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Do you favor a statewide ban on smoking in all indoor workplaces, including bars and restaurants, in the state in which you live?

Publication Date: 2007-01-17
  • Publication:Sioux City Journal

Some Nebraska lawmakers are calling for a statewide smoking ban, according to a story today by the Associated Press.

Sen. Joel Johnson of Kearney on Tuesday introduced a bill (LB395) that he said would impose a ban modeled after the one in Lincoln. The Lincoln ban prohibits smoking in all indoor workplaces, including bars and restaurants.

Johnson said a statewide ban would improve the health of residents and prevent competition between cities and businesses that have different smoking laws. Omaha also has a smoking ban, but it is less restrictive than the one in Lincoln.

State lawmakers have failed in the past to impose a statewide smoking ban.

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