House endorses statewide smoking ban
Publication Date: 2005-03-24
- Publication:Rapid City Journal
The measure, tentatively approved 60-40, marks a major advancement is efforts to curb people's exposure to secondhand smoke after years of dispute over some local smoking restrictions.
Supporters praised the bill as a carefully crafted compromise between public health advocacy groups and the gambling and tavern industries, while opponents complained the proposal is an unenforceable infringement of Montanans' basic freedom.