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Time has come to pass smoking ban in Minnesota

Publication Date: 2007-02-15
  • Author:Kathy Sheran - State Senator, Dist. 23
  • Publication:Fergus Falls Newspapers

I am the Senate author of the “Freedom to Breathe Act� which addresses secondhand smoke. Recently, Rep. Steve Sviggum, the former Speaker of the House, wrote a column that distorts the facts surrounding this issue.

This bill is bipartisan. It is authored by both Democrats and Republicans. Addressing the health and economic impacts of secondhand smoke should be nonpartisan...

The idea that employers may not want to create safe environments for their employees because of economic reasons goes to the heart of the reason unions were formed. The Freedom to Breathe Act is also about the right of employees to work in a safe environment...

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