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Smoking restrictions, tax increases take effect in Vermont

Publication Date: 2009-07-01
  • Author:Anya Huneke
  • Publication:NECN

As of today, it will cost more to smoke in Vermont, and there are fewer places you can do it. New laws take effect that increase taxes and restrictions, which many believe will help more people quit, and protect non-smokers from second-hand smoke...

Wednesday - July 1st - some new laws went into effect- including one that bans smoking in the workplace entirely- amending a previous, partial ban.

Vermont was a leader on anti-smoking legislation when it passed a Smoking in the Workplace law in 1987. But that law included an exception for designated smoking areas indoors. Now- Vermont is following a number of other states that have full workplace bans.