As key vote approaches, public desire for smoke-free law is broad and deep
Jan 24, 2012
Indiana voters overwhelmingly support a proposed law to make all workplaces smoke-free, with a broad coalition of Republicans, Democrats and Independents agreeing that employees and customers alike have a right to breathe clean air.
By a stunning margin of 70 to 27 percent, Indiana voters support a law that would prohibit smoking in indoor workplaces and public places, including restaurants and bars. Fully 73 percent of Republicans and Independents, as well as 66 percent of Democrats, support the legislation. Sponsored by Rep. Eric Turner, (R-Cicero), the measure is set for a vote in the Indiana House later this week.
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