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Michigan governor signs smoking ban at brew pub

Publication Date: 12/18/2009
  • Author:KATHY BARKS HOFFMAN
  • Publication:Lansing State Journal

Gov. Jennifer Granholm has gone to a Lansing brew pub to sign a law banning smoking in most enclosed public places in Michigan.

Lawmakers finished passing the ban last week. Granholm signed the law Friday at Michigan Brewing Co.

The ban takes effect in May 2010. It applies to all bars, restaurants and work places, except for the Detroit casinos, cigar bars, tobacco specialty stores, home offices and motor vehicles.

Although smoking will be allowed on casino gambling floors, it will be banned in the casinos' bars, restaurants and hotels.

Michigan becomes the 38th state to limit smoking in public places such as government buildings, bars and restaurants, as well as work places.