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Michigan smoking ban to get governor's signature today

Publication Date: 2009-12-18
  • Author:Jeff Kart
  • Publication:The Bay City Times

A new law to ban smoking in most public places is due to receive the governor's signature at a ceremony at 1 p.m. today.

Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm plans to sign the smoking ban legislation at the Michigan Brewing Co. in Lansing, aides said.

The law, to take effect May 1, would ban smoking in most workplaces, including bars and restaurants. Cigar bars, tobacco specialty shops and casinos are exempt.

Michigan joins 37 other states that have some type of smoking ban.