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Smoking ban back on the table

November 19, 2008
Smoking in public places is in retreat across the country, and now Charlie Brown, the state representative from Gary, wants to ban it in bars, casinos and other enclosed places in Indiana.

Brown plans to introduce a bill during this yearâ??s General Assembly, and will probably get immediate push-back from interests including bars and restaurants.

Indiana isnâ??t the only place where smoking refuses to die without a fight. In the Netherlands, some bars are refusing to heed new anti-smoking laws.

What do you think? To what extent should smoking be banned, and in which locations?
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