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New Maryland Governor Endorses Smoking Ban in All Public Places

New Maryland Governor Endorses Smoking Ban in All Public Places

ANNAPOLIS, Md--Last year, a Maryland court placed on indefinite hold a proposed ban on smoking in all public places, including bars, restaurants, and every workplace in the state.

That ban may see new life, however. Governor-elect Parris Glendenning has endorsed the main provisions of the proposed sanctions except for hotels and very small restaurants and taverns, where such a ban might be unduly economically burdensome. The ban would be one of the first of its kind in the nation and is opposed by various tobacco industry and business groups.

 
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