New Maryland Governor Endorses Smoking Ban in All Public Places

February 1, 1995

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.

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

That ban may see new life, however. Governor-elect Parris Glendenninghas endorsed the main provisions of the proposed sanctions exceptfor hotels and very small restaurants and taverns, where sucha ban might be unduly economically burdensome. The ban would beone of the first of its kind in the nation and is opposed by varioustobacco industry and business groups.