Battle Lines Drawn in War Over Smoking

Public smoking bans have helped smokers to quit, improved health and cut health-related costs. Although about half the states have enacted bans over determined opposition by big-tobacco lobbyists, the effort to enact statewide bans has slowed. Groups such as the American Cancer Society have increasingly turned their smoking ban initiatives to individual cities, where the bans have found a much warmer reception. As of July 1, some 13,689 municipalities in 32 states have smoke-free laws, and 28...Full Story
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