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Publication Date: 2005-02-11
  • Author:LAURA TODE
  • Publication:Helena Independent Record
A passionate group of Montana lawmakers introduced a bill Thursday that, if passed, would prohibit smoking in all public places statewide. The bill, dubbed the Montana Tobacco Free Schools and Smokefree Public Places Law, includes two provisions.

One would prohibit the use of tobacco products in public school buildings and on school property. The other bans smoking in all public places including restaurants, casinos and bars.

"These two policies will save lives, improve public health and improve the state's business climate," said Rep. Tim Dowell, D-Kalispell, the bill's primary sponsor.

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