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Public Smoking Ban Eyed In Upper Peninsula County
July 28, 2005
Even in rough and tumble, Manly Man territory such as Michigan's Upper Peninsula, public smoking bans seem to be catching on. Marquette County officials are seriously considering a ban on smoking in public and private workplaces, even if local townships are taking a retrograde stand in favor of workplace puffers. Bar and restaurant workers say they'd like to see any such ban extend to their workplaces too, eventually.
MARQUETTE - Following a long and emotional public comment session, the Marquette County Board's Committee of the Whole Tuesday night recommended approval of a countywide smoking ban in public workplaces. The ban, which would exempt bars and restaurants, would include facilities such as bowling alleys, sports arenas, lobbies, hallways and other common areas in hotels, motels and residential facilities. The Marquette County Townships Association, represented by West Branch Township Clerk Doreen Takalo, voted unanimously in opposition to having their halls included in the ban.
Posted by Matt Rosenberg at July 28, 2005 08:59 PM
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