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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Virginia's Brroooaaad Smoking Ban Under Attack from Legislature

Because it apparently would ban smoking just about everywhere.
Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine (D) may have inadvertently proposed a restaurant smoking ban that is so broad it will prohibit smoking in virtually any place where food is served, including street festivals, catered weddings, county fairs and hotel rooms, a top House Republican leader said today.

House Majority Leader H. Morgan Griffith (R-Salem) said Kaine's proposed ban fails to make an exception for catering services, push carts, hot dog stands and other food preparation operations.

"If the amendment is adopted, the effect would be to make it illegal to smoke anywhere where food is served outside of your residence," said Griffith, adding that a groom wouldn't even be able to smoke a cigar at his wedding if it is catered.
More here. The Stogie Guys, as we noted before, noted this before.

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