

It's been more than a year since Hawaii outlawed smoking in bars and restaurants.

But this year, some lawmakers plan to introduce a new bill that would make exceptions.

It will allow bar owners to pay a fee of one to three thousand dollars for a license allowing smoking.

The beauty of this bill is that those fees every year will go toward a public awareness campaign to increase organ donations in Hawaii.