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Governor Doyle: Statewide smoking ban 'very doable'

Publication Date: 2009-02-22
  • Author:Laurie Ritger
  • Publication:Fond du Lac (WI) Reporter

Gov. James Doyle wouldn't guarantee a statewide smoking ban, but called it "very doable."

"I think the need for a statewide ban is very necessary," he said in a telephone interview Friday afternoon with The Reporter and several other Wisconsin newspapers.

Doyle said it's his experience that establishments located in cities with a ban in place have mostly seen an increase in business...

Doyle applauded the efforts of Fond du Lac residents and officials to get a smoking ban passed. The ban became effective Feb. 2.

"I've been fighting now for 2 1/2 years (for a statewide ban) -- the time has come to enact it," Doyle said.