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Saturday, March 10, 2007

Holliman bill would tightly limit smoking

RALEIGH (Winston-Salem Journal) - Surely, in this day and age, with smoking restrictions spread across the country, there ought to be some places left where people can legally light up. Their homes. Their cars. The Reynolds Building.

Maybe not for long.

A bill making its way through the state legislature would enact broad restrictions on indoor smoking across North Carolina. It would ban smoking in restaurants, offices and public buildings. And yes, maybe even inside the Winston-Salem headquarters of the nation's second-largest tobacco company, Reynolds American Inc.

Rep. Hugh Holliman, D-Davidson, is the bill's chief sponsor, and he said that it is aimed at limiting the effects of secondhand smoke.


Blogger Andy W. Rogers said...

It's one thing for the state legislature to ban smoking in state-owned buildings, but it's quite another when the state wants to ban smoking in private buildings. That decision should be left up to the people who own these private buildings.

Saturday, March 10, 2007 9:32:00 AM  

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