GOVERNOR KAINE WORKS TO REDUCE CANCER CAUSING ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURES

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Smoke Free Restaurants
http://www.governor.virginia.gov/Initiatives/Legislation2008/#Legislative

Governor Kaine proposed legislation for a statewide ban on smoking in restaurants, including dining establishments in public and private clubs. The legislation also clarifies the definition of a restaurant for purposes of the smoking ban.
Standing with members of the Hampton Roads Mayors and Chairs Caucus, the Virginia Beach Restaurant Association, General Assembly members, and public health advocates at Hot Tuna Bar & Grill in Virginia Beach, the Governor noted the public health risks of secondhand smoke.
“The scientific evidence about the health risks associated with exposure to secondhand smoke is clear and convincing,” said Governor Kaine. “Recognizing the negative health effects and high public costs of secondhand smoke, Virginia must act to protect the workers and consumers in its restaurants.”
Learn more about the Governor’s proposed legislation.
Listen to audio from the press conference. (mp3, 4Mb)
Follow the progress of the proposed bill.

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