Health Department Wants Ban on all Public Smoking

Health Department Wants Ban on all Public Smoking

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Salt Lake Valley Board of Health says smoking ought to be banned entirely in public areas.

This would be an expansion of an earlier proposal to ban smoking in public parks.

The boad of health wants smoke-free zones to include all workplaces, including restaurants, bars and private clubs.

The board voted unanimously ysterday to seek changes in the Utah Indoor Clean Air Act.

The Utah Indoor Clean Air Act has exemptions to the smoking ban in public places. For instance, it allows smoking in private clubs.

Other states, including California and New York, have much stronger bans on smoking and protections against secondhand smoke.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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