Tennessee bans smoking in workplaces

North Carolina, you’re next, smoking bans finally make inroads in tobacco country.

Where Tobacco Ruled, Smoking Ban Gains Ground – New York Times

Tennessee will probably become the first major tobacco-growing state to pass a comprehensive smoke-free-workplace law. Gov. Phil Bredesen, a Democrat, proposed the ban in February. He also wants to triple taxes on cigarette sales and to use some of the money for smoking prevention.

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