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Smoking Ban Could Get Re-lit

Publication Date: 1/14/2009
  • Publication:WKZO News, Michigan

Lawmakers return to Lansing Wednesday and the drumbeat to pass a workplace smoking ban will start pounding again immediately.

The House and Senate both passed different bills last year, but they could not be reconciled before the session ended. A coalition of anti-smoking groups plans a capitol news conference Wednesday, and freshman lawmaker Paul Scott of Grand Blanc has legislation ready to go...

The biggest issues holding up passage is whether tobacco shops and Detroit casinos should be exempted from the ban.