Friday, January 05, 2007

Smoking ban letter

The St Cloud Times has another letter calling for a statewide smoking ban. This one is written by the President-elect of the Minnesota Smoke Free Coalition.

Being a smoking ban supporter, I think its a good letter and raises a key point at the end.

Minnesota once led the nation in protecting nonsmokers and smokers alike from secondhand smoke in passing the landmark legislation in 1976 – the Minnesota Clean Indoor Air Act. Now Minnesota is lagging behind 22 states with smoke-free laws. The time to act is now. What are we waiting for?

Nice! Minnesota has always been known as a progressive state, a state that leads this nation in education, health care, and technology. Sometimes, we forget what kind of an impact we have on the nation.

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