Tuesday, November 9, 2010

South Dakota Now Smoke Free

Last week voters in South Dakota passed a referendum to make all businesses in the state smoke free including bars and casinos. South Dakota now joins 28 other states that have passed policies that cover restaurants and bars. The other states are Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, Washington and Wisconsin.

As you can see Indiana is again falling behind the rest of the nation to protect our workers from the harmful effects of secondhand smoke. There will probably be a bill introduced this upcoming session to make all Indiana businesses smoke free, hopefully our legislative leaders will make the right decision by passing a strong smoke free air law in Indiana.

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