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Governor Hopes Smoking Ban Similar to Salina's Goes Statewide

Publication Date: 1/28/2009
  • Author:Todd Pittenger
  • Publication:KSAL, KS

One person who no doubt supports the smoking ban that will take effect in Salina in about 90 days is Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius.

The governor on Tuesday said that with the growing number of cities that have enacted their own smoking bans, soon the majority of all Kansans will be living in a community that has some sort of mandate. She would like all Kansans to live in a smoke free environment.

Sebelius says that she supports a state-wide smoking ban. She says it is the single best thing that can be done for the long-term health of Kansans, and it doesn't cost a thing.

There is a renewed push for a state-wide smoking ban in the legislature. Supporters say that it would save the state millions of dollars in medical and insurance costs.