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EDITORIAL: Statewide smoke ban? Sure

Publication Date: 2005-02-13
  • Author:Editorial
  • Publication:Helena (MT) Independent Record

We support the bill for a statewide smoking law, as we have Helena's efforts toward a clean-air act, simply because the cause of public health demands it. That doesn't mean it will pass. Remember how well the lobbying effort against Helena's ordinance worked? Imagine the attack on a statewide version.

But maybe enough time has passed since the days when smoking was cool, when it was polite to greet people by offering them a smoke, that lawmakers will pass the bill after all.

That would be a darn good thing.

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