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Your Turn: Smoke Free Wisconsin

Publication Date: 8/15/2008
  • Author:SmokeFreeWisconsin
  • Publication:The Daily Kenoshan

Legislation prohibiting smoking in indoor environments in Wisconsin should be applied equally so that everyone is guaranteed protection from secondhand smoke. Restaurant and tavern workers deserve the same health protections that people who work in an office building do.

BILL NUMBERS
SB 150 and AB 834...

DESCRIPTION
Companion bills that will prohibit smoking in all indoor public places in Wisconsin, including public buildings, workplaces, restaurants, and taverns.

ANALYSIS
Legislation prohibiting smoking in indoor environments in Wisconsin should be applied equally so that everyone is guaranteed protection from secondhand smoke. Restaurant and tavern workers deserve the same health protections that people who work in an office building do.
Similar legislation passed in other states has led to immediate health improvements.

These bills are not preemptive in that they would allow local communities to pass stronger local smoke-free ordinances.

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