Lighters Out; A year later, progess on smoking bans
The Washington Post
Washington, D.C. Mar. 28, 2007
Maryland and Virginia law-makers voted down some smoking bans in restaurants and bars. However, about a month later, the bans were looked on more favorably. Maryland will soon be putting up a ban, and Virginia is also considering a smoking ban. Maryland's ban consists of banning smoking in bars and restaurants. In Virginia, the Governor proposed a bill that required businesses to put up a notice that told customers whether or not smoking was allowed. It also banned smoking in restaurants and bars. Some law-makers are opposed to this bill. Smoking bans have proved to make employees healthier and restaurants more pleasant and lively. Advanced ventilation systems are not good enough for removing secondhand smoke.