Industry opposition wanes as legislatures continue to mull smoking ban proposals

Industry opposition wanes as legislatures continue to mull smoking ban proposals

As a growing number of lawmakers seek to snuff out secondhand smoke at workplaces throughout their states, resistance to those bans continues to wane among restaurant groups in favor of consistent prohibitions for all employers, including bars and casinos.

At least a half-dozen state legislatures, which are reconvening this month after holiday recesses, are in the process of refining or expanding smoking ban proposals, some of which are expected to pass this year. Proposal

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