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Time runs out in Alabama Legislature on statewide smoking ban

Publication Date: 2008-05-20
  • Author:KIM CHANDLER
  • Publication:Birmingham (AL) News

Smokers can still light up in inside many public places after the Alabama Legislature adjourned Monday without voting on a proposed smoking ban.

The 2008 legislative session ended at midnight without a final vote on the bill.

The sponsor of a proposed smoking ban said she'll try again next session if legislators don't approve the bill this year.

"It's a very important issue. It affects the lives of all Alabamians. It's a health issue," said Sen. Vivian Davis Figures, D-Mobile.